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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Shabby Chic Challenge

The photo on this layout shows my brother and his wife at their wedding just over a year ago in Brazil. This is my design team layout for the month of August over on Scrapology. Please visit the blog to see the fabulous layouts created by the rest of the DT.

We are scraplifting this delightful layout by Sandrine Dawes, her blog can be found HERE.

Here is our sketch

Here is what I used and what I did:
Bo Bunny C'est La Vie papers - La Vie En Rose, Panache & Decoupage

La Vie En Rose


Cream & white Bazzill, Shapes cut using the Cricut and the Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge 
 Paper roses - Wild Orchid Crafts, buttons, DMC twine, white guipure lace, gold dew drops

I worked with mostly white, cream and blue sections from the patterned papers. Distressing and inking all the edges as I worked.
Gut the Panache paper, ending up with a 12" x 12" frame 2" deep. Cut the white Bazzill to 10 ½" x 10 ½".  

With a Martha Stewart border punch - punch five times in various places around the Bazzill but not in a complete border. Spritz some blue glimmer mists to the white card. Attach a short (about 2") length of lace to the back of the Bazzill where it has been punched. This then shows behind and extends beyond each punched pattern area (see photo). The whole piece was then attached to the centre of the frame prepared earlier.
The blue mat is cut from the Decoupage paper and measures 6" x 7". The diagonal stripe mat is cut from La Vie En Rose and measures 6 ½" x 7 ½"  - arrange on the page. Use a 1" x 12" strip of cream Bazzill and decorate this with a border punch. 7" of this was tucked under the top edge of the striped paper, so the pattern shows above with the blue paper showing through. Mount the 4" x 6" photo onto a piece of Panache paper to leave a narrow border. 
Use the cream Bazzill elements already cut with the Ornamental Iron II Cricut cartridge and arrange on the page. The fleur de lis circles were mounted onto 1 ¾" circles cut from Panache paper.

The heart was made with a punch, then thread wrapped round it and finished off with a button.  Add two paper roses, and make another two using the Stampin' Up Blossom punch and scraps of the patterned papers (see separate instructions).
Cut two tags from the Decoupage paper. 
I cut five flags from the scraps of Panache paper and added the remainder of the punched strip made earlier to the top of each flag. The flags were arranged to make bunting below the photo and the rest of the thread was woven around them, and held in place each end with a button.
To finish off I added some gold dew drops.

Please go over to the Scrapology blog for more details of the challenge and prize. You have until 5th September to take part.

Thanks for looking



  1. Gorgeous GORGEOUS page, I love all the layers and elements you have used....and the colours are soooo pretty, they compliment that wonderful photo perfectly xx

  2. Hi. I love your page and all the others over at Scrapology. I have tried to send a picture of my entry for this challenge to the email address on Scrapology site but it keeps coming back as delivery failed. Is there a problem that end? Or is it something maybe I am doing wrong?
    Many thanks

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  4. OK email address now fixed - changed to sludruci@mailmoat.com
    Thanks for your lovely entry Treenie.


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