Wednesday, 28 January 2009

2 Sketches 4 You - Sketch #18 & Cuttlebug Challenge

I don’t know what it’s been like where you are but it’s not stopped raining here today.
It’s been so miserable but not that bad because it gave me a good excuse to stay inside in the warm and craft…. after the ironing was finished of course.

The first thing I did was hop over to 2 Sketches 4 You and pick up the sketch for this week.

Seeing as I’ve not had my Tapestry Stamps out for a while I decided to work with them for a change and I also wanted to give my new gismo a trial run.

For a while now I’ve been looking in awe at the way people distress the edges of their paper to make it curl up and it was only on Monday when I visited Imagine That that I found out there was actually a little gadget for doing it. Needless to say, before I left the shop one just happened to find its way into my basket!
I’m not sure if I’ve done it right or if it really needs ‘more’ distressing but it was my first attempt so it can only get better…..hopefully. I’m quite pleased with the results but what I really want to be able to do is make those gorgeous round flowers that I keep seeing everywhere. Lots of practice first I think but you never know, you may just see some here pretty soon!

Anyway here’s the card and the good thing is that it fits in with the Cuttlebug Challenge too.


Card – Craft Creations
Patterned Papers – Basic Grey, Perhaps
Inks –Color Box Fluid Chalk (Amber Clay, Cadmium, Rose Coral & Rouge) Ranger Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick)
Stamps – Rubberstamp Tapestry (Full Mum Border)
Chalks – Readicut – Decorating Chalks
Dies – Spellbinder (Nestabilities) Cuttlebug (Vintage Corners)
Embossing – Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss Dots)

Other BitsRibbon
Eyelets
Greeting produced using Photoshop

24 comments:

Shannon said...

Great take on all the distressing!

JennK said...

You did a great job distressing your card! Thanks for joining us for this weeks challenge.

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful! I love the embossing:)
Thanks for playing!
Laura

Stephanie said...

Beautiful color choices. Very nicely done!

Heidi Van Laar said...

This card is so pretty! I just love the distressing and the soft vintagey colors!

Allison said...

great distressing, fab card
thanks for joining us this week
Cuttlehugs
AllisonX

Ann said...

Really beautiful work with the tapestry stamps - a gorgeous card.
Thanks so much for joining in the Cuttlebug Challenge this week.

Ann xxx

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Beautiful!!I love the paper you used. Thanks for joining us in the challenge this week.

titisonia said...

wonderful
great card

Beth said...

Beautiful card Sue and great job on the distressing also love that sketch.

rae said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful ~ lovely take on Laura's sketch!

Lea L. said...

Very soft and elegant! Great job with Laura's sketch!

~Lea

dannisdoodles said...

wow, the vintage/distressing is all so beautiful!!! beautiful card!

thanks for the inspiration @ http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/ this week!!!

Amber said...

Sue your card is fabulous! Love the distressing and the colors. Thanks for joining us at CB Challenge.
Amber

Mrs J said...

Sue, this is gorgeous and distressed beautifully! I love the soft vintagey feel your card has, along with the embossing.
Thanks for taking part in this weeks challenge at Cuttlebug Challenges and I hope we see you again!
Hugs Mrs Jx

Cassie said...

what a gorgeous card! you will love your tool!! and i think it looks fine: that's the thing with distressing, it can be a little or a lot - all depending on you!!
thanks for joining us at the CBC

Katie said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and distressing.

Katie

Martha said...

You made a gorgeous card! Love the colors to :)

cheryln said...

so soft and pretty! love it!

Ewonne said...

Love the soft colors you've used! It's a great card!

Meda said...

Wow! That is a beautiful card!
Thank you for playing with us at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

Alison said...

Great card, fabulous distressing. Thanks for joining in the Cuttlebug Challenge.

Lea L. said...

Very soft and pretty! Great job with the sketch and the challenge!

~Lea

Rleen said...

Your card is beautiful, I love it.