November 16, 2010

Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge...Guest DT...Distressing...Merry Christmas!


Good morning crafty friends! I am so excited to share the card that I made for the Spoon Full of Sugar challenge! My sweet blogging friend, Ingrid, asked me if I would be a guest designer for this week's challenge, and, of course, I said,YES! What an absolute honour! Thanks so much for asking me, Ingrid!
Ingrid has set the challenge this week and she would like to see some Distressing! Well this is right up my alley!

So, for my card, I reached for some of my fave new BG Jovial papers and distressed the edges with my new favourite tool, my Distrezz-it-All! I also, painted the edges of the paper with Picket Fence Crackle paint and inked with Distress inks. I then decided to use this Magnolia tree stamp that came in my stamp club kit. I just love silver Tinsel Christmas tress so I decided to make one for Tilda. I stamped the tree with Tim Holtz embossing ink and then used Northern Lights embossing powder to get this beautiful silver tinsel tree. I then inked up this sweet Tilda. I think she is from last years Christmas stamps but Ijust got her! I coloured her with my Copics and I used my toner Copic markers for the first time and I love them!!! I used them on Tilda's dress to get a more subdued blue green colour and it worked. I used my VersaMagic pen and went over the tinsel in Tilda's hands and then embossed it with the Northern Lights embossing powder this stuff...think you will be seeing a lot of it,smile!


I embellished with some satin ribbon and lace dyed with Glimmer Mist. The bingo card is by Making Memories and I added a Melissa Frances rub-on and a few pearls here and there. I finished it off with some Prima Poinsettias and used a BG Jovial Glazed Brad.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card! I want to thank Ingrid and all the fabulous designers at Spoon Full of Sugar for letting me join them this week! I hope you get a chance to visit all their blogs and see their gorgeous creations and then join the fun and get distressing!

Happy Stampin'!



Riet said...

Wowww Tara,What a beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.x

Lorraine said...

Ooh, gorgeous distressed card! I bet you had fun making it!

heidy said...

Super Tara!!!!
Hugs Heidy

Paula (PEP) said...

I love that tinsel tree & how you've matched the tinsel in Tildas' hands with it. Her red stockings are shaded so beautifully they glow with life.
Paula (PEP)

Renkata said...

Tara that is some very gorgeous vintage Christmas card.
Great details.

Renkata said...

Tara that is some very gorgeous vintage Christmas card.
Great details.

Ingrid said...

You already know that I think this is a gorgeous card, but I HAVE to say it again. Love the papers you choose and how you put everything together. I'm so happy to have you as a guest designer this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar. You make me very proud ;-)
Hugs Ingrid

Kelly Schelske said...

Tara, woweeee, this is gorgeous! Love that tree!


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