Saturday, 23 January 2010

Shabby chic chintz

One of the very first things that drew me to Cornish Heritage Farms was the range of background stamps. I may have a phobia of patterned paper but give me a background stamp and I'm happy. Nope, makes no sense to me either!

I've gone shabby chic with this latest release, Vintage Chintz. I decided to play up the fabric connection by using the faux linen technique. This is an easy way to add texture and variation to a stamped piece - just stamp on glossy cardstock and then use sandpaper first vertically and then horizontally to create the linen "weave". Sponge on a lighter ink colour to provide extra variation and interest.

Of course the fashionista ladies seemed like a perfect choice for a fabric-inspired piece! I love this sophisticated pair.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Vintage Chintz Backgrounder (releasing Friday 29th January)
Haute Couture (All Things Considered line)

Paper:
Glossy cardstock by Ranger
Simply Smooth Vanilla (CHF)

Ink:
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso, Latte)

Other:
Copic markers
Nestabilities by Spellbinder (Labels Four)
Paper flowers
Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels (Coffee Shop)
Glitter and velvet brads (Making Memories)
Vintage lace

Hope you're having a great weekend, thanks for taking the time to stop by!

14 comments:

Gez said...

Superb background Joanne. Looks like real fabric! Your ladies are perfect for your project. Fab colours.xx

Janice said...

Just my kind of card Joanne. Love those ladies.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just GORGEOUS Joanne! Your background is awesome and layout with ladies /// PERFECT!!!

Hazel said...

Love the technique, Joanne - super result- you are so talented x

June said...

gorgeous work on this and what a fabulous background
hugs June xxxx

Hels said...

love that chintz! the card is goregeous hun...loving those colours x

Karen said...

this is amazing!!! Love the backgrounds & the ladies look so elegant! XXX

Ellen said...

beautiful background,just the perfect colours , it reminds me of
my grandmothers house.
those ladies seem so at home on that card.

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful ... that background really is quite something!

Kathy said...

Love the way you've got so much texture into your background, and the "flapper girls" stamp is fab

Carol said...

totally gorgeous Joanne - really love that background you've created...lovely image too xx

Marcy said...

Love this shabby chic card, Joanne! The background is gorgeous, and the embellies are perfect with the image - very fashionable!

Melisa Waldorf said...

OH WOW!! THis is wonderul!! I love that set. I have some CHF stamps, but had not seen this one! I love it.

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