Wednesday 21 March 2012

It's all distressing....

over at Divas by Design.  Oh yes this means it's Wednesday, a new challenge at the Divas and Team A's turn.

So, as you might have guessed by the title, we would love to see your distressed projects and no that's not pictures of you when your card doesn't go right!

This time we are sponsored by the wonderful:

We were very kindly allowed to pick an image, and I have used the so sweet Chloe in the Rain for my card.

And so onto my card:
Front shot:
 Detail of image:
 Close up of butterflies:
I used:

Pink Gem digi stamp: Chloe in the rain - coloured with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Die-cut with a circular nestie
Drop of 3d gloss on the raindrops (doesn't show so well in the photos)
Papers: K& Co - Classic K: Bailey
Border: CC Designs die - Teardrop Border
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
Butterflies are a Martha Stewart Stamp and Punch set - I didn't stamp them, just used the punch and stuck two butterflies (one cardstock and one paper) together
Card blank and sentiment: Craftwork Cards

This is one of those few occasions when I actually quite like the card!  I've no idea why it came out all soft and 'girlie' but it seems to have worked and I quite liked the doubled up butterflies.

So, why not pop over to the blog - have a look see at all the gorgeous creations my Teamies have made and then have a go yourself!  We'd love to see you.

Cheerio for now,

A challenge, or two:

A Gem of A Challenge: Challenge 42

Tuesday Throwdown: #90 - Spring Cleaning (use up old stash), it's the papers and flowers - couldn't tell you how long I've had them, but it's years not months!!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Challenge 22 - Shabby Chic / Vintage


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sarah,love the image and lovely

WeirdCat said...

That is so pretty, love the colours, think I need to join you on that stash diet
Ruth x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with lovely coloring and can also enter FFF's distressing challenge!
xxx Margreet

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card Sarah. I like the soft colours and the border die is fab.
Sarah-Jane xx said...

Such a pretty card love the colours and the border die, and that sweet image. Alison xxx

Felicia said...

Just a beautiful card!!! Great job on it! *huggles* =0)

xxxtglxxx said...

Sarah, this is so cute hun! :) Fab image and your colouring is just wonderful. Love the sweet papers and flowers too!



xxxtglxxx said...

Sarah, this is so cute hun! :) Fab image and your colouring is just wonderful. Love the sweet papers and flowers too!



Christine L said...

Hi Sarah

Love your gorgeous card.... your colouring is FAB of that super cute image!

Christine x

Dorcas said...

Oh how cuuuuuute!!! I'm so glad you could join us at Bunny Zoe's this month. :)
ps) I have a stamp set I'm giving away at the end of the month if you'd like to check it out, its located at teh top of my sidebar. :)

Lily Anuska said...

Hi. You chose wonderful image and coloring is beautiful. Love details and wonderful background paper. Have a nice day. Lily Anuska

angelwhispers said...

Just perfect just love the image and the beautiful soft colours! Chanelle xx

DesignerDiva said...

I love your beautiful card Sarah, the soft colours are lovely and perfect with the image.
lol I love the thought of us all posting pictures of us getting disressed when it doesn't go right!
Hugs Laurie x

Vicky said...

So very cute Sarah...and love the pretty colours too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Sarah, Chloe looks so sweet and love the pretty soft colours, gorgeous flowers & butterflies too.
Wendy xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Lovely card, such soft and pretty colours. xx

Kim said...

You should love this card, it is gorgeous! Your colorings awesome. Love that image too.

Lin said...

Wow Sarah, just gorgeous. I love the soft shading on your little girl and the whole thing is very lovely.

Looking forward to working with you at Dream Valley.

Lin xx

coops said...

stunning card sarah.i love your beautiful soft colours and detailsa and the image is so sweet :D

xx coops xx

Arabella said...

It's gorgeous Sarah! I love how you have coloured her and the whole card is just so soft and girly looking!


PS I use really sharp curved nail scissors for my detail cutting.

Shannon White said...

Oh this is So Adorable! 8-) Love your Darling image and Wonderful coloring! The soft pretty dp's and embellies are so perfect too! Just a Sweet Springy card! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown! 8-)

Karen P said...

Hi Sarah, this is so pretty and delicate and it does have that very genteel type of distress - absolutely perfect colouring Karen x

Unknown said...

Thank you Sarah for your lovely message on my “Monday,Blues post ” when I went to look after Mum and Dad . It was so kind of you and I was overwhelmed by your kindness.
Dad is much better now, he has a recurring abscess , but a course of anti-biotics seems to do the trick. Sadly Mum had a massive stroke 4 years this May and will never be fine, she is unable to move or speak , but she can communicate by facial expressions, Dad is her carer , she has 4 x2 carers visits per day. So when Dad gets poorly I have to step to care for them both. Thank you again for your kindness. I am now back and on track . I made a card last night and posted it this morning before I went out.
Hugs Elaine

Unknown said...

This is the second card I have viewed today it is gorgeous I love the colours , she is such a sweety and your roses are fab Hugs Elaine

Christine said...

Gorgeous sweet PG image fab take on the sketch chall theme.

thanks for sharing at AGOAC this time

smiles Christine PG DT

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. I love all those pretty soft colours.


Crafteezee said...

Gorgeous Sarah.

Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe. I also have Candy on my blog if you want to hop over HERE.

Hugs Tracy x

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, love the soft colours and a fab image!
Helen x