Tuesday 8 September 2009

Shabby Chic Challenge No. 3

Another challenge from Lets Get Shabby - this time the theme was White and/or Cream and a hint of another colour - after much debating I chose GOLD!!!

I used white and cream cardstock for the majority of the layout and a lovely Martha Stewart border punch was used in the edge decoration. I inked all the pieces in Vintage Photo to give the appearance of old and worn and the main page was curled with a wet one! A piece of torn music sheet was added behind the lace - and all the lace used would you believe cost just 50p from Boyes - theres well over 3 metres of the stretchy stuff but its absolutely lovely. I've added a few pearls to the lace to give it a little bit of bling, alovely white fluffy feather and added a brooch which I found in a little secondhand shop in Alfords, Lincs. I found a pen-nib in my ever expanding stash and painted it gold and added it to some butterfly wings. The wording is from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge and the photo - well thats me on our wedding day in April of 2002 just getting out of the wedding car - a Silver Shadow Rolls Royce :O)

Well thats it for now TTFN xx


  1. This is beautiful. The added gold looks perfect.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Polly, as always.....
    Sue x

  3. Beautiful!!!!
    Love the gold color and the gorgeous details.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby!!

  4. Lovely colours and awesome embellies Polly!! Love the pen-nib!!!!!!

    ps: Congratulations on your honourable mention last month!!

    Ruth xxx

  5. Oh Polly you are just getting so good at these layouts. This one is so amazing and will inspire those of us who are still on our way to that something special. Love the photo and do really love that nib. Well done you.
    kate x

  6. What a BEAUTIFUL lo & awsome choice Of colors!! This lo is GORGEOUS!!!! Great job on the challenge!!

  7. stunning layout love the broach. thanks for playing along with you at shabby.

  8. Beautiful layout. Great take on the challenge! Hugz, Z

  9. absolutely stunning Polly, this is just gorgeous

  10. Just beautiful! Love the clustering of all the pearls donw one side of the photo! the touch of the nib on the butterfly is very orginal! And love the lacing! Gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby!

  11. Just really beautiful !

  12. Love the lacing and detail.

  13. WOW! Beautiful!!!
    Love the gorgeous details!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Shabby!

  14. Beautiful!!
    Love the butterfly! Very clever idea!

  15. wow...everything about this is so beautiful! i love the broach & the laced ribbon above it...what a great idea!