Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Vintage and Shabby with Graphic 45

Alda is hosting a Shabby Shabby World challenge at the Flying Unicorn.  Take a look at her inspiration.  Alda does shabby chic like no one else that I know.  She made the below from a Cricut box!

I hope you'll come show us your shabby style!

I did this for inspiration.  I always start out on a shabby track but end up throwing in some black or something really bright.  I used Graphic 45 Ladies Diary for this.  I lightly brushed on some white gesso to tone down the black a bit and added some cheesecloth under the circle layer.

The birdcage is embossed with Stampendous Shabby Green embossing enamel.  Oh this is such a yummy color, I love it.  It  has some gold flecks in it that add perfectly to its shabby look!


Patterned paper:  G45Ladies Diary collection:  floral-Focal Point, Clocks fussy cut - MOment in Time, pink-La Gazette, Beige frame - Moment in Time, Blue-Garden Stroll,
Chipboard:  Dusty Attic0678 Bird Cage
Embossing powder:  Stampendous Shabby Green
Diecuts and punches: Martha Stewart Cherish, Deco Fans,
Flowers:    Petaloo Catebury Ivy leaf vines, Prima Arcadian Collection Rosy
Mist:  Lindy's Glitz Spritz Blazing Sun
Masks:  TCW clocks
Paint:   white gesso
Other:  Creative Imaginations Signature Collection Rhinestones, Prima SIIC, Liquitex modeling paste, cheese cloth April kit
Unknown:  Lace from Joann's,
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll join in this fun challenge.  You could win an awesome RAK!!


  1. Hi Maggi, long time since I've come to your blog, sorry for that! Lots of amazing work I spy, amazing altered art and mini books, inky goodness! Beautiful stuff!


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