Monday, August 2, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 102

Hello everyone, on Cupcake Challenge 102 we have a theme of distressing and this week we are sponsored by our regular sponsor Simon Says Stamp who are giving us a prize of a $20 gift voucher + free shipping. I am also entering my card into this week's Papertake Challenge where they have a fab sketch to follow.

Well, distressing is a nightmare for me and although I can't bring myself to rip and rough up my papers, I can manage a bit of inking! Since I got my copics at christmas my distress inks have been thoroughtly neglected but I have dusted them off and used them to colour Tilda with Birdcage from the Magnolia Pet Collection 2009. My DP is from Basic grey and I have distressed each element with antique linen and edged with vintage photo. I really love how this card turned out.... I'll have to get my inks out a bit more!

Card/Paper: Cream and pink card, Basic Grey - Sugared
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda with Birdcage - Pet Collection 2009
Colouring: Distress inks - antique linen, walnut stain, black soot, vintage photo, peeled paint, worn lipstick, tattered rose, faded jeans, weathered wood
Embellishments: Ribbon, pearls
Tools: Sewing machine
Thanks for looking x


  1. Wowww what a gorgeous card, Liza! It's just perfect!!
    Hugs Kristel

  2. I think this card is beautiful. I love everything about it and your colouring is A.Mazing! Have a great week. xxx

  3. Liza, such a beautiful card have you created.
    Great colouring and details.

  4. Your card is gorgeous. The image is lovely colored.
    Great papers.
    Have a wonderful day!

  5. Oh my goodness are a pro with the distress inks too!!! I love the colour choices! Your paper is so suited for the image! I am like you I cannot do distressed look with the papers.

  6. What a stunning card Liza ! I always admire your stitching and your colouring : both are PERFECT ! Smiles from Catherine

  7. Hi Liza as soon as I saw the challenge this week and your card I laughed as I didn't think you were a distressing type of card maker!!!LOL I adore your card she is so cute and I love the pretty colours and the DP's you have used. I'm the same I can't distress! I've tried it and I don't like it I like the neat and tidy look I think I would get distressed and depressed if I entered a card like that.....each to their own.
    Love your card

  8. Oh WOW Liza :-) This is absolutely gorgeous ! Tilda is beautiful and I love the papers and distressing ,,, the sewing looks brill too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the PTW :-)

    Lols x x x

  9. So pretty Liza and beautifully distressed too :) Donna x


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Liza x