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StampInsanity #22 I’m So Distressed!

Hello! It’s Thursday, so that means it’s time for another awesome StampInsanity challenge! This week, we’ve got a sketch with a twist…distressing! One of my most favorite things to do! Let’s take a look at the sketch first.

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And here is my card:

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I used Pierette, one of my most favorite StampInsanity images. I wanted to do a sepia-ish toned image, but I found these fabulous rusty corals and coppers and knew it was the way to go. I was going for the aged look, but with using more modern tones. I was a little worried about finding the right paper though, as I always color in my images before I scope out the rest of my supplies… But I think I found the perfect paper! The tones are spot on!

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Here’s a close up of my coloring and the fab copper colored metallic paper (DCWV) I used. The stiped and polka dotted paper is also DCWV, and the brocade is Basic Grey.

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I realized as I was looking through my embellies, that I haven’t used eyelets since who knows when…and I love my eyelets! So I popped 2 copper ones on to finish the card off. You can also see the inking (distressing) I’ve done to my card here. I used a Burnt Sienna Chalk ink from Color Box. You can never go wrong with those! I edged everything but the metallic cardstock with that ink.

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Please click on any of the images to see them bigger. I think the card looks nice and aged, don’t you? I think the tones are unusual, and I of course like that a lot!  Now go and check out the rest of the Groovy Gurlz’s creations! Can’t wait to see what YOU make!

Beth {Owner} Erica Jacquie

Jane {Guest Gurl} Jennifer Juanita

Lisa Margie {DTC} Suzi

Comments

Jennifer said…
OMG, I thought I was the only one that colored first and then found paper later. Ha ha! Beautiful card!
Danielle said…
I LOVE that burnt sienna chalk ink!!

But this???? You are sooo right. It is SPOT ON. Gorgeous!!!
Cheryl Valadez said…
I do the same thing! I color first and then hope for the best when it comes to paper and embellies...lol!! This turned out great! Love the shimmery copper goodness! I can't remember the last time I put an eyelet on something, but maybe it's time to dig those babies out ;D
Erica said…
I love the colors you used! This is gorgeous! Thanks for the birthday gift! It arrived today and it is FABULOUS!
Shelley said…
That is really gorgeous. I love those colors!
CraftyMomOf2 said…
Oh Alison!!! I'm in LOVEEEEEEEEE!!! The earthy tones are scrumptious and I love the layers and the distressed effects!!

Just beautiful!!!

xoxo
Meredith
Beth said…
So fabulous! I knew you'd kill this one... :) The colors are so perfectly vintage - awesome!!
Alyssa S said…
Love this! Not colors I would've ever paired with this image, but they're absolutely lovely!

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