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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Secret Crafter Challenge - 12 February 2011


Over at the Secret Crafter Challenge this week the topic is a stamped flower.  I decided to do a one layer card to enter some other challenges.  I nearly didn't enter this as I struggle with cards like this as I hate stamping onto the actual card as things always seem to go wrong.  Thankfully things didn't seem to go wrong this time.  I measured the size of the stamp, folded a piece of copier paper in half and drew out a square shape for half the stamp and then used my tearing ruling to get a distressed edge to it.  I then used a mixture of Tim Holtz Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade ink pads and my ink dusters to make the background.  I then made the square a little bigger again using the tearing ruler and this time used my Fired Brick distress ink pad.  The stamp I used was from Elusive Images and I stamped with Versafine and coloured in with Promarkers.  I then doodled around the edge of the distressing with my fine liner pen.  I'm still not convinced I like it.

This card fits the following challenges:

Digi Doodles - nature
Alphabet Challenge - O for orange
Totally Papercrafts - Clean and simple
Drunken Stampers - Loss for words - no sentiment
Creative Inspirations - Distress
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - KISS card
Incy Wincy - Colour me wonderful - at least two colouring mediums - distress inks and Promarkers for me
Lollipop crafts - Favourite colouring medium - Promarkers but closely followed by distress inks.


Jane said...

Beautiful card Kym

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Kym, very clever idea for a one layer card
Beryl x

Daffodil Cards said...

Great card

Grace said...

Wow! This is amazing! I love your take on the single layer card! Making the torn edge template is a great idea and by making a double mat you really used your space beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness! How could you not like this card? It is incredibly gorgeous!!! My mailing address is.....lol just kidding! I am so happy that you joined us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ, and I may need to case this card someday!!!

Becky said...

wow! This is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Curly said...

Wow amazing creation, and beautiful colours and colouring,

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 121 A Stamped Flower

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Anne said...

Super card, very pretty
Thanks for playing along with TPC this week and good luck
Anne x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Laney said...

Beautiful card Kym!! thanks for joining us this time at Creative Inspirations would love to see you next time too

Julie said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Bea said...

This card is wonderful, and I really liked the patterned edges of the paper.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time

Hugs from Bea

WeirdCat said...

Lovely card,the flower looks beautiful, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Elizabeth said...

Okay, this is way too.....something. I was thinking hard about how to do distressed/ripped edges with ink for a one layer card. In the last TWO days I've seen two different ways of doing this technique. GREAT JOB! and thanks for showing us!

Renee said...

Thanx for joining us this week at Incy Wincy. Hope to see you back again soon. Love your card. I do that all the time, too, with my work. We are our own worst critics...
Renee DT

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining our "Stamped Flower" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Helen Ann said...

love the image

Thanks for joining us this week at Alphabet Challenge Blog, hope to see you again

Hel xox

Joey said...

Hi Kym

this is beautiful a stunning image, thanks for joiningus at tpc

Joey x

Anonymous said...

Kym this is a great card! Love the colouring of the flower and the background layers too! Now I'm not going to be looking at those paper tearing rulers the same again. You've done a marvelous job with it!
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog!



Mimi said...

Wonderful card Kym! The flowers are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts...good luck! ;)

Suzi Mac said...

Gorgeous card Kym. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week with your lovely creation.
Suzi x

cheryl said...

oh this is so beautiufl love the colours you have used,on this too bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Vintage Milly said...

What a gorgeous creation, so much detail, love it! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Creative Inspirations this time,
take care then,