March 28, 2010

Totally cased Kathy's fab card & a 3 challenge card...Happy Birthday!

I saw several cards by Kathy the Distressed Stamper and I was just in awe they are so super gorgeous...I am always so inspired by her shabby chic, Distressed and super cute stylings! I just love all her creations but when I saw the cards that she has been making lately with the Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint, I was totally in love and just had to case them......this card in particular! I wanted to recreate the shabby chic feeling of Kathy's fab card for a very good friend and co-worker who has a birthday on Tuesday! I hope you don't mind me casing your card, Kathy, I just love all your cards to are such an inspiration!

I used this Webster's Pages paper called Postcards from Paris and Prisam Kraft cardstock to make the easel card. I distressed all the edges with my Tim Holtz Distressing tool and then painted the Picket Fence Crackle paint on all the edges of the papers and Prima flowers Essential Shabby Chic them! Some of the flowers are the White Pillar flowers that I stamped with a flourish stamp and Distress Ink in Broken China. I also inked the edges here and there with Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress inks.

One of the challenges that I am entering this card in is Magnolia Down Under...this is the first time I have played along with this fabulous challenge...I don't know what has taken me so long the DT have such stunning creations and inspiration! They are asking for Stitching Real or Fake....I have used a Technique Tuesday stitching stamp and randomly added some fake stitching in Broken China Distress is rather subtle but there. I stamped Tilda on Neenah card and coloured her in with my Copics and cut her out because I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous paper!

I'm also entering this card in Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 105 make an easel card or use lots of layers and Colour Create Challenge #41 Pastel colours of your Choice.

Sentiments are Melissa Frances Rub-ons and the ticket stamp is Autumn Leaves. I spritzed all over the card and flowers with Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold. I just love how subtle but shimmery it it...Helen from Crop Circles in Peterbrough has totally got me hooked on Glimmer Mist,smile!
I have had a great weekend...yesterday I taught another great class at Crop Circles in Peterborough and today I played in my craft room and made a big mess with paint and my distress tool...and it was so much fun!!! I am really happy with how my card turned......ahhh, it's a beautiful life, smile! Well, Thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card!
Have a stampin' great week!!!


heidy said...

Hi Tara,This is beautiful.
I love the gorgeous colors.
Good luck with the challange.
Hugs Heidy

Shirley N said...

Ohhhh how gorgeous! I've never made a shabby chic card and looks like I'm going to be casing you next! Love your colors and everything about your card, just beautiful Tara!

Marja Sch said...

Wow this is so fabulous realy an awesome card so well done. Hugs Marja

Melanie said...

Oh my gosh...your friend will adore this card! Tara, it's stunning...but all your creations are. Someday, I would love to peek over your shoulder and watch you work! (or maybe I should just travel and come to one of your classes!)

I love those rub ons you use...I think I "need" some! lol (I don't think I can get them locally though)

Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with the rest of us!

maddy hill said...

awesome Tara , its just beautiful ,love the colours , love the layered blooms , just love everything about it !
maddy x

Sharon said...

Gosh Tara, your friend can only but love this card. I love the shabby chic look and you've given me an idea of what to do with my flowers. Love the layering and buttons you use on them. So we learn and inspire each other, isn't that fab? Love your cards. Hugs Sharon x

dolcreations said...

This card is going to be loved by your friend. She is such a lucky girl to have one of your creations! Beautifully coloured and the layering of all those papers is stunning!

Tracey said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is absolutely stunning Tara!! I love this! xx

Tracey Feeger said...

oh my golly gosh. this is a stunning card. Love the colours and your colouring is just beautiful. Wondeful stitching effect. Thanks for joining us at MDUC.

Kelly Schelske said...

So beautiful Tara! Love the color combo and the gorgeous flowers, love it all!

baby crib said...

I like the way you gave attention to the details of your creation! The color combination also is so nice to the eyes.

Kim Piggott said...

Tara this is so utterly incredible I love it!
So much detail and those colours are so beautiful!
Stunning creation!
kim x

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous shabby chic card Tara, sweet Tilda and wonderful details.

Carolyn said...

I just love your card. All the embellishments are amazing. Coloring is absolutely amazing.
Hugs xx

Eiglas said...

ilda and you've coloured her beautifully! I also love all the detail you've woven in and the colours are delightful!
Thank you for coming over to Colour Create to play this week!
Eiglas (GDT)

Kathy said...

Well I finally got to see it! I seen the little picture on my blog with the link but then I couldn't get any pictures from any blog to come up!!!
WOW I am glad I finally got to see it Tara this is gorgeous!!!!! I just love what you did here and the colors are so pretty! Don't you just love that paper and those flowers?? I think I will do this style until there all gone!! haha
Such a pretty layout and love the handwriting!!!!
Beautiful card!
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Kim said...

Tara what a GREAT card hun! This is gorgeous and you case'd Kathy's style beautifully! :) I too love Kathy's style and have it on my list of things to try! :) Such lovely work hun!!! I love the pastel look you have made and I'm sure your co-worker LOVED her card! Have a great week hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Georgia said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful Tara! Those flowers look gorgeous and I love the fab layout and the sweet image! :) Love, Georgia xx

Tara said...

WOW! This really is a stunning card T and your colouring rocks! I love the way you cased Kathy style and the distressing is awesome!!
Have a great week my friend ;o)
Big hugs Tara xx

Dena said...

What a pretty card! I love those soft colors! The flowers are such a gorgeous touch!
Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this week!
Hugs, Dena

Annie said...

gorgeous card! thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Jane Wetzel said...

What a wonderful blog Tara- and I love BG- I see u r on the dt! How awesome! :)

Di said...

Just a fabulous card Hun, never mind stalking kathy, i stalk your cards!!lol!!
I love all your distressing and the crackle paint is a fab idea!
thanks for joining Colour Create!
Hugs Di xxx
p.s your friend will love it and a card to keep forever!


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