Friday, December 12, 2014

Challenge Cards

Hi everyone,
A quick post from me today to share two cards I created for a few challenges. The first one is for Virginia's View current challenge and the theme is 'All Things Distressed'.

Here is my card:

Distressing on my cards is way out of my comfort zone, so I really had to work to create something successful for this challenge. I die cut the notebook paper, scrunched and tore it, then used distress markers to color the little girl. I used Mowed Lawn distress ink for the grass, and inked the edges with Iced Spruce.

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My next card is for this week's Muse Challenge. Therese Calvird created this really cute card:



Here is my card:


I can't get enough of these Mama Elephant cutie pies! So, I inked the SSS Ledger Drop Stencil with Hero Arts Soft Granite ink on the card base, and inked the background of the Polaroid with SSS Sea Glass and Audrey Blue inks. Then, I used Pearlescent Embossing Paste with SSS Tiny Dots stencil, stamped the sentiment, and added the silver star sequins. That was it!

I hope everyone has a great weekend ~ Thanks for stopping by,

 


30 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So many beautiful details here, but the shimmery dots really caught my eye - love the precision and the shine! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Barb!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, I so love both cards. Great job on the distressing, fab! Your muse card is wonderful as well, lose little dots in the background are such a nice mirroring of your shadowed ones on your base card. Another Fab entry.

Judy Tuck said...

Well Barb you've managed to pull it off even if you find yourself out of your element. Two really cute cards:)

Barb said...

Love these awesome cards, Barb! Such wonderful designs on each one, but I really love that last one! The stencil work is fabulous! ♥

Cindy C. said...

Both cards so cute Barb!!

Laura B. said...

Pearlescent embossing powder over Audrey Blue with the Tiny Dots stencil....be still my heart!!!! Gorgeous!

Julie B said...

Two great cards Barb, love your take on the Muse and that little girl is so cute.
Thanks for the good wishes too. x

cm said...

Super sweet cards, Barb, and kudos to you for diving into 'distressing' with absolutely wonderful results! You've worked magic with those ME images! The red clothespin...perfect special touch!
Hugs~c

KayM said...

Oh both of your cards are so sweet Barb! I have a hard time with anything distressed too. I love a clean new look, but I think you did a wonderful job, and your card is just adorable! The second card is beautiful! I love the way you did the background!! So pretty!! ((Hugs))

lostinpaper said...

I just got this set and haven't even had a chance to ink it up yet.... maybe it's next on my agenda. Your cards really are the cutest Barb and you did so well even though you were 'distressed' lol, this is not a strong point for me either.

Cornelia W said...

Adorable, your Muse card - that stenciled background looks great! - I can't do distressed - distresses me, ha ha....admirable, that you gave it a try!

Deepti said...

Awwww so adorable :) love the distressed yet cute look of the first n and soft shimmer on ur second sweetness !

Chark said...

I love these stamps and how you've used them, Barb, you have great ideas!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb both of your cards are fantastic! Love your distressing and the Mama Elephant frame!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous cards. Love your distressed card and the little white dots and the peg look amazing on your other card.

Karen Mead said...

Your cards are both adorable Barb - love them:) hugs xx

Shona Chambers said...

Your Muse card totally caught my eye! Its gorgeous and I love the little dots in the polaroid..have never seen that before, its really effective. Perfection!

Rosemary said...

another super cute set of cards, barb!!

Loll Thompson said...

Two adorable cards Barb. Love these sweet images! Great job on the distressing ... doesn't look like it's out of your comfort zone --- great job! And LOVE the stenciling on your second card ... adds lots of depth and texture. Loll xx

Becca Cruger said...

Awww... Your design is so cute! I love the sponged stencil work.

Bonnie said...

These are both adorable, Barb! Great coloring and distressing! (I'm not comfortable with distressing either.)

Jacquie Southas said...

Sweet cards - love your take on the Muse!

joy said...

Such cute cards, Barb! I am not very good at doing "cute" cards. LOL

BTW, Ellen Hutson has the Hero Arts tree stamp that you asked me about in their Seasonal Christmas sale (12.15 - 12/17). It's called Many Branches Tree (SKU HAH5629). 25% off if you use xmas14 promo code.

Deni(se) said...

So precious. The stenciling in the background is a fun idea.

lostinpaper said...

pssst Barb, I think you are a winner over at PTI.... Congrats!

Joyce said...

These are both so adorable. And, I heard through the grapevine that you had a big win over at PTI. Congrats and I hope you treated yourself to something wonderfully crafty.

Virginia Lu said...

Such CUTE cards, Barb! I ADORE the torn edges for the 1st card! It gives such a lovely effect to the overall design! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Distressed” Challenge!

Hannelie said...

I Share your feeling about distressing... but you you achieved a great effect here!
Your muse card is so lovely!

ThePurplePlace said...

I am SO happy to see these fabulous cards --- super cute and I LOVE them all! I also own the sweet little set from ME and it's a favorite! PS: Congrats on being in the TOP 33 at MUSE!!! YAY for you and well deserved!!

Joyce said...

These are both so cute. You look like a pro at using Distress inks.