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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Attempt at Shabby Chic..............

Hi, it has not been the best of days for me, nope..........decided to wash the paintwork on all the doors and by mistake I picked up the spray kitchen cleaner which contains strong bleach and squirted my first door........result horrendous streaks........this will teach me to wear my specs........so tomorrow have got to bleach the whole door so it all matches........am not a happy bunny..........

Yesterday I altered this thick wooden Heart which was bought from Wilkinsons in their sale for 25 pence......great bargain and wanted to try the Shabby Chic style with it, not my usual style at all.


First the heart was painted with Gesso then layered some lace and another coat of Gesso.  The flowers were created from Watercolour paper, you guessed it......Gesso applied, Distress Inks and then coated with Viva Croco Crackling White.  Little roses added to the centres.  The words are stamps used from the 'Floriculture Plate' by Rogue Redhead Designs.

Oh blow it, forgot to put the pearls on.  Told you it wasn't my day.............. am entering this into the Unruly Paper Arts Challenge of Faux Flowers.

Think I had better have a lie down in the hope that things will get better.............lol    Thank you for visiting me and take care of yourselves.  Hugs Annette x

56 comments:

Rita said...

I love your Shabby Chic Heart. It really is stunning Annette. Hugs Rita xx

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully shabby and what a bargain.
Hugs {brenda} x0x

Annette said...

You are to funny, love the heart and the whole process you did to make it. Hugs and tomorrow will be a better day. xoxoxoxox
sorry about the bleach and the door. Maybe it was a "happy" mistake? maybe?

Fuchsia said...

I Love Shabby chic Netty and think you have done a grand job and I love it !
had to chuckle about the door I have done that LOL x

Valerie-Jael said...

This is gorgeous Netty! I made my coffee yesterday morning without putting fresh coffee in, just had the dregs from the day before - yuck! Shit happens!
Hugs, Valerie

Laurie said...

oh netty your creation is beautiful, sorry about the bleach, that's a shame, but we all do it, have a wonderful day, I really love this heart, the colors are so soft,

Paula Whittaker said...

well it might not be the look you usually do but you've achieved the shabby chic look beautifully!

Doreen said...

Oh this is stunning...soooo pretty.xxx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This is gorgeous! I love it!

Paper Profusion said...

Oh you poor lamb! Hope the day has improved since your post. Your heart is absolutely delectable! Nicola x

Joanna said...

I love it too :)

Crafting Queen said...

Hope you have a better day tomorrow. Such a lovely creation. :)

Shar said...

Stunning as always! Love the soft colours. I even think I recognize that sentiment :) Thanks for questing with us over at UPA!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is lovely, Netty! I often do that with mistaking a product. I keep doing it with my Cosmic Shimmer glue and that Pearl stuff they do and then wonder why things aren't sticking,

Lucy x

Faye said...

Shabby chic looks good! Your heart and flowers are perfect for our upcoming Mother's Day. I think yours is a different time.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a bargain and your heart looks gorgeous, love the texture and the delicate colour. Tracy x

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful Annette, I love the heart and the flowers too! ~Diane

Daniele said...

what a fabbie shabby chic heart
hugs

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great heart...so elegant and soft toned Netty!
Very creative.

kind regards, Alie :-)

Karin said...

A beautiful heart! Love the flowers!
Groetjes karin

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Beautiful!! I LOVE your watercolor paper flowers. Such a neat shape to them.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous alteration, love the shabby chic look.
Yvonne x

Michelle Webb said...

What a brilliant idea Annette. I love it, will have to try that. Love the colour too. Michelle x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Annette, too bad about that door, - loving the heart though, looks fab!

butterfly said...

Oh dear, I do hope tomorrow treats you better! I think a bleached door might look very good in the long run... Your shabby chic heart is certainly delicious - love all the gesso!! Such a pretty make.
Alison x

Linda R said...

You make me smile my friend. Spraying the door with bleach sounds like a trick I would do. LOL.. Your shabby heart looks fabulous. I just love those flowers..

Hugs~

Patti J said...

Oh Netty, this is quite lovely! I think shabby chic IS your thing! Beautiful project, my friend! Good luck with your door!

inkypinkycraft said...

this is beautiful! trace x hugs x

Jane Wetzel said...

love your sweet heart..your door situation sounds like something I would do for sure lol

Mrs.B said...

Oh Netty this is gorgeous, love the lace backing.
Hope you're having a better day.
Avril xx

Gloria in CA said...

This is awesome Netty. Sounds like a bad day but hey, look what you did. Great work. You rock!

Ayala Art said...

Sorry about your door but the heart turned out beautiful! So lovely!

coops said...

wow this is stunning netty. gorgeous delicate colours and I love you beautiful flowers :D

xx coops xx

Maggie said...

Love your shabby chic hanging Netty
bargin!!

MaggieH

June Macfarlane said...

It looks amazing and shabby chic suits you, you do it well.
hugs June xxx

Terry said...

Netty, what an elegant heart you have! Love the lace and you can always add the pearls! Hope your day and weekend will be wonderful! Hugs!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous piece of art and I think you captured the shabby chic look quite well!! Very well!!! Perfectly well!! Sorry about your "bleached" door. That's a real bummer when you have to go back in and do the whole door again. I hope you do some more shabby chic work - we need to see more!!!!
Sandy

Nan G said...

Gorgeous shabby heart! Love the lace under the gesso. Hope your snooze helped the rest of the day go better. :) Hugs from FL.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very beautiful shabby chic heart Netty, sorry about the bleach and the door, hope you're having a better day today.

Love
Maarit

Carol Q said...

yep, definitely a beautiful piece of creativity Netty.

Shirley Chillman said...

Hi Netty haven't been around for a while and wow what I have missed. This piece is adorable so delicate and elegant looking. Definitely not your usual style but it works just stunningly, I love it especially those flowers.

Hugs Shirley x x

Ephemera said...

Hi Netty, I always seem to have days like that. Adorable altered heart love those lush textures and beautiful flowers. xx

Dawn said...

Wonderful Shabby Chic, A very accomplished attempt I'd say lol Dxx

kay said...

It's gorgeous Nettie, hope you got the door sorted ok x

Sue said...

This is beautiful Netty, and what a bargain, I hope your day got better lol xx

Auroran Lauriel said...

aw, man. Bleach? :( I'm sorry about that. I hope that whatever you put on the door (after bleaching the rest of it) will be satisfying.

I love the heart and the flowers are beautiful. I love the idea of sculpting with watercolor paper. The texture you achieved is beautiful. :)

I hope the nap helped improve your day.

Auroran Lauriel said...

aw, man. Bleach? :( I'm sorry about that. I hope that whatever you put on the door (after bleaching the rest of it) will be satisfying.

I love the heart and the flowers are beautiful. I love the idea of sculpting with watercolor paper. The texture you achieved is beautiful. :)

I hope the nap helped improve your day.

Candy C said...

Netty...I really like your cheapy wooden heart that you've made into such a lovely shabby chic creation. It's awesome! <3 Candy

Kristin said...

Oh no! Boo. Bad cleaner!!
BUT your shabby chic is gorgeous! I love myself some Gesso too - and it worked so well for this project.
(And I loved your color answer - yes! - we can always change our stripes tomorrow ;) xoxo

hazel said...

A beautiful shabby chic heart - the flowers are gorgeous.
xxx Hazel.

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Annette, Fabulous and totally shabby chic, what a bargain too!! I have missed so much on your blog and you have been so busy. I just spent a good few moments just trying to catch up :D Well Done You !!! hugs Gayxx

Marjie Kemper said...

It looks so lovely... love the texture. Sorry about the door!

Gloria said...

This is so beautiful Annette. I love these crafty things you do which are so well done they are actually "fine art"!

clare said...

so pretty. thanks for joining the RAQ at Unruly Paper Arts.

Andrea C said...

LOVE it x

Michele said...

so very pretty! xo