Saturday, May 02, 2015

Midway Post, Challenge #35 at Open-Minded Crafting

It's Saturday, 
which means its time again for the Midway Post
over at Open-Minded Crafting.

Well College is going amazing cant believe how easy I am finding it all.
wish I had thought of doing this years ago.

Also this week we have celebrated
a Niece's 1st Birthday.
So yes it was a 'Frozen' Themed Party
for which all the males seem to take in their stride very well lol.

This weeks Theme is out of my comfort zone
and I still am not really to sure what
Shabby Chic is,
but here is my Interpretation of it,
hope you like it.

The Theme at
Shabby Chic

Our Sponsors are:-

All Dressed Up who are offering
2 Images.

Kith And Kin Digital Stamp Co who are offering
3 Images.

Ppinky Dolls Art who are offering
3 Images.

The East Wind who are offering
3 Images.

My Project for this
week is:-
Funky Antique Lady Doll Digi Stamp
from The East Wind 
(one of our sponsors)

To begin with I started with an A4 sheet of Stone Card
which I folded in half and Cut to make a 14cm Square Card.

Next I cut a Piece of brown Script Paper
so that it fitted on the Stone card.
And using 5cm Cream Lace
(Craft - Range)
I covered the Left hand-side and the Top of the Paper.

Next I used some Vintage Flower Paper
( Electique - Fynmark)
which I Die-Cut with Concentric Tag #3
(Go Kreate)
And from some Pearlised Bronze Brown Paper
(Ross Papers)
I Die-Cut out a Delicate Doily Edge
(Molly Moo Dies - Aly's Inky Fingers)

Next I printed off the Image 
on White DC Paper.
coloured the Images
using my Promarker Pens.

                                                            Ivory                - Eyeshadow/Hair Comb/Wrap

                                                            Satin                 - Skin
                                                            Vanilla              - Skin
                                                            Blush                - Cheeks
                                                            Dusky Rose     - Lips
                                                            Cyan                 - Eyes
                                                            Pastel Yellow  - Hair
                                                            Mustard          - Hair
                                                            Sandstone       - Eyeshadow/Hair/
                                                                                        Hair Comb/Dress
                                                            Cocoa               - Eyeshadow/Hair Comb/
I also used a Metallic Gold Gel Pen,
on the Hair Comb, Brooch, Bag,
and I also used it to go around the Swirls of the Frame.

Then I Die-Cut it out using a Scalloped Oval

To distress everything I used Tom Holtz Distress Inks.
On the Digi Image Oval I started off with Antique Linen Ink
then built the colour up with Vintage Photo Ink
and finally used Walnut Stain Ink for the very outside.
On the Tag I used the Vintage Photo Ink 
and finished the build up with Walnut Stain Ink.
On the Doily Edge I just used the Black Soot Ink. 

Then I put my card together Layering it up,
using a Cream Feather 
under the Image.

Finally I added a Cream Paper Rose
( SIL - Craft Shop)
and 2 Brown Skeleton Leaves
on top of the Tag.

I would like to enter this card in
the following Challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik's - Lovely Lace
Hiding In My Craftroom - #05NSD - Die-Cuts
Ruby's Rainbow - #103 - ATG
Snarky Stampers - #33 - Monochromatic
The Corrosive Challenge - #223 - Hip To Be Square


  1. This is wonderful Samantha! I love the soft dreamy colours and those gorgeous dies. Lovely piece of inspiration for Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge!

    Hanne, DT sis.

  2. Wonderful DT inspiration for the Shabby Chic Challenge at Open Minded Crafting Challenges this week.

  3. I think you nailed the Shabby Chic, great card in lovely colours. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge , “Anything Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  4. Definitely shabby-chic, definitely monochromatic, and most definitely gorgeous! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  5. Very pretty Samantha! Love the shabby chic design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Monochromatic’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  6. Your card is very pretty and I love the gorgeous lace you used! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters for our 'Monochromatic' challenge!

  7. Beautiful image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  8. I think you did great going shabby! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers M is Monochromatic Mama challenge!

  9. Ohhhh love your shabby chic card! Fab job!! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our "Monochromatic Mama" challenge!!

  10. Love the shabby chic..Thanks for joining our Monochromatic Mama challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

  11. Fabulous shabby chic card, thanks for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the Monochromatic Mama challenge.

  12. Great card, love the image and the die you have used too!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  13. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “lovely lace”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

    PS If you would like to be a future Guest Design Team Member please make sure you add “GDT” after your name on your entry for the challenge or write a comment in the comment box.

  14. Very your card! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the M is for Monochromatic Mama challenge!!

  15. What a beautiful card. Love the image and your die cuts. Thanks so much for joining us at Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps challenge this month and hope to see you again soon.
    Linda K. DT