Friday, 23 September 2011

Distress It

Good morning everyone on a rather cold but very sunny Friday. I don't know where the last week went but it's time once again for a new challenge over at Polka Doodles and this week Emma has chosen the theme of Distress It so you can do some ripping, sanding, scrunching and so on to add a bit of shabbiness to your creation.
I really loved this challenge and have made something a little different:

I used the gorgeous bird cage from the Paper Boutique Vol 3 CD and distressed it up somewhat! I printed out the black and white digital stamp twice then distressed one with Tarnished Gold embossing powder (Ranger Antiquities). I then coloured elements of the second one with Promarkers, cut out the horizontal bar sections and added them to the cage with the inner spaces cut out.
I then die cut some branches with a Sissix set and coloured these with Distress inks in Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge for an Autumn feel. I die cut the bird from the Tim Holtz Sissix set and coloured this with DIs using Rusty Hinge, Vintage photo and Barn Door for the wing.
I punched some flowers, coloured these with Promarkers and layered them up. I added all the elements to a kraft card covered with torn edged paper from the CD as it has a lovely shabby look which was perfect for my card.
I finished off with some butterflies punched from the inky scrap paper resulting from colouring the branches as it looked too good to waste!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
CCEE Stampers - Add A Bird
Paper Play - Autumn Leaves
Crafting For All Seasons - Fall Colours

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the DT inspiration as there are some fabulous ideas there.
Have a great weekend.
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Beautiful card and great colours! Valerie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a wonderful card, great coloring.

Vintage Milly said...

Oh this is wonderful Fliss, love the details, have a great weekend, hugs,

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the birds & birdcage card. Nice use of Tim Holtz items.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful colours and elements Fliss.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the birdcage and the colours are beautiful. Yvonne x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, I love the dies you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Lizy said...

This is beautiful Fliss! Love the colour combo :)

Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week! :)
Lizy DT x