Friday, April 3, 2009

Whiff of Joy #24 --- Let's Get Dirty!

The Whiff of Joy Challenge this week is let's get dirty --- as in distressed. Distressing the papers adds so much to the card and I love the look. One of my favorites I did recently for Heather's WOJ Challenge #21. I scraped edges like crazy on that one! So for this card I scraped plus sanded plus dabbed on antique linen distress ink. Here is the result:

I love this image of Willow kneeling. I used my Nesties to cut the image and also for the scalloped layer. A touch of Antique Linen distressing ink and some sanding "dirty" it up. She is colored in Copics bright colors which were pulled from the fabulous Basic Grey paper ensemble Marrakech. Even sanded and scraped this paper is amazing. This DP sparks so many ideas! It is no secret that I love colors, bright bold colors, and this ensemble is one that I will probably use up all the papers in the stack! The pretty brads in the centers of the flowers are Basic Grey's coordinating embellies. The flowers are miscellaneous from my stash, as is the sentiment which is stamped with Memento Sepia. Many of my embellishments I've had for years so things like the photo corners have long ago lost their identity, but have been waiting for just the right project to perch on.

Another fun challenge, design team! Thanks!


Nyten said...

wow,this was great!!

~JulieH~ said...

wow Barb this is beautiful all your distressing and detail, but the thing that stands out for me is how you have matched your wonderful colouring, highlighting an shading so perfectly to your layered flower, Stunning!


Donna said...

Love the bright colors you've chosen, and it all color co-ordinates so perfectly.

Jeanette said...

Wow! Really stunning card! I just love your coloring! :) Superb!

Myrt said...

Hi Barb - and what a beauty it is - as are all of your other cards! Your colouring is superb and colour schemes, fantastic - I love what you do!

Amy Sheffer said...

Okay ... wow, Wow, and WOWEEEE!!! Love your coloring and those awesome Marrakech papers