5 Jul 2013

Shabby Chic card


My first Shabby chic card .I have made it specially for my best friend since childhood ,will gift her on friendship day.She loves all girly things,laces,ruffles ,soft colors..so I hope she is going to like this card too !



It has lots of layers ,textures and stitching .The rectangular panel on left side has light texture made with comb n gesso (could not capture it in photo :( !!). For the banner like panel I have made ruffles with butter paper.For it I cut two strips of butter paper stitched them loosely and pulled the thread gentle pushing the strips in one direction .Then colored it randomly with light pink n white color .It curled and didn't stay flat so I glued it to a pattern paper strip.


Made  rosette with pink pattern paper distressed it lightly with pink color and the  rectangle over it has gauze as base .I made a diamond pattern on it with gesso (not visible again :( ! ).


       Almost everything on this card has a coat of home-made gesso. Finished  it off with small handmade roses and plastic beads swirl .These are the papers used for the card.

Do Tell me if the card is shabby enough to be called shabby chic  !!

It is based on this inspirational photo ...


and this sketch 


 
Whats reused here ?
All the panels are made from old invite,packaging tissue/butter paper,flowers are made of paper from old envelope.


Linking it to :

For the Love of crafting :My heart goes shabby + photo inspiration
Mojo Monday 300 Celebration
Crafters Corner : Challenge 10 - Thank you so much

33 comments:

  1. so soft and feminine!! sure your friend is gonna' love this!!

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  2. Lovely soft colors..and love layer of textures...

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  3. Absolutely adorable, loved the soft pink shades!!

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  4. Absolutely my total fave ever of your cards.....those colours, the gesso, the pretty-ness....scrumptious:):):)

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  5. This is so feminine...i too wanted to use such soft colors but always failed in attempt...but u did a fab job....so shabby..:)

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  6. Oh this is absolutely a perfect shabby-chic card Pooja!...You have really captured the essence of the soft-color look and beautiful layers and flowers..It's all come together so perfectly...I really love your card! :)

    Thank you so much for playing along 'Crafter's Corner' #10 and Best of luck!

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  7. The card spells sweet in it. Lovely colour Pooja. Your friend is very lucky!

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  8. Hi pooja ...thank god ,today i am possible to be here on your blog ...otherwise god knows , i was not able to come here from long time .your card is so beautiful,lovely and pink is my fav.you are able to make home made gesso happy for you.love your card tooooooooo much.

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  9. Such a feminine card, soft n pretty, soo many layers. Love it

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  10. It is the prettiest shabby chic card ever..
    Love it love it love it.. so beautiful ..

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  11. Pooja.....you are bang on with the shabby attribute.......and the card is sooooooo pretty and elegant!
    Please share how u prepare home made gesso.

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  12. Wow so beautiful card, your friend will love it sure..

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  13. Beautiful!
    Is soo pretty and so elegant!
    Regards! :)

    Celia - elblogdelasfofuchas.blogspot.com.es

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  14. This is just soooooooo gorgeous! Love the perfect hints of pink on everything. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

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  15. very attractive card pooja with homade gesso, love the colours, captured everything of a shabby chic look

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  16. Oh yes, this is definitely shabby chic, and so very beautiful! Your friend will certainly feel special when she receives this gorgeous card!

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  17. wonderful and so romantic!!!

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  18. so beautiful pooja, loved the soft colours, i am still figuring out what shabby chic is , well done.

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  19. Card looks great and the soft pink color is so pretty. Adorable card.

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  20. Beautiful! and such lovely soft colours.

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  21. This has to be one of the most beautiful shabby cards I have ever seen

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  22. wohooo I missed this... this is soooooooooooo beautiful :) love the chic look

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  23. Wow.I am surprised that you have any doubts about this being shabby chic.Absolutely divine.Love the stitching,ruffles,rosettes,everything.Thanks for playing along with Crafter's corner challenge #10.Best of luck!
    P.s :Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments.:-)

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  24. Pooja this is drop dead gorgeous ..such lovely shades of pink!! the texture is sheer amazing and Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  25. This has a touche of class!! Far from shabby. Love the total look of it. It looks delightful.

    http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.com
    Chris

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  26. Such a soft and pretty card. I'm sure she will love it. :)

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  27. This is super duper awesome.. loved the distressed look!
    Thank you so much for playing Crafter's Corner challenge #10 - "Thank you" with us!

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  28. Absolutely fabulous Shabby Chic card. Loved the perfection in it.

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  29. Awesome card. Beyond beautiful Pooja,... Sooooo very shabby chic! Thanks for playing along crafters corner's challenge. All the very best!

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  30. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!!

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