Monday, February 27, 2012

Shabby Accents Blog Hop

Welcome to the Shabby Accents Blog Hop! Thanks for joining us!

The shabby chic style has been around for many many years, originating from Great Britain, where time worn items were showcased in most country homes. Today’s essence of shabby chic is to achieve that time worn layered vintage look from yesteryear by painting, distressing, dying or tea staining. Now we bring it to you right from our craft tables.

Please follow along as the following crafters showcase their handmade Shabby Chic Accents. Be sure to visit each blog, as each artist will be having a giveaway. Also, we have a couple of awesome sponsors who have generously donated for a “Grand Prize Giveaway”. Their shops are full of shabby goodness. To qualify, all you have to do is become a follower if not already and leave a comment on each blog stating you are a follower, or have become one.

Our Sponsors

 $15.00 Gift Certificate

 $20.00 Gift Certificate

Now on to my project

I decided to make a mini album. This lil mini measures 5 x 5 and is VERY chunky. I will have a tutorial soon on how to make and bind the book.
I designed the bird cage in Inkscape then cut it on my Cricut using SCAL. I cut it 4 times and adhered them together for thickness. I then coated it in a think coat of gesso. Once dried, I inked it all over then wiped away some of the ink before it dried. I love how it turned out.
A while back, I picked up a vintage wedding dress at one of the local second hand shops. I bought it for the sole purpose of tearing it apart and re-purpose it. On the binding, I added one of the many appliques I removed from the dress.
For the closure, I cut a length of chain, painted it white, then added some beads and charms.I secured one end with a jump ring, and the other with a lobster claw closure..
For more details, and to see the inside of the album, please watch the video below

Here is what I have up for grabs
 Be sure to leave a comment on this post to be in the drawing

Your next stop is CallyAnn

If you should loose you way, here is the order of the hop line up

Theresa Neubaum - - YOU ARE HERE
CallyAnn Cornwell-  - GO HERE NEXT
Linda Coughlin -
Amber Johnson -
Michele Eickholt ~
Melissa Pinter-
Janet Nagai
Barbara Babe-
Gina Torres -
Monica -
Alina -
Liz Mullen

Thanks for stopping by!

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Clare D. said...

First of all your projects are beautiful! Second, I love the idea of recycling a dress! Third, I'm following. Fourth, it's always nice to meet a fellow Etsian. And last, thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Super piece of shabby work here, Theresa. What a fabulous idea to upcycle the wedding dress and I really love how you used the lace on the binding of your album and the chain for the closure is inspired. A totally gorgeous and wonderfully shabby album! I'll definitely be back to watch your tut video.

jude said...

This album is absolutely stunning .Totaly shabby and loads of Beautiful shabby embellishments.Wow never would think to recycle wedding dress but fab idea and the binding of the book is totaly shabby with the lace border.I love recycling but that beats what ive recycled!lol

Carolyn said...

I just love this mini!!! I joined the followers of your blog and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful your page design too!!! Gorgeous!!!

Chai Dackermann said...

I love this album, very spring like and lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL ALBUM I like making chunky mini albums my issue is always how to keep them closed.... I never thought about adding a chain :-) I enjoyed being on this blog hop with you.

Vicki said...

Breathtaking, enchanting, exquisite, stunning. There just aren't enough words to describe how awesome your mini-album is. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful mini album so much detail love the birdcage . I've joined your blog . Thanks for sharing

Liz said...

Beautiful ! Love your mini. Need a run to the thrift shop to get me a wedding dress,lol Thanks for having me on your hop :)

Evette K. said...

Fabulous projects...lots of embellies and super cute colors. Love them all. ekc

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! beautiful!TFS

ann said...

Theresa your mini album is wonderful. Love the shabby chic look a lot. Ann O.

Vicki said...

Your album is gorgeous! Something like I always dream of making but don't have the creativity to make it come alive like you..

Barbara Greenberg said...

Absolutely beautiful Theresa. Thanks for sharing it all and the tutorial.
You work is fabulous

Bonnie said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! TFS

Clare D. said...

This is a great hop! I couldn't figure out how to leave comments on all the blogs and some did not have a post for the hop. Still hope I qualify!

Barbara B said...

A very beautiful Album! Thanks for hosting this hop. I am a new follower.
Barbara B.

Teri said...

This is beautiful, can't wait to see your tutorial on this!

silvia said...

OMG!!! What a FABULOUS mini!! I LOVE the chunkiness and the applique on the binding~ I am looking so forward to your tutorial

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Love Your Mini Album So Pretty! Great job with putting this Blog together .. this was a very fun Hop and I learned a lot about Chic and Shabby!

Suzy said...

Fabulous mini album Theresa! I love the chunkiness. Thanks for hostessing this hop and inviting me to join :)

Addicted Scrapper said...

I love it!!!! Thanks so much for having me!!


Gorgeous Album! I love the photo posted at the top, it's gorgeous too! Hugs! Leah Ann

Pink Cricut said...

Such a beautiful mini!

craftaholic said...

Gorgeous Mini album!! I am so Inspired!! I am a follower here and have been for some time!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Barbara said...

What an amazing blog, with even more amazing creations......I'm not a scrapbooker, but now I'm very tempted to try. The 'shabby' book is absolutely gorgeous. I'll certainly be back very often xx Barbara UK.

Pam said...

Wow! I love this! I can't wait for the tutorial. I found you through the Linda/the Funkie Junkie & I'm following now. Love your blog!

Michele said...

Gorgeous!! I love your mini album!! I'm a new follower :) and it's been great being on the hop with you.

Me-Ma Kim said...

OMG, THERESA!! Your Mini album is GORGEOUS!! TFS and have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Me-Ma Kim said...

Well I hopped along and now I am done! Thanks for putting together such an AWESOME Hop, Theresa! ALL projects are GORGEOUS!! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

lszalil said...

I'm a follower now. That is one awesome project. Lovely.

April said...

Theresa this is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Cindy said...

Love your mini and your blog is very pretty! I'm a new follower. I would like to subscribe to receive email posts but don't see anywhere to do that.

Jennifer Ashley DeGough said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love it! So talented!

Elaine said...

I have had a look at your blog and had to comment onthie mini album. It is absolutely stunning.
I Love your style of crafting and have become your newest follower.
Hugs Elaine


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