Sunday, 17 January 2010

It's just so distressing!!

But please don't worry my friends, not for me for my card. 
There are so many challenges out there at the moment that ask for distressing I thought I would give it a go.  Now yesterday I popped in on my good friend Clare over at Crafty Clare and she too has done a card with distressing on it.  Now she says she's not comfortable with distressing, but boy you'd never know it looking at her card!  Well she inspired me to have a go and I'm actually quite pleased with the result.

Now there is not too much distressing on the paper although I did do all the edges (except round the image).  I layered the image on to the same paper I have used at the bottom. 

Instead of distressing the paper around the image I used Tim Holtz Distressing Inks (Tattered Rose) and sponged all the edges, I also used distressing inks with my waterbrush to colour in the hair and skin (Tea Dye and Tattered Rose)

I used the same Tattered Rose on the sentiment oval and using a brush marker went around the edge in brown to match the Happy Birthday sentiment.  The sentiment is layered over the fibre which is layered onto the darker backing paper.  I used a brown fibre across the bottom instead of ribbon 'cos I thought that looked more shabby chic than ribbon.  The flowers are from my a couple of candy wins.  The papers are all from a prize I won over at the Craft's Meow (thanks Lisa) and the image is from a Challenge win over at Sophisticat - so these are all new.

The card is based on the current sketch at Delightful Sketches - number 14 and the other challenges I will enter are:
Crafty Cardmakers   -  What's new (use new stash)
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Going girly (this is one of the girliest cards I've made!)
Creative Card Crew  -  Distressing
ABC Challenge - L is for layering
Creative Inspirations - Distressing
Simon Says Stamp - Shabby Chic (Distressing)
Charisma Cardz - Anything new (most of what I have used is new)
Crafty Catz - Birthday Card
Allsorts - Pink and Brown
Sew Many Cards - Anything Goes
Bee Crafty - Fave colour combo (Pink and Brown)
Raise the Bar - Debut Day (New Stash - as I've already said)
One Stop Craft Challenge - Fancy edges or corners (I used my Fiskars shape cutter to cut the edge on the DP)
The Pink Elephant - Birthday

Recipe:  New DP - Petite Papers and Pink Paislee Pop Fashion Collection
New image (won in a challenge)
Flowers (won in several candies) and a couple of brads from my stash
Sentiment - from Clarity Stamp
Colouring medium - distress inks, pencils and liquid pearls