Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Friends of WMS Blog Waltz - Shabby Chic!

Welcome to this month's Friend's of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz. The theme for today is shabby chic/vintage. It all starts at the WMS Forum in the Playroom.

Now Shabby Chic is not my forte - I knew I had to use lots of pearls, pastel colors, ribbons and sponging! I think I got them all in on my little box today!

I covered the box with October Afternoon DP's (after sponging!) I adhered lace around the edge of the cover (after sponging!). I made my little rolled flower and leaves out of mulberry paper (yes, after sponging!). I used 3 different WMS stamp sets on my box - Very Vintage Labels No. 10, Victorian Frippery and Fancy Phrases.

So how'd I do with the shabby chic thing??? I think I'm getting the hang of it!
My shabby chic box is quite COLORFUL don't you think?!
Public Service Announcement: Of course there will be prizes!!! One of the Blog Waltz participants will be randomly selected to win a stamp set of choice.
We'll also have a bit of a game going on in the August Blog Waltz Chat thread... a bit different this month...and one of the waltzers who plays will be randomly selected to win a stamp set of choice!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Very Vintage Labels No. 10, Victorian Frippery, Fancy Phrases.
Paper: White - PTI, Mulberry Paper, DP October Afternoon - The Thrift Shop/Needs Paint & Still in Box
Ink: Ranger Distress - Tea Dye, Stormy Sky
Accessories: Sizzlets die Lots of Tags No 1 - SU, Zva Crystals, sticky pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Shop, 1 3/8" circle punch, lace - May Arts Ellen Hutson LLC, chipwood box - Michaels, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Scor Tape, foam dimensionals. Inksentials sponge and applicator - Ranger, Labels 10 and Labesl 3 Nestabilities.

47 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Lovely!

Pauline said...

Beautiful Julia, love the ribbon twined through the label, brilliant! Love the colours too, perfect.

Joanne Gilch said...

O MY, Julia, this is exquisite!
You certainly nailed the sc/v challenge!!!!

Kelly S. said...

Beautiful, Julia! I LOVE that October Afternoon paper! Your box is lovely and detailed and perfectly shabby chic!

Melissa said...

So pretty! I love your box and how you cut open the middle of the label frame!

cbuswell said...

Great box, fab details and love those colors together!

anya said...

What an awesome job, Julia! You always do amazing with little boxes. This is fantastic!

Sue W said...

Only beautiful Julia!!! Love most things blue and lemon and this little Shabby Chic box is perfect!
Not able to play this time round but love to see all the beautiful projects made with Claire's sets.

Sandie said...

ooh, love it... want it.. neeeed it!! lol. Gorgeous work!!!

Betty Wright said...

Be still my heart, Julie! This is stunning and so beautifully detailed! WOW GORGEOUS!

Carly said...

Oh my gosh Julia this is so fabulous!! Gorgeous work as always!

Crystal said...

OOOOWEEE LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! Beautiful box Julia!

carole said...

Beautiful box

Genevieve said...

Absolutely gorgeous Julia!

Riet said...

What a beautiful box Julia,I love the papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Helen L said...

fantastic box: I love it! Yes, I think you do have the shabby chic thing down! TFS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a stunning Shabby lil' gift box Julia! Love the framed sentiment & all the pearls!

Nancy said...

Shabby chic may not be your forte (according to you), but you certainly do it well. The box is fabulous in all its sponged glory.

Latisha said...

Beatuiful!!

Pammy said...

Gorgeous box, Julia! Great use of those pearls!

Laurie Marmon said...

This little box is just so cute! Love all the details!

LaurieJ said...

You've done it again, Julia - your box is FAB!! You've definitely nailed down shabby/vintage.

dpkennedy said...

Stunning! Oh Julia, I love it!

Helen said...

This is a totally gorgeous little box Julia - I love every single bit of it!! I think the way you've curled the ribbon through the frame looks so elegant - such a beautiful project!!

Janet said...

Gorgeous...just gorgeous!

Monique said...

So adorable and elegant... Love it!!

Belinda said...

Oh how lovely! Love the way you cut the middle of the frame out and the fab pearls and the ribbon! FABULOUS!

Bonnie McLain said...

Julia, I think you have this Shabby chic thing down 100% plus... this is magnificently created... and also the details are perfectly appointed.. lovely box... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Cammie said...

Shabby chic style not your forte-could have fooled me this is shabby/vintage perfection!

Tracey Cuccia said...

What a fun little box!! Love the warmth it emits...Shabby embraced! Beautifully done

Pat (mspfd) said...

You nailed the shabby chic look, Julia! Exquisite box. Love how you intertwined the ribbon.

Charmaine Stack said...

Julia, I love how you so often do a non-card treat and you take the humblest things and make them drop-dead gorgeous. This shabby chic vintage box is a fine example.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Julia, your little box is divine! You nailed the shabby chic look! I especially love the way you cut out the inside of Labels 10.

Hugs,
Lisa

Antje said...

Julia, your box is sooo wonderful - great idea, to make a box, with the lace and the colours - wonderful!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty shabby box Julia. Love the papers, the sponging, the great tag! :o)

Ren-Yi said...

i love love the distressing of the pattern paper. what a fun cheery color combo. this is absolutely darling gift! and your use of the frame is perfect.

Nancy said...

Love your shabby chic box...gorgeous.

Heidi said...

It's a beautiful box Julia!! I think you have that Shabby Chic thing perfected!

Pam said...

I think you do shabby chic very well. Beautiful box.

velta said...

Gorgeous...shabby chic...and more...Julia...your inspiration rises every time I visit...Thanks for sharing :)

Vera said...

Love the open Very Vintage Labels No. 10 frame! What a gorgeous shabby chic box!

Anne said...

I think it's AMAZING!! Awesome Julia!!

Joanne Travis said...

I couldn't stop staring at this beautiful piece of artwork! Really fabulous and I love the vintage, romantic feel.

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! So stunning, elegant and just beautiful!! I love it!!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Hi, Julia! I'm waltzing slowly this month, as you can tell. Any hoo...I really love these little projects you put together. The ribbon, flower, stripes, it's all so adorable!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my, Julia....you do shabby beautifully!!!!! Love the stamps you used, colors, details, and your silk ribbon is the icing on the cupcake!!!!!

Peggy said...

You definitely nailed the shabby chic and the colors are perfect! Wonderful wonderful creation!