Friday, March 19, 2010

Distressing and an Easel Card

Happy Friday!

Boy am I glad Friday is here! It's been a good week, but a busy one. The weather has actually helped to make it busier for me because I've put things off in favor of being outside. Do love this time of year though and it's worth it. Hope you've had a good week and will have a nice weekend.


Today I have two cards to share, the first one for the new challenge at Stamp Something. This week our challenge is to create a "Distressed Something" which can be whatever you feel distressed means. You can tear it up or sponge the edges or mess around, make it vintage...just have fun ripping it up! Our sponsor this week is Stamp and Create and Lacey, the owner, has donated a $20 gift certificate for our random winner.

I've used a Wags n' Whiskers image for my card. Isn't she adorable! I've colored her with Copics and highlighted with white gel pen. I've used some BG papers and blue and pink card stock and distressed all the edges with scissors. I've embellished with ribbons, corduroy buttons, Prima flowers, and cherry blossoms.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Stamp with Fun: Sketch
The Pink Elephant: Spring
Pile It On!: Pastel Color


Next, I have my card for Just Magnolia. This week we would like to see you use your Magnolia images to create an easel card. If you don't know how to make any easel card, you can find a tutorial here.

This is the front/main part of my easel card. I've used some new papers from my local craft store with some blush and chocolate card stock. I've distressed the edges and stitched with the sewing machine. The image is a new one from the Hoppy Easter Collection that just arrived yesterday. I've colored her with Copics and tried for a more distressed look in the coloring. I've highlighted with white gel pen.

Here's the view of the full easel fold. I've embellished with lace ribbon, also from the local craft store, and some flowers and cherry blossoms. The sentiment and flower stamp are from Whimsy Stamps and the little lamb is from the same Hoppy Easter image, just cut out and popped up.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Roses on Paper: Easter
Friday Sketchers: Sketch from last week
Craft Challenge: Nursery Rhymes (Little Bo Peep)
All That Scraps: Easel Cards
Copic Creations: Favorite Past Challenges - Brunette Hair and Faces and Skin Tones

Thanks for visiting on this fine Friday! I hope you have a chance to join in the new challenges at Stamp Something and Just Magnolia, which you could actually combine this week! Be sure to check out the fabby creations by my fellow DT members as well. Have a great weekend!

Happy Stamping,

48 comments:

Guylaine said...

these are lovely cards

Crystal said...

WOW Denise these are fabulous, LOVE that first image just TOOOOOO CUTE!!!! I am soooo happy it is Friday too..WOOHOO!! Have a great one sweetie!

Wilfreda said...

Both of these are adorable. I'm loving the Magnolia one. And the corduroy buttons are fab on the first one.

Dena said...

Denise! Fantastic easel card! The distressing is so pretty with the lace you used! Love the image too! I just got it yesterday!! woo hoo!
Hugs, Dena

Paula said...

I love both of these. The easel card leaves me speechless - thanks so much for inspiration & encouragement.
Much love
Paula
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Smita said...

Lovely coloring.... Pretty cards!

Smita

Myrna said...

Cute, cute card. Great job.

Pam S. said...

oh, I want this Tilda! lovely creation!
Pam Going Postal

Maureen said...

What a lovely card Denise! I was thinking of getting this stamp; it is too cute!! Well done!

Peggie said...

So very pretty both of them. I have the Magnolia stamp coming, so thanks for the inspiration.

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! Denise, these are BOTH just gorgeous!! I absolutely the soft colors on the top card with your distressing and your Mag easel card is so stinkin' CUTE!! Love that inside images with that sweet little lamb too!! Wonderful job sweetie!!HUGS

Lisette Morris said...

Fantastic Denise! She looks like she's about to walk off the paper! Love the little lamb on the easel too.

Debbie said...

Two Beautiful cards Denise,I love the gorgeous Lace on the Easle card,Have a fab weekend,Hugs Debbie x

Summerthyme Studio said...

Both of your cards are lovely!

Vicki

josie said...

great cards.Love this Tilda,shes an awesome little girl

Cassy said...

Beautiful cards! I love your color choice for the Tilda card. Fantastic job coloring the images, too!
Have a great weekend!
Cassy

Sandra said...

Fabulous cards Denise!! Love them both!!

raindropecho said...

These are both GORGEOUS Denise! I'm really loving those Wags n' Whiskers images and this one is so beautifully colored. Tilda looks so cute!! I still don't have my Hoppy Easter stamps, but maybe they'll come soon :)
- Ann

Barb Hardeman said...

Both of your cardss are just delightful. I especially like the pretty lace on the Maggie, and your little corduroy buttons and ribbon are sweet as can be on the first card. You've been a busy little beaver!

Christina C. said...

Your Magnolia easel card is magnificent. Heart-stopping gorgeous!!! Love the layout, distressing and that beautiful lace.
Beautifully colored image!
Your other card is also sweet and lovely.....such a cute image!

shelly said...

Such a sweet card. I love all the soft colors you used on her. Great job!
Hugs,
Shell

Angelwood said...

Wow, Denise!! These cards are fabulous. Love your distressing on both cards. Such a sweet image on the first one. Beautiful papers and coloring. And your Magnolia card is gorgeous! Love the papers you've used and the stitching is perfect! Great job! hugs, Angela

scrapkowa maniaczka - Dorota 71 said...

Świetna karteczka !!
Pozdrawiam cieplutko.

Aletha J. Williams said...

Both are lovely! You are so talented. Don't you just love easel cards?
Aletha

andrea said...

gorgeous cards,thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. this week
andrea

Deb said...

oh wow! fantastic cards Denise, so love the pastel colours on the first and your easel card is just stunning! Love those tones and that sweet little image, fab how you added the lamb to the bottom, sooooo cute! have a great weekend, hugs Debx

Christine Riley said...

Both cards are lovely, what great layouts and papers and your coloring is beautiful.
Hugs, Christine

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful distressing work Denise and your card is gorgeous!
Hugs,
Cabio

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful and oh so sweet--makes me want to sing "Mary Had a Lil' Lamb", hee hee!

hugz,
Suzanne

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Your coloring is awesome and I love your choice of papers! Great Job!

Cami said...

Both of your cards are very lovely! Pretty DPs and your coloring is just beautiful! Hugs, Cami

Eulanda said...

So cute and love that lace too! Very pretty!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable cards Denise especially love the pretty colours and sweet image of the first card.
luv
Debby

Eiglas said...

Beautifully coloured and put together.
I love all the detail of the stitching and the deckle edged cuts.
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!
Hugs,
Eiglas
x

Julie said...

Beautiful cards. Your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
Julie x

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful cards, love them both, your coloring skills are Super!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Trimgym said...

Lovely to see you at CRAFT Challenge this week, a great card, image and colours. Thank you for joining us and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow Denise, these are stunners! I esp love your colouring on little Zoe with her bunny, and then the Tilda card is so "wow" with all your attention to detail! These must have taken awhile to make! xo

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Denise-Lynn, what an amazing card. The image is so sweet and the papers are beautiful. Gorgeous details and colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Nilla said...

Two gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at SWF! Hugs Nilla

Amy said...

Super cute cards! Thanks for joining us at the ATS challenge this week!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such darling cards.........especially love your easel card. Beautifully made!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Vanja said...

Bothe cards are baeutiful! I love the papers you have used.
Hugs, Vanja

Suzi said...

Absolutely adorable, both of them, love the new Tilda with her sheep, she looks fab as little bo peep. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week, good luck in the draw. Hugs Suzi x

Robin said...

Great distressing!!! Love the cards!

Rose said...

What a gorgeous card, I love the image, the stiching and the lace, well everything about it! Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck!

Rose xx

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. in our nursery rhyme challenge!What a great little bo peep card - lovely! Cheers Claire x

mycardz said...

Wow! Gorgeous card and awesome coloring! Thanks so much for joining us in our celebration at Copic Creations!