Friday, April 2, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge/Simon Says Challenge

I made this card for Sassy Cheryl's Challenge and for Simon Says Challenge, coincidentally both of the challenges being "Distressing." This is my favorite technique, so I had a blast with these challenges.

Stamps: Missing You (Sassy Cheryl's), sentiment from SU!
Paper: SEI, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze (SU!)
Ink: Ink jet printer, Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Walnut and Antique Linen)
Accessories: Lace, flat-back pearls, distressing tool, Tim Holtz alcohol ink applicator, sewing machine, blue Stickles, pearl brad, Copics Airbrush System (to color flowers), MS Branch Punch.

I wanted to try to match the colors in the paper to the jeans, and I ended up with several colors blended with W3. I like the effect it created. It really reminds me of Jeans.

I sewed my layers of papers together, intentionally sewing crooked to reinforce the distressed look (an idea I got from Claudia Rosa). I distressed the edges of all the papers and added some Walnut distress ink to really give it a good distressed/aged look. I used Antique Linen Distress Ink to dye/age the lace. I liked the look of the brown pearls. I love the contrast it adds.

I used my Copics Airbrush System for one of my favorite techniques; coloring flowers. I started with white flowers and added some blue/green and brown. I finished it off with a pearl brad.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Marlene said...

Adorable card! Love the colors. Using the copic airbrush system for flowers is a fantastic idea, and one I shall be stealing! (Errr...borrowing! ha ha)

jkreucher said...

Hi Julie...your card is wonderful.. love the colors, the stitching adds just the right touch!
thanks for joining in the challenge!

Ann English said...

Julie-What a fabulous card. Love all your distressing and the flowers-perfect! Thanks for playing this week at Sassy Cheryls!

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet. You did a terrific job with this challenge..Lots of great distressing.Thanks for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's this week.

Tracy said...

I love all the detail on your card! Its beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card :-) The image is lovely and the colours and distressing are all perfect ,, I love this ! :-)

Happy Easter :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Christa said...

Love your card with the distressing!! Your colors are great.

Thanks for joining the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.


Alina said...

Julie, believe me or not, I just can't take my eyes off of your beautiful card! I love it!!!!!!!! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's!
Hugs, Alina

Peggie said...

So very cute. Who could resist saying I forgive you they got this card.

Sassy Cheryl said...

LOVE the closeups! Showcases your amazing talent!
Great job.

Cathy said...

Julie, Great card for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week. I love the image that you chose (I chose the same one)Great Job!!

Kristie W. said...

Very pretty, love the colors you used.

Heather Huggins said...

Beautiful Distressing. Great color choice..Thanks for joining us this week. Good Luck!!

Paper, Ink, Color! said...

Oh my, what a precious card. It's soooooo cute. I'm sure whoever gets it will totally forgive you. ;)

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful card and terrific distressing for the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Sassy Cheryl's this week.

Anonymous said...

What an adorable card, Julie! Love that precious image and your colors and embellishments are lovely!!

Jodi said...

This is a gorgeous card you created for the challenge!! Love the distressing and color choice!
Jodi =)

jkreucher said...

Hi Julie, Congrats on being chosen top three in this Sassy Challenge.. your card is fantastic!