Sunday, 5 September 2010

A Card for two Challenges

Good Morning Ladies, well the weather has broken and we are now experiencing heavy rain again, it looks as if our Indian Summer has now finished and of course the children are back to School tomorrow so at least mums wont have them moaning about not being able to get outside after today. Hubby has rung to say that he might be back home soon as theres not a lot of work they can achieve with the rain so Ive no doubt it wont be long before he walks back through the back door.
Never mind todays card has been created for this weeks Mos Challenge "Shades of Brown, Age it and Antique it" and this months Sir Stampalots Challenge "All Distressed" and Ive used this image of a little girl sitting in a window reading, Ive printed her onto coated white card and coloured her with my copic pens. Then for a change Ive created a window in some double sided paper from Minds Eye cut it and torn it back and used some pearl staples to pin it back into a square for my image to stick behind. The sentiment is one I created on my computer and used one of my nestabilitie dies to cut it out and then drew around the edge to create the mount for it.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card with a piece of beige card, onto this I have stuck my one sheet of paper that Ive distressed and torn around the edge this was done using the Tim Holtz distressing tool, before sticking it down Ive wrapped a piece of lace around the left side and used one of the staples to keep it in place and stuck it to the back of the first mount.
To finish of I found a distressed looking rose and stuck it at the top on the right with some punched out fern leaves.
This card is to be entered in the following challenges:-

36 comments:

chris said...

Good Morning Shirley, this is just sooooooooooo pretty and gorgeous, love the way you have used the diamond shape and distressed the edges, it is so striking.
hugs chris xx

thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge.

Kerrie said...

Such a pretty card, sorry to hear its raining, but at least you have no excuse to craft (LOL)

Janette said...

Morning Shirley...wow...this is stunning, just LOVE the way you created a window with the torn back paper, it's fab and looks terrific...fab card Shirley....we are still having dry weather here at the moment, I can only suppose that the rain will get to us sooner or later....best have fun while we can...xxx

Josephine said...

That's so pretty - lovely soft colours, and oh so true!

Crafty Chris said...

Raining here again too, but then we expect that here, your card is gorgeous love the way you did the turn with the window looks fantastic, gorgeous lace and colours.
Chris x

Jessie said...

Wow Shirley! I love this card! The image is so beautiful and serene and the window you created is amazing, I'm definately going to try that out. Thanks for the inspiration and have a fun Sunday!

Sadilla said...

Hi Dear...
I like it so much, I like the colours, and The image is very nice and original...
hugs
sadia

Jackie said...

WOW how clever is that... what a fabby card, love the way you have done the surrounding of the image, brill idea. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Mo's DP2. x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Shirley, I love the sweet image you've used, the colours and the lace is so pretty
love and hugs Mandy xx

dolcreations said...

This is just gorgeous Shirley! I just love those soft pastels! LOVE LOVE that adorable image...you have done such a beautiful job! Hope the rain goes away and the sun shines soon!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh shirley! just gorgeous! love that lace!

hugs :)

Berenice R. said...

What a nice card. Love your color and dp choice. Beautiful coloring of your lovely image. Thanks for sharing :)

brenda said...

Hello Shirley

This is all rather lovely and special.

That image really is so sweet and the colours give such a lovely feeling of warmth. Plus that lace is gorgeous.

Thank you for joining in at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Alysha said...

wow what a lovely card i love the concept of folding back the papers esp as it is a window scene as well - beautiful as always hunny hugs Aly xxx

Elaine L. said...

A lovely card! I like the way you've turned back the DP, and that lace is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Since, however, is a very beautiful design of the card. The square little superscript and then the top. Very chic.
Hugs
Rosi

Kim Piggott said...

OMGoodness Shirely this is utterly stunning!
Love your window frame and your lace is delish!
hugs
kim x

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
beautiful card, fabulous colouring, luv the papers & layout, stunning creation, sue,x

Riet said...

So beautiful card Shirley,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Elborgi said...

such a romantic card! Love the colourcombination
Hugs and a nice eavening
Elma

pinky said...

Gorgeous work Shirley, love how you have the image behind the fold outs, gorgeous way to show the different designs of the paper. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot.
Pinky

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

A stunning and peaceful looking creation.

Great image and lovely layout.

I think our weather is going to take a turn for the worse this week too.

Love Jules xx

Melodie said...

Wow, dear Shirley, such a beautiful card, great compliment.
Hugs
Melodie

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
Fab card...love the colours and the image and your lace is beautiful...
Mandy xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Shirley!

This is soooo gorgeous! Brilliant distressing.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Shirley this is beautiful I so love the vintage/distressed look and you have captured the essence perfectly I love the paper, lace, flower and image great card thank you so much for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Rainmac said...

What a beautiful card, so pretty xxx

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dawn B. said...

Shirley such a sweet card.. I love your coloring.. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

Cathy said...

Shirley, Absolutely wonderful card with so many interesting details, super job on the Mo's Challenge this week, thanks for joining us, we always look forward to your creations!

paola said...

Great card, stunning details and a great take on my challenge, thanks for joining us at Mo's
smiles
Paola

Viv said...

What a superb card Shirley!! LOVE all the elements, especially that folded back frame! The lace is beautiful and perfect for the vintage look. Hugs Viv xxx

Angela said...

Perfect for an autumn colour scheme Shirley, the image is lovley. The window you have made from DP is such a fabulous idea!!
Angela x

Sally H said...

Stunning card with lovely distressing! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Francesca said...

A Stunning card, I love the details.
Thanks for joining in at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!
Hugs
Francesca

Linapyssel said...

Soo sweet!!! The lace it perfect with your image!!
Thank you for joining at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!
Lina xx