Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Whimsy Inspiration Challenge #40

Hi Everyone!!
Welcome to another great Whimsy Inspiration Challenge! Our theme this week is "Vintage / Shabby Chic!"
You don't have to use a Whimsy image, but it would be great if you did! And it doesn't have to be a card - we welcome all paper projects. Don't forget to check out the challenge details - and your chance to be a Guest Designer with us - over at the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge Blog!

I love Vintage / Shabby Chic style cards - but have so much trouble making them... I always seem to neaten all the 'shabbiness' up! But it's definitely a style I want to try more of as there are so many fab ways to create with it.
For this card I used the pretty "Blooming Border 2" image by StampArt Design by Kathryne. I used the image twice to make a frame (digis are so much fun to play with like this!), and popped a sweet sentiment in the centre from "Flowers in Bloom" Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs.
The gorgeous Digi papers are Michele R Designs "Basic Vintage Papers", also from Whimsy Stamps, and they are the perfect set for this theme! The butterfly is cut from this paper set too, with the wings folded up too look like it's fluttering.
Hope you like it!
And another angle...

So join us for this weeks Whimsy Inspiration Challenge #40 - "Vintage / Shabby Chic"!
You could win 5 Free Digital Stamps of your choice, so click on the link above and get creating!

Thanks for visiting, and have a great week!!

Love & Hugs,

Stamp: Images - "Blooming Border 2" by StampArt Design by Kathryne, and "Flowers in Bloom" Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs - both from Whimsy Stamps.
Ink and Colour: Digital Image, Coloured with Copics
Paper: C/S -CM, D/P - Michele R Designs "Basic Vintage Papers" from Whimsy Stamps.
Accessories: Nestabilities Fleur De Lis Squares, Kaisercraft Chocolate Pearls, Wild Orchid Crafts Ivory Guipure Lace, Deep Red Seam Binding and Ivory Rose.


MaxineD said...

this looks fabulous Shannah - love the lace peeking out of the side.

Kelly said...

Stunning! I love your blog!
Hugs, Kelly x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Great minds and all that Shannah! Love your card, the butterfly is divine.

Kasey ~ in Oz

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Gorgeous card Shannah! Love how you doubled the image and made a complete frame! It's so beautiful! Your colors are gorgeous!The whole card, everything about it, is gorgeous! Thanks for choosing Blooming Border! xx Kathy