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Tuesday 18 November 2014

Shabby Chic Paint Technique

Good morning all.

Yesterday was positively miserable weather wise...a good day to stay at home! Got two loads of washing done, whipped around the house with the hoover and made a roast dinner. I managed to finish off a couple of DT projects too but can't show you them yet.

A new technique featured in this month's edition of Craft Stamper magazine...faux shabby chic.

Circles are inked with Seedless Preserves distress ink before being stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with clear EP. I've used picket fence distress paint to shabby them up. Don't think the technique shows particularly well with this stamp but you live and learn!
The Visible Images Ho stamp was a freebie with the magazine. I've used a scalloped nestie to die cut the top white layer and inset the circles...first time I have tried this and not got them quite straight! Sentiment die is from Clearly Besotted.
All card used was found lurking in my bit boxes...it's quite liberating seeing it put to use instead of cluttering the place up!!

Challenges entered:
Love to Create - Christmas
Sparkle and Sprinkle - anything goes with glitter, EP or flocking
Christmas Cards all Year Round - no patterned paper
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
Dies R Us - Christmas
Die Cut Divas - holiday spirit


  1. Lovely card Carol, great use of bits!
    hugs Jo x

  2. This is gorgeous Carol. I love the design and beautiful sentiment die.
    Sue xx

  3. This is one fabulous card. The design is fabulous as is the die used ...great card.
    aNNie xxThe Journey is the Start

  4. I'm sure the result of applying the Picket Fence to the Seedless Preserves changed the entire look of the circles. I like it. Great design to use and fab card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  5. Simply BEAUTIFUL Carol! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  6. Beautiful card Carol, I love what you have done with the circles
    I also like that sentiment Die

    Patricia x

  7. Super card Carol, great design and colours, hugs Kate x

  8. That's a pretty neat technique. Bad weather always makes for the best cards. ;)

  9. This is beautiful, I do love the colours.
    Linda xxx

  10. Love how you have die cut into the background card and just that tiny sneak of black showing. A great card all round. Hugs Christine xx

  11. A fabulous CAS card Carol, I love the inset circles.

  12. So lovely to see an amazing card made from snippets .....Carol your card is gorgeous x

  13. a lovely make Carol - will need to check out Craft stamper! Hugs Rachel x

  14. Simply Beautiful! Great Technique! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create: Make it for Christmas Challenge!! We Hope you will come back and play along with us again soon!

    Many Blessings,
    LTC DT

  15. Very elegant and classy!!! Looks like a fun technique! Thank you for joining us at "Dies R Us" for our "Christmas" challenge.
    Diane DRU DT

  16. Very pretty!!! Thanks for sharing at MMCC!

  17. So fun to see non-traditional colors Christmas cards. Love the die cut sentiment. Thanks for entering the Die Cut Diva's Challenge.

  18. Great card Carol. Always good to use up some special pieces from your bit box! :) Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

  19. Wonderful Christmas card and I love the non traditional colors. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  20. Beautiful card! Love the CAS design. Thank you for joining our "Make it for Christmas" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  21. beautiful CAS card! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

  22. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon x


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