Thursday, 30 July 2009

Oh I'm so distressed !

Which is the challenge this week over at Simon Says. "lets get distressed". I love distressing and I just don't o it often enough LOL. Thats the 1st of 3 challenges ths card is for. The 2nd one is this fab sketch over at Friday Sketchers. And. the 3rd challenge is Stamp something where they would like to see butterflies, insects or bugs on our entries.
The main image is by Stampendous and the winged thing is by SU. I tried a technique called "cracked glass" which I saw over at my good blog friend Cathy's. She has a tutorial in her sidebar and had used it on a current card. I've never done it before, but it turned out ok I think. I'l definately do it again.
I chalked round the image then heat embossed it 3 times before putting it in the freezer yes I said freezer. This makes it easier to crack the image. Cathy reccomends you put 5 layers on, but I used ultra thick powder. I think it's personnal preference.
All the edges are distressed using the blade of my tape scissors, chalked and inked. I even chalked the lace to make it look aged and then threaded the ribbon thru it.
The card is Papermill, the paper is K and Co I think and I put a piece of cream card thru my CB Damask folder. The flower is hand punched, filed and inked. The pearls are from my stash.

Thanks for dropping by, feel free to laeve a comment and pop in anytime your in blogland.
T T F N Happy Crafting.
Love Karen xxx


Debbie F said...

Karen, Well done on the distressing, your card is lovely, the colours are great and i love the crochet with ribbon threaded on very vintage.

Debs x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card! Love the neutral tones. Thanks for playing along at Stamp Something. ~Denise :)

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Karen. Love the colours and the gorgeous iamge.
Cathy xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Karen this is just so fabulous!
Love your gorgeous image and your colours and papers are wonderful!
kim x

Mephisto said...

thats a beautiful Work.

Thanks for joining in the SimonSaysChallenge this week.

Domi and the Team

All Pink girl said...

Wow fabulous card gorgues colours and texture
hugs Dawnxxx

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Very pretty card, Karen! Love the distressing and your cacked glass technique! Very nice job!

Bev said...

Oh my goodness - absolutely STUNNING!! x

Tab said...

Wow fab card, sweetie, just love it!
Hugs Tab xxx said...

I love the vintage paper look, great image too!

Thanks again for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Rein said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors and design.