Monday, July 12, 2010
Pages in Time Shabby Chic July Style Challenge
Lacee hosts a group called You've Got Style Baby and as a part of that group she hosts a monthly challenge showcasing a different "style" of scrapbooking. This month it is Shabby Chic. This is my first attempt at actually trying to do a style, let alone shabby chic. I'm sure some of my past pages may resemble shabby chic, but it wasn't on purpose LOL! I hope I'm not insulting someone somewhere who really rocks at making shabby chic pages LOL! BTW, I don't think I have ever used so much pink before......ever!
There is soooooo much going on with this page, in case you couldn't tell. I put a lot of time into this one. First, the photo. This is my DD about 4 years ago. She was taking dance lessons and she was having her end of the year recital, her first one. I made a big deal out of it. I took her to the hair salon in the village that we go to. We live in a small town so our hair stylist is like our best friend. Anyway, we did it up big time. All of the ladies in the salon were so sweet. Sherri did her hair in this really sweet up-do and put little baby's breath in it. So much fun. I took this photo after her dance recital. Her Daddy gave her those flowers, hence the little "shy" smile. Boy am I in trouble!!!
All of the paper used is BG Capella. LOVE this paper!!!!! I distressed all of the edges and used Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges. I also added this great little music page from a pack of loveliness from Glitz. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink on it and then used a wet distressing technique to give it that wrinkled look. The big butterfly is from the much coveted stash of one gorgeous Lisa Gregory. I printed it out and then used a light coating of Glossy Accents and then dipped in some glitter flakes. They look like small acetate flakes. Then I added some pearls for the body. The smaller butterfly I cut out using my Cricut. I inked up the bottom a little with Worn Lipstick and then covered it with Diamond Stickles and added some pearls.
Along the bottom is a piece of Dusty Attic. I wanted to finish it up so that it looked like wrought iron with peeling paint. First thing I did was spray it with Log Cabin Smooch spray, then I painted over it with Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint. When that dried I went over it lightly with Vintage Photo Distress ink and worked it in to the cracks with my hands. I used a damp paper towel to wipe off the excess ink. I then added some pink jewels and some really sweet lace along the top.
I added some vintage ephemera to the bottom of the photo. The clock is a cardboard sticker that I didn't peel off. Instead I cut it out. I added the pink jewels and then covered the top of it in Glossy Accents. You can't see it really well here, but in person, it looks like an antique clock face. The Glossy Accents gives it this really soft glow. I also added a heart locket.
Now to the vines and the flowers. The vines and small tear-drop leaves were cut out using an svg file and my Cricut. I used Bundled Sage Distress Ink on them. The little white flowers are, of course...Prima. The pink flowers I made. I really, super loosely followed a tutorial I found by a super talented lady who goes by the name of Vicky (Simply Paper). My flowers look NOTHING like hers. I need some time to practice, but I think they came out just right for this page. What I did was use an svg file to cut out a 5 petal flower. There needs to be some separation in the leaves. I lightly sprayed them with Vintage Pink GM. I off-set layered 4-5 flowers and curled the leaves. Then I took some really small pink roses I made using Kaiser Craft paper flowers. I simply took the paper flowers and glued and smooshed and glued and smooshed until I got the effect that I wanted. I then took these little flowers and glued them to the center.
I hope you found something that inspires you and I would encourage you to pop on over to Pages in Time and check out Lacee's group and her challenge. TFL!!!!!