Sunday, September 29, 2013

My First Ever Shabby Chic Layout...!!!

Hello....Happy Sunday....!! Hope You all are doing grt...:) well today i m quite happy n excited as i made my first ever Layout n thats in Shabby style.....not as much perfect but still i m happy with the outcome ...coz nor i m soo much skilled niether i hv a grt collection of with limited supplies n skills the outcome is satisfactory for me....!! i hope you guys will surely give me your true feedback abt this LO...!! Actually i made this for my Sister to gift on her birthday which is coming in Oct...!! and she want to place the snap of her choice so i only place the photo mat n not the photo...!!
Note :- Picture heavy post....pls do bear my first attempt ...!! :) :)

Actually wen i started thinking abt making of this LO..the first thing came into my mind is for its base...and i choose the old hard file cover to use as my base...the actual size of this LO is 14x14''...not the standard one....:) then i put a white sheet on it then using my DI inks covered it completely to make a BG...then used corner stencils n DI again in all 4 corners....!! did some doodling on all around the boarders.....!! After this i used my DI, handmade stencils n texture paste for the BG's (Brick wall N Diamonds stencil) ...then put the crochet lace (RAK by Hussena) , Sticker Boarder (from 12x12 PP pad) n that copper like boarder is from old wedding invite...!!
then placed the Doily n back sheet of Itsy bitsy packaging as photo mat....hahaha much of upcyling...n also i hv added the lining from inside of a envelope under the photo mat...hope u can see that in pic...:) also sparyed some DI using tooth brush ...!!

Back side of LO...!!

Now for  embellishing it i used my purely hand-cut n handmade flowers punches n no dies.....only me n my scissors...used the clock sticker(from 12x12 PP pad), butterflies  Calla lilies are from Rainbow Craftykary, Pearl Strings n MDF bird cage (From Itsy Bitsy), Banners are made from the scarp pieces of Pattern papers which i hoard always and the swirls n green leaves are also hand cut n make swirls i used the die-cut as a template which i got as RAK from Devika.....Thicker alphas are from Imaginations and all flower are colored with my DI bought from Crafters Corner and rest supplies are from my stash....!! aslo added a hint of glitter on flowers which is not seen n the pics..!!

Some more detailed clicks :- 

For any detail u can drop a msg in the comment form...i ll be happy to answer...!!
Thanks n hugs...

Linking It to :-
1. Color Conceptions Challenge # 4 : Spread Your Wings With Distress Inks. (used Peeled Paint , Broken China, Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar DI & Momento Rich Cocoa, Rose Bud n Angel Pink)
2. DCAM Challenge#2 : Shabby-Is-Chic
3. Lessology Challenge # 29 Birthday Party (Gifting it My younger Sis on her B'day)
4.Crafters Corner Challenge # 12 : 3-2-1 ( Used more than 3 Embellishes/ More than 2 PP used to make banners/ one sentiment "You & Me")
5. The Itsy Bitsy Pretty With 'P' Challenge ( Used 9 'P's - Pattern Paper, Pearls, Pollen, Pink, Peach, Paper Flowers, Posy,Photo mat)


  1. Beautiful Layout , ThanQ so much for playing along with us DCAM CHALLENGE #2 SHABBY IS CHIC!

  2. Beautiful One Shalu...The flowers are so cute...Great work..Loved it..

  3. Thats gorgeous especially the flowers , you have used so many textures ... Beautiful work ...Thank you so much for playing along with us DCAM CHALLENGE #2 SHABBY IS CHIC!

  4. Looks absolutely beautiful ..such a lot of work and such a stunner ! Your sister is sure to treasure it forever!!
    Dr Sonia
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  5. This is just WOW!!! Loved the blooms!!! ThanQ so much for playing along with us DCAM CHALLENGE #2 SHABBY IS CHIC!

  6. WOW Shalu very pretty................your sis will surely love this.

  7. Hey Shalu Happy to see your First Shabby LO and I mus tell You have done a fabulous job..with what ever supplies you have !! I loved the handmade blooms ..specially the pink and yellow ones are just awesome !!

  8. OMG .. This is super cute and awesome . very pretty blooms
    Thank you so much for joining us at DCAM Challenge #2 SHABBY IS CHIC

  9. pretty layout shalu, the flowers are very beautiful

  10. Wow. This is really pretty! An excellent piece for your very first are a natural! Love your attention to details! What a fabulous birthday pressie for your sister!

    Thanks so much for joining us at LESSology!

  11. Wow...Such a shabby chic LO and for first time...its just WOWWW... Love it a lot!!! Shalu

  12. Super cool, you rocked it! Thanks for playing with us at LESSology!

    Hugs from NY


  13. wonderul flowers shalu.... loved it. n thanks for showing the steps. going to sometime take this bold step.. beautiful

  14. Lovely work Shalu! So pretty and so elaborate! Well done! Thanks so much for playing along ItsyBitsy's Pretty P Challenge. All the very best!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

  15. This is absolutely Stunning!... Great birthday present for your sister! Thank you for joining us over @LESSology!... hugs...x

  16. Gorgeous layout, you have done good job with your first shabby chic project! loved your handmade flowers :)

  17. Gorgeous! LOVING the flowers!! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!

  18. Congrats! shalu top 3 in lessology birthday party challenge..

  19. Such a pretty layout. Hard work shows.
    Thanks for playing along Spread your wings with distress inks at..


Love to See ur suggestions & Appreciations as well....Thanks for Stopping By...!! Shalu.