Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Shabby Chick is what is it all about! Gina K Designs is having a fun challenge called "Shabby Chick". Even the name makes me smile!

You may wonder what that means.... I know I did. Well STV explains the challenge below

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their age and signs of wear and tear or new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, minimalistic, and feminine feel is emphasized to differentiate it from regular vintage decor; hence the "chic" in the name.

This is the card I made for Stamp TV's Mix It Up Monday Challenge .

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Shabby Chick (Antique and glitz)
Coloring “Light Cream” and “Dark Cream” as taught by Suzanne Dean in Class , Class 3 Video 6 at Color Me Creative Classroom
Coloring a Watercolor Effect Using Copics as taught by Suzanne Dean in Class 3 video 6 at Color Me Creative Classroom
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Personal Challenge:
Paper piecing a part of the image that I stamped with a design and then shading and highlighting with Copic markers.

Card Base 5.5 in. X 8.5 in.
Score and fold at 4.25 in. (This makes card for a 2A envelope)
Card Base Layer 4 in. X 5.25 in.
Card Top Layer 3.75 in. X 5 in.
Focal Image cut with Small Petite Oval Nestabilities
Focal Base layer cut with /Small Petite Oval Nestabilities
I call these Large/Small Petite Oval because I store them together and do not know which is which! LOL


Focal Image: Rubber Stamp by GKD “Celebrate In Style”
Dress Design: Rubber Stamp by GKD Illustrated y Melanie Muenchinger “Bring the Bling”

Copic Markers: E40, E42, E44, W00, W1, R46 and Colorless Blender

Card stock : Cryogen White for focal image, GKD Pure Luxury “Ivory” and “Chocolate Kiss”

Ink : Memento Black and Distress Ink “Vintage Photo”

Tools: Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy, Paper Cutter (I use Fiskars), Scissors (Tim Holtz helps reduce pain for those with arthritis!), Quickie Glue Pen, Adhesive,large sponge daubers, and Pop Dots

Embellishments: Pearl and Recollections Adhesive Rhinestone Strip and Stickles

Tip of the Day:
If the rubber on your rubber stamps are turning white, you can apply a light coat of glycerin over the rubber to avoid ghosting.

This is a close up image of this versatile little stamp. I stamped my focal image with memento Black ink. I stamped a second image and stamped one of the spiral images from "Bring the Bling" with Desert Sand. I colored the dress in light and dark cream using my Copic markers. I then paper pieced the skirt and placed it over my focal image. I Decorated the spiral design with Stickles. I used very little. I once read that "less is more" when using stickles and I am inclined to agree.

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  1. Beautiful card Marie. It is so elegant looking and as always your coloring is awesome.

  2. Marie your card is beautiful...very pretty and love your coloring.

  3. Marie, your card is beautiful, love the colors and love the shabby chic look.

  4. This turned out beautiful....I'm so jealous of all the copic classes you are able to take and turning out such beautiful work. I'm intrigued by all the little embellishments on the dress and the bottom ones are gorgeous. Peanuts....yeah...big thing down South. I even have my Rhode Island relatives loving them. You boil green peanuts for hours with lots of salt. Doesn't sound great, but they are. They will disappear before the fruit, cheese and dip....haha

  5. Ah! It turned out beautifully and so elegant! I love that stamp btw!!! :)

  6. Hallmark has nothing on you...this is AWESOME!!!!! Blingy bling everywhere. I LOVE IT!

  7. Oh, Marie, I love your card!! So very pretty!!! I have that stamp, just haven't inked it up yet!!
    Please stop over at my blog, as I have an award for you!!

  8. wow Mary,
    such a gorgeous and FAB dress.
    Really very elegant.


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