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Monday, 22 March 2010

A Dilemma in Distress

For some reason I cannot list the challenges properly at the end of the post so I am listing them at the beginning
Challenges Entered
Allsorts Wk 44 - Spring is in the Air (colours)
A Spoon Full of Sugar #95 - Easter (colours)
Crafty Cardmakers #17 - Spring into Spring! (colours)
Creative Card Crew #46 - Going Dotty (paper pierced flowers & corner, dots on textured white card & patterned paper)
Creative Inspirations #52 - White, Yellow & Green
Pile It On #11 - Furry Friends
Secret Crafter Saturday #75 - Spring (colours)
Stampin' For The Weekend #35 - Easter (colours)
Stamp With Fun #51 - Easter (colours)
Simon Says - A Splash of Green
Stamp Something - Distressed Somethings (Distress Inks watercolouring & inked edges)
easel card standing
close-up of image detail of flowers showing paper piercing
paper piercing on corner & image panels
card open showing message panel
Uncertain whether inking edges with Distress Inks makes something sufficiently distressed to qualify for the term, I searched the web for an answer in vain. However, upon examining the Stamp Something Design Team's examples, I concluded that it does. I tried using the nail file on my main panel but ended up with a sore throat from the dust & so unhappy with my efforts that I dismantled it.

When I used to purchase cards I often found a card that I liked but with an inappropriate sentiment for the occasion/recipient. Therefore, more often than not, I now make my cards without a sentiment on the front. The scalloped corner replaces the sentiment in this sketch.

Image Stamped (Pink Gem "Horace" Craft Stamper April 2010 free stamp) using Brilliance Graphite Black. Apart from the stem the flower watercoloured (Distress Inks), cut out & edged with a brown permanent marker (Sharpie). A glitter gel pen (WH Smith) used on the stalk. The flowerhead coloured using the same gel pen & a Sakura Stardust pen & covered in Glossy Accents with a gem set into it. Mounted onto punched (Woodware) circle & scalloped circle, the scallops being paper pierced & all edges inked (Distress inks).
Flowers Made using punches (Xcut except leaves, Woodware). All edges inked (Distress Inks) & smallest petals paper pierced.
Corner Punched (EK Success), scallops paper pierced & edges inked (Distress Inks).
Message Panel Punched (Woodware) & edges inked (Distress Inks). Scallops paper pierced.
Paper Provo Craft French Country Colors Bitty Scrap Pad, edges inked (Distress Ink).
Cardstock (except white for flowers, corner & image panel - Bits N Pieces Assorted Embossed Card: Snow White Textures), ribbon & gems from "stash".


Net said...

That's really lovely!

Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

Kate's Makes said...

Aww what an adorable card! Love the image and beautifully put together :o)

Thanks for playing along with us at SFTW and good luck!


Kat said...

This is really pretty. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Fleur said...

Hi Paula, this is so sweet, isn't he adorable.
Thanks for joining us at ALLSORTS, Hugz Fleur xXx

Andrea M said...

This is GORGEOUS! Great job! Thanks for piling it on with us!

Crafty Dawn said...

This is so sweet looks like we have been buying the same magazine (free stamp) I do hope you enjoy blog land I have come acros so many lovely people and I really enjoy crafting so it was easer than I thought to get to my one year anniversary! I am sure you will be celebrating it to thanx for entering my candy good luck, oh and thank you for your lovley comment

Love Dawn xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card, sweet image and pretty colours.

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous honey, love the image you have chosen, great take on the sketch too, thanks for joining us at "A Gem of a Challenge" big hugs Pops x

BethieJ said...

Your card is DARLING! That puppy is so cute..
Thank you for joining us at PIO this week!

sam said...

beautiful sweet card! thanks for joining us at PIO!

Juanita said...

Great card, love that super cute image and all the distressing. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

This is fantastic! I love the colors and the small details are perfect! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something and Creative Card Crew!

Janna :)

Sharon said...

A really gorgeous card Paula, I love your colouring. Thanks for the camera tips - I'm taking the cheap camera back to the shop and then off to John Lewis tomorrow to speak to someone who knows what they're talking about!

Mandy said...

Great easel card...Gorgeous colour combo and take on the sketch..Thank you for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
Mandy xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fabulous card Paula! Totally adorable inside and out. Love that sweet image. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamp Something this week, hope to see you back again. :)

freckleface said...

Beautiful card.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

judie said...

lovely card, love the image and done so well thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

April Rose said...

Cute image, lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

Vixykins said...

What a cute easel card and lovely little flowers and image. Well done!

Many thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers x

Vicky said...

Love your easel card, great colours and image...

Thank's for joining Crafty Cardmakers this week

Christine said...

Great card fab take on the sketch thanks for joining us at A gem of a chall.

Hugs Christine xx

Marcea said...

this is so cute, I love it!!

Made by Mandy said...

Lots of detail in your card and the little dog stamp is cute.

Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers :)