Thursday 1 October 2009

Lets Get Shabby Challenge 4 - Use something vintage

Let's Get Shabby are now on challenge 4 - use something vintage in the sketch design. I must say - ALL the DT designs are absolutely fantastic which does inspire you to have a go. I don't have any authentic vintage photographs but I do have a box of pearl necklaces that I bought yonks ago from a secondhand shop in Mablethorpe so after raiding it I decided to use one of the old clip-on EARRINGS!!!

Again I've used K&Co papers - cut a large circle (template was a dinner plate) and distressed the edges. Stamped a swirled image all around the edge randomly, inked around the edge and then added a few pale pink pearls to the swirls. The photo was printed on linen card rather than photo paper as I like the faded lined look you get. A small white doily was used behind the photo and teared paper that co-ordinated with the main background, I made a little bouquet of mixed artificial roses from Boyes, made a chiffon bow and added the clip-on earring to the knot. The words were computer-generated except for ROSE which was the cuttlebug Olivia alphabet.

And here it is. Thoroughly enjoyed this challenge again and can't wait for the next on e :O) TTFN xx


  1. WOW! Beautiful!!!
    LOVE how you made your background and that photo is gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Shabby!


  2. Aw my gosh - this is beautiful!!! :D Very delicate & tender, love the colors!

  3. Gorgeous Polly. Love the swirly edges and addition of the lace and ribbon. Plus the spray of flowers is so different to individual blooms in a cluster. Not started mine yet, but will start it after our weekend away. See you soon.
    Sue x

  4. Love the pearls on the stamps all the way around and the image is fab
    Kate x

  5. This is lovely have used my fav technique of drawing around a dinner plate!! beautiful flowers too from Boyes and awesome stamping.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby. xxx (seems odd saying that to you!!)
    ps: Love the wine bottle and the lacing on the reverse sideis stunning!!
    Ruth x

  6. Polly.... Omg This is so pretty!!!! Great job on the challenge & thanks for playing!!!!

  7. very pretty - I love K&Co papers they lend them so well to this style of crafting.

  8. Fab piece Polly, looks fantastic. Love everything about it, lovely colours, great image and the lace and flower spray just finish it off nicely xxxx

  9. Wow! Stunning work!
    Love the colour of your LO- all the details and that pearl earring! Just perfect!
    thanks for playing along with shabby!!

  10. Just beautiful....I love what you have done with the background.

  11. So pretty! Love your take on the challenge! Hugz, Z

  12. Beautiful!!!! Love the circle!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby!

  13. Beautiful! Love the shape and the stamping! Beautiful pearls and what a lovely photo you have used!


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