Tuesday, September 13, 2011

SOS Challenge # 17 - Shabby Chic, Distressed or Vintage

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is Shabby Chic or Distressed or Vintage. --> Do you have a plethora of Tim Holtz supplies longing to be used? Or how about some vintage findings, or shabby chic trims? Dig out your vintage-themed papers, stamps, embellishments or go shabby chic. Or you can just distress the edges of your papers!

Well, most of you know by now I don't have the vintage gene, and I couldn't tell you the difference between "vintage" or "shabby chic" (pron: sheeeek), but I have a huuuuuuuge collection of goods from Webster's Pages, and they know vintage, or is it shabby chic? ;/

So here's my card:

I tried about 4 different things before I just gave up and let the paper be the focal point. No matter what I did, it covered up those pretty clocks, and I wanted them all to show. Ergo, I opted for lace since it's see-through. The top two laces are from my Webster's Pages haul, and the bottom piece of lace is from this roll:

Yes, it's a lot. It's kindof stiff, so it won't do much but lay there, so it was perfect to add to this card. Only about 2 miles of it left now ... The vanilla seam binding, antique brad and Blue Bayou card base are all SU.

Now go into your stash and find something vintage-y, or shabby-sheek-y, or distressed, or make it look distressed, then make a card with it and link it to this week's Shopping Our Stash post so we can see what you've made!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I feel the same way about vintage/shabby chic…I so admire the crafters that rock the look, but this theme is difficult for me. Just mu humble opinion, but I think your pretty lace trims and that beautiful button are totally shabby chic!

  2. You pulled off the vintage/shabby chic wonderfully!! What fabulous papers and the lace is the perfect touch!

  3. as much as i love vintage when other people do it, i myself can't seem to pull it off, either. as soon as i saw your card on SOS i thought it didn't look like you, but i LOVE it! once again you have inspired me to at least TRY...

  4. Plus Leslie I am sure you have some Graphique 45 papers hiding .. thats vintage-y! Love the card!

  5. I think this is wonderfully vintage! Love the clock paper and these ribbon is pretty too!

  6. I love shabby chic which is not to say I do it well, but you've really got a beautiful card going on here. I agree that the clocks are too special to cover up and the lace is just the right touch. Lovely work! TFS xoxo

  7. Lots of variety in the cards this week. They are all fabulous of course. Thanks for sharing them....
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I'd love to hear what you really think! :-)

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