Friday 5 June 2009

Pink and Brown the distressed way and bloghop news

This yummy colour combo is the challenge over at Charisma cardz this week. I thought I'd do it abit differently though and use lots of my distress inks to give it a different look. I've also added a sepia tint to Annie for something abit fun! All the papers which are doodlebug are gorgeous but all quite bright so I smeared and blended my inks over them (oo and I crumpled em up first) and did lots of distressing to the edges of paper/card. The lace I had was also white which just plain looked odd with the rest of the card so I got my craftynotions mists out and sprayed it-in real life it looks really pretty because you can see lots of gold mica pigments glittering away on top of the deep pink:) 

Materials: Sugar Nellie stamp (by Leanne Ellis) coloured with distress inks, core'dinations cardstock, doodlebug papers (lovespell), distress inks in walnut-frayed burlap-teadye-vintage photo-worn lipstick-tattered rose-shabby shutters-scattered straw, doodlebug button, craftynotions sprays in cherrylicious and antique gold, ranger sepia tint, prima flowers, papermania brads, crocheted lace, elusive images sentiment stamp.

Yesterday my new Sugar Nellie stamp arrived by Diane Duda who is a brand new designer over at the house of sugar. I am taking part in a blog hop on the 19th June (with 15 others) to feature a creation using the new Diane Duda stamps which will be released soon. I only just noticed though I am away that week on holiday at Whitby so I will have to schedule my blog post and catch up with everything on the 20th when I get back. It's going to be lots of fun though:)

Thanks for stopping by, and for any comments you might leave-I love reading them and really appreciate your feedback!


  1. Oh this is gorgeous. I love how you distress your cards - I am jealous. Yay on getting the stamp. Hmmmm looking forward to seeing it and your creation you make with it.

  2. Oh my Ro this is awesome I love it to bits all that distressing gives it a very unique you look. Definitely your style brilliant.

    Lorraine x

  3. wo very fab card Rowena !!!!
    Your card is very gorgeous !!!!
    Hugs COCO

  4. Gorgeous card, love the image and the papers you have used. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  5. Love your distressed coloring. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Charisma Cardz.

  6. stunning card i love how you inked over the patterned papers ..such a good idea. em

  7. another gorgeous and absolutely beautiful card