LLWWC #35 – Shabby Chic

Hello! Today is another day for a Weekly Wednesday La-La Land Challenge. This week is hosted by Irina who asked us to create a Shabby Chic style card. Thank you Irina for the great challenge!

This was not an easy task for me even though I love this Shabby style. But I have never made a card like this… so please bear with me… If I understand correct this style is all about distressing, sponging, lots of layers and warm colors. I started with the papers that I had for a very long time (K&Company). Then I inked up stamp Whiskers Sleeping from La-La Land Crafts. After coloring it, I added some sponging using distress inks. Tried to create an illusion of the sky background, but no luck here… Really admire other craftes’ talents who can do it beautifully.


Anyway here is how my card turned out. Shabby? Chick? I don’t know… But it was my first try. So, for real inspiration please stop at La-La Land blog and have a look at all of the gorgeous cards by DT and Guest DT ladies. We hope that you will join us this week too and show us how Shabby Chick can inspire you. It is always a pleasure to see what you will come up with!

That is all for now. Thank you so much for spending some time with me. I appreciate all your time and attention.

Have a wonderful day,


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27 Responses
  1. Eva says:

    Я тоже не разбираюсь в шебби-шик.Мне кажется,что это стилизация псевдопотёртости,т.е. иллюзии старой вещи.
    Но открытка с котиком,в каком бы стиле не была,очень приятная.Этакий любимец семьи настаждается покоем,чтобы потом поиграть с хозяйкой.

  2. Velta says:

    No way…could there be a cuter image than this!!! La-La Land has really come out with some adorable images…and you, my dear, know what makes them stand out!!! Hope you and yours are doing well Elena!

  3. This is SO adorable, Elena! You are really making some super cute cards w/ this little kitty! I love how you added the pearls in the semi-circle, too! So pretty!

  4. I think you did a wonderful job Elena! I love that sweet kitty image and the way you made the sky behind her and that sweet bird!


  5. Напомнила мне эта веселая открытка один мультик из детства: про Кешу, да помню я, что он попугай, и кот там был такой кабанчиком и рыжий, ага, но с такой же милой мордахой!

  6. Irina says:

    Very CUTE!!! LOVE your coloring and your choices of paper and embellishments!!
    🙂 Irina

  7. Kristine says:

    Hi Elena!! This card is so so CUTE! I just LOVE how you created that li’l outdoor scene with the sky and grass. Perfection! *Ü* Have a great day!

  8. Kerry says:

    Elena, too cute. I think it turns out wonderful, super cute image, and love the dp too. 🙂

  9. Deb Neerman says:

    Absolutely adorable, Elena! Love this sweet image and the fabulous sky and ground that you created. Those l’il pearls are the perfect finishing touch!!

  10. Sparkle says:

    Such a darling card!

  11. Kerri M. says:

    Totally adorable, Elena! I think your sky bg looks fabulous! I’ve never even attempted one myself 🙂 I love your shabby chic creation!

  12. Randi says:

    Absolutely adorable card Elena!! Such a cute image and you colored it so beautifully!!

  13. Ida says:

    Elena, This is so sweet. That kitty is just adorable…he looks like he’s having a nice peaceful dream. Love the little pearls.

  14. Oh this is so adorable. You’ve done a wonderful job, and I love how you’ve placed the pearls around the sentiment circle.

  15. This is a hard challenge, but you did a great job with it!

  16. Jana says:

    Super cute card Elena…love the clouds you did!!

  17. Maria Matter says:

    Elena, you are a wonderful crafter/cardmaker!!! I think your sky is terrific and your card is beautiful! Adorable image too!!
    take care sweetie and enjoy your Sunday!
    Blessings, Maria

  18. Risa says:

    Hello Elena,
    In my mind, your card is fabulous and so cute in every way! You do fantastic work and whether you know it or not, it is YOU that inspires us!!!
    Take care and have a beautiful day!

  19. Rita says:

    Sooooo adorable! I luv the softness of this card Elena, thanks so much for always inspiring me!!!

  20. Janine says:

    Love this Elena!!

  21. Jana says:

    Loved this stamp is adorable!

  22. Awwwww, that’s sweet, Elena! I think your sky turned out just perfect for the fanciful image, and your pretty paper and the bit of distressing looks shabby chic to me! Love the pearls and the sentiment, too!

  23. Maria Matter says:

    Hi Sweetie, just checking in on you! Hope all is well with you and your precious family!

    Happy Mother’s Day hun!
    Hugs & Blessings, Maria

  24. Allison says:

    So sweet Elena…love the clouds and grass to ground that image!

  25. Risa says:

    Hi Elena,
    Just dropping in to say hello and to let you know that you are missed! Take care and I hope that all is well!

  26. нет, Елена, я так не согласна!
    Очень жду новых работ!
    Веди блог, он несет вот мне лично – радость!!!!!!!

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