Monday, 30 January 2017

Shabby Love Banner by DT Member Goldie

Hi everyone Goldie here. It's my turn on the blog today. It's a happy and sad day for me because I'm happy to share my 2nd design team project for the month of January, but it's sad also because it has come to the end of my term for Shabby Is Chic Boutique. Before I share the details of my project I want to give a huge thank you to Amy for asking me to be one of her designers. It's been a wonderful time and I've learned to "let" myself craft outside my comfort zone. (Lol! Yes "let" myself.) Again, thank you Amy Love! Hugs to you always girlfriend!
On to my project. Alrighty then, what I have for you this time is a cute little shabby heart "LOVE" banner. As always I used loads of Shabby Is Chic Boutique laces trims and embellishments as well as bling. Some from all of my design team kits and some from my personal Shabby Is Chic Boutique stash. (The struggle is real ladies, I really do have 2 specifically designated areas in my craft room where I store my SCB items.) I did also use a few other items from my craft stash to make this project. 


I started by cutting 2 heart shape layers of muslin for each heart. I added a layer of quilt batting in between for extra fullness as well as stability. These layers were all adhered with a small amount of hot glue, leaving only the top portion of each heart open to facilitate hanging. Next I used layer of flat lace from my stash, I spritzed this with homemade pink with gold glimmer spray to add a pop of color behind Amy's adorable SCB crochet heart doilies. Next, I used Fabri-Tac to adhere a bit of vintage lace to the back of each heart doily. After deciding exactly where I wanted the doilies to rest on the muslin, I added layers of luscious dangle trims from Shabby Is Chic Boutique, I offset each layer to add to the illusion of "fullness". Next, I adhered the crochet doilies to now be-dangled muslin hearts. My project was really beginning to take shape.
At this point I have four muslin hearts with dangles, pretty pink background behind crochet doilies...I think to myself- "Nice, now for the fun part". I knew I needed bows. I wanted bling (umm, duh Goldie lol). I wanted butterflies. And I knew one way or another I had to incorporate the beautiful Wooden Landmark Buttons from SCB. These buttons have amazing graphics. So this is how this pretty shabby travel inspired "Love" banner came to a conclusion. Using hot glue I edged the crochet doilies with 4mm light pink flat back pearl trim. Then I tied a knot in each button center with pink and white striped bakers twine then glued it in the center of a cream colored chiffon shabby rosette from my stash. I also added a tiny rhinestone to each button for sparkle. Next I made a small pink seam binding double bow for each heart and attached at the bottom with hot glue. Next I added letters to spell out "LOVE". These are gold glitter foam stickers from my stash. I've had these for so long I have no idea where they came from. From here I moved on to the butterfly sections.
Each butterfly section is exactly the same. I used a piece of Shabby Is Chic Boutique dangle lace. I added a tiny pink rhinestone from my stash to the end of each point. I gave each SCB butterfly applique a spritz with that same homemade glimmer spray for a color pop then added a gorgeous SCB Pearl and Rhinestone bling piece. I also used a jump ring to dangle a Silver Heart Charm also from SCB. Lastly I added 2 tiny rhinestones to the tip of each antenna for even more sparkle!
From here I'm trying desperately to decide how this beauty is going to hang. In my search through what is now craft room chaos, I have discovered that I am seriously low on several key items to any craft stash due to over use - no jute, where did all that ribbon go? There's no way I'm using THAT color! I have other plans for that piece of lace! Man, I really did think I had more lace than this!? I don't want to go out right now, besides that the store is closed! Wow, how did I get here? Lol!! Okay, so after all of that, I decided to use a strand of soft cream colored pearls. I used Fabri-Tac and hot glue to encase the pearls between the back layer of muslin and the quilt batting to keep the "lump" towards the back side away from the decorations on the front. For the butterfly sections I glued the pearl strand between the butterfly and the dangle lace. It is barely noticeable on the back. I like that.

For a finishing touch, I added tiny acrylic flowers in pink, white and cream to the end of every dangle on each heart. I then used a dot of Glossy Accents to add a tiny rhinestone to every single acrylic flower. Lastly, I added a tiny cream colored acrylic flower and a pink rhinestone to each seam binding bow. I do love how this banner came out, it really does hang nicely but I can say if I had to do it over again I would change only one thing, and that would be hanging direction. I do believe for my available space this would be better if it hung vertically instead of horizontally. As it stands currently, horizontally it is and horizontally it will stay. Now to get my hubby to help me hang it...

Big crafty hugs and an even bigger THANK YOU AGAIN for having me as a design team member ~ Goldie
Don't forget to check out my video for a closer look at this project and as always please do remember to go over to Shabby Is Chic Boutique on Zibbet to grab everything you can for your upcoming shabby vintage craft projects for this year. 

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Shabby Chic Butterfly Wall Hanging by Kim

Good morning friends, Kim here today with my next project for Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet.
This time I have altered a Kaisercraft piece, that is a wooden fence and butterfly.
The first thing I did to this project was give it a coat of gesso, then a coat of Martha Stewart Putty. After the paint was dry, I used some crackle medium on top and then finally a coat of white paint to make it crackle.  I then used my Prima distress tool over top of that, to give it a worn and vintage look.
Once I was finished distressing the fence, it was time to layer on the laces. I started with some of the gorgeous fringe trim from SCB at the bottom. Then layered on some vintage laces from my stash until I was happy with it.

I also needed to alter the wooden butterfly that came with the fence. I used material first on the butterfly then layered on some laces and trims from SCB.  For the center of the butterfly, I used a large rosette trim piece and a gorgeous piece of bling that was gifted to me.

I also added some  fibers and seam binding from SCB, and flat back pearl to the center of the bow.
This smaller butterfly is from my stash, and I back it with felt to make it stand up on the fence, and added some flat back pearls and vintage bridal trim to it to finish it off.
I added more laces and topped them off with some of the gorgeous bling you can find in the SCB Store!
I added some vintage pearls from my stash to add texture and dimension to the piece.

And once again here is the final look!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Planner Band by Amylove

Hi everyone! I knew as soon as I ordered my Prima Planner that I wanted to make a beautiful band for it. I finally got around to making one and I LOVE it!!!

These are the items I used from Shabby is Chic Boutique

White Doily- out of stock
Rhinestone cup chain-out of stock
Bling crown-out of stock

Please follow this link for a tutorial on how to make one for yourself!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Shabby Wall Hanging by DT Member Goldie

Hi everyone Goldie here today and I am sharing my wall hanging I have created for Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet. I love how sweet this turned out.
 I used lots of Shabby Is Chic Boutique laces and trims from my design team package as well as a few from my own personal Shabby Is Chic Boutique stash. I also used a piece of fabric from my own stash as well. 
I started with a large piece of heavy duty chipboard which I cut down to 8" x 10". I covered both sides of the chipboard with some lightweight quilt batting, then covered both sides with some off white muslin. This makes a sturdy base to work with for adding laces and trims. I covered just the front side with that delicate pretty pink fabric from my stash. Everything in this project was adhered with Fabri-Tac or hot glue.

As you can see from the photos I have lots of layers going on from the top to the bottom and along the edges as well. Those cute little pink clay flowers I could swear I ordered from Shabby Is Chic Boutique back when it was just a Facebook page. (?Am I right or wrong Amy?)

I don't remember where I found this image so whoever you are that made this, thank you! It's brilliant and please know that it is being used only for this wall hanging which will be hanging in my craftroom.

The image has two layers of quilt batting behind it for maximum "puffy" effect, and was framed with a narrow trim from my stash. To finish the image area, I added a piece of Shabby Is Chic Boutique 3 mm Rhinestone Chain to the dot of the 'I' in the word witch. I used one of the gorgeous Pearl and Rhinestone Crowns from my Shabby Is Chic Boutique stash and added a tiny seam binding bow from which I hung a Witch Hat Charm from SCB. I also added two of the "drops" from the Pink Teardrop Sprays for added dangle cuteness, these little goodies are absolutely multifunctional. I also used individual pieces of SBC's amazing 3 mm Rhinestone Chain to add serious sparkle at the bottom. I put one piece on each of the White Tassel Trim dangles. 

For the bow, I used all things SBC, such as seam binding, tiny pearl strands and other various narrow trims. I tied this shabby bow by hand. I'm not thrilled with it, but that's okay, it's supposed to be shabby right? I used a Silver Wrap Filigree from SBC which I painted off white then added a Rhinestone Heart from my SBC stash to finish it off.  Also to finish the entire piece I added my label to the back. (The odd color on my label is just from the wet glue. It's clear and looks normal when dry.)
Thanks so much for stopping by today, please check out my video below.

Beautiful I think.
xoxo ~ Goldie

Monday, 9 January 2017

No Sew Pretty Girl Pillow by Kim

Good morning Shabby is Chic Boutique Fans! I have a fun and easy project here today for you today.
I have created this no sew pillow with some fabric from my stash and lots of laces and trims from Shabby is Chic Boutique. But the gorgeous girl in the center is really the star of the show. I used this Pretty Girl Applique from SCB.
I surrounded the girl with this pretty rose trim from SCB, which goes all the way around her to frame her nicely.

I created a rolled rose out of some sheer fabric I had in my stash, and added a pearl and rhinestone bling to the center. I added this to her hair for some fun and dimension.

I used Fabri-Tac Glue to make my pillow square and then added lace fabric from my stash to cover the pillow.

I just love this Pretty Girl Applique from SCB!! I have to get more, as I have a few friends who would like this pillow as well, but I think she would also be great on a T-shirt, apron, wall hanging, or even a tote bag. She would be versatile for so many  projects.

I hope you have found some inspiration here today, and will pop over to the Shabby is Chic Boutique Store on Zibbet to get your own Pretty Girl Applique!