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April 11, 2009

A Distressed Penelope!



Here's another Pollycraft Penelope digi stamp, I just love her hair! I'm really enjoying the versatility of digi stamps and papers right now!!
She's water colored with lid inks and glam'd up a bit with sparkles. I was going for the shabby chic look...how'd I do? :) The stitching is faux and I throw a button on to challenge myself! The first three layers of cardstock (cs) are distressed using my scissor blade and ink, the DP (K&co) and image layer are torn and inked. More than a few challenges inspired me (you knew that was coming!)
Pollycraft Monday Ch. was to use one of their downloads. Stacey's Jewelry Color Inspiration was for choc chip, rose red, sage shadow, summer sun and white. Dare U2 Digi wanted to see bling (I love bling). Ashley's Etsy Inspired Challenge was a wonderful little shop called Make Mine Mud By Little Miss Pottery and my inspiration came from this tray! One Stop Craft Ch.'s theme was torn, that's always fun. A fabulous new challenge Digital Tuesday wanted to see our digital images in shabby chic style. It's only the second challenge issued by Ellie and there's plenty of time to play along! And finally, the sketch is from the talented ladies over at Stamps & Smiles! I'm tellin' you, there is a challenge out there for everyone!!!!

Ok, this is the last post for today, it'll have to hold ya over until Monday! :)
Have a glorious weekend! Easter Blessings!


42 comments:

Danni said...

This is awesome! I don't do "distressed" well but you sure do! Love it! And wow, that's awesome faux stitching!

Heather said...

This is super cute! I love the distressed edges. I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Jenn Embry said...

You totally nailed shabby chic! What a delightful card.

Nilla said...

Lovely card Maria! from Nilla

de said...

Great card Maria! Love the distressed look and the image is adorable! Thanks for playing along!

Ashley said...

And I thought I was good at multi-tasking! I usually can only get 3 challenges on one card. Thanks so much for playing along with the EtsyInspired challenge, it means the world to me! I love your card, that image it too cute and the distressing is perfect for this challenge! I'm super impressed by your faux stitch too, you'll have to teach me! :)

Stacey Schafer said...

Happy Easter, Maria! love the distressing on this card...thanks for sharing it for JCI 31.

POPPET said...

This is amazing, i love it, thanks for joining us this time at pollycraft hugs pops x

bolha said...

Beautiful card and Penelope is adorable. I like the name. :)
x Natasha x

Donna said...

Hi Maria, this card is absolutely gorgeous and Penelope diesn't look at all distressed to me, she looks very happy on your card lol! I'm so pleased you are enjoying digi stamps, I haven't done any proper stamping for ages now lol! Also is that s lil' button I see on your card.....go Maria lol! Hope you have a fab Easter Sunday :) Donna x

Larissa said...

Great card! The image is very sweet, love how you colored her and added glitter to her.

Thanks for joining us at DU2DS.

Happy easter,
Larissa

Cindy Malone said...

Very cute card Maria ;-)
Happy Easter to you and your family.

Many Blessings,
Cindy

Mercy said...

this is adorable! what a precious image!

thanks for playing along with this week's sketch, and i hope to see you again next week!

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

The image is so sweet and looks great distressed like this!

Nicola said...

Fantastic distressing Maria and what a fun image - really beautiful card. -x-

Elena said...

I love the distressing you created! Your coloring, faux stitching are so pretty!
Maria, you always amazes me with your talents!

safeinpsalm91 said...

Oh, she is so CUTE! I love it! She looks so sweet and innocent. :-)

Happy Easter to you!

Peggy

Pascale said...

Great card and congratulations on entering it into so many challenges hugs Pascale

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Maria...love the image and what you've done with it.Your distressing looks lovely,thanks for joining us this week at DU2DS,
Take care
San x

Ellie said...

This is beautiful. I love that image and I love the distressing! The designer paper is gorgeous!

Allison said...

wow, this is fab, love the distressing- my kind of card.. full of distressing and inking- love it, and such a fab image too
AllisonX

Karen said...

What a gorgeous card - I just adore these papers that you have used and I too love these images - such fun to work with.
Thanks for joining us at DU2DS this week.
Karen x

Emma said...

Hi Maria
Gorgeous card...I love the colours, the papers are scrummy.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft and good luck with all the challenges.
Emma x

Nikki said...

Maria this is such a cool card, great papers and a great image. It looks great. Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge
Nikki x

Valems said...

Beautiful card, Maria! I love the cute image.
Hugs, Vanja

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh now this is just gorgeous!! I love the distressed look on this creation!! GORGEOUS!! That image is so sweet as well!!

Alex said...

Love the distressed look for this one. Beautiful job.

Maggie Bob said...

What a gorgeous card, and I love the whole tearing/distressing effect.

Thanks for taking part in the One Stop Challenge.

xx

Michelle said...

Hi Maria
A lovely card using a great image. Love the way you've done your faux stitching - looks great. Thanks for joining us on DU2DS.
x Michelle

Michele said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and the colours you've used. Michele x

Chris said...

Hi Maria, hope you had a very Happy Easter. My goodness, all those challenges with one card, that has to be a record LOL! Your card is gorgeous and you definitely achieved the shabby chic look. Great image, love that funky hair and the perfect amount of bling too. Hugs, Chris

Holly said...

Cute cards! If you like digi stamps you should check out squigglefly.com
they have some really cute images!

Tonya said...

This is really fabulous. I love everything about it. Thanks for playing along with us in the Etsy Inspired challenge.

Shelley said...

What a great card, I just love the colours you have used and the stamp looks great. The torn paper looks really good also. Thanks for joining in with the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Shelley xx

Jennifer Meyer said...

Great card Maria, LOVE the pretty layout and beautiful image & paper.

Thanks for playing along with Stamps and Smiles, Jennifer :)

stamprgrl said...

that is one cute card, great take on Ashley's challenge!

-- dalis

Sharon said...

Wow! this is fantastic Maria. Superb distressing and tearing. Gorgeous little image too. I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Easter.
Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Sandra said...

Sweet card.
Sandra x

Michelle daydreams505 said...

I just love the colors you've used. This is so sweet! :)

Shirley said...

Perfectly shabby chic adorable~! and so pretty too!

Donna said...

Beautiful Maria, fantastic tearing and the image is adorable. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge.Donna x

Janna said...

I have to say I am a digi addict and i am adoring this one! She is just so, so adorable!!! The color combo and all the distressing you did is amazing and the coloring on her hair is beautiful!!! that little button with the flower in the corner though is awesomeness!!! Love, love, love it!!!

Smiles,
janna