Monday, 27 June 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - spots & stripes

Our challenge for this fortnight at Crafty Cardmakers is 'spots & stripes', a really easy one for most of us I think.  Although for some reason, instead of doing what I'd normally do and getting out lots of lovely spotty & stripy papers, I did something a bit different for me...


I'm not much of a 'distressy' type of crafter usually, as you may have noticed!  I had lots of fun with this though, it's good to get messy sometimes :o)

I wanted to use my new Flourishes stamps, bought mainly for this image... there's just something about it that I love!  The sentiment is from the same set and I love that too.  Anyway... I've not used any papers for this - just Kraft cardstock and Brushed Corduroy distress ink.  I used a Penny Black stamp to make the spotty background, and then I made the stripes myself using post it notes to section off areas which I then inked, and then cut a scallop border using a Tim Holtz die.  Finished with lots of inky distressing - so not me lol, but I'm quite happy with it.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my Sugar Nellie showcase :o)  Sorry if I haven't managed to leave you a comment yet, but I'm still feeling ill so I'm getting around you all but a bit slowly!  I think I've just got hayfever but I've only ever had it really mildly before whereas this year it's really bad... I've no idea how you cope if you always get it this badly.  I feel like someone's sedated me!

Anyway, enough of my moaning... off to plod around a few blogs...

34 comments:

Cazza said...

Wow Lisa, you're sooooo clever!! This is amazing and really so stunning!
Hope you feel better soon :o(
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

craftymum said...

gorgeous card Lisa
hugs sarah x

jackid said...

Lisa this is georgous love it what else can I say
Jacki xx

*Vicki* said...

WOW Lisa!! This is really stunning hun!! I love the monochrome scheme and the darling image!! Fabulous design!! :)

rosie said...

love this. fab image. gorgeous design x

Debs M said...

this looks great, well done on the distressing and playing with post its! x

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

Ooooh Lisa I'm liking this! what a fab card, lovely vintage feel to it too! Like the monochrome colour! Thanks for playing again at Here Come The Boy's! Woo x

Claire x said...

I love this Lisa - I have all these inky products but never dare get messy LOL - the results are just gorgeous. Hugs, Claire x

Made by Mandy said...

Wow Lisa this is just amazing. I was looking at the colours and thinking they are nice vintage papers, I wonder whose they are and then when I read you made them yourself..... I am so impressed. It seems you can master any style you take your hard to :)

Well done sweetheart and I hope you feel better soon.

Lots of Love Mandy xxx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is absolutely amazing I love love love it.
My hayfever is really bad this year as well hun it feels like I have glass in my eyes.
Congrats on your sugar nellie showcase hun you sooooo deserved it sorry I missed it shug I'm only back to blogging now. Thank you sooooooooo much for your lovely message sweetie it meant a lot.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Lisa..super image hun and the kraft and distressing looks fabulous sweetie..

hope you feel better soon... I'm very lucky and don't suffer from hayfever...but I know it's awful this year...sending big hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
this is gorgeous, luv the mono colours, lovely image, great design, sue,x

Katina said...

Lisa, this is amazing and so clever!! That image is so calming isn't it and perfect with the sentiment. Patience is something that doesn't come easy to me so I should write that out and stick it on my wall! Hope you feel better soon love. xxxx

Donna Mosley said...

This is so wonderful Lisa. Love the image and fab papers you've created. Hope you feel better tomorrow hun.

Donna x

Jenny said...

What a gorgeous mix of ink and kraft. Love the stripes, must have taken you ages to do:)
It's been to hot for me too and the craft space is like an oven too.
Jenny x

Josephine said...

Beautiful! A really lovely male card.

coops said...

wow, am loving your card lisa.you should play with your inks more often.this is fantastic :D
love the image and fab how you have done your own papers.
hope you feel better soon hun and that you find some medication that suits you.i`ve tried a lot and they all knock me out, even the non drowsy ones., lol :D

xx coops xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh I love this Lisa! It's so different :)
Kelly.x

Jennifer said...

A very clever creation Lisa. Love your home made dp's. Congrats re Sugar Nellie too! xx Jenny xx

Lorraine said...

Ooh, love this! Course I AM the messy sort, lol! Beautiful distressing!

Kelly Schelske said...

Totally love this Lisa!!

Brenda said...

Absolutely stunning!

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous card Lisa.
luv
Debby

sandra's crafty corner said...

fantastic card hun, love your style for our make your own backing papers, thanks for joinign us at creative craft challenges,
hugs sandra DT

Lin said...

Wow Lisa, this is amazing and you would never know it was not a style you did a lot as you have done it so well.

Lin xx

Lesley said...

Great card, lovely image and sentiment! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA Vintage challenge xx

Jack said...

Just stunning! Love everything about this. xx

Cazro said...

Distressing certainly suits you. A fabulous card, love the way you have made spots and stripes totally different. Caz

Crafting Joanne said...

A wonderful card, certainly works for me as vintage.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our 'Vintage Challenge'

Hugs

Joanne xx

Susie said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love all the distressing and fab image! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, just playing catch-up on your blog. Some lovely cards, this one in particular caught my eye. Love the image and the colours you've used. Congrats on the Sugar Nellie showcase and hope the hay fever is not too bad now. Sarah

Juls said...

fabulous!! Love the gorgeous vintage sepia look! Hugs Juls

Teresa said...

Oooh I love this one, what a great stamp & scene, Thanks for joining in the HCTB's challenge.
Teresa xx

gillyflower said...

wow love this how different just gorgeous
gill x