Saturday, October 6, 2007

WMCD - Shabby Chic First Challenge

It's here!! My justjohanna, three "power hour" WMCD Extravaganza challenges!

My challenge is "Shabby Chic"....I describe Shabby Chic as anything "aged, crumpled, torn, sewn, and covered in floral patterns!"

Four other justjohanna design team members are also posting challenges from 9pm-midnight, they are:

Julie Prichard – paint http://thelandoflostluggage.blogspot.com/
Kathi Rerek – slide mounts or frames http://kathstales.blogspot.com/
Kim Frantz – color blocking http://papersquares.blogspot.com/
Teresa Abajo – printed text http://thetamarisk.blogspot.com/

My challenge for the 9-10pm EST challenge is to create a "shabby chic", antiqued tag. My interpretation of the challenge is above.

To create my tag I traced around an existing chipboard tag, creating a base of Always Artichoke. I next layered this yummy brown patterend paper - kind of looks like old wallpaper, doesn't it? Both of these layers are wrapped in a lacy artichoke ribbon. I then stamped my JJ flower on vanilla cardstock and colored with Copic Markers before cutting out. I then aged the flower edges and curled the petals around my piercing tool. I then cut out a second flower, coloring and cutting out just the top portion of the flower, which was then layered on top of my fist full flower, to create a 3-D effect, see photo below. I also colored two of the flower petals in a dark green to act as leaves on the stem. A so cute saying was added, as well as a mustard eyelet and fuzzy string!
Now it's your turn!! Quick....go create a tag, using any stamps you'd like -using justjohanna stamps would be great too, if you have them! Post a link in the comments section of my blog and/or on the justjohanna message board. At 10pm EST I will do a drawing for the following:
A bag of white and vanilla paper tags, a bag of chipboard, and two mini craft ink pads.

Go create!! :-)

8 comments:

Marnie said...

This is gorgeous!

Hazel said...

Superb, Kim!

Emilia said...

This is a gorgeous sampler! I love it!

suzann said...

http://suzannssmallworld.blogspot.com/

Here is my shabby tag!

suzann said...

http://suzannssmallworld.blogspot.com/

Here is my shabby tag!

Tania said...

I loved these challenges soooooo much... I did them all three.
Please take a look here

Heather Grow said...

I'm loving your challenges. This one was a little of a stress for me. Lots more flowers than my comfort zone usually permits. http://wegrowbyourdreams.blogspot.com/2007/10/shabby-chic-tag.html

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

All of your cards are just beautiful!!