Sunday, 2 August 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge 16 .....

This week the challenge at Just Magnolia is "Distressing". This is not something I would usually make though I did enjoy finding ways to give my card a distressed look!! I do prefer a nice neat look not too fussy either, I think its because I'm a virgo!!

When I colour this Tilda its always in pretty summer colours, this is an extremely different look for her. I have used the cool grey promarkers 1-5, and black with stardust pen for a little sparkle. The card is DCWV, I have used the cuttlebug paisley embossing folder sanded then used metalic rub ons in silver over the top, (they have not seen the light of day for many years!!). The light grey has been distressed with my PM distrssing tool and inked around the edges with silver and black ink pads. I have drawn faux stitching around the stamped piece and pierced holes to give more depth, then inked the endges first with black and then a little silver to lighten it. The buttons were cut off some old clothes (I do remeber sometimes to keep the pretty buttons) and the rub on is from my stash.

I'm still taking things slowly, feeling a little better today, the sun was out no rain!!!

Hope you have had a lovely weekend and some good weather!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx


Rach said...

a gorgeous card.
thank you for entering my blog candy. good luck. hugs Rachxx

CraftyC said...

This is stunning Angela, a just love it. The colours are amazing!

dolcreations said...

I have to say I struggled as well with this challenge. Distressing was a tough one. But I see you did a great job. I just love Tilda..and I think you have done a really nice job!

Bev said...

What a gorgeous card Angela! I love your choice of beautiful papers and wonderful details x

Martine said...

this is such a cute card, i usually colour this tilda in lovely summer colours too, but i think you have done a fab job colouring her in black and white, and those scrummy papers and buttons match perfectly :)



Mina said...

oh wow Angela this is just incredible...I love that monochrome look, fantastic colouring and the buttons are the perfect touch...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun I just love this sweet card, so beautifully coloured and great colour scheme
Hugs Jacqui x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh your card is just fantastic!
Love your brilliant distressing and your design is wonderful!
Hope you feel a lot easier today!
kim x

Anonymous said...

This is lovely Angela, I know what you mean about distressing, I have to lie in a darkened room at the thought of it :o)
Hope you are feeling better

Carolyn said...

What a lovely card. I love how you colored the image.
Hugs xx

siv-fos said...

Thank you so much for the work you do to inspire me and many others:) Hope you have a great birthday!