Sunday, 31 March 2013

Distressed Field Flowers

When I saw the challenge at Friday Mashup, I couldn't wait to have a go.  Luckily, it's a 4-day weekend for me, so I have lots of stamping time!  The challenge is to used lined paper or make a distressed project or mash it up and do both.  I've mashed it up and came up with this:



The layout was inspired by last week's sketch challenge at Paper Players.  I used a retired DSP called Notebook and I'm ashamed to admit this was the first time I've used it! I stamped the flower from Field Flowers onto the DSP then overstamped with various images from French Foliage in Crumb Cake ink.   After distressing the edges, I sponged Crumb Cake ink around the edges to vintage it up a bit.

The left hand side of the card base was stamped using French Foliage images and crumb cake ink and all edged were sponged.  The banner was done in the same manner as the main image.  The old spiral punch created an office-y edge as did the paperclip from the Clips Assortment.

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  Field Flowers; French Foliage; Memorable Moments
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake; Perfect Plum; Basic Black; Notebook DSP
Ink:  Crumb Cake; Perfect Plum; Old Olive
Accessories:  Lacy Brocade EF; Spiral Punch; sponge; Clips Assortment

Edited to Add:  This card was chosen for a Glamette award at Friday Mashup!

Cheers
Karren

6 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

This came out beautiful! What a great use of the lined paper with Field Flowers!! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

This is stunning! That main panel has so much to look at it, and it's distressed perfectly! Love the notebook edge and the aper clip too - fabulous card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

Christine Blain said...

Now this is MY kind of card! Love, love, love.

Amy White said...

Very pretty card!! Love those flowers in purple and the stamped, distressed background you've created is FABulous! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

Krista Driessen said...

Love your card ! You did a great job !

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love the details.