Monday, September 26, 2011

Peeling away the layers...

  When I saw this inspirational photo at my favorite Shabby Chic Challenge Blog, Let's get ShabbyI fell in love and knew I had to play along...This is the challenge along with the pic...

For our challenge this month, we would like you to be
inspired by the colours
in this gorgeous dinning room

Along with including
Paint and Flowers

Now, unlike others I know (wink, wink), I don't always have a story in my head when I create. This time I base consists of  crepe paper, acrylic white paint used as a wash, patterned paper ( to represent the wallpaper), and some clear embossed paper for a glossier look...more paint, more crepe get the idea...the paper is ripped , wrinkled...everything left shabby, just as you would find in an old house...

Chandelier image and rolled roses...

Nothing represents home more than a child and her kittie; I made the frame with inks, acrylic paint, scratching the paint, then  adding more...This darling is from Crafty Individuals...

This is the back, I added a stretchy lace so hidden treasures may be stashed back we not always find these in an old home?

And the rest is all those Shabbilicious elements we love; roses, lace, beads,buttons, pearls ...

Thanks for peeking....Have a shabbilicious afternoon...xoxoxo


  1. Sublime my dear friend.
    When I view art such as this it touches my heart. I know that sounds insincere but it is said with sincerity. It brings you to a gentle place in your mind.
    The wink wink, I wonder who that might be intended for ROFL.
    Have a wonderful evening.
    I have a date with some Christmas images. Yes, you did hear me groan LOL.

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhh this is so lovely, I adore all you choosen Gisèle, this is absolutly beautiful !!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Get Shabby

  3. just gorgeous love the paint and layers. thanks for playing along with us at shabby.

  4. Oh wow! This is extremely beautiful and I am crazy in love with it! The entire piece feels like the roses on that table, soft and beautiful with a wonderful texture and romantic feeling.

  5. This piece is so perfect & beautiful Gisele! I love it! x

  6. oh, i found that pic on pinterest--i LOVE it! you've created a beautiful piece so perfect for the pic!

  7. oh I could just jump in this soft comfy blog and melt...pull out my crayons, lace and play...I love LOVE YOUR BLOG!!

  8. So many beautiful layers and shabby embellishments :) Gorgeous work!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Get Shabby.

  9. Wonderful project! I love your take on that pic, I think you nailed it! So glad you will be able to send some cards off to our soldiers, too! I think it's a little thing to make a big difference. Thanks for popping by my blog :)

  10. Oh WOW, how beautiful Gisele. This is stunning! Thank you SO much for the beautiful post above--that was SO sweet of you. I tried to leave a message on it, but for some reason, blogger wouldn't let me. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for the post AND for being such a sweet, sweet person.

  11. That is so beautiful, filled with shabby goodness, and congrats on being featured (your newest post above), just wanted to let you know that I was unable to comment on that post.

  12. Wow, I really love your shabby project!!!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Shabby!!!

  13. Gorgeous!!!!!
    Love these colors!

  14. So serene and pretty! I love the way you've explained how your've created it too
    Thanks for playing along with shabby

  15. Just gorgeous! Love the paint and layers. Thank you for playing along with us at shabby.

  16. This is just too cute. Love the shabby layers, the cute image as well. Thank for playing along with us over at Let's get shabby.
    Hugs, Anja


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