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!!!
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Wow!! This is absolutely stunning Jacque!! Please send some of your gorgeous weather to England!!
Hugs Hazel xx
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,
Elegant and beautiful Jacqui. So very pretty.
Wow!! It is sooo beautiful!
what a super pretty card, so elegant, the color combo is superrrrrrrrrrr
This is stunning ♥♥
Beautiful Jacques I love pink and black, very sophisticated.
wow!! it's so beautiful jacques. i love your colourcombo!!
wish you a lovely day. hugs, tess.
Love your card Jacque, so elegant. And how unusual, a card by you without a coloured image. Hugs, Frea
Wow, this is really gorgeous, love the colors.
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
So pretty Jacque! I love all of the details and the beautiful colours :)
Really gorgeous project, Jacque!
This is so pretty...
Beautiful and elegant, absolutely gorgeous!!
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!
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!!
Maravilho!!! Que harmonia perfeita!!! Super delicado!!!
This is so wonderful 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!
So beautiful. Love it all!
Wow, wow, wow Jacque, this is stunning!
What a gorgeous, feminine frame Jacque!
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 ☺
Such a beautiful and elegant car. I love it! Hugs! xx
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. :)
It is sooo beautiful
What an elegant card Jacque. It would make a fabulous wedding card - I love it! Pat x
This is different from your usual creations, but still beautiful.
Wow! This is stunning!
Wow this is very Beautiful!!! Great work!!!
WOW....this is quite phenomenal, Jacque! Very elegant with the loveliest elements. You are an incredibly creative artist!
Finally got some time to pop and do some blog hopping. This is so gorgeous. Love all the embellishments. Stunning.
This is so gorgeous!! Beautiful details.
oh wie schön, sehr edel.
alles liebe und gute weiterhin
W O N D E R F U L !!!!
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