Sunday, 4 June 2017

CD Sunday - Shabby Chic - chosen by Meg

In the past I have always found the concept of 'Shabby Chic' cards difficult to grasp.  What is 'chic'?
One definition is - elegantly and stylishly fashionable. So how do you make it 'shabby' as well?
Difficult one but I have had a go.
I got carried away with the central image and some papers I found - some of which I tore to add the shabby bit.  Then I added a couple of manly looking die cuts to match the man on the bicycle. All was looking good until I realised that nothing had come from a CD.  Silly whatsit I thought . You are making this for CD Sunday. Then I remembered that Ooh La La have some great ribbons and bows on some of their CD's so that is where I went -  and found some on their Yesterday's Memories CD.
So I have proved that if I can then anyone can do Shabby Chic and that we mean it when we say that the smallest item from a CD counts. It doesn't all have to be from a CD.

Looking forward to seeing lots of Shabby Chic.



  1. love your card Carol, the papers and image work so well together, I thought the bow was made from ribbon and had to look again when I read it was from a Cd

  2. I love your card, it's full of fun and an age long gone.
    This challenge certainly took me out of my comfort zone too, and I think you did a great job with this card

  3. This is a great card Carol. I love the layout and your choice of dies. This is a topic I'm not familiar with either.

    Jo x

  4. Brilliant interpretation and I love the colours.
    Jocelyn x