Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Creative Inspirations Challenge #62 - My DT Card....

Hi all!
Another week has gone by already, and so it's brand new challenge over at Creative Inspirations.
This week the theme is DISTRESSED! This is my GDT card.
I am also putting this card into the Distressed challenge over at Crafts & Me!
I have used two gorgeous stamped images from A Whiff Of Joy's Get Well Collection, Little Nurse & Little Doctor.
I stamped these little cuties in Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto heavyweight watercolour paper. I then watercoloured them with Distress Inks;
Antique Linen,
Walnut Stain,
Fired Brick,
Aged Mahogany,
Tattered Rose,
Tea Dye
& Faded Jeans.
I was not worried about the less than perfect finish, as I wanted the images to look as distressed & aged as possible (that's my story and I'm sticking to it - lol!)
I wet the edges of the image and then dragged it through the Walnut Stain Distress Ink pad, and just let the ink bleed into the damp edges. You can see it gave a nice aged effect if you click on the image for a closer look.

The papers are Pink Petticoat downloads.
I sponged Antique Linen & Walnut Stain Distress Inks around the edges of the gingham papers.
I also used my MS doily punch,
Inverted corner punch,
PC generated sentiment,
Gingham ribbon & buttons.

I don't make many distressed cards really. I usually like things to be 'just so', (I'm a bit OCD - lol!) but I really enjoyed just letting go and making this card, fraying the ribbon, not worrying about smudges etc.

I asked hubby if it looked distressed enough. He said it looked as though it had been in a bonfire. Hmmm...is that good or bad then? Well I guess being in a bonfire would be quite distressing!

This is my last card as 'May Guest Designer' at Creative Inspirations. So I say a fond farewell! Thanks for having me ladies!
Jenny xx

14 comments:

debsdoescrafts said...

This is so lovely, great papers and layout. Take care and hugs Debbie x

Lizzy xx said...

Oooh I luv it hun! fab distressed look (I'm with you on that look too,lol ) Fab images, luv the gingham papers & the buttons look great xx Lizzy xx :)

Irena said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful images, lovely papers :)

coops said...

gorgeous card jenny, love these 2 together and fab distressing.love the gingham papers and ribbon.luv coops.xx

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card Jenny beautiful papers and sweet couple.
luv
Debby

Sheila said...

Loving your card Jenny! Those pair are so cute together. Sheila:)X

Michelle said...

Hi Jenny
This card looks amazing! I love the distressed look you achieved and that image is just gorgeous.

Di said...

Lovely "vintage " card Jen. The gingham looks great and the image reminds me of my childhood.Di.xx

Andrea said...

Hi!! I hope you are well. This is adorable. I love it. :) I need to ink mine up as well.

Eileen said...

Oh this is a gorgeous card. I love it. Eileen xx

Little K Smith said...

Fabulous card Jenny, lovin' all that gorgeous gingham. Super sweet images and delish distressing too!
Kelly.x

Julie said...

Great card,I so love the image,I think you've certainly mastered distressing! x

crafty amy said...

Wow from the look of this you should do more distressing this is stunning you have coloured the image so perfectly!
Thank you for joining us at crafts and me and good luck.

Hugs

Amy xx

gina g said...

This is beautiful love the images and the Gingham papers and ribbons. Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafts and Me challenge this week. luv gina xx

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