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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Saturated Canary Challenge - Shabby Chic

Hello my lovelies how are you all?
Well we have a brand new challenge over at Saturated Canary this week, these weeks sure are flying by fast!!
This week it was my turn to set the theme, so I went for my favourite..............
...........yes its SC at SC.....(shabby chic at saturated canary), I lurve shabby chic so I thought I would try something new.
I have made a card & matching gift type thingy for my new grandchild Arjay ;0) I've seen one of these somewhere on Pinterest, cant remember where & didnt know if there was even a tutorial so had a go at different things & finally worked out how to do it................yay me.....
I've also used my fave SC image, yep def still my fave & is fab for lots of occasions ;0) 
Can you tell whats next to the card yet??????
It was hard to photo so sorry for any bad piccies....

I've made a Hot Air Balloon............ I am quite proud of this tbh & I hope Megan & Ben will like it & hang it in Arjays room..............well when he goes into his own room.
The larger pearl hanging in the middle is a Tim Holtz 'Bauble' I also added a home made 'Angel' to the chain.

I have added 3 'Angels Among Us' by Melissa Frances to the balloon, Arjay is our little miracle so the angels represent that. The bells are kind of like sand bags that you get on the basket as weights lol. I also added MF 'Pleated Ribbon', Flat Pearl String & the little feet I made myself out of plaster.

This is the card to match for our little Arjay, I wanted to wait to give cards & gifts til Arjay came home cus then I was welcoming him home. 

Lace & ribbon are from my stash. Flowers are form WOC & I added gesso to them. The banner I made from La La Land Crafts 'Heart Banner' die. 

The image is the beautiful 'Butterfly Baby' digi image but for all you rubber fans this is also available in rubber as well now ;0) The image has been coloured with Copics, colours used below.
E11, E21, E00, E000, R20 - Skin
E57, E55, E53, E51 - Hair
B97, B95, B93, B91 - Blue part of clothes & wings
C3, C1, C00 - White-ish part of clothes & wings
I also added 'Cheese Cloth' under the image.

The resin image thingy I also made quite a while ago & neglected him, I also have a little girl. I dabbed gesso around the edge of the little boy for a shabbier look to it.

The papers I've had forever & only ever used 2 sheets I think lol but the colours were fab for this project so I used it. The pad is First Edition 'Up Up & Away', not sure where to get it from as I have had this since it was released. I've also inked up the papers with Pumice Stone distress ink & they have been machine stitched. I've also added Melissa Frances Pearls to the corners of the card.

This looks sooooooooo much better in real life, I will try get a better photo of the balloon as it really is quite hard to photo. Alos I will look for the pin on pinterest that gave me the inspiration, it was ages ago but I would like to credit where its due.

Anyway thats it from me, hope you made it to the end lol. As always all highlighted words will take you directly to the products used.

Thanks for stopping by, big squishy hugs to all mmwah

Challenges I'm Entering.............


Loopylou. said...

omgosh if it looks even better in real life I best get a bucket for my drool hunny because this is just awesome, I absolutely love that little hot air balloon, its beautiful.
huge hugs Lou xxx
p.s. Mo says How is Natalie please? bless him!

Chrissy said...

A gorgeous card Vicky and just love the image and colouring..beautiful details and your hot air balloon is fantastic, and will look wonderful hanging in Arjay's room..brilliant.


Anna said...

WOW!! Love your card!! As always your colouring is perfect!!!
Big Hug

Aunty Sue said...

Ooh This Is totally Stunning And Will Be Kept And Cherished By The Proud Parents.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow this is stunning Vicky, so gorgeous made.
great colours and that balloon beautiful done.

greetings akrin

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Carla S. said...

Your balloon and card are absolutely stunning, Vicky! What a brilliant design! I love the vintage, shabby style of both and as always, your coloring and details are over the top!

heidy said...

Wowzers Vicky this is awesome ,they will love it!!
XXX Heidy

Wishcraft said...

Wow wow wow... oh, and did I say wow?! Absolutely stunning creations hun, love them... what a clever idea with the heart banner too, must try and remember that :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous Vicky! I love shabby chic so much, I just can't do it!! I need some lessons :)

Christina C. said...

Your coloring blows me away....spectacular!!!!!! Outstanding job on the card and balloon!

Nicolchen said...

Hi Vicky

WOW...your creation is simply stunning... your colouring and the design is gorgeous :0)))

Hugs Nicole

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautiful, fab colouring on the gorgeous card and lve the hot air balloon. Hope you will enter my candy x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card and balloon Vicky, I like the adorable image and the embellishments.
Kevin xx

DebraK said...

This is just STUNNING! I love your coloring--it is always so rich looking, with so much depth! You are so talented--lucky girl!

Berry said...

This is completely stunning Vicky what an awesome creation especially that hot air balloon just wow! Hugs Rebekah xx

Unknown said...

Love the hot air balloon and wow your card is just so beautiful, I too love this image and great choice of challenge for us all.xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow sweetie you do make some gorgeous creations. I adore both the balloon and basket and that awesome card.

Have a good weekend


Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Vicky,
This is absolutely beautiful hun, what stunning creations for Arjay, such wonderful details - Have a great weekend, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

Unknown said...

Wow, these are stunning! Your card is truly lovely Vicky, but gosh, I'm impressed with the air balloon, it's definitely gorgeous!! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Donna Mosley said...

OMG! Vicky, this is AMAZING! hun, love all the stunning details. Lil' Arjay wiil love it! especially as his Nanny made it for him.

Donna x

Hanna said...

Vicky this is absolutely AMAZING, I love it so much! The hot air balloon is FANTASTIC, it's the cutest thing I've ever seen!


Anonymous said...

Just found your blog via 'Saturated Fairy' your card is absolutely beautiful Vicky and I love the image! (Great name

Vicki x

Anonymous said...

Haha, I'm laughing here Vicky, I think the 'Saturated Fairy' should be!!!!

BrossArtAddiction said...

Absolutely beautiful! LOVE the way you used the banner die!

xx Tracey xx

Fabiola said...

c'est un vrai bonheur a regarder, elle est splendide, ton ballon est trop joli, j'adore, biz

Sue said...

Oh my Goodness! How did I manage to miss this stunning creation!
WOW!! This really is amazing Vicky. Such a beautiful design, gorgeous image and amazing detailing. It will be treasured forever.
hugs Sue xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful, adorable card and what a stunning balloon.

Silvie Z said...

Absolutely amazing sweetie! Such a beautiful baby set, you're so clever! And you coloring - wowzers, it's fantastic! Love this to bits!
Big Hugs
Silvie xx

Mary said...

Georgeous!!! I'm sure the balloon will find a nice place in Arjay's room!! The card is also beautiful!
Liefs Mary

Juls said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous!!! What a fabulous set!!! Hugs Juls