Thursday, October 4, 2012

CCEE1240 - Chipboard & Distressing

It's a new month and a new hostess for the CCEE Blog.  This month Brenda O'Rear (Benzi) is our hostess, and for her first challenge of October (eek!  Is it October already?) she wanted us to use chipboard as one of the elements of our cards.  About two years ago I bought a box of DCWV chipboard pieces on sale and don't think I have ever used anything out of the box.  So, thank you, Brenda, for making me pull out that box.


I used a couple of autumn leaves and a photo corner from the chipboard assortment.  I love this little owl from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, set called Autumn Splendor.  Her big eyes gave me the idea to use some googlie eyes to make them more prominent.

This week's Tutorial Team on Speedy TV had a tutorial on distressing -- any kind of distressing (tearing, scraping, sponging).    A little scraped distressing around the edge (just a little, I'm not a big distresser) and some sponging (sponging, on the other hand, I love) -- and I was done.

I hope you check out the cards made by the rest of the team; and, if you're so inclined, we'd love to have you join us in the fun.  Link your card to the CCEE Blog using Mr. Linky.

13 comments:

Vicky Gould said...

Those are great leaves, Lois. What an adorable Fall card...ya know I love google eyes!

Benzi said...

And, that's why you're so good at sponging...it is your thing and you do a great job. This owl is my favorite from the Oct. stamps...just so adorable.

I don't use chipboard a lot but see it used and always love it. Your chipboard leaves are so pretty, and a nice corner piece, too. Super card!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Yeah Lois. I'm with you. Unless forced, chipboard just isn't my thing. Your card is cute with the corner and leaves. Nice new owl.

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Your card is adorable and sweet. I love the Autumn Splendor owls too - and the googley eyes are perfect.

Sabrina said...

She certainly is a sweet owl, Lois - and beautifully coloured too. The chipboard leaves add perfectly to the autumn feeling.

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab leaves and what a sweet owl...well done, Lois

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome card, I love the sponging around the wonderfully colored owl/pumpkin and the corner is perfect for the challenge.

Georgei said...

very pretty card that you did
I like alot the saying

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
What an adorable card and I really like the distressed look from the sponging - and your image is colored wonderfully too!

Lagene said...

Totally CUTE owl! Love your distressing!

Cindy Haffner said...

SWEET SWEET SWEET!~

Debbie Moran said...

Love the card gorgeous coloring.

Lynne said...

Lovely, distressing is one of my go to things to perk up a card.