Monday, May 7, 2012

Torn or Distressed at CYP

Hello Friends and Happy Monday! We had a wonderful time with the grandkids last week. I also have a new name, it’s Dra-ma and Hubby’s new name is Dran-pa. Our 3 year old grandson, Carter is so cute but a real handful. He’s a little like his daddy who had ADD and let me tell you…it was a real adventure raising that child…LOL But we got through it and he turned out to be a wonderful dad and very responsible and successful human being. I’m so proud of him.

It seems my crafting passion has rubbed off on my granddaughter, Bel. She loves to craft, brought her own glue and other supplies to make paper doll puppets and entertain us with a show. We spent some time in my craft studio stamping Magnolia images for her to color and put in the Smashbook I made for her. We had lots of fun.

OK, so on to the new challenge at Craft Your Passion…We want to see Distressed and Torn edges. I’m using a set of digi stamps from Doodle Pantry called Vintage Phone. Our other sponsor this week is Paper Shelter and our DT has some wonderful cards to share with you.
For my card I tried my hand at creating a patina background. I love the look and feel of it; so vintage and antique. If you want to give it a try check out the Splitcoaststampers tutorial.
I colored my image with Copics and a Gold pen from American Crafts. I tried shading the gold pen work after it was dry but it still rubbed off on my Copic nib so I scraped that idea. Don’t want to ruin my Copics. The colors I used were E47, E44, E43 & E42.
Here’s the inside with the sentiment from my stamp set. I think I went a little over board on the gold embossing powder here though.

Cardstock – Bazzill
Flowers – Marianne Designs
Dies/Punches – Spellbinders
Seam Binding – WOC
Pearls – Recollections
Ink – SU; Ranger
Embossing Powder – Ranger, Gold

I’m entering this project in the following Challenges:

Make It Monday – Anything Goes
Dilly Beans Challenge - Texture
Phindy's Place Challenge - Vintage
Polka Doodle - Distressing
Paper Crafting Journey - Vintage

I hope you join us for the fun at CYP this week for a chance to win some wonderful prizes from our sponsors!



Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is fabulous ... i love the image - i used to have a telephone like that! ( a copy lol)
The background is gorgeous
Lisa x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the colors and textures. Great phone digi :)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy! I love the embossed patina background and the beautiful flowers! Fantastic coloring of the phone image!

Helen said...

This is gorgeous Cathy, I especially love your embossed background and your colouring is amazing. These images are lovely to work with aren't they xx

Lisa Minckler said...

Oh my NAILED that patina Cathy; inside AND out. This is completely wonderful and the sentiment....perfect. :) Loved admiring your card.

Thank you so much for linking up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

Sharon said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the patina and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.x

JayBe said...

A stunning vintage themed card - I love your patina background. Thanx for joining us at the Polkadoodles challenge. Jan xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Cathy, Hello my friend... I'm so happy to be back. My computer had crashed and I have not been able to stop by anyone, so I have missed all my friends. I sure felt lost we sure do depend on that a lot I enen had to miss some challenges so I'm so happy to be back. Wonderful job creating patina background you did awesome job love your colors and those flowers turned out stunning.

Stamping Shanni said...

Cathy this is a stunning card - I love the colours, the texture and the shimmery bits! You have paid so much attention to detaila and I love your flower embellishment, they balance the layout perfectly. Very inspiring.
Stamping Shanni

Tess Ekwall said...

wow cathy, this card is fabulous!
i love the image and the colours are just perfect!
the background is also gorgeous and lovely details.
great work!
hugs, tess.

Chris Stern / CS Designs said...

Cathy, Saw your card on Make it Monday and coming for a closer look. Fabulous creation, I love the patina background. It is so rich looking, thanks for the link to the tut, will go have a look.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Billie A said...

I saw your card on MIM and wow it's stunning. I love the colors the background,image,embellishments and all it's wonderful. My card is #98 if you care to stop by..

Shirley-Anne said...

Totally awesome !
Love the embossed background and all the distressing .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Michelle said...

Hi Cath

I have not seen this technique before but you have inspired me to give it a try. Your card is amazing. You have created so much texture and detail.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Unknown said...

WOW this is gorgeous!! Love the Patina effect and the extra texture from ripping the edge just adds real wow factor!! Also adore your roses!! Gorgeous!! Came over from MIM!
Nat -x-

Laura said...

Hi Cath, I have just added myself as a follower to your blog! I love your creations, this card is gorgeous too. I love all of your distressed elements!
Laura xx

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! GORGEOUS! that patina really brings out the fabulous texture and your flowers are beautiful! thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. xxD

fionalawlor said...

Such a gorgeous card! The embossed backgroud is stunning and love your flowers,so pretty :)
Fiona L x

Anonymous said...

Fantastic job on the background and it goes perfectly with the vintage theme.Incredible colouring too.
Lisa x said...

Beautiful card. I love the background you've created, it's stunning.

Thanks for joining our challenge over at Polka Doodles.

Good luck

Claire x

Tindaloo said...

absolutely gorgeous, luv that patina colors! :)

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

I absolutely love this card, and those flowers you have made are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles, love NJ X

Solange Barreto said...

Oi Cathy!!!

Super fofo seu cartão !!! Parabéns. Obrigada pela oportunidade de participar. Coloquei na barra lateral do meu blog direcionando para o seu. Sou sua seguidora.


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