Sunday, 11 December 2011

Morning and welcome to Sunday morning

Morning peeps,

Yesterday, over on Craft Mad and Loving It, Clare set a themed challenge which was "TAKING THE ROUGH WITH THE SMOOTH" and I immediately thought of distressed edges and glossy accents.

Materials used:
  • 300gsm Kraft card and matching envelopes
  • Stampendous chequerboard image inked in Brilliance chocolate and applied round the outside edge of the kraft card, to create a base pattern
  • DCWV offcut edged using a Martha Stewart punch and then a Brilliance dewdrop pad (in chocolate) swiped along the edge. Remaining edges distressed using a Tim Holtz distressing tool
  • White gel pen used to draw "faux stitching" line to panel
  • DCWV metallic panel with rounded corners and distressed as previous
  • Costco double sided panel with corners rounded and then swiped with chocolate pad
  • Die cut white card circle distressed using D.I.'s: old paper, pumice stone, bundles sage, vintage photo
  • Inkadinkado image inked with Brilliance chocolate
  • Quickie glue pen applied randomly to stems and leaf veins and, once dry, a goldy copper foil applied - to match in with the metallic on the DCWV panel (smooth huh?)
  • Glossy accents applied to blooms and leaves and left to dry
Here's a close up which shows the rough and smooth in a little more detail. Hope you like it everyone - I look forward to hearing your comments - don't be shy!

And, looking out of my window this morning I saw this image ...... reminds me of some Paper Artsy and Penny Black stamps ..... how about you?

Have a great Sunday although the weather certainly doesn't look promising hereabouts!


clare said...

I love what you have done with the glossy accents great idea. have a good sunday. x

Junibears said...

A beautiful card dear! xx

Cheryl said...

oh gosh hun this is just gorgeous really beautiful work hun hugs cherylx

Louise said...

Gorgeous card Kathy and perfectly captures the theme.

Susie Sugar said...

Stunning card Kathy so elegant
That sky looks nasty ...did it open up ? We had rain most of yesterday but although cold it's a bright and sunny day today
Merry Christmas hugs Susie xx

Debs M said...

looks great x

Monica said...

How elegant, shabby chic and charming... lovely colours. Must have warmed you up... that pic certainly is not a warm one.

Wishing you sunshine,


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - that tree/sky photo sure is reminiscent of a Paper Artsy stamp set!

Love your rough/smooth card. It's great! x