Sunday, 2 November 2014

OSAAT #223 Anything Goes - With Distressing

Good morning to you all.  Thank you for dropping by again.  My goodness the time is certainly shooting by isn't it?  It's time once again for my DT post at  One Stitch at a Time.  This time the challenge is "Anything Goes ....... With Distressing."  This is another card I struggled with because I just don't like distressing - and I'm useless at it, so I'm not 100% happy with my card.  My Report Card will say - Must try harder!  Oh boy, remember those end of term school reports?  My mum apparently kept all our reports, going back to junior school, and we found them after she died.  Amazing!

My image and backing papers today are Orchid Beauty Digital Stamp and Paper Pack from Coosty Creations, available from our sponsorStitchy Beary Digi Outlet  There are four papers as well as the digi image so I was spoiled for choice.

My Card

The one thing I'm pretty happy about is the colouring of my image, because colouring really is not my strong suit!

6 x 6" base card
Spellbinders  Labels 18
Spellbinders Large Ovals
Corner dies - Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco C
Sentiment - Kaisercraft "Friendship Sentiments"
Pearls from stash

I used a scrap of Core'dinations Whitewash card, embossed with SB Dainty Dots, sanded over it and then distressed the edges with a distressing tool.  I should have stopped whilst I was ahead, because that is the thing that has spoiled the card.  Ah well, these things are sent to try us. I printed the orchid as a png. image onto one of the background papers from the pack and coloured with promarkers.   I used the same paper and one of the patterned papers as backgound. The corner dies were also cut from that same backing paper and then just some added pearls into each corner.

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Lea Brawn said...

Christine you are too, too critical. I think your card is fabulous. I love the colour and the details you've put in it. Great card my dear xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a pretty card! Love the soft color scheme.

Carol said...

Super card Christine, love the soft colours and your distressing looks fine...but I know what you mean, I don't like distressing either. Carol x

Hazel said...

Christine you are being on yourself again!!! Your card is lovely with your colours and papers. Hazel x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christine, well I think you've don a fab job here, your card is gorgeous, great distressing and wonderful soft colours and the colouring of you image is terrific, hugs Kate x

Sue said...

Your blog made me chuckle Christine because my friend Carol asked me about 'distressing' one day at our crafty club so I did some for her and she looked at me and then kept trying to smooth the edges back down hahahahaha she hates the distressed look LOL but your card is fab and I love that image your colouring of it is fab!! huggles Sue xxx

Sue said...

You are definitely being too hard on yourself Christine, your card is gorgeous, I love the colours and beautiful image.
I do know how you feel about distressing cards though, it's something I really struggle with.
hugs Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card Christine. Fantastic colouring.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I can't see anything wrong with your distressing - it's soft & perfect for your lovely card; sometimes you see cards distressed too much, but yours is lovely hugs Carole Z xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
I'm with you I don't like distressing, but you have done a lovely card, lovely soft effect.

Pollard Carole said...

Love the card such pretty pastel colours Sometimes my distressing is good sometimes it isn't but I think you are being harsh on yourself its a fab card with a gorgeous image Love and Hugs Carole x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
This is the tidiest distressing I've seen lol! Your card is gorgeous but does the fact you were distressed about the distressing count in the challenge lol?
Best wishes.
Ang x

Margaret said...

So gorgeous. Love the image and your colors. Great design. Maggie - DT