Monday, March 12, 2012

Not Too Shabby

Hi Guys!
Well its time for a new monthly challenge at Bunny Zoe's! And I always say its easy peasy but look, I'm an honest person. So I'm gonna tell it to you like it is. This challenge had all my nails bitten off ~so brace yourselves.
Shabby Chic
Eeeeeeek!!!
But I don't DO Shabby Chic!!!!
Or maybe I do, like this:
Oh sorry, that's shabby chick!! See, this is complicated stuff!
 I honestly didn't have a clue where to start. And I'm not exaggerating when I say that this little monstrosity took me ALL DAY!!
The shabbifying I can do, Its the chic part that throws me. lol
Anyway!
I'm sure you all will rock it, don't let me put you off! :/
I admit that the tearing things apart was rather cathartic...:) I just wonder if I sent this to someone if they would "get the whole shabby chic" thing or if they would open it up and just be like, "What the heck is this mess? Man, the mail service is getting really bad, look what it did to this card!" LOL
Right,I'm done now, just had to have some fun! Enjoy my creation! :-/

Recipe:
Image: Marianne D
Colors: Lyras and Prismacolors
Paper: Melissa Francis "5th Avenue"

Thanks for visiting!!



29 comments:

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Cool style :-) !!
Even if you felt uncomfortable while making it --> you did a great job! Love it!!
PS: To be honest: I looove the style, but it´s hard for me to make such cards, too!

Franz♥ said...

So cute Dorcas, great job!

Hugs, Franz.

Franz♥ said...

So cute Dorcas, great job!

Hugs, Franz.

Catherine said...

Fab card, I find distressing really difficult but you have done an amazing job....

Femmy said...

it's gorgeous!

Elena said...

It looks really awesome, Dorcas!

Hugs,Elena :)

debby4000 said...

Awww this is so cute Dorcas and gorgeous too.
luv
Debby

Tammy Ortiz said...

Lol your post is so funny I giggled so much! E card is awesome and if I opened my mailbox I would say wow
Hugs tammy

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Dorcas love your card and I think youve managed a certain amount of shabby chic, those two look so relaxed eating cake. hugs Shirleyxxx

Tine said...

LOL, Dorcas. Where on earth did you find your undressed chick? LOL Look, we all know that to be honest, most of the time only another crafter appreciates the time & work that goes into any card - let alone one out of your comfort zone. I think this is great - works for me.
Tine :)

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

I was there for this process so I do have to say you were a bit stressed, but it came out great! Has all the features to be shabby chic and looks fantastic too! The image is sweet, the coloring rocks, and the flowers & lace adds a nice touch!

Rita said...

I'm loving the Shabby Chic look too. Your card is very well done and looks great. Hugs Rita xx

Carla S. said...

Fun post, Dorcas! I love your version of shabby chic! You did a terrific job of it!

Babs said...

Ha ha ha! You're a blast Dorcas, thanks for the laugh. I love your card, but I know what you mean about a recipient not 'getting it'. You did a great job though. Have a super day!
Luv, Babs xo

Flip-Flop Creations said...

ROTFL! I think you do Shabby Chic VERY well!! Your card is darling. I love all the distressed edges and lace. Perfect ~jeni :)

Merilee Lane said...

Shabby chic is nothing more than vintage girlie and YOU ROCKED IT!! :o)

Thanks for sharing!
Merilee

Tracy said...

Think you got the shabby and the chic down with a pretty good chuckle thrown in there. If that card had come in one of the envelopes I got last week I just might well have thought that. It looked like the postman had played tug of war with a dog. The dog won and took his prize to his favorite mud hole. LOL Hugs!

Pat said...

Hey sugar!! Look at YOU!! You totally nailed the Shabby Chic-ness of this challenge, honey!! I love, love, LOVE this card!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Molecraft said...

Well you would not know you struggled with the shabby chic, it looks fab and so does your shabby chick, LOL!
Helen x

Anita said...

I feel your pain Dorcas ... I also have a hard time "distressing" things. I like my papers all neat and pretty lol. But you did a fabulous job on this card, it's gorgeous.

nancyparker55 said...

Dorcas, Your card turned out great. I understand your stress about "Shabby Chic". I really don't understand the term. Your post was so funny...I'm still smiling.

febe said...

Sweet image on a lovely background. Love your style! :)

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dj1952 said...

Your card looks perfect for the challenge. I know what you mean about the chic part. Adorable image and embellishments. Hug, dj

Grenouille Greetings said...

That's torn it! Lovely work, Dorcas! Hugs, Lesley

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww an adorable card, awesome colouring as always, beautiful papers & embelies,not had much time to play this week, sue,x

pinkertonjamesl said...

This one is the best card.This cards designs and colour combinations are so attractive.Flowers and stones are really increase beauty in this cards.

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KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous and beautiful card dorcas.

greetings karin

CanadianScraps43 said...

Well hats off to you! You have mastered another style. You can do anything you put your mind to girl. And this is fabulous, but like you I am scared to make this style too. Lol. I so love your shabby chick! Your a riot! Where do you find stuff like that anyway? Super cool, but extremely funny! Thanks for the chuckle. Lol.Hugs

Linda w said...

Whatever you do, you do with style. I love the layering on this and the tickets. I have enjoyed your creation. Hugs lin

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