Thursday, November 8, 2012

Shabby Autumn?

It is late Thursday night, and I am adding my second post for the day, having tried my hand at "Shabby Chic" style.  I admire those who create such beautiful shabby chic work; I think it must come natural to them.  I decided to give The Shabby Tea Room Challenge a whirl.

Isn't this just a beautiful picture?  The colors and textures just seemed to call my name.  I really like the shutters, the dark gray autumn sign and the metal tub. 

Here is my take on this inspiration photo-

So now I am calling on all shabby chic experts to help me know what is  or isn't shabby chic about this card.  All suggestions are welcome!  As you can see by my clean and simple post from earlier this evening, I try my hand at a wide variety of styles.  I have yet to figure out what "my style" is.  I wish someone would just tell me! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog-I so appreciate your visit and any comments.  Have a blessed weekend.  For those on the East Coast, know that I am praying for you after this last round of bad weather.

Lee Ann :)

Supplies used for this card-
Stamps-Inkadinkadoo; canvas bg-Stampin Up
Paper-Naturals White, Cajun Craze, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso-all Stampin' Up
Ink-Buckaroo Blue, Stazon Black, distress ink
Other-Cheery Lynn Fancy Flourish die, Stampin' Up Top Note die, Simply Scored (SU), woodgrain and polka dot ef (SU), Little Leaves die(SU),  tulle, burlap, lace, leaf punch, pearls, dimensionals, Spellbinders large ovals


  1. Beautiful card, Lee Ann! Love the colors, the great image and all the die cuts! Fab work! Hugs

  2. What a gorgeous fall card! So many beautiful elements and it!

  3. i think this gorgeous card has LOTS of cool shabby chic elements: lots of layers, those fabulous trimmings, a bit of a vintage flair, etc; plus it's got all the colors of the inspo photo AND the fabulous PUMPKINS!!! well done, you, this is just totally LOVELY! ♥

  4. Beautiful card Lee Ann!! I love the layout, flourish and leaf embellishments and that gorgeous grey trim~perfect with the embossing and white pumpkins!! So glad you could join us at The Shabby Tea Room!!

  5. Hey Lee-Ann -- what a beautiful card! I think you captured the essence of 'shabby chic' with many of your added elements:

    Layers of softness characterized by the use of ribbon and lace, a time-worn look achieved by inking, pearls, glitter and other such embellishments.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us in the Tea Room this week :)


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