Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Distressing

Good afternoon.

I noticed a couple of challenges this week with a distressing theme, so I had to get out my TH Distress Inks.

The first picture I have taken outside, because it is a beautiful day and the colours show up so well. Unfortunately the sparkle from the Enchanted Gold embossing powder didn't show at all, so I took a second photograph indoors to try and pick up a bit of the sparkle.

The images I have used are from an Inkadinkado set called "Garden Delights" and the sentiment is from a Papertray Ink set called "Mega Mixed Messages".

I stamped the dragonly in black and heat embossed with it Heat It Up Enchanted Gold powder and I stamped the foliage with versamark and used the same embossing powder.

I placed a die from the Nestabilities Labels 4 set over the image and then distressed using Tim Holtz distress inks "Dried Marigold" and "Wild Honey". I then drew around the die and cut out the shape. Looking at the card, I wish I had left part of the dragonfly wings overlapping the white border.

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Crafty Cardmakers - Distressed!

Quixotic Challenges - How Distressing!

I thought I saw another challenge for distressing this week, but I can't find it again.

Enjoy your day!

Best wishes, Clare xx

25 comments:

Nannieflash said...

Wow love that image Clare I like the way youve embossed them. The card design is fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Debbi said...

Gorgeous card! I love all of the embossing, and the colors are so pretty.
*smiles*
debbi

Jacilynn said...

Oh so pretty! Love this happy yellow! great card Clare.
x

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful, Clare! Was the other Challenge you were thinking of Linda's May Challenge on Cuddly Buddly? LizCx

Christine said...

Wow Clare love these summery colours & the layout is stunningly simple but elegant gorgeous card...

Hugs Christine xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Clare.

Hugs Riet.xx

Vicky said...

This is another lovely card Clare, I just love the colours and sparkle.
I am really into Hero Arts at the moment, I have tonnes of new stash that I just haven't had time to play with...So I best get a move on with my decorating...lol

Beautiful card Clare it's so nice to visit after my weekend without the net...

x
Vicky

Jacee said...

what a gorgeous card, really love the colours.

Sue said...

wow striking card hun, luv the colour combo,beautiful image, sue,x

Tracy said...

This is totally gorgeous, I love your stamping and embossing.
Happy crfting
Tracy x

Juls said...

great to see distressing in souch bright colours!!! very stylish card! Hugs Juls

Danielle said...

Clare, this is gorgeous! You have such a knack with these simple images and layouts! The colours pop and I love the distressed background and clean white border - very stylish & elegant!
Hugs, Danielle

Annie said...

ooo how gorgeous! love it!!
hugs, annie x

Donna said...

This is a real beauty Clare, I love these colours together :) Donna x

Sally H said...

Very very beautiful, Clare! I love your choice of colours and stamps!

Jules said...

Hi Clare

This is gorgeous. So summery!!

Just shows how much more rich and vibrant the colours look outdoors!

Love Jules xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Clare

This is so effective, the dragonfly makes me think of summer.

Hugs Ali x

Sandra said...

How beautiful :) Your distressing, is just gorgeous.

Julie Riley said...

Stunning card colours are gorgeous, thanks for joining in the crafty cardmakers challenge distressing xx

Francesca said...

the Card is beautiful, love the distress look
Hugs
Francesca

Kat said...

This is stunning Clare, really elegant. Love your use of the Distress Inks.

Kat xx

Irene said...

Morning Clare

Oh this is just beautiful and gorgeous. I love it. You have used so many techniques to achieve such a stunning result. Perfect.

luv
irene
xxxx

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

thanks 4 the heads up on the distressing challenges... i have missed the quixotic one.. closed now.. but have entered the crafty cardmakers one... i love your card.. the colours are fab...i havent tried distessig in the colours you have used.. but will def be giving them a go soon.. they look great...
kaz_za

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

This is so beautiful! The colours and images are spectacular, I just love dragonflys. hugs Heidi xx

Sonia said...

This is stunning Claire :)
Hugs Sonia xx