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Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - 5 April 2012

Well we've had a busy time with the entrants for the challenge for the last fortnight.  This fortnight we are being challenged to "let's get distressed".
For my card I have used the Crafty Purple Frog decoupage digital image called "Peacock Blue".  I got "distressed" in more ways than one as I used three of my Tim Holtz papers from a paper pad my son bought me for Christmas 2010 - well I do think I've had it to "look at" for long enough don't you?  I have used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink to edge all the papers.  I have used my Tim Holtz distressing tool to seriously distress some of the papers and again inked the edges.  Some papers bend when using this tool but Tim's papers are such exceptional quality they don't do this.  I have decoupaged the image and highlighted areas with a blue Stickles to add some sparkle and shine.  The card has been finished off with plenty of bits and pieces including doily, lace, ribbon, flowers from the Artylicious Essence of Nature CD, brads, memory wire, card candy, Craftwork Cards sentiment and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Fairy Tale Challenge - Everything goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Use a digi image
Mark's Finest papers - Square cards
Kaboodle Doodle - Anything but a rectangle
Bunny Zoe's - Vintage/shabby chic
Party Time Tuesday - Flowers
Anything goes - Anything goes
Scrap-Creations - Birthday
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes and option monotone
Papercraft Star - Anything goes
Simon Says - Your favourite tool - my Tim Holtz distressing tool
Fasionista Challenge - Anything goes for girls - wishing you all the DT the very best for the 1st challenge of many on this blog
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Sassy Studio Studio - Go for broke
Great Impressions Challenge - Lots of flowers
Wags n Whiskers - Say it with flowers
Crazy Amigo - Free theme
Paper Shelter - Anything goes


Deloris said...

What a pretty card! Love it!
I would like to invite you to enter your card in the new challenge at Great Impressions. The theme for April is Lots of Flowers.

Here's the link if you would like to check it out:

Barbara Colbert said...

Great card! I like your layout and colors! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

Curlybear said...

Thank you so very much for Joining us Crafty Catz with absolutely adorable creation its just perfect for our challenge,

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

Rica said...

A beautiful card Kym, your image is borgeous and your colouring and colours are stunning.

Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Kym what a lot of work, love the Tim H papers. Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "Anything Goes" challenge.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Thanks for joining our Flowers challenge with your fabulous card.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer 4CCC

Jenny said...

Liking the decoupage! Great card Kym! Thanks for playing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

Lori said...

Gorgeous birthday card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Dorcas said...

I love your use of the distress inks, very cool:) I'm so glad you could join us at Bunny Zoe's this month!

ferrellgraph-x said...

Kym your card is quite lovely! I'm so happy you joined us this week at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous, really nice image and LO, thanks for joining our anything goes challenge at Anything goes, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT xx

Anonymous said...

Fab card Kym - love the image and shades of blue.

Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!

Kate said...

Gorgeous Card. Awesome image and your coloring is Beautiful. Thank you so much for playing with us over at Sassy Studio Designs Dare to Be Sassy Thursday.


Debs said...

Gorgeous card, really love that colour.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge this week,
Hugs Debs

Bente said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenges this week.
Hugs, Bente

Heather P said...

Nice card, what an awesome image! Really cool! Thanks for linking up at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
Heather P, Guest DT

Tamie said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

cebelica said...

Very beautiful card. Thank you for joining our Fashionista challenge! Hugs! xx