Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hello


Eventually I made a card for the 1st round of this month's Hero Arts contest. I am still trying to use up all the bits and pieces of paper on my desk, the longer they are around the longer they inhibit me from moving forward, I can't bear to throw them away and I can't bear to have partially cut up patterned papers around!  What a dilema!

Paper: cardstock (PTI); patterned paper (Memory Box); Neenah
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Versamark; Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage, Broken China & Antique Linen distress ink.
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: PTI border die; Tinsel Embossing Powder (Snowflake) by Ranger

Other than using mostly patterned papers I also opted to distress the edges of the papers for a different look to my usual CAS style.  I stamped the flower with the Tinsel Embossing Powder by Ranger (Snowflake) and then inked the panel with the various distress inks.  I went over the entire panel with the Antique Linen ink in order to tone down the colours.  I also spritzed the panel with pearlized water so there is a slight sheen, hard to capture in the photo though.

I'll also enter this in the current Lily Pad challenge with Simon Says Stamp, which is to use Patterned Paper.

I hope you are all having a great Sunday.  My run yesterday did not materialise as we had soooooo...... much rain, so I went spinning instead.  But I managed to get my 8 miles in this morning with my running buddy in a nice cool 48F temperature.  So, now I feel great!

Wishing you the perfect day!

14 comments:

Anne said...

Oh wow - this is gorgeous Brenda! Love the colors here and your distressing is perfect- love it!

Lisa said...

Nice shabby chic feel created with the distressing, B! Such pretty papers too and I love your distressed bg with the yellow :)

Lisa said...

Brenda this is just BEAUTIFUL!! Love the aged look your distressed ink and tattered edges gives it and the pretty stamped flower. Happy Sunday!

Maureen Morton said...

I love to hear about your exercise, Brenda - you are inspiration in that realm, as well as your magnificent card designs. Love this one and how you used the inks and papers. Very delicate, yet rich! Thanks!

Trinh said...

Gorgeous, Brenda! Love that background & the paper you paired it with. I was sooo bad this weekend - no exercise at all! I will have to get on the treadmill tomorrow to make up for tonight's Superbowl party pig-out.

Dawn said...

What a wonderful card. Such a pretty green colour scheme

walchowDesign said...

Nice shabby card and love the pastel colours, Brenda! Likewise, I have not been to Flickr for quite sometime already and as always thank you for taking time to visit me. Don't push yourself too hard - let it come by itself!

Michelle said...

this is so pretty, Brenda! I love to put my pattern papers to good use! love the embossed flower!

Rosemary said...

a soft and so very lovely card, brenda!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Gorgeous Brenda! You have beautiful bits and pieces!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is stunning, Brenda! I love the soft muted colours and the combination of sponging and distressing.

Tiffany said...

Oh my! This looks absolutely stunning! Love everything you've done here! It is perfect!

sheila said...

this is so elegant and romantic looking Brenda. Love the colors and the torn/distressed edges.

Barb said...

What a pretty card, Brenda! Love the soft colors! So glad you played with us at Lily Pad Cards! :)