Saturday, 17 July 2010

TIO 47 Shabby Chic



With feather or without?
This is my offering for Frankie's Tag It On Challenge this week Shabby Chic.
I had great fun creating the background with a mixture of Silkies, distress inks and a black versafine ink pad. The stamps are from the vintage sewing plate by Sam Poole for Creative Expressions, with the exception of the "Vintage Buttons" stamp which arrived in a goodie bag! I used the very gorgeous cosmic shimmer Lapis Black ultra thick embossing crystals for embossing, which are perfect for distressing. The lace is from my local Haberdashery shop in Llandudno, and the Antique Button's, well I collect them!

7 comments:

Christine said...

Gorgeous Elizabeth, love the way you combined Silkies with inks. For me that feather adds a perfect finishing touch.
Christine xx

Jen said...

Love these, the background is fabulous and the lace and buttons the perfect finishing touches.

Jen x

Janet said...

Great tag - the background is great and I just love those mother of pearl buttons.

Janet xx

Dragon said...

What a great set... I think without the feather,personally, but I love the whole effect!!! Fantastically shabby chic dream...
Frankie
xx

Dragon said...

MUST tell you I Lerrrrve your new look blog... am I late in saying??? sorry if so,but just noticed all those lovely splodges of inky stuff!!!
Loads of love and hugs
xx

My name is Toni said...

Elizabeth... this is just wonderful !!!!! I too collect antique buttons but can't seem to get myself to use them...lol... hoarder of buttons I am. Ok, gonna get my box out tonight and do something with them.

Wanda said...

Love it. Personally I think without the feather but it's all down to personal taste. If you like the feather then go with it. Love the lace and those buttons are gorgeous.
Wanda