Sunday, 30 May 2010

Tilda is distressed!



So, flushed with success, I made another easel card but I promise not to get stuck in this rut!

I've been admiring lots of wonderful cards with the distressed look on various blogs lately, probably in the main those of the wonderfully talented Hanna and Kim, so I thought I'd give it a proper try. I've never been over impressed with my attempts with this technique in the past so told myself I musn't give up but just try harder.

Anyhoo, just to make it more of a challenge! I didn't want to use distress inks on this occasion, I wanted to use my Copics so, I consulted the videos in my Color me Creative Classroom set up by the uber talented Suzanne (there's a link in my sidebar). Suzanne does some very good tutorials on how to colour with Copics to look like distress inks. (There are also some videos on You Tube for the same technique.) So colouring Tilda was helped very much by these tutorials, although I don't feel I obtained the right look with the (part of) Spring Background but, better next time, hopefully.

There is Glossy Accents on Tilda's bicycle frame, the flowers are from the wonderful Wild Orchid Crafts (another link on my sidebar), the pearls are from The Hobby House, the corners are produced with a Cuttlebug die and the leaves are from a McGill punch, also from The Hobby House. The 'stopper' for the main panel is cut with a Nestie and the sentiment is stamped on to shapes from a Stampin' Up Word Window punch. The layered lace is cut from an EK Success punch called Diamond Lace from, yes - you guessed it - The Hobby House!

I was going to list the Copics I'd used for you but I ended up with as many on the desk that I'd used as I seemed to have still in the containers so I won't bore you with that detail! I distressed all the edges with scissors and Pumice Stone Distress Ink.

I'm going to enter this for the following challenges:

Crafts and me - Distressed
Cute Card Thursday - no designer papers

Thank you for taking the time to look - it's a long weekend here in the UK so enjoy the rest of it!

25 comments:

  1. Fab job, i love that background, where is it from? stunning easel card, and good on you for not giving in
    smiles
    Paola

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  2. beautiful card Diane - LOVE it! Easel cards are so neat!
    Pam Going Postal

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  3. Beautiful easel card! Love the scene and all the details. Great job!

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  4. This is beautiful! I love the little scene you created.
    Hugs, Christine

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  5. Diane you did a beautiful job of coloring your card. Great scene! Myrna

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  6. Wowww ist das eine wunderschöne Karte. Super Farben.

    Nadine

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  7. I love the muted shades on this card...you did a super job...wonderful!!
    hugs
    Jennifer

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  8. Hi Diane...gorgeous! I really love the distress coloring...I'm thinking I need to give that another try! Thanks for the inspiration!! Pat Frank

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  9. Diane, your easel card is gorgeous. I don't mind you being stuck in a rut with easel cards--they are so addictive and such fun to make. Terrific job on the distressing. Love the soft colours and you've coloured beautifully. Wonderful attention to details. Love the card.

    Hugs.
    Norma

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  10. Stunning card, love all the details...a feast for the senses!
    hugs, Diana

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  11. This is really very pretty, Diane! Love the soft colors used here! Great job! hugs, Angela

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  12. This is just beautiful diane! I love it! so feminine and soft. TFS!

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  13. Such a pretty card! I, too, am addicted to easel cards. I love the subtle colors you used, as it makes your card look delicate and frilly. Wish I could do feminine successfully like yours!!! Super job! Hugs,
    Barb F

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  14. Oh my Diane what a stunning creation!
    Your colouring is fantastic and this design I love!
    Beautiful detail and such a gorgeous scene!
    You are so very sweet to give me a mention thank you!
    hugs
    kim x

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the soft muted colors. You are such a talented gal. I know you said you wouldn't bore us with the details but I would love to know what colors you used on Tilda. Also where did you get the background, It isn't the same spring one from Magnolia-lious? I never noticed the house before. Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful details, so often we bloggers just post a csrd and don't tell our secrets for creating the card. LOL.
    Hugs from Alabama,
    Pam L.

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  16. Wonderful card! Love the distress colouring. hugs Shelley

    http://shelley-artfulachievements.blogspot.com/

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  17. stunning Diane, beautifully made, I love the background too
    Mina xxx

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  18. Gorgeous easel card. Very pretty & elegant layout!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  19. Wow this is stunning. Thanks for joining us at the Crafts and Me Challenge this week. luv gina xx

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  20. Absolutely beautifuly and I love the shabby chic and distressed look. Chris :)

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  21. Beautiful card. Love the soft colors.

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  22. Fab card Diane.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  23. A beautiful card Diane, I love the pretty scene you have created and the colours and details are gorgeous.
    Hugs
    Debbie x

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  24. OMG Diane - this is so beautiful. I really must get over for that lesson. What a lot of work has gone into making this card - and it has paid off, it is bloomin' gor'jusss!

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  25. wow, this is stunning, what a fantastic card, the soft colours are so pretty.xx

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