Sunday, 7 August 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 13 - Distressing.

Good morning! This is quite a long post, so put your feet up with a cuppa and we'll be off!

It's a new challenge at Dream Valley, the last fortnight has just flown by! We didn't have quite as many entries for the 'Surprise' Challenge, which isn't surprising (!) because it's the holidays! All the entries were very imaginative, though, and I certainly picked up a few tips!

This time the Challenge is 'Distressing.' We have TWO sponsors!

The first is One Stop Card Crafts

They're offering a £10 voucher for their lovely shop!

The second is Digi Doodle Shop

The prize is a $10 voucher! Not bad, eh?

The DT were lucky enough to be given some images from Digi Doodles to play with, yay! I used a gorgeous one, Country Path . I coloured with Promarkers and added some purple stickles to some of the flowers.

Now the only distressing I usually do is going round the edges with Distress Ink, but I thought I ought to go further this time! So, after studying many videos on Youtube, after inking the edges with Tea Dye I attacked them with a pair of scissors, scraping until the edges were fuzzy and curled. It was quite satisfying!

I punched the lower bp with a Martha Stewart punch, and distressed that to give a bit more definition.

Then I thought I'd make my own flowers, using a Nesties die and purple scraps from my stash. I sprayed with Old Lace Glimmer Mist and scrunched them then left them to dry. Then I inked the edges, glued them together and stuck a gem in the middle. On the whole, this idea was better in my mind than on the page, but Challenges are meant to encourage experimenting, hey? I think I'm going to replace them with purple Prima blooms before I send the card!

The sentiment is 'The Greeting Farm.' The papers are K and Co, the nice, simple sketch is from Sketch and Stash. The stas I used were the new image, and the papers are from my old stash.

So there it is, a curate's egg of a card ('good in parts.') The rest of the DT have done their magic, do trip across and see their lovely work! It would be terriffic if you could join us this fortnight!

Have a great day!

luv, Mags x

Promarkers: Leaf Green, Lime Green, Lime Zest, Pine, Forest Green, Tan, Caramel, Ivory, Lavender, Orchid, Amethyst.


Carole of Brum said...

Mags, I love the way you distressed this, the edges look great. This image is great too. CoB

~@ngie~ said...

what a great card... so different from the norm... I love the flowers too :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good luck ;)

Angie xXx

Khristen said...

Love your card, those flowers are my favorite :) The papers are so perfect with your image, too!


Susie said...

It's beautiful, MAgs and I adore your flowers! Susie x

coops said...

gorgeous card mags.fab distressing and your image and details are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Lynne in NI said...

Fab card Mags (...I Love your flowers!)
Thanks for the tips about distressing, think I'll have to pop over to You Tube too!

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, beautiful card.

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colours and those flowers are beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Anonymous said...

Great card (no curate's egg here, lol). Love your flowers. xx

Mel said...

Just super sweetie!
I adore the image with your papers! The flowers just finish the card off nicely!
Hugs M xxx

Hlora said...

wow! it loks nice! Very great 3D effrct!)))
Hugs. Hlora. xx

Hazel said...

Fabulous card Mags - I love that you have done with the flowers - lovely and I look forward to seeing your next creation. Hazel x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is fab i love the image and colours, gorgeous work hugs pops x x x

Faye said...

Oh this is wonderful. I luuuuuuurve the flowers. The soft colours are just perfect for this card too. xxx

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun....

thanks for joining us at SnS...and good luck ..!

hugs Vicky xx