Friday, October 16, 2009

SophistiCat and Charisma Cardz Challenges:-)

I made this card following Jan J's fabulouis sketch on the SophistiCats Challenge
I missed it last week so I underlined it on my little book in red so I wouldn't forget again :-) The Charisma Cardz Challenge is asking for distressing ,,,, well I have rarely used ths much distressing ink EVER !! :-) Both Challenges have fabulous prizes for one lucky entrant ,, !! :-)

I love the simplicity of the sketch and as there was such alot of paper showing I decided to have a play with all my new Tim Holtz stuff ;-) I stamped distress inks in loads of colours onto a craft mat and sprayed it with water then swirled the paper in it ,, dried with heat tool and repeated ,,, Tim has a fab tutorial on his blog that shows you how to do it :-) You can watch it here I then sprinkled gold perfect pearls all over it,, sprayed with water and dried again,,, by this time the paper needed a good iron ,,,, then I used masks and distress inks and made a sort of design ,,,which you can just about see,, it is more noticable IRL ,, honest,, I then stamped the clock and sprayed with water for it to smudge ,,, then put it all together ,,, as you can see I've had a good ol' play :-) I added some Tim Holtz bits n bobs,, the edge was made using the wrong bit of a fence border,, the bit you and ususlly put in the bin !! :-) The ticket was printed from Donna's Bearly Mine CD,, which I inked too and stamped the Happy Birthday with a
Simon Says Clear Stamps SIMPLY THE BEST SENTIMENTS Lot Exclusive Set All the Tim Holtz goodies I used are from Simon Says Stamp :-)

I know my card doesn't have the 3 circular elements exactly ,,, and they re nt all in a neat row ,,, but am hoping it's near enough to qualify :-) x x

Thanks for looking, please leave me a comment before you hop off so I know you've been visiting :-)
Also I have a blog candy at the top of my blog if you would like to take a peek ;-)


Unknown said...

Wow Lorraine I absolutely love this - it's stunning and a fab take on my sketch. Thanks for your comment, it made me realise I haven't actually posted my Sophisticats card on my own blog - ooops - so thanks for pointing that out!

Thanks for playing along this week & best of luck

Jan x

Dena said...

Oh Tim would be proud. This is so pretty! Hugs, Dena

Crafting Queen said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time playing. Stunning background. Anesha

Cathy said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine. I love the effect you have got wth the distress inks and perfect pearls. I wish I had the time at the mo to play more ... you might just have inspired me.
Have a great weekend hun,
Cathy xx

Karen said...

Fantastic card Lorraine. great take on Jan's sketch.
Thank you for joining in over at SOPHISTICATS and I hope we'l see you again soon.

Love Karen x

Christine said...

Stunning Lorraine lovely colours.

Hugs Christine xx

cheryl said...

wow love this hun its briliant great take on Jans sketch thanks for joining us at sophisticats this week love cheryl xxx

Sally said...

Gorgeous notebook. Love the ink distressng. Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz.

Ali Dantre said...

This is a beaut take on Jans sketch this week. Thanks for joining us over at Sophisticat challenge blog.
Good Luck!

DT Admin

Mina said...

wow I love this...its a little work of showed Tim Holtz off to his best
Mina xxx

Karen Brooks said...

Great job on distressing! I love everything about this card! Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week and playing along with my challenge!!!!

Allison said...

great work Lorraine,Thanks for playing along at Charisma again this week

Emma said...

Hugs Emma x

Vee said...

Great distressing,A lovely card. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee