Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More Challenges

I've been playing again. :)
I decided since I did last week's Perfect
Sentiments challenge on the last day,
that I would do this week's challenge
on the first day.

is distressed thank yous.

Distressed is not in my comfort
zone.  But I dug in.
This is my card I am submitting
for the challenge.

The card base is crumb cake.
I used 2 DP patterns to form
a card front. The one on the left
had the distressing tool taken to its
edges. I used the early espresso
ink pad to add some color
to the distressed edges (with a sponge)
as well as the design area.
I added early espresso ink to flowers from
Accents & Elements, and added them
to the DP on the right,
with a pearl in the center of each.
The sentiment is from SU's Because I
Care stamp set, and is stamped in
early espresso ink onto very vanilla
cardstock. I applied early espresso
ink to it with a sponge, and used
the distressing tool on the edges, and
mounted it onto early espresso cardstock.
I used linen thread in a button from
Button Bouquet to add to the
sentiment. Linen thread also
runs across the left section of DP.

This was actually my 2nd attempt
at this challenge. Like I said, the distressed
look isn't in my comfort zone. So I eased
into it. LOL
Here was my first card.
As you can see, I stuck with the basic
idea that I came up with.

The recipe for this card was basically
the same as the final creation,
minus the early espresso ink added directly
to the DP and the flowers, and also
the extra linen thread across the DP.

This is really my normal limit to "distressing."



This week's color challenge is chocolate
chip, baja breeze, and river rock.

Here is my creation.

The card base is chocolate chip.
I used SU's Crosshatch BG stamp
in chocolate chip ink onto
river rock textured cardstock.
The main image is from SU's
Friendship Blooms stamp set and is
in chocolate chip ink on river rock
cardstock. I used a designer
brad in the center of the flower, and
mounted the top layer onto
baja breeze. The accent flower is
also out of baja breeze. All the
faux stitching is done with the chocolate
chip marker.
Baja breeze wide stitched ribbon
finished off my creation.


Jennipher said...

Well, I'm so glad you gave it a try. I love all the shades of orange. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

jan farnworth said...

cute card thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment

The Paper Peasant said...

beautifully made card!! I love warm colors and your distressing great! Thanks for playing along with Perfect Sentiments!

Cheryl said...

Wow - if this ISN'T your comfort zone I have to go check out what is...this card is just gorgeous!

Jessica Pascarella said...

Thank you for sharing this great card with us at The Perfect Sentiment!

Scrappin Abby said...

Hi Krista..first let me say I love your blog name..I too am a lover of all things purple : ) Your card is did a great job for creating something out of your comfort zone. Thanks for joining us again this week at The Perfect Sentiment : )

Jeremy and Samantha said...

Krista I really thought I was the only one left in the paper crafting world who wasn't comfy distressing. You did great pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. Thank you for playing along at the Perfect Sentiment.

Karen Conner said...

Hey! A challenge is just that-a challenge and your card ended up perfect for ours! Distressing is one of my favs & I think you'll like it more & more. Thanks for playing @ the Perfect Sentiment.

Margaret said...

Love your card. Monochromatic is so hard for me to pull off, but you did a great job. Thanks for playing along at Perfect Sentiments.

Sassy said...

You say it is out of your comfort zone? You did a great job! Thanks for playing at Perfect Sentiment.

Sassy said...

You say it is out of your comfort zone? You did a great job! Thanks for playing at Perfect Sentiment.

Sam Pirkle said...

Great job. I'm glad you stepped out of your comfort zone and tried something new. Thanks for joining us at the Perfect Sentiment