Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April Challenge #1: Shabby Chic Techniques

This month our kits are all inspired by the shabby chic style of the C'est Magnifique February Kits. So, for our first challenge of the month, we're channeling those vintage vibes and creating with some old school 'shabby chic' techniques like layering; stamping; inking; and distressing.

Challenge #1: Choose a 'shabby chic' technique or two to incorporate into a project - stamping, layering, distressing, inking, etc.

Our Guest Designer, Louise Brooks, used distressing and layering techniques to lend a vintage vibe. Visit her blog for more details.

Susan used stamps, layers and edge punches to give her page a shabby chic feel. LINK

Leslie used whitewash, flyspecks & distress for a shabby chic finish to some of her elements. 

***** MEMBER BLOG HOP *****

Don't forget that we *LOVE* it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th! Find out how below!  Go on, you know you want to!

Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and will only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun!

To be a part of our blog hop:
  • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at by the 18th April.
  • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th April with a list of the hop participants.
  • You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop.All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th April at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!


  1. Ooh, what fabulous examples!

  2. Love these examples..real inspiration for the one I've guys come up with some really good ideas!


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