Friday, June 7, 2013

Shabby Chic Book Cover

Since I have joined the challenge over at 1 CAD I decided to put them all in book form.  So I need a cover and SINCE  the Unruly Paper Arts Challenge: Pink and Brown Shabby Chic is this month I have created this cover for my book.  A wash of pink and white acrylic paint over a brown crackle finish gave me the base background.  Then using Rogue Redhead Design Stamps (WHO IS HAVING A GREAT SALE RIGHT NOW) and brown ink I added the second layer, Then came the images from Recollections and Stampers Anonymous in StazOn Timber Brown.  I added some white TH tattered flowers with pink rhinestone flowers in the centers,  and adding a few to the dress form from Recollections.  A pieces of white lace at the bottom with pink rhinestones for centers. clear rhinestones on the Stampers Anonymous image. The last piece was a small chip board flourish that received a coat of paint, Timber Brown ink and hand written title.  At the end of July, when the challenge is over I will bind everything together.  
So now I am off to get a short walk in before the temperature climbs past 80F.  Supposed to be 102 F today and climbing to 109F tomorrow.......looks like summer has finally gotten here! 
Inky Hugs


  1. How incredibly perfect! Wonderful for the UPA RAQ.

  2. Love the gorgeous colours on this one,
    Rosie x

  3. Very pretty! Love the composition!

  4. Very good entry. It is more chic than shabby!

  5. I love it. You've made me start thinking about my cover, too. I've already got some that won't lay straight, so mine are a bit more unruly than I'm sure yours will be. But I like that color combination and vintag-y shabby feel you gave the cover.

    BTW, if you are 109F tomorrow, that means that intense heat will hit here on Wednesday. I'm a cool weather gal, so don't want to think of anything that intense yet!

  6. Hi Krisha, what a beautiful cover, so delicate with those soft shades and I love the addition of the white flowers and lace. Hope you're having a good weekend
    Claire xx

  7. Fab cover, lovely lace detail! Good luck in RAQ at Unruly paper arts. X