31 July 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 18 - Distressing

Hi everyone, happy Friday and here's my card for this week's Dare U 2 Digi Stamp challenge. This week we have a dare of distressing and some great inspiration from the design team so we hope you can join us. We also have a guest designer this week and for the month of August, the lovely Jen has agreed to join us and has made a beautiful card, so welcome Jen and we hope you enjoy your stint on the team.

I've used my garden anemone image which will be available soon in the digi shop for this card and coloured it with markers and added some stickles to the centres of the flowers. I've distressed the edges with scissors and sponged all over with distress ink in old paper and a little touch of dried marigold then the edges with vintage photo. The card blank and matting layer is Apricot Bazzil card and the background paper I made by typing up the definition of anemone and printing out. I inked it all over with the same inks as before, screwed up into a ball, flattened out and then inked the surface lightly with vintage photo. The piece was then ironed flat again (seem to use my iron for craft more than for clothes, whoops!!) and distressed all the edges with scissors. I've finished off with a half pearl, lace edging tied in a bow and a yellow button sewn on with embroidery floss. Hope you all have a lovely weekend. TFL. Chris x

36 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork!!!!!!!!!!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Hi Chris,
This is gorgeous! Love the vintage feel of the distressing and that image is just beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. :)

Donna said...

Morning Chris, this card is super pretty and the soft colours are very soothing! Great distressing on this card and the lace is so pretty :) Donna x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful.
luv
Debby

Wendy said...

Wonderful card and a lovely image
Wendy x

Marie said...

Wonderful card with great colours. Love it. Hugs Marie

Kim Piggott said...

Wow wee Chris this is stunning!
Just so very beautiful thank you for this amazing inspiration!
hugs
kim x

Jennifer said...

Hi Chris,
This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image and all the torn edges.
Thank you for such a warm welcome to the team.
Hugs
Jen x

Chrissie said...

This is just wonderful, I'll have to buy this image as soon as it's available!
The colours and shading are just perfect!
I love it!
Chrissie

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,i love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Wilma said...

Hi Chris - that is a beautiful card and I see you are about to tempt up with yet more of our lovely stamps. Oh well, me and my bank balance are soon parted so I suppose i might succumb!!

All Pink girl said...

Wow chris totaly stunning xxx
fabulous colouring and detail as always
hope you are ok babe xxx
so sorry i am not over much
hugs Dawnxxxx

Sandra said...

Oooo gorgeous card Sweetie, very classy. Love all the distressed elements you have incorporated.
Will miss you while I'm away....There's always textin' ;o)
Hugs
Sandra xx

June Houck said...

Beautifully done, of course :)

Your images always pop right out and have such wonderful dimension. I really love the distressed edges too. Gorgeous!

Larissa said...

Hi Chris Gorgeous card again and another stunning image! This is really lovely again! Love your background paper with the definition of anemone. Looks really great. I hope you will have a lovely weekend!
Hugs,
Larissa

Bev said...

Utterly exquisite card sweetie! Oh wow, now this is what I call gorgeous distressing. Wish I could be so brave and get such stunning results x

simplyfairies said...

Oh my anither stunner Chris, tis beautiful.... you mean an iron is supposed to flatern your clothes... mmmmmm thats a new one on me...lol


have uploaded my card to the blog...

Sharon said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Chris. I love how you typed your own background! And your image is stunning and beautifully coloured.

Sandra said...

WOW Chris...another stunning card,love your new image,another one to put on my ever growing wish list!your colouring as always is just perfection.
Have a lovely weekend
Take care
San x

fiona said...

Love the vintage look to this card Chris. What a brilliant idea to type out details of the anemone. It's gorgeous.
Fiona x

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh it's pretty, and so much more obviously vintage looking than scuffing the edges with an ink pad! Lovely image too, really like it.
And TAG you're it...I've tagged you over at my blog...please go see!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Just beautiful Chris - and more lovely images coming, fabulous!

Juls said...

such a beautiful card! love the distressed feel you have created.

Nannieflash said...

What a gorgoeus image Chris, I love the design of your card, and the colouring is quite stunning. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Georgia said...

Hi Chris,
Ohh, this is absolutely beautiful! This image is soooo pretty and the backing paper looks great!
I also love the lace, it's really lovely! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Dawn B. said...

EVERY time I come to your blog I am just blown away. This is sensational Chris. I love the vintage feel to it. The lace is perfect. I will be caseing this one. I love it. Great job. Things here are great. We are having super weather for NC. I am hoping you and your family are awesome. Hugs.

cats whiskers said...

Oh I love this what fantastic colouring of of your great image and such a perfect paper choice, thanks for your lovely words Chris they do mean so much sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Di said...

This is fab Chris, arent you clever typing up the definition and distressing it, i love the way you have distressed the edges and your image is beautiful! Fabulous card hun!

Hugs Di xxx

Debbie said...

A gorgeous card Chris, A beautiful image and what a fab idea for the background paper. Stunning colouring as always. Debbie x

Anonymous said...

Chris, this is gorgeous! Love the old paper bg. Your image is lovely as is your coloring. Amazing job. Love it! Mutnik :0)

Joan Ervin said...

Hey, Chris...it's been a while since I've been to visit...I love your beautiful card with those gorgeous flower and details!!! The background looks awesome, too....you always fill me with such wonderful inspiration!!!

Donna said...

Stunning card Chris, fantastic distressing. Donna x

Mina said...

wow Chris your work just gets better and better...this is amazing
Mina xxx

Emma said...

Beautiful...totally gorgeous!
Emma x

Anesha said...

So beautiful, not sure how i missed this one. Love the feel of the card.
Anesha :-)

ps only got one copy of the magazine! lol

Randi Th. said...

WOW!!! It's so beautiful!