Thursday, May 19, 2011

So glad

Good morning... boy, does this week feel like it is speeding along or what?!

I can hardly believe we are already at Thursday and it's time for a new challenge over on the Tickled Pink challenge blog! This week is a bit distressing... nothing to fret over of course, we literally want to see you to distress the elements of your card. LOL, sorry... I just couldn't help myself! ;)

This technique can be achieved through inking, tearing, crumpling, roughing up edges... you name it. There are some serious masters of distressing amongst the Pink Ladies and Pink Challenge Girls... I, however, am not one of them. Oh sure, I'll tear something now and then or do some subtle inking on the edges of my papers but my style tends to lean towards a more clean and linear look. So for my distressing today I decided to use a Heidi Swapp edge distressor and rough up my paper a bit. I think it adds to the soft, homespun look of the card.

If you have been following along over at the Tickled Pink blog this past week you will have seen that Kellie has been taking her favorite cards from all of the past releases and featuring them once again. This inspired me to go back and show one of my older Lolitas some love. I don't think that I have used Hippie Willow since her release month so it was high time that she saw some ink again. Plus she gave me the perfect excuse to use some more of this great Girls' Paperie paper... I think the patchwork look of it really suits her crunchy, granola, peace & love vibe. And what would a lovely flower child be without a field of flowers to stroll through? So of course I had to add some bright and happy blooms to complete the whole thing. I think Willow looks pretty happy now and that makes me happy!
Be sure to check out the fabulously distressed cards from my fellow teamies over on the challenge blog... talk about inspiring!

Now it is your turn to ink up a Tickled Pink stamp and play along. Kellie always has a great prize up for grabs that some lucky stamper is going to win... why not you?! Just don't forget that your card must feature a Tickled Pink stamp in order to qualify for the prize... these include: Lil Lolitas and Lads, Pinkettes, Pink Pets and Cherries. All of which can be found in the Tickled Pink store.

Peace out! :)Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- The Girls' Paperie (Jubilee), My Mind's Eye (green)
stamps- Tickled Pink Stamps (Lil Lolita Hippie Willow), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Tim Holtz antique linen distress
Prima flowers
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
K&Co rub on stitches
Heidi Swapp edge distressor
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- YR30, YR31, Y21, Y26, E35
eyes- E55, E57, E59
clothes- B93, B95, B97, E40, E41, 0, YR16, YR18, Y32, Y35, RV10, RV13, BG10, BG11, E30, E31, E34, YG03, YG25, Y00


Rosa-kreattiva said...

beautiful card
davvero belli i colori
kiss rosa.kreattiva

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!!! Love how you have used the flowers! Hugs Juls

RiNNE said...

Very pretty!! I adore all the flowers and different shapes! Although minimal, you still did a great job on distressing!

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card.

Dora said...

Hey Amy this is fabulous, I love the fun colours, so bright and fun.. wow it's been quite some time since I did some distressing! Hugs xxx

Tasha said...

Well i love your distressing i love the finish it gives your card, it really adds to the hippy fun feel
Love the flowers and paper too
love tasha xx

Leanne said...

This is fantastic Amy! Love the colors and your distressing. Her jeans are soo cool. A wonderfully fun card. :)

Ingrid said...

Lovely flower power creation ;-)
Hugs Ing

Beth aka BR-T said...

What a fun card and the image is awesome I love how she just wonders off the die cut!

Danni said...

Very pretty card!! You do such an awesome job with the lighter colors, so pretty!

WickedPixie said...

What a wonderfully happy, sunshiney card! :-)Traci

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. I could have sworn I already told you just how wonderful your card is today. I love, love the idea of the flowers coming out from behind the circle. You did such a good job with your distressing. I really really love this one. Hugs, Lisa

scrapn_momof2 said...

Wonderful card Amy. So cheerful and cute.

1LuvnMama said...

You know what? I'm so glad you're in my "blogging" life Amy! :) You make my day each time I visit you! Your cards lift my spirits and I take every ounce of inspiration from you! :)

Sandy Ang said...

how very cute !