21 August 2013

Challenge #236- Shabby Chic

We are back once again with a new winner and challenge for you all.  Let's start with the winner of last week's challenge, Make Two. selected #26!

Congrats MAGS!

Mags has won from StampFairy, Please contact Jaime for info on your prize.

Now on to this week's sponsor and challenge.

We are joined once again by Lily of the Valley this week.  
They are offering a gift voucher for this week's challenge winner.

So What is Shabby Chic exactly...
As per wikipedia ... Shabby chic items are often heavily painted through the years, with many layers showing through obviously time-worn areas. The style is imitated in faux painting using glaze or by painting then rubbing and sanding away the top coat to show the wood or base coats, known as "distressing" the finish of the furniture. Furniture pieces that are not genuine antiques are usually selected for their resemblance to older furniture styles, and may be reproduction furniture with a distressed finish. Elaborate furniture appliques depicting flower swags and garlands, cherubs, and other motifs may be added.

Fabrics tend to be cottons and linens, with linen being particularly popular, inspired by old French linens. Pure whites, as well as ecrus and worn or bleached out pastel colors are favorites. Fabric is often stained with tea to give it the look of old fabric. Bleached and faded are terms often applied to the style. Vintage floral patterns with pastel colors, cotton ticking patterns, or linen in earth tones, are all typical of shabby chic style.

So lets see what the DT's Shabby Chic Style is...
Wedding Couple Image from LOTV.

Glamorous Gardening Image from LOTV.

Recipe Sentiment images from LOTV.

Fairy Friends image from LOTV.

Using Baby Christening from LOTV

Let's us see your Shabby Chic by linking below...


  1. Delighted to be the winner. Thank you very much and thanks also to the sponsor. Just sent an email.

  2. Thanks for a favorite challenge - lovely work, DT

  3. wow! all of the crafty creations are really amazing...these are innovative creations...cogratzz to you to be the winner...keep it up...thanks for sharing this crafty creations challenge

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