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Monday, 2 August 2010

The Little Distressed Tree~

Morning All~

Hope you are all having a good day. Unfortunatly here the nice weather has NOT returned and it is raining again, I cannot believe it, I thought we would see an improvement in August...
I have been quite busy, but made this card before bed last night, so have finally been able to post it now.

Although I love the distressed look, I have never classed myself as very good at it.

I must admit, looking at other people's work has given me the inspiration and tips in order to have a good go at it.
I am actually quite pleased with this card, even though it does not contain a small person of some sort!!

I love this Hobbyart "Open Tree" stamp, I find it useful for a Christmas image, a winter image and you can add gems to brighten it up too, really versatile.
I have used DCWV The Mariposa Stack. If you have never seen this stack you should take a look, it's amazing. If you like really ornate papers (well cardstock actually) with butterfly's and birdcages on, lots of flittering etc, then you will love them. They are perfect for the distressed look, I like to take a sheet and tear it up! It distresses brilliantly.
The large flower is hadmade using the drawn spiral method, I have used stickles to highlite it. The other flowers are from my stash. The leaf punch is a NS, and the border punch a MS.

Entered into:

Alphabet Challenge--Nature
Cupcake Challenge--Distressing
The Sweet Stop--Sketch
Crafty Cardmakers--Punches
Craftilicious Challenge--Make Flowers



Fiona said...

Debbie...gorgeous card...that tree image looks almost identical to the Penny Black one I have...great job on the flower...I have ordered a spriral flower die from the US as I am loving making the flowers but my fav is still the 3d flower die...have a good day.


Crystal said...

BEAUTIFUL Debbie LOVE the distressing!!!!!

Lindsey said...

Love it Debbie, it's just beautiful. Love the monotone and the distressing (which I avoid like the plague!) well done you for being good at it!
Linds xx

chris said...

Hi Debbie,just read your comment on flerys flog and though I would come and take a look , and I am so pleased I did as your card is so srummy, truly, love how your flowers and papers all tie in it just looks so PERFECT.
hugs chris xx

chris said...

Tried to become a follower, but the follower connection thingy is up at the moment.
hugs chris xx

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE that torn paper but the whole card is wonderful - great feel to it and lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Kristina said...

Wow, what a great card. I love that tree stamp!

Vicky said...

Debbie this is just fabulous!!, you have done a brilliant job on the distressing and I just love the flowers,
Thank you so much for the stamped images!!, they are gorgeous and your card you sent me is beautiful :o)
Take care hun, love Vicky xx

MauMau88 said...

Wow a wonderful Card!
I like the Colours.

(Alphabet Challenge)

dstandard said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

gina g said...

Gorgeous card hun love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge. luv gina xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Love the image & colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

Lin said...

The tree image is gorgeous and I love how you did your own flowers. A truly gorgeous card.

Thanks so much for joining in the fun with our Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin x

Carolina said...

Very beautiful card.
Thank you for joining the alphabet challenge

Faye said...

How did you sneak this post up without me noticing?! And how did you sneak this post up, with this lovely, beautifully distressed card on it, without me noticing! You are so cheeky!! ;) It's totally fab, you've completely rocked distressing. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! Just read the comments on the Sweet stop sketch blog, so I had to come see your blog! Oh, you made my day! Your card for the sketch is beautiful! I think you do vintage very well and your rose is gorgeous too! Thanks again!
Pam Going Postal

Kathy said...

This is gorgeous Debbie!! Love the earthy vintagey look!!! So very pretty!
Thanks so much for playing along with the sketch!

Unknown said...

the paper is gorjuss and so is that flower, so lush

well done and thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx