Friday, 31 July 2009

Not My Best Attempt xxxx

Like I told Lols over at Simon Says Stamp, the only thing I am good at distressing is Richard when he sees the bank statement after one of my craft stash spending sprees!!!

Sometimes he goes puce lol!!!

So this week, there's 2 fab challenges which have this as a theme, and I was gonna shirk them but then I thought, no, it's a challenge at the end of the day, and you know me, warts and all. I will still put it on here even if I am not happy with it.

And I have to say that I am not too happy with this card.

But I had a go!!

So here's my card for Simon Says Stamp and also for Just Magnolia.

I coloured Tilda with PMs and a splash of the old blingy stuff and then I got hold of my scissors and set about distressing practically everything I could get my hands on!!!

I found a bit of Core-Dinations card and ran it through the Cuttlebug. And that gorgeous ribbon was from an old box of chocs.

The paper is PP - Stripes - and the beautiful blooms were from Simon Say Stamp. And yes, it's there, peeking out from under the edge of the image panel. Not the usual MSBP but I thought after it's triple doo the other day, I'd give it a rest!!

You can get these fabulous punches over at Dies To Dies For, and also there are some lovely Magnolia stamps over there as well.

So that's it.

I have to concede defeat and admit that distressing is just not my thing. I looked at the DT cards on both challenges - all gorgeous - and I just think I manage to make it look like a grand mess quite frankly.

So if anyone has any tips on how I can make it look a bit more like it has just sort of 'happened' and less like the wreck of the Hespress, then I would be ever so glad.

I am off to have another play with Photoshop because after much patience on her part, a good friend of mine who I won't name (but she knows who she is) has finally got through to my thick skull what she has been trying to explain to me for days. It worked chick and thank you sooo much for your help xxxxx

I had the cheek to think it was the software - when in fact, it was the soft mare (ie, moi)!!!

And on that note I'll be off. Have a fab day - it's Friday and the weekend is nearly here - woooohooooo!!!

Hugs xxxx


Lorraine A said...

you do make me laugh Dawny :-) You need a separate account,,,, one that Richard doesn't see !! saves the agro ! lol :-) Ray thinks all these parcels arriving are all blog candy's ha ha ha ha :-) He actually said a few days ago that I am hardly spending anything on crafts,,,, well I had to stop myself from choking on me red wine n keep a straight face and nod my head !!! lol

This is a gorgeous card Dawny :-) I love all the distressing,,the image and papers are lovely too :-) I am no expert,, but I like to add distress inks around the edges,, gives it a lovely soft aged look too,,,tattered rose and antique linen are lovely,,, they all are tho ! :-) That would be my tip :-)

Off to start packing now ,,,,,
Lols x x x

Carolyn said...

This is great Dawn. I love the image. The way you put the card together is amazing.
Hugs xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, great job with the distressing and Tilda is lovely.
I find distressing very distressing, I nearly died when I saw that I had to get distressed again with the Just Magnolia challenge.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Dawny,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Cathy said...

Fab card Dawny - love the distressing and your colouring is fabulous.
I love a bit of distressing ... can't tear the kids into shreds so its my bit of relief!!!
Cathy xx

Rach said...

lol what are you like babe!!!
you do make me laugh..
I love your distressed card can't see nothing wrong with it myself.. gorgeous as always.. hugs rachxx

Julie said...

Dont' know what you're on about mate, it's a fab card.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous and I think you have made a very good job of the distressing. Much better than any attempt that I would make.
Sue xx

Kim Piggott said...

Dawn I love your card!
I can't see a picking nicking thing wrong with it. It is gorgeous!
Love your colours and detail and your paper and image just fabulous!
I love it!
kim x

Kath said...

Excuse me but I am on my way to slap your legs....your card is fab and I love your are being too hard on yourself and get a separate account...that only you will have heart attacks's not fair to subject a man to all that stress....hugs kath xxxxx

Leann said...

Heehee - are you a compulsive tidy upper Miss Pigster? I wonder if you don't like distressin' cos it's just too messy - being a complusive mess maker myself, everything I make ends up distressed without me even trying...
T'is a gorgeous card, I'd go so far as to say it's FABLASSSSSSSS! {that's all I'm ever gonna write in your comments now... ;) }

x x x

Caryn said...

You've got me giggling now - "soft mare" - ha ha ha!
I am a bit averse to the distressed look too - I avoid it at all costs but I happen to know that one of my DT's requires it in a few weeks time - nuff said!

I think the amount of shabby is very chic on this card actually and I love the little bit of Martha popping out from under the image! Great job on the colouring too!

Caryn xxx

Happy Crafter said...

I love your card Dawny its beautiful :)
Hugzz Val xxx

Cindy Haffner said...

I love it, I think you did an excellent job.

Timcsoca said...

Beautiful card Dawny!:)


debbies said...

You're funny and your card is adorable!

Stacey said...

I LOVE this Dawny! Gorgeous layout too, nothing wrong with that distressing! ~x~

Bev said...

Well I think it's just the ticket babes - it's blooming fab!! The layout is sooo delish, please may I use it lol. Love the colours too and well doone you on the distressing - you're a much braver woman than I am!! said...

Simply darling! I love your paper choices!!

Thanks again for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!