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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Not too Shabby - Corrosive Challenges





Hi everyone.  I feel like I haven't posted in forever.  I am back from Kentucky, the wedding was lovely and then it happened.  I came home with the Kentucky Plague.  It seems like every time I travel to Kentucky, I get sick.  And when I get sick, it lasts and lasts.  I am finally starting to come out of it and just in time for this post for Corrosive Challenges.  This challenge is called Not too Shabby and it is sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps.  We ask that you make your project a bit Shabby Chic.

Shabby Chic is not really my thing.  I love super bright colors but I gave it a shot and I think it came out pretty good.  My good friend Regan always pics out everything first before even coloring her image.  Not me.  I usually color first and figure it all out later.  But since I wasn't feeling my best, I thought I would give Regan's method a try.  It worked for me once in the past too.  I think she is definitely on to something because I was able to get this done a lot faster than I normally do.  Come to think of it, I even colored it a lot faster.  I guess there is something to be said for having a plan.  This may change the way I craft.  I even used seam binding for the first time.  I borrowed that little idea from Kathy.  I also stained it a little with some ink.

There is one thing I need to work on.  I feel like instead of being Shabby Chic, this looks a little dirty instead of shabby.  I will get the hang of it though.  Please head over to Corrosive Challenges and see what the rest of the design team has done for your inspiration.  



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13 comments:

Kate said...

Your card is adorable wouldn't have know you are sick when you created this card. I hope you feel better my friend.

Hugs,
Kate

Regan said...

Oh, Rebecca, she's adorable! And I'm glad you liked my method of crafting! lol Love the rounded corners and the sweet flowers! Plus your coloring is superb, of course! :) Hope you're feeling better soon!
{hugs}
Regan

Robin said...

She is sooooo CUTE! I love how you colored her, especially her hair. The papers and flowers are are really lovely. Hope you get over that plague soon.

I Don't Do Straight said...

She is sooo cute! Gorgeous card Rebecca...... love the dp's :)

mags said...

Gorgeous card Rebecca. The image is lovely and coloured beautifully. Love the backing papers, the rounded corners and the distressing. Great job. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Mags
x

Linda Palmer said...

I love your coloring on her jeans. Darling card and beautiful coloring and design.

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Jasmine said...

I think it is wonderfully shabby, not dirty looking at all. I've stolen Regan's technique lately too, and it does seem to help. Your coloring is still amazing as always. Hope you're feeling better!

Rhonda Sue said...

I think your card is great. I love it. Sorry we sent you home with germs again.

Kathy said...

This is gorgeous Rebecca. You rocked the shabby style. Your coloring is amazing, and I love the seambinding and flowers, beautiful!

Hope you are on the mend, you've really had that KY plague bad! I better stay away from KY!

Cathy said...

Oh this is really cute. The colors of the papers are perfectly matched with her shirt. You colored this perfectly.

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous work on this fabulous card. I just love your colouring, super!

Elaine said...

Crafting even when you are feeling poorly , well you have made a fabulous card Rebecca well done Hugs Elaine