Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tag Tuesday Challenge #19 - SHABBY CHIC

I love tags. They are my favorite medium to create! I recently came across Kard Krazy's blog that issues a Tag challenge every Tuesday. Today's challenge SHABBY CHIC. Shabby Chic means lots of things to lots of people -- to me it's an "aged" collage. Last night I had created the "watercolor" flower background working on another project (I used Tim Holtz's technique.) I had a flowery section left over and that became my jumping off point. The great thing about collage is that you can use up the scraps you have laying around on your desk. The fairy girl was a gift with purchase from one of my favorite ephemera sellers. The sentiment was stamped from La Jardin set by Oxford Impresions. A little layering, a little distressing with Shabby Shutters ink - and VOILA!

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous NATURE'S MOMENTS, Oxford Impressions LA JARDIN
Paper: tag, watercolor paper
Ink: Distress Ink: Shabby Shutter, Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord
Accessories: ephemera, Prima flowers, pearls, and ribbon
Technique: Wet watercolor

Other news!

1) I dressed up the blog for Halloween? What do you think? :D

2) I was asked by my good friend, Kelly, to fill in on her Design Team since one of her ladies had to drop early. So be looking for future posting for
KL Stampin and Scrapin's blog!!


  1. Deb, I LOVE your tag...those wings are fabulous.
    Glad you found my Tuesday challenge.
    And I was going to comment that I liked your
    Halloween look on your blog very much:)

  2. Now this is what I imagine when I think of shabby chic -- it's awesome! I admire your layering; these are each wonderful embellishments which you pull together in such a cohesive scene, never too much. Beautiful punch of color on that flower!

    Love the Halloween blog; I should dress up mine, too. And congrats on the guest DT position!!

  3. Love the look here! This tag is so cool... :)

  4. FUN Shabby chic collage. Love alll your layers and congrats on your DT spot!

  5. oh that is so much fun! love the saying. love the wings. love the background. everything!
    and i like the halloween theme on your blog.

  6. Oh wow this is really beautiful.
    Lovely Tag.

  7. I think this definitely looks like "shabby chic." Love that little girl image, and your colors, very cool! :)

    I also love your Halloween-y look, and Woohoo, your friend Kelly is THRILLED to have you as part of the team, too!! Hugs, Kel

  8. Love your mix of elements on this shabby, chic tag!

  9. GORGEOUS tag, Deb! Love this! Beautiful combination of all the elements!

  10. OH my goodness! That is awesome! Lots and lots of details, work and thought went into that. Love the colors and how they are so balanced - great tag Deb!

  11. Oh wow, this is BEAUTIFUL!! :) I saw some of these on Jessica's blog. LOVE the idea for them, and you ladies ROCK these babies. Sooo gorgeous with all those details :)