This week’s challenge on the CAS forum on SCS is Shabby Chic (cas67). I would never think to pair clean and simple with shabby chic! I’ve always felt shabby chic is accomplished by lots of fru-fru and layers.
Shabby Chic is definitely not my style, but it was still fun to put together a little fru-fru. I think it needs something, I’m just not sure what. I think I need to add embossing to the background for texture, but I didn’t want a strong texture, so I wasn’t sure what to use. Feel free to leave suggestions!
The chipboard heart is so much pretty IRL. I took a plain chipboard shape, gave it a base coat of cream pigment ink and heat set. Then I covered that with Twink H20 (Golden Sand – which matches the kraft CS really well) and finished it up with a sprinkling of glitter. The piece reminds me of a sugar cookie which is sorta how I view shabby chic (a pain to put together nicely, but so worth it in the end).
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery (SU); Cream (PTI);
Paper: Cream, Kraft (PTI);
Other: Sweet Blush ribbon (PTI), chipboard, button (K&Co), lace, pearls (Kaiser), machine stitching;