Monday, May 4, 2015

Shabby Chic May with Vintage Stamping Challenge

Hello Friends!
The first Monday of the month----Time for a new challenge on The Vintage Stamping Challenge Blog!!  The challenge theme for the month of May is:

  Shabby Chic 

Make a project in the Shabby Chic style and link up on the Vintage Stamping Challenge Blog.  Your project must have some stamping.

The challenge is sponsored by: Flonzcraft Stamps.  Flonzcraft is offering a $20 gift certificate!!!

I made a small wall hanging piece using corrugated cardboard as the base.

Materials List
Stamps: Flowers Engraving from Flonzcraft Stamps
Ink: Aged Mahogany and Victorian Velvet Distress inks
CS: Very Vanilla and Blush Blossom from Stampin' Up
Gelli Plate, Acrylic Paint, and Embossing folder to make Background paper 
Tan Ribbon
Pearl Trim- from Hobby Lobby
Vintage crochet piece
Corrugated Cardboard
Lumiere Paint
Old Paper Crackle Paint- Ranger


  • Cut a piece of corrugated cardboard to size and tear the top layer of brown paper off exposing the ridges
  • Paint the cardboard with Lumiere and crackle paints
  • Let dry
  • Add the crochet lace and tie ribbon around cardboard

  • Make the background paper with a Gelli plate/or use a piece of distressed CS
  • Stamp the Flowers Engraving stamp onto Vanilla CS by inking the stamp with both Aged Mahogany and Victorian Velvet inks
  • Tear the CS and distress edges with distress inks

  • Add stamped piece to CS background
  • Add pearl trim
  • Add to cardboard

  •  Add ribbon at top of piece to use for hanging 

I will hang this in my living room--so fun to make decorating pieces from elegant stamps like Flowers Engraving.  Hope you join us with your own Shabby Chic project.   Hope you have a super day!


  1. Gorgeous and shabby but chic! Glad you chose this theme to push me into tackling the style.

  2. I love this Karen very elegant and definitely chic.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  3. This is gorgeous Karen, embellished beautifully.
    Irene xx

  4. This is gorgeous Karen, embellished beautifully.
    Irene xx


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