Tuesday, March 30, 2010

How Distressing!

Hello dear friends! Thanks for visiting me. Today I have our latest DZ Doodles Challenge for you.

The DZ Doodles design team was challenged this week to create a project with the distressing technique. I've dabbled a little with it in the past with decent results. On this card I decided to "kick it up a notch". I had tears in the paper and  my edges were rougher than ever before... then I added another layer and it covered up a lot. *grin* Still, I'm pretty happy with the results! I also distressed some edges with ink - a "must-do" on all my projects!
This darling little girl is the "Easter Bonnet" digi. Her hat and basket are popped up, and I added Stickles glitter on the hat, her collar, and the basket ribbon for a little "umfph". :)

I'm in love with Cosmo Cricket papers! This is from the Early Bird collection, called Farmer's Market. I used a sketch challenge for this card and needed at sentiment. I knew I wanted a tag, so I just printed my sentiment on card stock and traced the tag shape. I think I should have layered it or distressed the edges... it needs "something" down in that bottom right corner. Maybe I'll fill it in with a pearl swirl - I'm open to suggestions!

Oh, and the lace is sewn on - after I sewed the edges all around, I folded over the edge of the lace and slowly sewed straight across. As I went, I scrunched it up to give it the ruffled look.

So now it's YOUR turn to show us your distressing technique! Here's how:
  • Make any kind of project using a DZ DOODLES image
  • Link it up at our DZ Doodles Design Team blog
  • Deadline to enter is Monday, April 5th @ 12 midnight
The lucky winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 7th, and will win 2 DZ doodles of their choice! Good Luck!

Card Recipe
  • Stamp: DZ Doodles Easter Bonnet
  • Paper: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird
  • Medium: Prismacolor Pencils w/OMS, Stickles, Colorbox chalk ink
  • Embellishments: MS leaf punch, Prima flowers, lace, really old quilting pins, pearls
I really appreciate that you're here, and hope you have a great day!



Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hi Susan,

Your distressing/aging is wonderful and perfect for this challenge. Love the tag and all the lace. The image is so sweet and beautifully colored too! So happy to see you joining in the fun with the Creative Card Crew this week!


Sassy Scrapper said...

Oh Susan your card is so cute! I love how you tucked the tag with a sentiment behind your image. And your inking is beautiful it gives so much depth! Your coloring is fabulous sweetie! Good luck on your challenges.
Hugs Bonnie

Edith said...

How sweet is your card Susan! I love the colors and the cute image:)

Unknown said...

This turned out just lovely! I was so excited for you when I saw that you won at Midnight Madness - you go girl!

Elise said...

Oh Gosh Susan! This is soooo lovely! Yes, this image is totally precious and sweet .. which you've colored BEAUTIFULLY! I love the distressing you've done! It looks AMAZING! All the added elements to your card are just PERFECT in every way! These colors you've used are just fabulous sweets!
Big Hugs,

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon hunny and wow what a fabulous card, loving the image you've used its adorable and the distressing is brilliant. You are obviously a natural at this style. Thank you for joining in with the CCC challenge this week Linda x

Jen Shults said...

I absolutely LOVE this. You always find new ways to use paper that I never would have thought of. Gorgeous work Susan!

Becky said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card Susan! I adore the texture, so beautiful!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Victoria said...

beautiful card, you've really captured the vintage theme

Fab to see you at Creative Card Crew

Chelsea said...

Hi Susan, beautiful dimension and layers on this card. I also love her Stickled hat, the beautiful lace, the pretty papers and the sweet image. ~Chelsea

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) The image is adorable and the papers and embellies are fab ,,, love the lace :-)

thanks for joining the PTW and Sketch and Stash Challenge :-)
Lols x x