Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Off to live at grandmother's…

I thought this was the cutest image by Mo’s Digital Pencil.  I have several images by Mo and they’re one of my favorites.  I am always reminded of “Ann of Green Gables” when I see this one.  The challenge calls for the card to be distressed and use lace. 

I distressed this with several techniques.  The frame around the image is a frame that I had left over after I cut a mat out on my card that will be posting Thursday for DDSC.  I took my distressing inks and dabbed  several colors so it would go with the image.  I then took copper perfect pearls and rubbed it on in a few places.  The doily is by Cheery Lynn Designs. Many of the embellishments are from my stash. Here's a close-up of the little lady.

I tried a new technique for my charm today, too.  On someone's blog (sorry I forgot to write her name down)I learned how to transform metallic items with acrylic paints or fingernail polish.  This is my first try; and my "chain" is made from twine that I kept tying into knots until I got the length I wanted.

Here’s the inside of my card:

I hope you enjoyed looking at my card.

I’m entering my cards at the following challenges:

Art Impressions Stamps - something from stash
Crafty Ann's Challenge - thinking of you
Mo's Digital Challenge - vintage with lace & distressing
Clear It Out Challenge - wings
Crafty Purple Frog Challenges - summer
 The Stamp Man Challenges - alcohol inks
Allsorts Challenge - anything
One Stop Craft Challenge - summer
Totally Gorjuss - summer
One Stitch At A Time - anything
Pile It On Challenge - favorite technique - distressing
The Crafty Pad - texture - doily and distressed paper
Stamp Insanity - anything
Card Makin' Mamas - summer
Stampin' For the Weekend - wings
Dream Valley Challenges - summer
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - flowers
By the Cute and Girly - wings
Digi's With Attitude - anything
Craft Your Passion - anything
Papertake Weekly Challenge - anything
Deep Ocean Challenge - card
Blogger's Challenge: Floral Frenzie
Crazy Challenge - summertime
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - summer
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - lace
Digital Tuesday Challenge - dies
Tuesday Throwdown - summer

See you again soon.




Cheryl said...

Your card is beautiful! Love your coloring and the pretty details of your card.

Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love the distressing Debbie! cool frames and pretty doily! Love the image & lace too!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful. I love the new technique you tried. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi dj!
There are so many details on your card - love your creation!
The adorable girl is perfect for your card! I like all those brown hues a lot!
Have a nice day, Debbie!

brenda said...

What a very pretty card and such a lovely image.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Cheryl said...

oh just love this hun,both inside and out,love the distressing hugs cherylxxxx

Bianca said...

Your card is very cute! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card, beautiful work.

Crafty_Fairie said...

Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week with this fab card.


Elaine L. said...

You've really achieved a vintage look with this card...the image you chose is perfect for the theme! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Dorcas said...

THis is very sweet, Debbie! Can you believe I haven't yet colored up this image?
Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's!

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card using fab distressing techniques and a beautiful image
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

karlinchen50 said...

this is a very nice card and a sweet image.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

Nela said...

Hi, gorgeous card, lovely image & colouring!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

Martha said...

adorable card, thank you for playing with us at Clear It Out

Josephine said...

So lovely!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

aqualeiga said...

A wonderful card, love the image and the rich textures. Thanks so much for playing in THE CRAFTY PAD 'Texture' challenge this week...the best of luck! Hugs, Ali x

Carol said...

Gorgeous, distressed card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

Ann Whitfield said...

I love your delicate colouring of this image Debra, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Iulia said...

Adorable vintage card, Debra! Love the distressing and these rusty colors look amazing!
Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week!
Hugs, Iulia

Jack said...

I hadn't thought about Anne of Green Gables in years, LOL. And yes, you are so right. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is gorgeous! and your vintage elements are spot on! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad :)

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Debra, I love how you have added alcohol ink to the frame.
Thanks for joining in with the Stamp Man challenge.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Teri said...

Thanks for your lovely comment hun - your cards are beautiful too, I love the vintage feel to them!
Teri x

Elizabeth Hart said...

I simply adore your card!. I love your distressing technique too!. Thanks for sharing your special creativity at Pile it On this week.

Basement Stamper said...

gorgeous coloring and I love that flower! Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge.

Jen said...

Another lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us again at Crafty Ann's this week.
Jen x

Ida said...

Very sweet card. That image is just darling. Thanks for joining the BC Floral Frenzy challenge.

Pat said...

Hi Debbie...I love this card! The distressing is fabulous...and I love the colors you've used! I have this cutie...and now can't wait to color her up!! Thanks for the fun inspiration!! Hugs. Pat

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute is she! Wonderful coloring and embellies - love the Cherry Lynn Doily! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Connie Paxman said...

Love mo's digitals...your colored theimage perfect...ribbon and flower and such beautiful accents.
connie paxman

lisa said...

Just a gorgeous card.
Thanks so much for joining us at the Stampman this time.
hugs Lisax

JanR said...

Very nice. I love that flower. Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory!

JanR - AiF dt

sparklingblackrose said...

This is gorgeous-you have included so many pretty details :-) Thank you so much for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx- p.s Please feel free to pop by my blog and enter my candy :-)

Renee said...

I love your card. This digi and your coloring is too good. Thanx for playing with us this week at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.
Renee DT

crafty amy said...

Wow This is so gorgeous and totally got a vintage feel :D
Thank you for joining us at CPF.
I am setting up a new challenge blog for Marianne Designs so if you LOVE diecuts check out Marianne's Design Divas. There is follower candy and you can try out for the DT.


Amy xx

bettand said...

This is lovely. Thanks for joining the summertime challenge at Totally Gorjuss. Bettina

Lyndi said...

A fabulous vintage style card. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

Elke said...

stunning card and I love the image you have used.

Thanks for joining us over at CCC, good luck.

Elke XX

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at SFC.....


Jenny said...

Eine bezaubernde Karte mit einem tollen Motiv. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challengeblog. LG

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, what a pretty image, love it. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT and good luck.

darling Ho said...

What a pretty project! Just love it.:)
Thanks for joining us this time. ~darling Ho~FTC-DT, CCH-DT

Nadine said...


Wow, wonderful.
I love it. Thank you for
Playing SFC.

Hugs Nadine

Joanne Gilch said...

Lovely summer creation! Thank you for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Beautiful work!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at By The Cute & Girly's *Things with wings* challenge. Good luck!

Tammy xox

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love the image ,, she reminds me of Ann too and the charm is fab ! the details and design are lovely :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

PokSa said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Nadell said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Lynn said...

Fabulous card and love the detail:)
Thanks so much for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges:)
Lynn xxx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card

Hannapanna said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna