Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Fabulous Friend ~ Distressed Flowers




Whew! I tried to use as many challenges as I could find today for this card. First of all, I have been wanting to create some of these distressed flowers for some time, especially since Dawn McVey posted a tutorial on how to make them. The Ways To Use It challenge, WT222, over at Splitcoaststampers had a similar tutorial for distressed flowers using a crinkled paper technique. For the color inspiration, I used The Pink Elephant Challenge that posted the cover of Better Homes & Gardens...plus when I headed over to Libby's Little Addiction, Courtney's outfit had these colors, too! I love the relaxing feel that the blues and greens exhibit, don't you? Kazan's Sketch 28 was my layout inspiration for the card. I think it all came together nicely...and I'll definately be making more of these fun distressed flowers in different color combinations. Won't you have a try? If you do, leave me a posting about it so I can check it out!



Stamps: Absolutely Fabulous
Paper: Certainly Celery, White Confetti, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise CS
Ink: Pacific Point
Other: Pacific Point Striped Grograin, Cutter Kit, Crafters Tool Kit, Pacific Point Corduroy buttons, Natural Hemp Twine


14 comments:

Dana Grothaus said...

How funny! I guess great minds think alike! Love your card...

LeAnne said...

Yummy! I loved that cover when I got my mag....glad someone used it as an inspiration challenge. GREAT colors, you really know how to make those challenges work!

KimmyS said...

I SO love your paper tearing and how you layered this yummy flower.
Thank you for playing

LORi said...

How Clever..Super nice!!

cheryln said...

fabulous colors and flower! love your card!

Latisha said...

Love your hand cut flowers! Great card!
hugs latisha

susieclayton said...

Pretty summery colors! Your flowers look great!

Laura Davis said...

Oh wow this is beautiful! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura & Kazan

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

gorgeous! The distressed flower is just beautiful!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Perfect for Libby's challenge. I have to tell you though, that isn't Courtney, that is my daughter Sophie- Courntey's Playdate! :)

Nancy L. said...

I love it! Your card is lovely!

tina said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing with TPRs inspo challenge! Love that flower.

Chrissie said...

This is really lovely. Great use of the colours.
Chrissie

Libby Hickson said...

Stacey I absolutely love your card, that flower is soooo pretty! I've been slacking on the blogging this past week+, but I'm finally posting the summary - your card was my favorite of the week! Thanks so much for playing!!