The idea to try a weathered, shabby chic effect came about when I was contemplating how I could use the lovely colours in Pals Paper Arts challenge this week - inspiration comes from the oddest of memories,.... I had a flash back of a weather wooden seat.
I've used a base of Very Vanilla, I stamped the ink off of the Gorgeous Grunge and randomly stamped, then I stamped over with Hardwood using Crumb Cake and sponged the edges.
Now I had this lovely background, I incorporated the lay out from CAS(E) this sketch
I knew I wanted to have a butterfly as a feature - Butterfly Basics bundle is great, 3 framelits to choose from, and keeping with the weathered look I incorporated another of the stamps from this bundle to create the another background layer - I love the subtle effect of the "chicken wire/honeycomb stamp, works perfect for this shabby chic project.
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