Friday, July 31, 2009

Distressing with Just Magnolia!

Today is Friday and I will have another post later in the morning so please come back -

But first it is Just Magnolia Friday and today it is just so Distressing!!! yes we are asked to distress our card in some way. So it is a pretty easy request so I hope you will join in!

My card -

I went with ink and sanding as my distressing tools - Funny I started out with the Core'dinations card stock as my starting point. Really odd for me, but I new with the challenge I wanted to have the chocolate box brown and yellow paper as my sanded focus. I used my Cuttlebug embossing folder then sanded until the yellow really showed through. Then that gave me my colors, a yellow card stock base, then more of the core'dinations, a scrap of yellow and white gingham pattern paper. I sanded the edges of all of the card stock. Then I picked my image -

I have always used greens and blue with this image, and for some reason I thought she would be pretty in yellow and brown. I colored her up with my Copics, then high lighted with white gel pen. I then used a sponge and light brown ink and rubbed the edges of the image, a vintage "distressed" look don't you think? I then matted her with a piece of the brown card stock punched with a EK Success wave border punch, then sanded. Matted again with yellow. The sentiment is wonderful don't you think? It is from Greeting Farm, and is a new set of wonderful sentiments by my buddie Jessica... love them!
Then I added a satin brown ribbon, and one of my new Prima roses. How fabulous is it? WOW I know I am going to have to order lots more of these! I then added a few Martha Stewart frond leaf punches.

Now hop over and see all the other DT cards... WOW I am really finding it tough to keep up these ladies talent... they are sooo talented and their cards are just amazing! Then distress up a card yourself and join us ok? Great prize again!

I'll be back later with another post... Today is the InStyle Blog Hop...
Hugs and Later :0)


Norine said...

another pretty card love the distressing

Suzanne said...

This is gorgeous love the colouring they look great with this fab Tilda I love her. Sue :o)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

beautiful card and I love the colors you've used. That rose is wonderful!

PaperSunshine said...

This so works with that stamp! Love the colors and paper and your distressing is a wonderful look for this! Please tell me you are coming back later with baby news?

Riet said...

Wowww Michelle,what a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Linda said...

ALBOLUTELY one of your best!! What a great work and you can tell all the love that went into it. I have got to get some of these roses!!
Linda Bien

Jessica Diedrich said...

You are too sweet-OMG I LOOOVE what you did w/ my set (thank you!) and the coloring on this card is amazing, too! Beautiful card!

Annie said...

ooo I love those colours and the texture on this card Michelle - such a cute image and that rose in the corner is just gorgeous! hugs, annie x

Martine said...

this is beautiful hunni, i love the disressed Core'dinations card you have used, stunning :)



Bev said...

Will you stop tempting me, now I need those roses lol. A totally stunning card sweetie x

Tab said...

Such a beautiful card, sweetie! Love all the distressing and your rose is stunning, I love this big roses!
Hugs Tab xxx

Rach said...

this is gorgeous Michelle, love it sweetie. hugs rachxxx

Tracey said...

This card is gorgeous Michelle! Love this Tilda!!

Redlady said...

Hi Michelle.
Absolutely lovely techniques and colours.
Love this Tilda with the umbrella.


Frances said...

Ooo really love this one Michelle - all works really well together & that flower is gorgeous! Love all your other creations this week too (especially the doggy Helz one - I'm still not brave enough to cut into my C cricket paper - just keep looking at it LOL)

Hope you get some rain soon - please take ours! xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, this Tilda sums up the UK summer, we have had so much rain lately, shame we couldn't send a little your way too!! :)
hugs Angela x