Thursday, 14 April 2011

I Followed a tutorial …

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Whilst posting a distressed card to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog for the first time the other day, I happened to notice a thumbnail of a gorgeous card by Nona. I visited her blog and really admired the card .. . the stamp she used had caught my eye as I bought the same set a couple of weeks ago, and also I loved the techniques she used. I saw she had followed a tutorial by Shari … so I went and had a look-see.

Having seen the tutorial I just had to have a go myself … I have recently bought a small number of distress inks, and am also loving the soft wildflower style of stamping right now.

The following card is my interpretation of the tutorial – I have followed the basics but have used a different script stamp (ie the one I have in my stash  lol!) and also changed the flower stamp for a Penny Black brushstroke stamp so that I could enter it for the Penny Black blog challenge :-) Instead of a linen background stamp as used in the tutorial I used a set of distress aged marks, and stamped them both onto the image and the base card to give an aged look. This is a bit of a new direction for me but I’m liking the change.

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Recipe:
Main image: Penny Black “Quite Dandy” inked and misted with distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain; matting distressed with Tim Holtz distressing tool;
Background stamping: Crafty Creations script stamp embossed with white detail powder: “Butterfly kisses” random markings stamped with antique Linen distress ink;
Sentiment: Penny Black transparent set “Salutations”;
Supplies: ribbon and pearls from my stash.

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Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and ShowDistressing (2nd entry)
Truly Scrumptious #55 - Vintage
Penny Black Blog ChallengeFlowers (use a floral stamp)
Crafters Companion #11Aqua and Brown
Crafts & Me #30Ribbon
Totally StampaliciousAnything Goes

Hope you like it :-). I’m not sure about the card blank, and have already thought of some very subtle brown and aqua paper I have which I would use next time, but I’m quite pleased with this stamping technique for my first attempt.

Right … now this is my first ever Windows Live Writer post … looks perfect in the preview window … so here goes, fingers crossed!!

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Pauline...I'm loving your latest flower cards...so delicate & pretty! :0)
    Helen x

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  2. Wow, your take on the technique is absolutely lovely, Pauline! I really adore the soft colors and distressing. Very shabby chic! :)
    I feel so honored to have inspired you. This really made my day. Thank you for the mention :)

    Good luck at the challenges!

    xoxo,
    Nona

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  3. Yes, it is a change Pauline but a very successful and beautiful one indeed! I love the soft and delicate shades and the stamps are perfect. xxx

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  4. So gorgeous Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  5. Pauline, this is beautiful. Isn't it so nice when we can share techniques? I love that about this craft. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

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  6. Ooh, such a soft and pretty card Pauline - perfect for the season! Thanks for the tip too, I'll go and have a little snoop! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

    Love Beth xx

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  7. This is gorgeous what a great technique :D
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafts and Me this week. Good luck.

    Hugs

    Amy xx

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x