Monday, July 9, 2012

Shabby Chic at Wild Orchid Challenge



Welcome to Monday and to the start of what I hope is a fabulous week for everyone!! I am thinking that our oppressive heat is dissipating and maybe we will have a little bit cooler weather and a bit of liquid sunshine! I hope that no matter where you are, that the weather is wonderful and that you are enjoying your summer!

Today is the first day of the new challenge at Wild Orchid Challenge and we have been asked to use SHABBY CHIC as our theme. I have difficulty with that theme so I am hoping that my project will fit within that idea!! Please come on over and join in with us as you can be assured that there will be a magnificent surprise from Wild Orchid Crafts, as always! We would love to see your interpretation of the theme this week!!!

For my project I decorated a MS black fabric covered shadowbox measuring 8.75" X 1.5" X 11.25" (22.2cm X 3.8cm X 28.6cm) just to give you an idea of the size. Every single embellishment I used is from the marvelous shop at Wild Orchid Crafts!! First I encircled the entire top rim of the box with Flat Back White Pearl String. At the top of the box I used White Pearl String for the swag anchored with double flat bows made with 1" Pale Pink Silk Ribbon. The lower left corner floral treatment, resting on a base of white Guipure Lace is made with 1 1/3" Trellis Roses, 1" Open Roses, 5/8" Open Roses, Pale Pink Poppies, 3/8" Open Roses, double flat bows made with Satin Ribbon, and Baby Pink Crown Pins.

For the inside of the shadowbox I used a Venise Lace Square Frame turned on its edge with a Venise Lace Heart and a Beautiful Lady Cameo topped with another double flat bow made with Satin Ribbon.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join in with us at the Wild Orchid Challenge this week!!!

Thank you so much for coming by and I hope you will want to come by often!! Until the next time, I send big hugs to each of you!!!

38 comments:

kbrandy4 said...

Wow!! This is absolutely stunning Jacque!! Please send some of your gorgeous weather to England!!
Hugs Hazel xx

Geri Urumova said...

Wow, wow, wow! It is sooo beautiful. It is nice to see a different style form yours performed is this elegant manner :-)
Have a nice day,
Geru

Craftyanny said...

Elegant and beautiful Jacqui. So very pretty.
Anne x

Герцогиня said...

Wow!! It is sooo beautiful!

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
what a super pretty card, so elegant, the color combo is superrrrrrrrrrr
hugs angelique

Maria Therese said...

This is stunning ♥♥

Wendy Thompson said...

Beautiful Jacques I love pink and black, very sophisticated.

Tess Ekwall said...

wow!! it's so beautiful jacques. i love your colourcombo!!
wish you a lovely day. hugs, tess.

Frea said...

Love your card Jacque, so elegant. And how unusual, a card by you without a coloured image. Hugs, Frea

Babette said...

Wow, this is really gorgeous, love the colors.
Hugs,
Babette

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your usual makes have a very distinct Jacque style which is not in evidence here. I would never have guessed that you had made it but it is just as beautiful as all your creations and I hope you had lots of fun doing something so different and so lovely! Hugs, Lesley

Alyce said...

So pretty Jacque! I love all of the details and the beautiful colours :)

Carla S. said...

Really gorgeous project, Jacque!

kimmie_35 said...

This is so pretty...
Hugs
Kim
x

Irene said...

Beautiful and elegant, absolutely gorgeous!!

xx Irene

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, The shadowbox is so gorgeous! I love how you have added the pearls around the edges and the floral arrangement is so beautiful!! I also love the lace and cameo that is in the inside of the shadowbox. Everything is so elegant!
Hugs,
Suzan

Jean said...

My goodness Jacque, what's not to love.. your flowers in the corner are just so stunning and the lace and pearls are so amazing.. the cameo in the middle surrounded by lace is perfect.. a dynamic shadowbox.. Perfect for shabby chic!!
Hugs, Jean

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Jacque!!!

Maravilho!!! Que harmonia perfeita!!! Super delicado!!!

Beijos

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Jacque.

Hugs Riet.xx

Traci S. said...

Beautiful Jacque!

I, too, have difficulty with the theme of "Shabby Chic", although your work doesn't show it at all!

I wish there was someone who would define it...is it the same as Vintage? Or is it nice materials but roughed up a bit? Or is it a certain time frame? Anything- Grandma-ish? If you find what qualifies, or what materials are a must, would you please let us know?

Maybe Shabby Chic always has bows and off white-paper or something like that.

I love this piece you did. The lace is beautiful as is the cameo...LOVE CAMEOS! This looks so elegant!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Margaret said...

So beautiful. Love it all!

Sarah said...

Wow, wow, wow Jacque, this is stunning!

Susan said...

What a gorgeous, feminine frame Jacque!

Craftdee said...

I love Shabby Chic but I struggle with it too, the difference is; with me it shows! This is a gorgeous piece, all the details marry so well (love those poppies - oh oh, I feel a purchase coming on, lol) TFS, Donna ☺

cebelica said...

Such a beautiful and elegant car. I love it! Hugs! xx

Auntie Em said...

You don't need to define anything. Just keep doing what you do best...beautiful!!! And this is definitely beautiful. It reminds me of the neckline of a brides dress with the strand of pearls and cameo. Gorgeous!

I have been working on Christmas cards in the heat and playing Christmas music. No rush or time lines, just enjoying the process. :)

detenish said...

It is sooo beautiful

Candy said...

AWESOME!!
Hugs, Candy

nannapat said...

What an elegant card Jacque. It would make a fabulous wedding card - I love it! Pat x

Leanne said...

This is different from your usual creations, but still beautiful.

Ani said...

Wow! This is stunning!

Heidi Brawley said...

Wow this is very Beautiful!!! Great work!!!

Christina C. said...

WOW....this is quite phenomenal, Jacque! Very elegant with the loveliest elements. You are an incredibly creative artist!

mags said...

Finally got some time to pop and do some blog hopping. This is so gorgeous. Love all the embellishments. Stunning.
Mags
x

Tonya said...

This is so gorgeous!! Beautiful details.

Meggis-Card-Art said...

halli-hallo,

oh wie schön, sehr edel.
alles liebe und gute weiterhin

glg meggi

sakehanska said...

W O N D E R F U L !!!!
marta

*Jennyfer L* said...

Gorgeous Jacque!