Saturday, March 20, 2010

Shabby Chic ~

My Sketch World is having a contest this month to create a "shabby chic" lo. You use Lucy Chesna's sketch and upload to the MSW gallery & forum. The winner will receive a twenty dollar gift certificate to Citrus Tree Studio. How cool, right?

Since I bought a scanner, I can now scan old photos...and honestly, I am loving it. For this lo, I used a photo of my mother on her wedding day - October 30, 1954. Since my parents were married in the fall, I went with a Prima pp that had fall colors. My mom's favorite color is green - so I thought this pp was perfect.


The big chip parenthesis is by gcd studios, as is the butterfly. I used Tim Holtz crackle paint on the butterfly and then sprayed it w/glimmer mist. My friend Julie Ann had the cream colored crepe paper in her stash and she let me borrow some to layer under the parenthesis. I then used my scalloped edge scissors on the crepe paper. {I love how that turned out.}
The other chip pieces, flowers & pearl bling are by Prima.
The buttons are vintage.
Looking forward to showing this lo to my mom. Thanks for lookin'.
Hope you're having a nice week-end!


mustangkayla said...

Such a beautiful layout Patti! Fantastic picture too! Your mom is going to LOVE it!

Melonie said...

Beautiful LO Patti! What an awesome picture to have of your Mom. Hope you had fun cropping!

Rbarakat said...

Absoloutely gorgeous Patti - she is beautiful!

Vicki said...

Patti, this LO is stunning! What a great photo too.

Marti said...

Patti this LO is beautiful!!! You did an amazing job!!! I love all the little details here and there, turned out great!!! Your mom looks gorgeous!!

pamala said...

Gorgeous!!! Love it, the texture is amazing, and the colors are fabulous.
Thank you for posting on my blog during the Zutter Zisters Blog Hop. :)

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Did you win?!!!!!!!!!!