Monday, 2 July 2012

Distressed at Distressing

Today I've got another LOTV card to share, a really simple one following a layered sketch, and just a few flowers and a few pearls.

I tried distressing the edges of my backing papers with some sandpaper, but it didn't have much effect other than making the purple panels look a bit fluffy.

Then my "neatness OCD" kicked in, and made me wince at making the papers all scruffy, so instead I just inked the edges of the panels so that they looked distressed.

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Card Recipe:
  • Image - Milly For You from LOTV
  • Sentiment - Typed
  • Papers - Nitwits
  • Colouring - Promarkers, Copics, Sakura Stardust Gel pens
  • All flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • From my stash -  Pearls, Glossy accents
I've been inspired by:
  • Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
  • Lili's Little Fairies - Distressed (distressed edges, but 'distressed' is also what I felt making this card!!!)
  • Totally Gorgeous - Sweet & Simple
  • Moving Along with the Times - Happy Birthday
Happy crafting.


Twocrafty said...

Gorgeous card, simple yet very eye catching, love the colours, image and papers x

Anonymous said...

hhehee LOVE you clean. neat and lovely Design! with No fluff! haha!! beautifully coloured image and an all round fabulous card! hugs me xx

Chris (catt871) said...

I like the fluff! LOL This is SO pretty - the purple and lilac colours are gorgeous!!!!

Elaine Stark said...

Adorable. I love the no fluff, clean look. Elaine

Christine L said...

Really love this card Annette... Everything about it is just right! I have that image too.. Must ink it up soon!

If I have to distress edges, I use a blade of my scissors at right angles to the paper and rub it along.... Then to get over the 'tatty' look...I put lots of stickles along it! It's amazing how some glitter can help!

Christine x

Jeannie said...

What an adorable image and the soft color palette you used is just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Heide said...

What a sweet, sweet image. Great work on the sketch. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

mulberry station said...

Your card is so sweet. I love the image and how you colored her up.
what a fun take on the sketch too. Thanks for sharing your card with us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Kathie said...

Hi Annette, I do love your card this is such a cute image your card is very elegant. I love your wonderful colours, design papers and your great embellishments for the perfect finishing touch to your card. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Linda Anderson said...

Wowza, this sure is stunning! Love your coloring of this sweet image. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


cats whiskers said...

Hi Dear I wonder if you could e-mail me on

have a question for you :)
Jacqui (lilis little fairies). xxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh Annette this is gorgeous.

Simple and Sweet said...

What a darling card! That image is just so cute and I love the pinks and purples! I have to say that that image reminds me of my daughter somewhat! Great job! Thanks for joining us this week!
Erika SSW DT

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Annette! I love the sweet image and you've coloured her So beautifully!! The papers and embellishments are gorgeous… it's a really pretty card!!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Patti P. said... the way the dark purple makes each layer pop! That is such an adorable image and so beautifully colored.
Thanks for sharing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Patti SSW/DT

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is so pretty . I love the soft pinks and lilacs
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our 3rd birthday celebrations
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is so pretty . I love the soft pinks and lilacs
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our 3rd birthday celebrations
Lisa x

Arlana said...

Adorably sweet. Love your fun image and colors. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

lis-m said...

gorgeous card... love your colouring too...
thanks for joining us over at Lili's little Fairies..
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

PS... Great to see you at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Samantha :0)

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is so pretty and so soft and just gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along in our birthday bash at MAWTT :)

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