Wednesday, October 20, 2010

WOJ - Distress it!!

Sadly, this is my last challenge with Whiff Of Joy Challenges Design Team.  It's been a lot of fun, not to mention a HUGE honor for me to design for them.  But all good things must come to an end, and now I'll have a little more time to devote to my family and other interests.  

The challenge this fortnight is to DISTRESS IT!  
Perhaps I went a little crazy with this one, but it was SO MUCH FUN!!  I chose some MME papers from my stash and distressed and inked the edges with Vintage Photo.  My image is Fall Willow Catching Leaves stamped with Walnut Stain on PaperTrey Inks' Vintage Cream.

First,  I've always wanted to try stamping flourishes along the outside edges of image like I've seen around blogland.  It just has that added that extra something.  This is my first time trying it and I LOVED IT!!  It turned out so much better than I was expecting.  

Second, I made my own backgound paper with the script a script stamp.  I've had this stamp FOREVER and I've never used it.  I came across it while hunting around in my supplies and thought I should find a way to add this element to the card.  It was stamped with Walnut Stain and then the edges were inked with Vintage Photo

Third, I also made my own paper rosette which was so unbelievably EASY and I was so tickled over how it come out.  I even distressed the edges of my Rosette.  I'm going to have to refrain from adding them to all my cards.  LOL  I added a Making Memories decorative metal brad to the center to finish it off.  

Just in case you've never made one before...
12" strip of paper that is 1 1/2" wide
Cardstock circle about 1" wide
Score at every 1/4"
Accordion fold (like you would to make a fan)
Turn the ends towards each other and glue - Hot glue works best
Glue the circle onto the back of the Rosette to give it stability
Embellish the center

I just love this card because it has three new to me elements....and they turned out!!  LOL  Not a huge fan of the coloring (don't scold me, I know I'm my worst critic) but I could not get the right shade of green no matter how hard I tried.  The DP has a blue/grey green that I could not replicate and it was just starting to turn into a muddy mess so I had to stop and call it  "good enough".

The Crafty Pad = #93 Distressed
Pear Tree Designs = #22 Free For All
Pixie Dust Studio = #44 Fall into Fall
Craftalicious = #10 Anything Goes
Paper Cutz = #63 Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend = #49 Halloween/Fall
Crazy 4 Challenges = #59 Fall/Autumn
Bunny Zoes Crafts = #5 Autumn Love
Cards Addicted = Love Letters (Script/Newspaper)

Copic's Used:
Dress: G99, G94, YG95, C5, C3, BG18 (It's a mess don't try it, LOL)
Skirt/Hat: E43, E42, E41
Apron/Bow: R89, R59, R20
Hair: E49, E29, E47, E57, E59, E35, E31 (Way more than necessary, LOL)
Skin: E11, E00, E50, R20

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Stamp: Image -WOJ, Fall Willow Catching Leaves
Stamp: Script - Inkadinkado (Dawn Houser)
Stamp: Flourish - Heidi Grace (Marina Drive)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain)
Paper: PaperTrey Ink (Kraft & Vintage Cream Cardstock)
DP: My Mind's Eye (Wild Asparagus)
Brads: Making Memories


Manuela said...

Gorgeous Fall card! ♥ I love your coloring!


~Jeri~ said...

Beautiful Wendy!!! I love the colors and your coloring. They just pop off the card! Love the rustic and distressed details, and the flourishes stamped with the image is perfect!! Love that flower you made..wrote down the directions! Again amazing work!

Alysha said...

Fab card hunni, thanks so much for joining us this week and PTD, hugs Aly xxx

Tracy V. said...

Well once again, I thought your coloring was awesome. I esp. love how the red apron came out. So beautiful. Funny that you did the flourishes on the outside of the image. I was thinking the same thing the other day after seeing it on another blog and I did it on a card for an upcoming post!! Too funny. Your layout and all of your elements are Fab. BTW - Have fun, you are heading to my favorite place to visit!

scrapn_momof2 said...

As always your coloring is amazing. Your card is just gorgeous. I love the little flourishes you added and your paper rosette is fantastic!

Pattie said...

Oh Wendy - you are your worst critic! It's gorgeous and I love all the distressing!

Kristel said...

A gorgeous card Wendy! Looks amazing!
Hugs Kristel

Louise said...

I adore this image, she´s so cute. Ever cuter since you laid hands on her ;)
Perfect fall card :)

Caroline said...

Wow!! love everything about it, paper, colours, embellies! Thanks for the flower tip too! I'll have to play around with that. Perfect!!

Stempeltiger said...

Wow! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS Wendy!
Amazing colouring. Fab match of papers and colours.
Great work!
Hugs, Swantje x

Anita said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful coloring, Wendy. I need you to give me lessons on "distressing" lol! I love the flourishes on the edges of the paper and also that rosette. I'm going to have to try that one. I'll miss seeing your beautiful WOJ cards but thank goodness I can still come check out all your other fantastic designs!

Paula said...

It's great when the new things work & I have to say I love your flourishes on the edge. The rosette is a beauty & I have to say I love your script stamp. That's one on my list to purchase. Thank you for all your lovely comments - I was so encouraged by them, & yes I do love the Mac - can't believe the difference so far.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Wendy :-) The image is beautiful and your colouring is fantastic ;-) love the rosette too :-)

thanks for joining us on the TPC :-)

Lols x x x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! So rich and beautiful!! Love the warm coloring and the distressing! you rock girlie!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

WOW! Your card is stunning Wendy!! Fabulous coloring!!!!

Kerri said...

I love that image!!! I haven't seen her before, but I think I need her:) LOVE your coloring, girl! I know, I am definitely missing some greens and some reds in my Copic arsenal. Guess I'll have to splurge again sometime soon. The green in the stripes is so small you would never know!

HappyCrafter said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous card!!! The flourishes along the edge look fabulous, and I have to say this is the best colouring I have seen anywhere in AGES, the rich colours and how you capture the light is AMAZING, a work of art.

Shelby Goolsby said...

First NO you can't leave WOJ, I love your creations!! This card is beautiful you did a wonderful job on distressing and I am so going to have to try one of those flowers. As always your coloring is gorgeous.
Hugs, Shelby

Lou said...

Beautiful card and I love the distressed look. I'm not very good at it yet, but I need to practice more!

Thanks for joining us over at PTD, and good luck!

Lou x

Anonymous said...

thanks about your post. very gud.

kupit' viagru

Chelsea said...

Oh My! Your coloring is fantastic and the paper rosette is so pretty! Love it all!

Debbie said...

What a stunning card - your colouring of the image is perfect. Fabulous distressing too. :)
Thanks for sharing it with us at our Crafty Pad Challenge. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs.

clare said...

Thanks for joining the 'free for all' @ PTD this week. Good Luck! x

Susie said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and your distressing is fab! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck x

Mel X said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Love the image and you coloured it beautifully.

Thanks for sharing this with us at Totally Papercrafts.

Mel X

Mina said...

stunning card Wendy and perfect for our challenge...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Mummylade said...

this is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge and good luck!

Lynda Nielsen said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Wendy. I love the aged and distressed look. Maybe I'll have to play along with this challenge. Hmmmm, Hope I find some time this weekend.
Big Hugs,

Vanessa said...

What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL card. It is just breathtaking. I love vintage and you just did a beautiful vintage card. :)

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