Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stampin'B Challenge - Distressing

The Stampin'Bs challenge this week was to have "distressing" on your card -- not my normal style, but I was going to give it a go. I made a sort-of vintage card, using some lace and a cameo image from Mark's Finest Papers' set, Grandma's Boudoir. I stamped the cameo twice -- once with Memento Potter's Clay and once with ColorBox gold pigment (and then embossed with detail gold embossing powder). I cut the center of the Potter's Clay cameo out and glued it to the gold one.



I tore the edges of both the white panel and the antique gold panel and sponged with Tim Holtz Distressed (how appropriate) Antique Linen. Then I put on the gold cord to look like a gold chain.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Grandma's Boudoir, Background Fun (for the Happy Birthday)
Paper: MFP Corn Husk, Dark Chocolate Bar, Snow Storm Smooth; unknown dotted DP
Ink: Memento Potter's Clay; ColorBox Gold pigment; Tim Holtz Distressed Antique Linen
Accessories: Detail Gold embossing powder, Gold cord, Lace, Sponge dauber

9 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your distressing is perfect with the theme of your card!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--this is a beautifully distressed card. So very vintage!!! You did a great job with the challenge (both Speedy's and the Stamping B's) Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aw, man, Lois! You made that cameo look absolutely terrific! I've tried, and I can never get it to look as good. I also love all your distressed edges. Just perfect. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

you really rocked that cameo....so beautifully vintage

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Payne Holler Cards said...

this is so lovely and i love how you kept the embellishments minimal and let your focal point BE the focal!
beautiful card...thanks so much for joining us at Speedy the Cat's challenge (-:

Janeen said...

oh isn't this a sweet vintage card, Lois. Thanks for entering this in the Speedy the Cat Challenge.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a beautiful vintage card with the gold and cameo! Just beautiful, Lois!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Lois-this is a spectacular beauty. I wouldn't have even known you went out of your comfort zone to produce this masterpiece. That Cameo looks real. This is sensational. Thank you so much for playing in Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to visit to see your work.

Bear Hugs,
Carol