Good morning and welcome to a brand spanking new challenge from the
Maria Therese has provided the lovely sketch for you all to use
and the optional theme is ‘Love’
Once again there is a fabulous prize up for grabs,
a pic & mix of 6 Sugar Nellie stamps of your choice..
and what with some fabby new ones in stock you’ll be spoilt for choice!!
But .. wait for it!
There are going to be 2 winners this fortnight, 6 stamps each!!
On to my card:
I finally got around to inking up this yummie stamp ‘Worried‘
and stamped him in brown onto water colour paper.
Took a waterbrush and smudged some of the lines of the image.
I then scored vertical lines all over the image,
and inked the edges with distress inks.
The other background papers I also made myself
by using the embossed white papers by SU!,
sponged distress inks all over,
this really makes the embossed patterns stand out.
Huge silk bow threaded through the image finishes off the card a treat.
As always.. please visit the blog for all the details
and gain lots of inspiration from my DT Sweeties
On another note..
I’ve decided to alter my ATG yesterday.
I took the tape wheels off and covered up the bit’s I didn’t want painting with masking tape.
Then sprayed on the first layer with plastic compatible paint.. looking gooood!
I wanted to do 3 coats and had to wait an hour between each one..
Then 24 hrs for the last coat to totally set.
Talk about watching paint dry!
When the 3rd coat was on,
I quickly nipped out to take Lolly to brownies and when I got back hubby only decided to have a clean up and chucked the whole caboodle to one side ready to be skipped!!
Needless to say all the tacky paint was scoffed & scratched..
tell you, I was about to kill him!
Will have to wait till this evening,
sand down as much as I can and start again..
with hopefully no interfering hubby’s about!
January 27th, 2011 at 9:07 am
Wauw….dat is een mooie kaart. Super dat je ook het papier zelf hebt gemaakt. Het ziet er giga goed uit.
January 27th, 2011 at 9:24 am
That card is simply stunning….wish I had ordered him the other day now…..will have to add him to my next order. Ok, so now I understand the downside of having a hubby with a cleaning OCD…..I bet you can salvage it….or make him buy you the pink one!
January 27th, 2011 at 9:37 am
Gorgeous card, love the colours and the stamping.
Naughty DH, go and sit in the naughty corner!
January 27th, 2011 at 10:17 am
Oooo loving how you’ve made your card Marlene and the bow just finishes it off beautifully. Stunning. As for the hubby incident….men just don’t get it!!
Mine can be like that too but he has learnt not to touch anything in my craftroom….it is kept deliberately untidy!!
January 27th, 2011 at 10:42 am
GORGEOUS card!!! Love the monochromatic look!! Absolutely brilliant!! =)
January 27th, 2011 at 11:17 am
Your card is stunning – love the way you have made your own bp and embossed on the image.
Sorry to hear about your hubby incident – hope you manage to salvage the ATG – sure you will!
Love, Andrea xx
January 27th, 2011 at 1:36 pm
Marlene, what a cool idea!!! Love the look of your card!! You are one clever crafter!!!
January 27th, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Adorable! My fave stamp too. Nice work! xx Jenny xx
January 27th, 2011 at 5:53 pm
Heel erg mooie kaart!
January 27th, 2011 at 6:10 pm
Scrumptious card MArlene and naughty hubby why was he in your carft space….no men alllowed lol.
January 27th, 2011 at 6:34 pm
Wow, Marlena, again a fantastic creation. The image si soooooo adorable. Great job!
January 27th, 2011 at 7:53 pm
Absolutely stunning card! I so wish I was brave enough to go out of my comfort zone of card creating and try distressing and inking like that. Wonderful!
And about you ATG gun…I would have been so upset with the hubs too…lol! By the way that is awesome that you’re altering it! What color are you going to paint it? I never thought of doing something like that, I would paint mine purple…lol!
January 27th, 2011 at 8:17 pm
OMG this is incredible Marlene!!! I loved it immediately from the little picture in my blog roll but now I’ve seen it full size with the scoring on the image I love it even more!!! What an amazing idea! I would have gone crazy if my hubby did that too!!! (which he probably would do LOL) Hope you manage to salvage it as I can’t wait to see what you have planned for it! hugs, Jane xxx
January 27th, 2011 at 8:28 pm
Simply stunning sweetie! You’re amazing as always. Kramis
January 27th, 2011 at 9:07 pm
Hé vriendinnetje! Hoestie? Wat staan er weer een ongelooflijk mooie kaartjes op je blog, het blijft een feestje om daar af en toe op mijn gemak door heen te wandelen! Echt plaatjes.
January 27th, 2011 at 9:25 pm
Lovely job on your card Marlene! I really love how the red ribbon stands out on this! It’s really nice:-)
Sorry to hear about your Atg gun, hopefully the smudges will be able to be fine sanded:-(
January 27th, 2011 at 9:44 pm
Just love this card. Especially how the ribbon is threaded. Love the colors…very striking!! Hugs, Teresa
January 27th, 2011 at 10:01 pm
this is beautiful, love the embossing, the soft sepia tones and the beautiful vintage feel! Hugs Juls
January 27th, 2011 at 11:11 pm
Oh your card is so sweet soft and gorgeous!!!
January 28th, 2011 at 1:11 am
Oh I love this!! The image is adorable and the red bow really sets off the card.
January 28th, 2011 at 11:41 am
Lovely card, this colouring is so beautiful. Such a cute image…I’m off to sugar nellie to check it out. Thanks for sharing 🙂
January 28th, 2011 at 11:42 am
Teehee sorry me again, did not realise that there was an option for site updates. Thanks 🙂
January 28th, 2011 at 5:58 pm
This is absoloutely stunning. I lvoe that little boy, and the vintage effect you have created really brings out the stamp. I’m going to have a go at this technique. Love the huge red bow too, it sets the card off perfectly.
January 28th, 2011 at 8:36 pm
Striking, stunning and…perfect actually.
I absolutely LOVE this card.
Hugs Elaine xx
January 29th, 2011 at 5:29 am
This card is gorgeous. I love the effect it gives the stamp. I am definitely going to try it! Thanks so much for the inspiration.
January 29th, 2011 at 7:53 pm
Your card is simply striking!! Beautiful without too much fussiness. This stamp is also a fav of mine, but I do not own it yet. Maybe someday. Love the pics of your kitties.
February 1st, 2011 at 1:41 am
Oh Marlene…this is simply STUNNING, love…absolutely gorgeous! I just love the sepia-tone coloring…and the pops of red are just perfect!! I love it! Pat