Wednesday, June 16, 2010

TESC #117



I thought the sketch for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #117 looked so interesting, especially with the sentiment set off to the side. So I decided to play along.



Here's my take on the sketch.
I used some yummy Webster's Pages paper for the background and stamped the hydrangea and sentiment on some ledger  paper.

I went a little overboard with the ink and paper distressing and used a bit of pretty lace that a dear friend shared with me.

I think this card was a "test run" and I'll work on another and decide between the two. I like distressing since it's very forgiving--even when you have inky fingers!



Stamps: Hero Arts hydrangea, Impress sentiment
Patterned paper: Webster's Pages, Making Memories, Basic Grey
Ink: Ranger distress inks, Memento Dark Brown
Other: EK Success paper edger, Nestabilities, lace trim, button, twine


31 comments:

  1. Great take on the sketch... love your card. Stunning as always.

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  2. Fabulous card, Donna! Love seeing what you did with the Webster's Pages. Wasn't that sketch fun?

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  3. So pretty! Love the shabby look of it!

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  4. Gorgeous card, Donna! LOVE all that distressing! Beautifully done! Can't wait to see the other one you do! :)

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  5. Wow Donna this is STUNNING - what a fab card. So beautifully created. x

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  6. Great distressing, Donna! I think you did good for a test one.

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  7. Lovely vintage look to this beauty! I really love the muted colors you used, with just the right amount of distressing thrown in!

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  8. Beautiful card Donna, love the vintage feel to it.

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  9. No need to create ANOTHER card, Donna! Your card is AMAZING! I LOVE your "shabby chic" look. You truly are an artist, and TALENTED at that! I LOVE your design and colors....just PERFECT. I am SO INSPIRED by your work. Wouldn't it be FUN to just sit and CREATE together, Donna? I could LEARN so much from YOU! Continue to inspire. Oh, I LOVE your new BLOG "look". It's so FRESH and DARLING! Sorry that I've been away for SO LONG! Hope you're enjoying your SUMMER!
    Love, Karen xooxoxoxxo

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  10. what a pretty card...love the sentiment that way...gotta try that on a card! you do such wonderful work. thanks for the inspiration! happy hump day!

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  11. Love your distressing!!! Such an interesting card!

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  12. Love all your distressed cards, Donna! This is beautiful, I think you did a great job on this!

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  13. This is absolutely gorgeous Donna! Great take on the sketch. Wonderful distressing and embellishing!

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  14. Love your take on the sketch Donna. So pretty. Love the way you placed the greeting. Great card!

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  15. Luv what you did with this sketch! :) No coloring with copics today -- your distressing is amazing! This is perfection!

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  16. Great job on the distressing! I have to give that technique a try. It looks fun! The lace adds a nice touch!

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  17. Yummy!!! LOVE your distressed cards....this card is just PERFECT!!! Looks like a Fun sketch.....

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  18. fabulous card Donna.. love your take on the sketch.. your distressing is awesome :)

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  19. Fabulous take on the sketch, Donna..

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  20. This is gorgeous Donna and a great take on the sketch! Jo x

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  21. lovely ...something different this time!

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  22. Gorgeous....love that classic shabby style. I'm going to have to try that sketch...I'm so inspired by your lovely card!
    blessings,
    nancy

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  23. This is a totally wowzers, Donna!! Love all that distress, super yummy!!

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  24. gorgeous card, Donna!!! LOVE the distressed look and that lace trim is the perfect touch!!! love this!!

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  25. You can do all styles, girl! Love this shabby chic card!

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  26. Beautiful card! Love that WP Paper. Beautiful distressing.

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  27. This card has such beautiful vintage appeal! I love it!

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