Sunday, February 26, 2012

LC28 - Distressing - Sew Pretty

Happy Sunday!!!!  Hope you have something fun planned for the last day of your weekend.   I'm headed up to the shelter because I missed yesterday due to my doggy transport.  Then not much more planned.  Hubby comes home from Miami mid-day - so maybe we'll go to the dog park.

Today's card is one of those "I'm not sure I like it" cards but here it is on the blog anyway ;)   I played along with the Lawnscaping Challenge # 28 - which was all about distressing.   I only have one image set by Lawn Fawn, so I decided that my distressing would be the coloring on the card base.

First off - I took my mask from yesterday's card and placed it in the center of this card.  Then I inked up my Inkadinkado polka dot background stamp with Distress Inks and then embossed in clear powder.  I used my dauber to color in the rest of the background and then I removed the mask to reveal the bright white scalloped center!

I stamped my image on the card and then two more times to paper piece the image.  Then I decided to use the banner set for my sentiment.  This is where the card goes all wrong! (LOL).  I used really flimsy paper, so I couldn't pop up the banners.  That meant I had to adhere the banner directly to the card base and then glue down my floss.  It's not horrible...but for my anal retentiveness - this just doesn't do!

But - I still have a lot of trial and error to go and if my mistakes help you crafters out there in blogland - well, I'll make the sacrifice :)

If you want to play along with the challenge - here are the details:


**In order to be eligible to win, these rules MUST be followed.
To play along and be qualified for the prize, you must do the following:

  • Be a follower of Lawnscaping
  • Create a NEW PROJECT based on the challenge, link our challenge AND inspiration photo to your post and add your direct link to your post or online gallery to the Inlinkz below.
  • You many combine a total of 3 challenges with your entry as long as the other challenges are not the same theme as ours.  You may enter the challenge a maximum of 3 times!
  • You have until Wednesday, February 29th to submit your entries!

And if you are STILL's Drake - the Great Pyrenees I transported yesterday!  Isn't he gorgeous??

Thanks for your visit!


Olga said...

yes he's beautiful and so is the card!!! Enjoy your day in the doggie park!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful dog!! Drake is very handsome indeed!
Love your card and those banners! Sew Pretty is right!

Audrey Pettit said...

Drake is a sweetie! And so is your card, Maria! I really love the embossed polka dots and the masked background. Wonderful paper piecing, too. And I really like your banner. Turned out great. :)

Harriet Skelly said...

I like the banners on your card. I LOVE that dog - he is gorgeous!!

Laurel said...

Hi Maria! I love all this paper pieced goodness! You did a great job here! I am so glad you played along with us at Lawnscaping! Thank you so much! ;)

Monica said...

Such a nice card that is... rather elegant. And such a calm and peaceful picture. Thanks for sharing.

Monica xxx

Christiana said...

Ooh! What a pretty dog!

Your card is great! The banners are a nice touch. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Cheryl said...

Great card! I love the banner and paper piecing.

Drake is gorgeous!

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