Wednesday, 4 December 2013

DS4J Distressing Challenge. DT Post

Good morning everyone! 

I hope you are all well and all ready for my favorite time of year "Christmas!"

I can't apologize enough for not commenting on your blogs regularly.  I'm doing my best but at this time of year especially as I can't go out I'm relying on other ways of getting in presents for family etc. 

Anyway today over at DS4J our new challenge is distressing which is so effective on any kind of cards! 

Our challenge is hosted by Berni:

I am Berni, a DT member, and I am hosting the challenge "Distressing."  
You ask yourself, what is distressing? Whatever the object, the finish is intentionally destroyed or manipulated to look less than perfect, such as with sandpaper. I am big fan of Tim Holtz the master in distressing with his fabulous projects worldwide. I created my card with the Tim Holtz brick

embossing folder and sanded over the embossing, and then colored the image with Tim Holtz Distress

We are so excited to see your fabulous projects. The challenge starts on Tuesday 11 December. We would prefer for you to use DS4J image from the store, but not necessary. You will have an edge for the drawing if you do.

This is the card I made using DS4J image called "Gael" which you can buy here: DS4J Store

To enter our challenge please go here: DS4J Blog

I used DP paper from Flower Faeries Cd from Crafters Companion , teared around the edges and then distressed with ink. 

I used different sizes and layered layers upon layers to create this effect.  I matted onto gold mirrored card. 

The sentiment, organza ribbon, rose buds and gold peel offs are all from my usual crafty stash. 

I hope you all have a fabulous day and hugs to all who are feeling under the weather. 

Sharon xxx 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges please: 

365 Cards  Rough around the edges 

A creative romance blog  Vintage style 

izaz Blog  Shabby chic

Chocolate coffee cards  So grateful 

Siter act card challenges  Anything goes

Stamping with dragon blog  Autumn colors

Challenges 4 Everybody  Anything goes

Crafting Musketeers  Layer it up

Laineys crafty Space  Anything goes

Life in details challenges  Anything goes

Anonymous Stamps  Anything goes

Craft dee Bowz  Anything goes with handmade bow

Crafting from the heart  Anything goes

Paperplay time  Anything goes


Marie-Louise said...

Great card Sharon.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sharon. I love the pretty image, fabulous colouring and beautiful embellishments.
Take care, I hope things improve for you soon.
hugs Sue xx

Hazel said...

This is a great card, beautifully coloured.
Hazel xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning Sharon, wonderful colouring and such pretty embellishments. Take care of yourself, big hugs Kate x

Im just me - Marleen said...

Great project. Thank you for joining us at Stamping Dragon.
Marleen DTL xx

Unknown said...

Wow. Amazing. Nicely colored. Thanks for playing at crafting from the heart. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

so very pretty bibiana

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck!

Donna Maligno said...

What an adorable image and your coloring is terrific. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!

Sam K said...

What a great card. You can see a lot of work has gone into this. Your tearing and distressing each layer looks fab x Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge x


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Doreen said...

Gorgeous image and layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Just for

Lena said...

Very prettty layout with a very sweet image. Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
Lena – DT Member
Lena’s Creations

Michelle said...

A gorgeous card. Lovely colours.
Thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stampers.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Unknown said...

This card is gorgeous! Love all the layering and the attention to details that you gave. The image is lovely and the coloring as well. Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.

Nadja DT

Fran said...

Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

Andreja L. said...

What a beautiful card you made!
Thanks for playing with us at "Izazovi i Sladkiši" this week.
Hugs, Andreja

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for Crafting Musketeers 'layer it up' challenge, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

Keti's Projects said...

Lovely project. Thanks for playing with us at Izazovi i sladkiši.
Hugs, Keti

Unknown said...

Lovely card Sharon, beautiful sentiment. Thanks for joining in with us over at JFF Karen DT Member xx

Nicole Bretherick said...

Beeeeeeeautiful card!! thank you for joining us over at The Crafting Musketeers!! Nicole DT xx

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers, Nicola X