Monday, 9 November 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge Card - Distressed


Todays card has been created for the Just Magnolia Challenge this week, its all to do with Distressing, Ive actually used one of the new Christmas images that I bought while visiting the NEC this weekend, and guess what for a change Ive used my Distressed Inks for colouring and for distressing the edges of not only my stamped image but also my sentiment. These were cut out with one of my Nestabilitie dies and then drawn around onto some brown glittery card and cut out larger ones for them to be mounted onto, I did distress the edges first with a piece of sandpaper, that might not be quite so easy to see.
The base card is my usual 8"x 8" white card with a first layer of the same brown card and one of three papers that I have used for this card, they are all from Donna's Bearly Mine Extreme Designs Cd, the first layer is a greeny brown paper in a distressed pattern, for the second and third layers, Ive torn the edges to give it a distressed feeling. Across the centre Ive again used the same brown card but popped it with a embossing folder through my cuttlebug, and then wrapped a piece of red/brown gold edged ribbon around it and attached it to the back.
On top of this I have stuck my mounted image and the greeting to the bottom right hand corner, to finish of I have punched out with some of the left over paper, two flowers that have been moulded and then stuck together with a pearl brad and spacer, then Ive punched out some brown leaves from the same colour paper as the mounts and arranged them in a circle in some silicone and popped the flowers on top.

12 comments:

cats whiskers said...

Wow this is just stunning dear what a fantastic colour scheme, the distressing is just perfect as is your colouring, I love this card
Hugs Jacqui x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card Shirley - the colours are gorgeous. Love the charm, and the CB strip behind the ribbon. Great colouring and distressing! Also, congrats. on becoming a member of the DT at Cards For Men.
Love & hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Tracy said...

What a beautiful card, and I love your flowers. Great papers and lovely colours too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mrs Bs Blog said...

Absolutely stunning shirley. Love the flowers and colours and the image is sooo cute! Val xx

Poppy said...

great card Shirley,she's so cute.
poppy

Danka Kareen said...

Very beautiful card, the shabby chic color are very vintage and sweet

bonne journée !

Gvendalen said...

Gorgeous card and lovely papers combinations!
Hugs, Helena

Dragonlady said...

Hi Shirley,

Fabulous card with a beautiful image. Great distressing.

HUgs Ali x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my goodness this is utterly amazing!
Such a stunning card!
hugs
kim x

Elizabeth Sanders (lizzymayfairies) said...

wow Shirley your card is rely beautiful the colors are rely lovely x liz

Paula said...

Stunning as always Shirley i just love the colours and fabulous details.
Paula xxxx

Mina said...

wow what an amazing card Shirley...love this Tilda and you coloured her so beautifully too...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx