Sunday, 21 June 2015

A little more shabby chic...

Addicted to Art - Shabby Chic

Just a little update .. to this scheduled post. I am not around much at the moment due to a family bereavement. I look forward to getting back to crafting and visiting your blogs in a couple of weeks hopefully. Nikki xxx

My second project this month for the Country View Crafts challenge blog. The theme this month is shabby chic - if you missed my first creation - the little wall panels - you can see it here.

Shabby chic is a little out of my comfort zone and this one was a struggle!
I started with some white card and added various texture pastes including some crackle paste. Once dry I added various paints and just moved them around with a baby wipe until I was happy. Once dry I dry brushed white gesso over the surface to catch the textured areas.  A little splattering of the gesso too.

The cameo frame was cut from some card I had painted in similar tones. I ran it through the big shot with an embossing folder and then added some darker paint to highlight.

My flowers were cut with Tim's tattered florals die out of pre painted card. Once the flowers were made I added a little distress crackle paint and once dry some more dry brushing.

My embellishments were then painted to complement the card and flowers and I added a chit chat sticker to complete it.

There are some fabulous shabby chic 'creators' out there and there is still plenty of time for you to join in at the Country View Crafts challenge if you haven't already.



  1. Beautiful card Nikki. love shabby chic colors.

  2. Wonderful pale shades on this Nikki and a very beautiful card

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Hope you're ok, sorry to hear your news. Your piece is lovely.
    Amanda x

  4. Completely stunning Nikki, no one could ever have guessed you were out of your comfort zone! I adore the whole card but my favourite bit is those stunning flowers, they look completely amazing!!!!
    Thinking of you, - big hugs!!!!!

  5. Wonderful make Nikki, love the rich colours and the whole shabby chic feel ;)
    Hope everything is going okay for you
    Biggest hugs
    Donna xxxx

  6. You did such an amazing job with this card Nikki, you would never know this was outside your comfort zone. My heart and wishes go out to you and your family during this trying time. hugs :)

  7. My condolences to you and your family.
    Your card looks splendid! Great choice of embellishments. Hugs, Samra

  8. this is absolutely gorgeous Nikki - it doesn't look to be out of your comfort zone at all! Brilliant! Hugs rachel x

  9. A gorgeous project. Sorry to read you sad news, thinking of you.
    Yvonne xx

  10. This is gorgeous Nikki, you did a brilliant job creating a wonderfully shabby chic card!

    Thinking of you and your family.... Hugs, Anne xxx

  11. Oooh what brilliant, gorgeous shades of earthy purple Nikki, those flowers look so full of texture, I could reach out and grab them! hugs xx

  12. love the textures and the shabby grunge feel x

  13. Beautiful card! I love the colors!

  14. Great card. I love what you did to the flowers. I use that die a LOT and can hardly wait to try adding some crackle to my next one. Thanks for sharing...

  15. This is a beautiful card, Nikki! I wouldn't have guessed that you struggled with this shabby chic creation, because the elements and colors are so harmonious together--So Gorgeous!! XOXO-Shari

  16. Beautifully shabby, such lovely colours xxx

  17. Superb shabby chic look - the crackle everywhere is wonderful, and the flowers look utterly stunning. What a beautiful piece of work, Nikki.

    Love and hugs,
    Alison xx


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