Saturday, 9 October 2010

Secret Crafter Challenge 104 : Distressing

Good Morning SCSC Fans I do hope that everyone is well and up for a brand new challenge chosen by the lovely Suzie, this weeks theme is Distressing, we also have a lovely guest DT working with us this month, the lovely Kate from Downrightcrafty, be sure to pop over and say hi. and also hop on over to all the over lovely SCSC DT girls, to check out their fabulous creations too.

Well folks I'm not quite sure if the card was distressed but I was by the time I finished lol, it took me three attempts to make a card for this week, distressing is not my forte, I will put my hands up and be the first to admit that, the other two cards landed neatly in the recycle bin, lol.

So firstly I would like to apologise for my not so Brilliant attempt, but I must say I did put a lot of heart into it. So onward with the challenge........

For this card I used A Graphicus Smell the Roses Themeplate, with which I stamped onto a piece of watercolour card and then coloured the Rose head with Promarkers in Ivory and Pale Pink, for the leaves I put some TH Distress inks onto a palette, and used a watercolour brush to add the ink.

To get the really antiquated look, I covered the entire image with TH Distress Inks, and then sanded the entire surface lightly with fine sandpaper, I applied the same sanding technique to the background papers.

I then added parcel string around the card, and a button in the corner, then down the side I placed a piece of lace, to which I then added 3 rose heads, to finish it off.

Anyways, onto the card.

Thanks for stopping by Peeps, good luck in the challenge.

I'll be stopping by to look at your wonderful entries, so get crafting, lol, take care, hugs Bridget. x :)


downrightcrafty said...

oh hun, I think this is a perfect attempt at distressing love all those frayed looking edges, love the string effect and the roses looking old and tattered are so perfect
thank you for welcoming me so nicely
Hugs Kate xx

Secret Crafter said...

Bridget, this is well and truly distressed. What a fabulous card and I bet those you threw in the bin were perfectly fine. Thank you for putting so much effort, you've done a brilliant job. Hugs, Wendy x

{Jane} said...

Your card is gorgeous Bridget. Love the aged/distressed effect - brilliant

Hugs Jane x

Helen said...

Wow - this is fabulous Bridget! The distressing is perfect!
Helen x

Basslady said...

i love your card!
just wonderful...the image...the papers...the lace...
really an eye-candy!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Berenice R. said...

So nice! Thanks for sharing :)

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! The distressing and details are perfect.

Andrea said...

Wow, the card is wonderful!

Simone said...

That´s absolutely gorgeous!!! I love this shabby style!

Annika said...

You have taken distressing to whole new level - wow!! Love the randomly wrapped twine - what a great idea!