I needed a shabby chic card for a swap so I combined it with two challenges, Mojo Monday and Shabby Tea Room.
I used an embossing folder I recently got for the panel under the main design elements. I wanted a bit of interest in the background without overwhelming the soft and shabby papers. I added white ink to highlight the pattern.
The kitten is coloured with Copics to give her a soft, shabby tabby feel. I used pink/peach rick rack to mimic the ruffled icing ribbons in the inspiration photo.
I turned the sketch but otherwise stayed pretty true to it ( just rotating it and flipping it). Something I noticed the judges of Mojo Monday tend to like! The entries they choose almost always include all the elements in the same places and in the same proportions. Something I struggle with! Click on either challenge photo for a link to their blog posts.
I’ve got lots to do to get ready for a congregation BBQ tomorrow so this was a super fast post! Let me know if you need any more details!
Stamps: kitten in tea cup-CDS
Ink: memento black, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress, white ink-PTI
Paper: kraft CS-PTI, white CS-X-Press It, DP-MME Howdy Doody
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, large flower-Prima, small flowers-unknown, crocheted lace-unknown, polyester lace-Fabricland, rickrack, silk ribbon-May Arts, pearls-Dollarama, Pearl spray-Recollections, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, white twine-PTI, Copics