Thursday, August 18, 2011

Elegant Grunge.

Who says that grunge can't be elegant. This card has so many elements. Distress stickles and distress ink for the Grungy Monday challenge; a bit of bling for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge; elegance for the Critter Sketch wedding challenge; and a non-stamped sentiment for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge; and the Ink On My Finger Sunday Challenge which is white. The card base is a piece of silver luster from Paper Temptress. In real life it is gorgeous; scanned it gets a little shadowy. The white lacy border and the stems are from a Cherry Lynn die. Rock candy stickles give the frame a beautiful, subtle sparkle. The stems were treated with bundled sage distress stickles. The flowers are made with three layers of white prima flowers. The top and bottom layer was colored with spun sugar distress ink. The middle layer was colored with victorian velvet distress ink. Each of the petals was tipped using spun sugar distress stickles. All of the distress inks and stickles are from the Tim Holtz/Ranger line of products. The ribbon carries the sentiment "Best Wishes". The bling in the flower centers and bow center are from Prima. Love all the bling and sparkle of this card.

11 comments:

Crystal said...

So pretty, love the lacy border & the pretty flowers The pearl centres are just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at Critter Sketch this week :)

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Barbara, what a creative interpretation of non-stamped sentiment!! I'm in awe of the obvious labor of love that went into this card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Wax Beach Artist said...

Beautiful card and so many challenges you were able to incorperate, wow great job!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So wonderful, great colors and wonderful flowers.

Gillian .... said...

Very elegant indeed Barbara, thanks for joining in the Distress Stickles fun this week.

LynneForsythe said...

PURE ELEGANCE!! and I bet it is more BEAUTIFUL in person! just lovin the lace you used!!!

THANKS bunches for playing along with the TEAMIES and SIMON SAYS STAMP and SHOW!!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Very elegant...So pretty with those pearls... Thanks for playing at Critter Sketch and good luck!
Hugs,
Georgia

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love the shine of your paper with your pretty flowers, great bling! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love every bit of it! The elements look perfect together

NanaConnie said...

This is indeed elegant! Love those flowers and the lacey background. Thanks for playing at Tuesday Throwdown.

Lisa Somerville said...

Very elegant take on grunge - love the BG!