I created this layout using the new "Pink Gelato" range from Kaisercraft - The colours are very soft, and really lend themselves to shabby chic layouts. I haven't really done much in the way of shabby chic, but I was prepared to give it a red hot go!
Using my sewing machine, I machine stitched the blue paper to the bike paper, and added a ruffled strip of paper that I had torn from another sheet.
I used the clear stamp from the clear stamp set to add a pretty purple bike to the bottom left hand corner, and used some kindyglitz and glossy accents to pep it up a little.
I then cut a bajillion (no lie!) flowers from a patterned sheet of paper that came in the 6 1/2" paper pad, and layered these up with some of the printed chipboard, (using foam tape to add extra dimension).
I finished the layout off with some Kaisercraft Paper Blooms (fuschia pack, with a little vintage pink and gold glimmermist to alter the colour of a few), a small rub on quote as the title, and some gorgeous sticky bling flourishes.
I'm not sure that shabby chic is my style, but it sure was fun to have a play around with an unfamiliar style! It's good to mix it up sometimes! :)