Monday, 15 March 2010

Distressed - the card not me!!

Hi all

I made this card today as I wanted to try a vintage look - first time I have ever distressed the papers! Think it looks ok though as it is not too torn - I love the tattered look on other peoples cards just not too sure on my own cards - think I am too much of a neat freak LOL!

I followed the sketch over at Crafty Sentiments which my lovely blogging friend is a DT member of (thanks Lisa Jane as I really loved this sketch)



I have used a Sarah Kay image and coloured her with distress inks (Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans). I have used K & Co papers (Bailey) and flowers and ribbon from my stash!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - Recipe = 1 ribbon, 2 brads/eyelets, 2 papers
Cuttlebug Spot - Vintage
Cupcake - going green
Incy Wincy Designs - Green
Raise the Bar - Go green
The Pixie Cottage - Green
Fussy and Fancy - Green

33 comments:

  1. Oh this is just beautiful Sarah, you have definitely captured the distressed look, especially the way you have colours the beautiful image. Great take on the sketch and hope you come back to Crafty Sentiments again soon. Hugs
    Pinky

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  2. What a beautiful card Sarah - i love those colours and i think the distressing is great - and really suits the papers.
    The image is so sweet and you have coloured her beautifully - matching the colours on the card perfectly.
    Thanks for supporting me on Crafty Sentiments - and good luck!
    Lisa ;)

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  3. Sarah, I love it, you done a beautiful card with the distressed effect, you are very good at it lol..it's beautiful..thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT..good luck hun...
    hugz
    stitchy xx

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  4. Distressed look of your card is fab - just right I'd say. Somehow it doesn't seem right to shred and burn beautiful DP's does it? Cheers Claire x

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  5. oh sarah hun you are a star you have made one gorjus card just love what you have done such a fab image and wonderful distressing too hun thanks for joining us over at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  6. This is so cute!
    Such a sweet image and beautiful papers and colours.

    Hugs,
    Marina

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  7. Sarah this is just beautiful, I love vintage colours and cards. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Crafty Sentiments, I hope to see you next week.

    Hugs
    Suzette

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  8. Beautifully distressed Sarah, I love the layout you have used and the Sarah Kay image is so cute :0)
    Thank you for joining us at OSAAT and good luck hun :0)
    *hugs* Heather x

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  9. Welcome back to OSAAT Sarah and another fabulous creation hunny. I think you've done a fab job of distressing the paper hun (I'm worried of it looking a mess when I do it too - so I'm still chickening out at the moment). Thanks for joining us again and good luck in the other challenges too.
    Sam x

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  10. gorgeous card - so much pretty detail

    Thanks so much for joining in at Cupcake Crafts this week
    Hugs
    Victoria
    x

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  11. Hi Sarah,
    This is a gorgeous card. I love the colours and the distressing and the image is so sweet. thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and all the best in the challenge.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  12. Oh' Sarah this is a Beautiful card love Sarah Kays images fabulous work on your distressing,
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, good luck, this is a great name do you agree lol' hehe'
    Hugs
    Sarah xx

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  13. What a beautiful card!!! That image is sooo pretty and your colours are so soft and pretty! I can't wait for spring!!! THANKS for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs!
    Chris

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  14. You gave that Sarah Kay image a lovely vintage feel.
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage!

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  15. Beautiful - this is purely beautiful :)

    Thank you for joining in at Incy Wincy Designs this week :)

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  16. What a beautiful card Sarah! Your image is gorgeous and your details are fab! (especially the distressing) Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage.
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  17. Super sweet little card...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

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  18. Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, you did and awesome job...i love your card....keep up the good work!
    i have become a follower and would love for you to join mine!!!!!there is a freebie on blog right now till friday...go get it!!!
    CJ
    cowgirl up stamps
    http://stampenwithcj.blogspot.com/

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  19. beautiful card and love the distressing and your sweet image thanks for joining OSAAT
    challenges

    liz xx

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  20. Great distressing, very pretty card,
    Thank you for playing the OSAAT's recipe challenge this week! Hope to see you next week too!
    (Lyn)

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  21. wow! It's really stunning! I LOVE your colouring!
    Hugs
    Nicola

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  22. Hi Sarah, what a beautiful card. The image is so sweet and the papers are gorgeosu. Your vintage style card is perfect. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  23. Sarah that distressed look is perfect! And that image is too adorable. Wonderful job with that technique, thank you for going green and joining us at Raise The Bar!

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  24. PRECIOUS! i love your subtle colors and darling image! Thank you for GOING GREEN with the PIXIE COTTAGE!

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  25. Oh wow, this is gorgeous, your distressing is wonderful. I'm the same way, I love other people's distressed cards, but I'm never happy with my own, but I have to tell you, you SHOULD be happy with this one, it's exquisite.
    Thanks so much for joining us over at OSAAT, and don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who's won and check out the new challange. Good luck! :D

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  26. Hiya Hun....this is seriously gorgeous. I think you have distressed perfectly...and that image is just sooo precious! Good luck in the challenges Hun..xx warmest wishes ANita..xxx

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  27. Wow this looks gorgeous. Love the Sarah Kay image you have used & I just adore the flower in the corner. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week x Clare (DT) x

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  28. Awesome card!!!! Thank you so much for playing along with crafty sentiments! Hope to se eyou next week!

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  29. BEAUTIFUL and I love the distressed look.

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  30. What a pretty card! So happy you joined us for the Pixie Cottage challenge.
    ~Pam
    http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

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  31. WOW, beautiful card, love the distressing and your image is adorable. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fussy & Fancy.

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  32. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
    Hugs,
    April

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  33. Beautiful card. I love your title funny. Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
    Hugs,
    Jennifer

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