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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

49 comments:

  1. Hey there,

    You have done a great job distressing on this card. You r image is fab and the colouring on her hair is perfect.

    Hugs Ali x

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  2. Great card and such lovely papers...x


    Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week hugs Kirsten...x

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  3. Lovely card with great crafting skills. Super choice of colours. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)

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  4. A fab card, love those papers. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.
    Julie x

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  5. Great job! I am new to distressing myself and 14 challenges!!!!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Cards.
    Kym

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  6. oh my gosh! really cute card have you made Dawn! love the distressing and your coloring!

    hugs

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  7. oh so sweet - totally gorgeous card - thank you so much for sharing this fab work with us at The Pink Elephant.
    Ann xxx

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  8. You did a lovely job..........love the card.

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  9. Beautiful card!!! I think you done an awesome job at distressing. I personally love the distressed look, so I think you pulled it off well. Love all the details on your card!!!
    Thanks for playing with us this week at Sew Many Challenges! Hope you'll join us again!

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  10. Gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!

    Hugs
    Leanne
    xx

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  11. Great happy birthday card. Love he cute image and the coloring is fab!
    Thanks for joining us at OSCC. Hugs Itzuvit xx

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  12. What an adorable card this is, your edging is perfect for our challenge, thank you for joining us at OSCC this week, good luck in the draw.
    Luv. Suzi xx

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  13. This is adorable! Thanks for playing with Raise the Bar!

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  14. Hi Dawn

    A lovely card.

    Great image coloured wonderfully and I love the finishing touches you have added to it.

    Lovely Pink and Brown creation.

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Allsorts this week.

    Love Jules xx

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  15. Super Cute!! You are rocking the challenges!!!
    So happy you included TPE this week!!!

    Hugs - LORi

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  16. adorable wonderful job on the sketch thanks for joining us at DS

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  17. This is so pretty Dawn. You papers are gorgeous. The image and distressing is beautiful. Love the shaped edge. Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
    Sharon xx

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  18. lovely card,thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge,
    Samantha :0)

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  19. Hi Dawn thankyou so much for my wee mention on your blog post, it was a good surprise.Love your card and your distrssing is fab.

    hugs clare x

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  20. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
    Helen x

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  21. Great distressing Dawn,beautiful card!!!
    Thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations this week and good luck!!
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xxx

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  22. Hi Dawn
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
    hugs Dianne xx

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  23. Wow, what a lot of challenges well done you! Beautiful colouring too!
    Thanks so much for joining us at OSCC this week!
    Chrissie

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  24. Great card, Dawn! Such a sweet image! Happy to have you join us at Delightful Sketches! ~N~

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  25. Such a pretty card Dawn i love the colours and the fab layout!
    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
    love tasha xx

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  26. Gorgeous Card! It turned out great! Love the colors and all the drtails! Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges!

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  27. What a beautiful card,your colouring is fab! Thanks for playing along with Delightdul Sketeches
    Anne x

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  28. This is so adorable! Great job! WOW, that's a lot of challenges you covered ... congrats on that! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar! Hope to see you next challenge!!

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  29. Wowzers DAWN!!! This is AWESOME, Girl! Fabulous colors! I love how you colored her hair! (Can we have a tutorial on that??? :)
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  30. I just bought this image and I love her. Gorgeous card, beautifully distressed. Marianne x

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  31. Fab card, very shabby chic, just love it. Thanks for playing along at Sew Many Cards

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  32. hi..lovely image, and great papers, thanks for playing along with CC x carol

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  33. Hi Dawn Gorgeous card i love the colours and your edges are fab. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

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  34. The colours you have used look amazing. I love the layout and fancy edges. Thanks for joining in with this weeks OSCC.
    Hugs Shelley xx

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  35. Oh my Dawn this is gorgeous, your distressing is wonderful, love your colouring of Sassy Suzi too, really beautiful work.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Raise the Bar

    Suzi
    xxx

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  36. Oohh this is gorgeous Dawn :-) I love this image and her hair looks just amazing ,, fab colouring ! and the sparkle trim on her coat too ,,, love that :-) Love everything about it :-)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Luv
    Lols and the DT x x

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  37. Gorgeous card! Beautiful dp! Fabulous job coloring! Absolutely love your card! Thanks for playing with us at Sew Many Cards. Hope you'll be joining us for the next challenge.
    Hugs,
    Kym W.

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  38. Beautiful card! Love the papers you chose!!

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  39. The pink and brown in this card is amazing! the flowers and DP match perfectly!
    Thanks for playing with us at SewManyChallenges.com

    Angela
    SewManyCards.com

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  40. Adorable image and beautiful card!

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  41. Super card and great job with the sketch!
    And I love all those challenges!
    Thanks for joining in with Delightful Sketches

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  42. Great card, such beautiful designpapers and lovely image. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.

    Rosalien

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  43. Eeek! First off, I am a huge TGF fan so this card makes me smile. :D I love the distressed look on this card -you did such a wonderful job! Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!!!!

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  44. Love this card and you did a great job distressing....and look at all the challenges you entered with it...

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  45. Dawn ,
    This card is absolutely gorgeous .Thanks fpor playing along this week
    hugs judex

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  46. Beautiful card, great choice of colours.
    Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)

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  47. Fab work with the distress inks Dawn, i love working with them too :)

    Great image and colouring, beautiful x

    Thank You for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

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  48. well you seem to have a knack for distressing, its brilliant, keep it up, thanks for playing with us at crafty cardmakers xx

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