Thursday, February 13, 2014

Shabby Chic RULZ!!!

Hey there! Lizzy here with a lovely simple project to share...I'm starting on increasing my card stash & thought I'd have a play with some Vellum. Which I've dry embossed. Then heat embossed. With gold, then pearl powders...& THEN I decided the silver trinket could do with some heat embossing too....so on it went!!!
I popped on some gesso, then sprinkled the gold embossing powder over it whilst still 'wet' - that way it sticks until I got it heated. Worked a treat. See for yourself:
 Oh, and the sentiment has pretty much been given the same treatment!!!
I've  also distressed the vellum, after using a border punch along the edges.
 I've scattered some vintage gold buttons around...
 You can't 'do' shabby chic without lace & trims, right??!!!! Below you can see that lovely golden shimmer:)
 And below is a side view of the layers, with a 'semi-hidden' button:
So, here's the finished card.....I did sooo enjoy making this one....now it's your turn to get out those embossing tools!!!
Goodies from Zeus & Zoe Etsy Shop include:
roses trim, buttons, patterned paper, fairy trinket & lace
Thanks for taking a peek ~ Cheers, Lizzy ♥♥♥

17 comments:

Lizzyc said...

Your card is really beautiful Lizzy.. love it!

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!

fairyrocks said...

Delightful, so pretty and that is my favorite color pallet.

Janice Nicholls said...

Gorgeous work Lizzy...love the gold touches.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooo gorgeous!!! I loveeeee all the gold and that fairy!!!!!!!

Lynnda said...

So gorgeous Lizzy ! Love this! Hugs...x

Sandra said...

This is so pretty Lizzy, I love the detail you've used on this card.

Monica said...

Gorgeous!!!! love this

Linda Eggleton said...

Such a beautiful card, Lizzy!

Reusing with Quilling said...

What a rich card you have made lizzy with all that gold n gorgeous textures !

Dolly B said...

Beautiful Lizzy

Margaret Mifsud said...

Totally gorgeous card Lizzy!!! Love those touches of gold .. magic!! ox

Helen Wallace said...

Shabby chic you say? And beautiful it is too. Who would have thought vellum would stand up to so much rough stuff....gorgeous work Miss L :D

Sharon Fritchman said...

WOWZA Lizzy! Your card is so fantastically beautiful!!!!! I love every single inch of it! I love the glitz and glimmer of it, so much! You created an amazing work of art here, girl! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

Sanna Lippert said...

you rule shabby chic, LIzzy :)!!!

Val Thorpe said...

Stunning LIzzy.. Love it... it is so beautiful... <3

Marivic Clifton said...

Great elements and depth. You did a fantastic job Lizzy! Thank you!