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Monday, 28 September 2020

CCM #264 Shabby Chic

Our challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers is Shabby Chic.

I have made a page for my Journal.

I made the background with cosmic shimmer pixie powders. I felt it looked like a water scene would belong on it so I stamped a gorgeous Studio Light Collage stamp directly onto it!

This turned out to be a disaster. I don’t know if the background was too busy for the stamp, or the stamp was too busy for the background, but the seahorse, amonite and flower were lost against it. So I coloured them in……. no better. It was all too dark. However, much as we all say ‘it’s only a bit of paper you can start again’ I seriously loved the colours in the background and didn’t want to just throw it away so I found a stamp that would more or less cover the disastrous bits! This was one of Emma Blake of Cleverprints beautiful mindful girls and one set of the wings.

I stamped them onto white linen card on the other side, the non textured side, and coloured them in with my new Koh-i-Noor woodless aqua pencils. Gosh they melt like butter when you apply water and leave NO trace of the original pencil line! I added some sentiments to her wings and a small filler stamp from one of the Mindful girl sets to create a pattern on her dress.

The lovely diecut elements are, I think, from La Blanche, and I coloured them with Pentart metallic wax pastes. A little bit of bleedproof white to add some highlights, some distressing around the edge of the background and stuck down in one of my black paper journals and I hope I rescued it.

I am entering it into:-

All Fun Challenges – #16 Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge – #38 Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness – #68 Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar – Sept: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations – #413 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers – #193 Anything Goes
Elliebelle’s Craft Wednesday – Sept: Things With Wings
Kraftin’ Kimmie – #550 Things With Wings
Shopping Our Stash – #429 Make A Mess
The Corrosive Challenge – #09 Anything Goes
The Fairy and The Unicorn – Sept: Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters – Anything But A Card
Through The Craftroom Door – Sept 22nd Anything Goes
We Love Chocolate Baroque – Sept: Wings
We Love To Create – #10 Anything Goes


  1. such a sweet image on the first page and i love that fabulous background! have to respectfully disagree about the second page... definitely NOT a disaster, i love how vivid and free it is... plus you have an AMMONITE stamp which is making me super jealous!!! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this fortnight!

  2. It's a beautiful journal page- but so was the one you covered up! Lovely colours and texture and a fabulous focal image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month

  3. Well your journal page turned out beautifully in the end Lin and what pretty delicate colours, thanks so much for joining in with our September theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

    B x

  4. Fabulously created journal pages! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. Beautiful and very artsy Erin ... love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  6. I think they both look beautiful and so artistic!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month and sharing your creativity!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  7. Beautiful art journal page. Love the colour combo. Have a creative safe week. Judy

  8. Lovely journal page, thanks for joining ❤️ we love to create.

  9. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  10. Exquisitely beautiful creation. The kaleidoscopic colour palette used on the background is nothing short of mesmerizing.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life


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