Sunday, August 14, 2011

Side-saddle card

That sentiment really makes you think, doesn't it? LOL! These are some new stamps from Chapel Road and I wanted a feminine, yet distressed, feel on this card. I distressed the edges of the cardstock by sponging some brown ink as well as using a distress tool, and I used the Sanded Co'redinations technique on the eggplant background. The eggplant paper helps to offset all the masculine rusticity going on here. (Yeah, rusticity is a word, right?? LOL!) All these papers are from Paper Temptress. I absolutely adore the Brown Bag papers - so perfect for distressed techniques!

I lightly colored the lady and the horse with some chalks for a soft, sepia effect. I added some aged copper brads to finish off this card. Ribbon just didn't look right, and twine was just too masculine, and lace just looked so out of place. The brads were the only thing that just looked right.

I am entering this card in several challenges that I found out in blog-land:

Challenge Up Your Life #50 - no patterned paper
Mark's Finest Papers #68 - distressed card
Frosted Designs - animals
Simply Create #50 - Time to Distress

I hope you enjoy your Sunday! I'm staying inside with my a/c today - gonna be another hot week here in Texas!

Stamps: Quips stamp set from Chapel Road
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, Kraft, Suede
CS: all from Paper Temptress -
Brown Basis cardstock
Eggplant Brown Bag cardstock
Speckled Kraft cardstock
Other: sponge, chalk, woodgrain embossing folder, aged copper brads, distress tool
Technique Junkies techs: Sepia, Sanded Co'redinations


Närrin said...

A great card with a wonderful background.

Thanks for joining us at challenge up your life.


Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a pretty card. I love that background and the fun image. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. It is such a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week. Good luck in the drawing.

Bear Hug,

the PaperTemptress said...

wow, great use of the Eggplant Brown Bag! Thanks for sharing!
the PaperTemtpress

Erin R said...

I just love your project!! Great use of an animal for our challenge at Frosted Designs.

Thanks so much for playing with us at Frosted Designs, I hope you come play again!!

Erin R.

scrappingmom73 said...

Love your card! And that sentiment says it all. :) Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

Winnie and Patty said...

What a beautiful distressed and vintaage card. I just love the image! You did a fantastic job with our challenge this week! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Janeen said...

great distressed card. Thank you for entering the "distressing" challenge at Mark's finest papers with Speedy the cat.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Interesting thought! And I do love that purple and brown together...the colors of my dining room, actually! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!

Manuela said...

What a great card! I like the sentiment - so cool :D
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Wonderful card! Glad you joined us for Challenge #50, Distressing, at Simply Create.

Simply Create Design Team Member