Friday, 5 October 2012

Crafty Gals October Challenge

Hello everyone!!!. Another monthly challenge for the "Crafty Gals". This month our hostess was our sweet Athina and she challenged us like this:

Think Outside the Box!

I challenge you to make a project with no squares or rectangles (not even the base of a card or scrapbook layout). Since we have already stepped outside the box, lets take another step. Try a technique that you have not tried before. It is always fun to learn something new and expand our creativity. Have fun with it! I can't wait to see what you create!

I have to say that it was a real challenge for me. I tried for the first time distress inks. I tried so many times and here the result:


Maybe it is just me but my distress background don't look like the nice projects I see on line. Well I really like Athina's projects so she would be a real judge for me this time.

For this card I used:

Cardstock: River Rock and Whisper White from SU
Stamp: Being cute is what I do from MFT and French Script Background from SU
Accessories: Copic Markers, Circle and Scallop Circle Spellbinders. Courderoy buttons from SU, the brown one from Michael's and the flower from the dollar store. And of course Tim Holtz distress ink pads: Peeled paint, Broken China and Antique Linen

Thanks for looking!!!

20 comments:

Jackie said...

I like your card Carolina! You did a FAB job challenging yourself & your creation came out wonderful!!!

Liz said...

I love the card base and the destressing look great , I think you did a great job!

Melina said...

I love this Carolina! It is just you, because that background is superb girl. Great job :)

kadie said...

awwww, she is SO SWEET!! Great job with the round card too!! I always have a hard time with round cards and yours is AWESOME! hugs, kadie

Liz Williams said...

Love the buttons on this adorable round card. Looks like you have mastered this ink to me!!

MiamiKel said...

Super cute, Carolina!! I think it came out just beautiful ~ love the circle and the wee PI girl off the side, perfection!

Blessings!

Barb said...

Jackie---I think it is darn cute and you did a grear job!

I think the buttons are perfect!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Carolina,

You did an awesome job with the distress inks. I love them! Your card is so adorable.

Athina said...

Carolia , you did awesome! This is just precious!! You rocked the distressing, its perfect! Thanks for the kind words .

Athina said...

Carolia , you did awesome! This is just precious!! You rocked the distressing, its perfect! Thanks for the kind words .

Patty Gorka said...

This is beautiful, love those buttons with the twine!

Tracie said...

What a a sweetie pie girl. I love that Tommy button - so cool!

:: BlueInks :: said...

So very, very cute. I love the shape, layout and I think the background looks amazing. Great job!

Darlene said...

Wow Carolina, this is so pretty! I love the colors and think the distressing is very nicely done! Circle cards are a challenge for me, but your card is perfect. Love your coloring on the image too.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness, Carolina, you did a superb job! I think the subtle inks in the background are perfect! And that sweet image! This is a fabulous card - and you went outside the box by making it round!

Heather B said...

Oooohh!! Gorgeous!! I love that background and the colors are perfect with it!!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Love your card. I think your distressing looks great. You are being too hard on yourself. I also like the coloring on the image.

Rhonda Langley said...

I think your distressed background looks great! Great idea with the round card!

Jennipher said...

How cute is this!! Darling image and coloring.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ADORABLE! LOVE your coloring and the combination of the flower and corduroy buttons!!!