Sunday, 4 April 2010

Sassy Cheryl's#5 - Distressed Country Girl


EASTER BLESSINGS




Hello Blogger's.

Easter Sunday here and a very quiet day, which is good. The sun keeps trying to break through but plenty of showers still. Hope you're enjoying time with family with maybe a bit of craft time too.





I managed to finish my card for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #5 last night, and photographed it between showers this morning. The challenge was to make a Distressed card using one of Cheryl's images. I used the first image I bought, which was from Squigglefly, called Country Girl or Sweet Melissa. I love this image and have made several cards with it, this is the first distressed one though.

Like yesterdays card I printed onto some self patterned dp. I used Copic markers to colour this one and all the edges were distressed with scissors and distress ink - antique linen.

Base card is SU Kraft with American Crafts orange for the mat. The dp is from Kaisercraft paper pad The Devonshire Collection. I've torn and rolled edges and also added the lacing using 'distressed' string. I find it quite hard to tear pretty paper but quite like the effect!

The only embellishment being the three Kaisercraft gems.

Hope you like this one - I'd love to know how you feel about distressed cards........leave me a comment.... tell me!

Enjoy your day........ I'll be back tomorrow evening with TMITA/PCC Magical Monday.

Till then.........

22 comments:

Shirley-anne said...

Love the card , Sue . I don't create as many ' distressed ' cards as I would like . Don't know why ! Because I really like this technique .
I liked your rolled edges and more so the torn bit joined by the string.

Robyn said...

Hi Sue! Happy Easter to you! Sunny and warm for Easter in Melbourne...sorry! I think you have done a good job with your "distressing" card but I personally do not overly like the technique (even though I have used it on occasions)I think it more works for scrapbooking than cards- cards need to be more "professional" looking to compete with store bought ones- (in my humble opinion anyway)

craftieodamae said...

how adorable! I love the distress look.

alina said...

Beautiful card, Sue, I love those papers, great colours! And I love distressed cards!
Thank you for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's!
Hugs, Alina

Cheryl said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Sue! Can I have it? : )

Patti said...

Distressed is the best! I love the image... just adorable!

Stamping Seasons said...

Wow, great distressing, love your card.
THanks for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's and good luck
Hugs
Tracy

Heather said...

Wonderful distressing. The love stitching.. Thanks for joining us this week. Good Luck!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Sue this is wonderful - such a darling image and you rocked the distressed challenge! It would just about kill me to tear that pretty paper, but you are right, the effect is looks great!!! :)

redwasher1 said...

MY WORD!! Sue this is just Fabulous!!! I love everything about it!! Love that beautiful photo too!!!

Betty Benton said...

I like your card very much, Sue! Especially the "lacing" technique -- what a wonderful idea that is! I can't quite make myself distress cards but you might have given me the initiative to try one!

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful card Sue.. Thanks for playing along with us at Sassy Cheryl's this week in our distressed challenge.

Paper, Ink, Color! said...

SUPER design, great technique there! Great card once again Sue!

CraftieConnie said...

Now she is cute! Love how you put this together, don'T know much about the technique but this is Fab!

Ann English said...

This card is amazing, Sue! Thanks for playing with us at Sassy Cheryls this week.

Jodi said...

I love the distressing and card layout! Wonderful card for this week's challenge. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Kerrie said...

Great design, love the autumn colours!

MicheyMoo said...

Awww Sue, this is such a cute little image. I love your card. I find it soooo hard to the distressed thing....but you do it fabulously. xx

Selma said...

Hi Sue. I don't do many distressed cards but this one is gorgeous. I love the lacing. You chose the right dp and your coloring is perfect for this type card. Now I have to say I love this type card. You are so good at anything you try.

jkreucher said...

Hi Sue, Contrats on being chosen top three in this Sassy challenge!
Such a fun, unique design..
Judy

Isabella's Sketchbook said...

Very nice, Sue. I love the lace up.

Nina said...

oh my I love everything about this card, the image, the paper the corset sewing... just lovely!!