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>> Saturday, 11 April 2009


It's my second week as guest DT member on the Magnolia Down Under blog and this week our challenge is 'Sepia Tones'. Now these colours are a bit out of my comfort zone but I bought this DP by Graphic 45 at Crafts U Love a few weeks ago which is perfect for this card. I kept the layout simple, using my nesties for the mat behind Tilda. She has been coloured with distress inks (vintage photo, tea dye and spiced marmalade) and I'm afraid I clipped her wings! The strip along the bottom is the reverse side of the DP and the flower is punched from card which has been stamped with a Crafty Individual text stamp. The sentiment is from Paper Mania.

All the edges have been distressed with my fingernail - if anyone knows where I can buy a distressing took please let me know - and then sponged with vintage photo distress ink.



19 comments:

Danielle 11 April 2009 at 23:14  

Beautiful card Sharon! What a great challenge and your distressing is really good considering you used your fingernail! You can also use the inside edge of your scissors too - not sure in the UK where you can buy a distressing tool!
Hugs, Danielle

Tonya 11 April 2009 at 23:42  

This is beautiful. What a great challenge. I am not sure where you can get a distressing tool in the UK but I started out using an Exacto (craft knife) knife and actually prefer it over my tool. Just be careful so you do not cut yourself. I just rake the blade across the edge of my paper.

Debbie Pamment 12 April 2009 at 00:51  

LOVE LOVE LOVE your take in the challenge Sharon - it's a beautiful card!
I too use the inside edge of my scissors to distress - or my nail!!
xXx

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot 12 April 2009 at 04:43  

This is stunning Sharon, and keeping the layout simple has made Tilda pop out!

I use my scissors to distress, just running the blade along the edge of the card.

:) Marcia P

Kim Piggott 12 April 2009 at 08:18  

Oh Sharon this is so gorgeous!
Fabulous card!
hugs
kim x

Sammi 12 April 2009 at 10:00  

Ooooh.... Sharon this is gorgeous!! Looks Awesome!
Sammi
xxx

sue 12 April 2009 at 11:51  

Beautiful card Sharon, I won a distressing tool in some candy, its made by Heidi Snapp, not sure where you can buy in UK, but try a search on line. Hugs Sue x

Sue 12 April 2009 at 16:51  

Beautiful card Sharon, Tilda looks gorgeous, luv the distress look, great job, sue,x

Riet 12 April 2009 at 21:00  

what a beautiful card Sheron,l love the image and colour.

hugs Riet.x

Andrea, 12 April 2009 at 21:28  

Oh this is so pretty Sharon, i love the papers and you have coloured Tilda perfectly

Faye Butterworth 13 April 2009 at 00:01  

Great concept of tones for your sepia card.

suemon 13 April 2009 at 02:47  

Gorgeous card Sharon, looks great, your nail did a great job lol, I have the 'heidi swapp' distresser, an that does a great job...
hugs
Sue

Cheryl Joshua 13 April 2009 at 09:50  

WOW,stunning Sharon!!! You have really done an awesome job with the challenge and I love Graphic 45
paper! I distress the edges with the inside of blunt scissors,for me I find sharp ones sometimes cut the edge.Or,your local craft store or Stampin'Up! have one.I love your blog and looking forward to your other creations.
Hugs xx

Shelly 13 April 2009 at 15:19  

It's unusual to see just one colour but the sepia works great on this card, I love the way you've coloured Tilda! Hope your having a nice relaxing Easter xx

Ellen, 13 April 2009 at 18:25  

What a pretty card. I love the sepia colors!

Vicki (basement stamper) 13 April 2009 at 19:38  

This Sephia color is so pretty with this cutie!! Love that lovely flower too!! ;) TFS!

Bev 13 April 2009 at 20:05  

Oh this is fabulous hun, the distressing is just perfect. I have a Tim Holtz distressing tool, easily available in the UK and around £5. Icna't remember which shop I got it from but I'm sureif you Google it you will find one here x

TeresaW 14 April 2009 at 09:34  

I love this card, I've been trying to work out how you did the strips on on the bottom of the card. It all looks very interesting.

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Helena 18 April 2009 at 01:44  

This is such a stunning card, love the richness of the card

xxxx

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