Wednesday 2 June 2010

Oh I say, I do love to Tango!

Morning Peeps,

Let's hope the sun shines today in the UK. Yesterday was a horrible drizzly day but according to the forercast the rest of the week is supposed to nice and sunny. Would be nice for me as I am off work this week but then saying that were meant to be painting the hall, stairs and landing. Not good if it is a hot one, but then again, everyone needs to take a break, don't they, lol.

Well today is Wednesday and time for another challenge over at Karen's Doodles UK Challenge blog. This week's theme is....... "Distressing". Not everyone's favourite but personally I love it!

I chose Tango and if you haven't already heard Karen has opened a new online store, instant downloads and all the images are easy to view, and Karen has just added a brilliant range of images with Men in mind, ideal for Father's Day. So if you haven't already had a peak, hop on over especially as there is a SALE on of 20% off.  Click HERE.

Now, onto today's card. I chose the image, "Tango". Thought this would be lovely as an anniversary card for Hubby. Not that he knows that yet and I have made it in good time as it isn't our anniversary until 19th July, so well done me!

The design papers are all basic grey, I distressed the edges and added walnut stain and of course my gorgeous star dust stickles.  I have added lace and doily from my stash and again the doily has been distressed with walnut ink and stickles. The flowers have had a makeover as well, lol.  I inked the edges, added some puff paint, glitter the works!  The leaves are quickutz and again they went through my little production line of distressing.  I added a stamp in each of the corners and that little embellishment key.  The key is one of my favourites.  It's airdry clay available from Crafts and Me.  You simply pop it in the mould, leave on the window sill and that's it.  I wanted to keep it white, with a little sparkle, but you could paint, ink, colour, whatever you would like to it. 

The image is coloured using copic markers.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Basic Grey - Sketch (used basic grey papers)
Daring Cardmakers - Happy Anniversary
Kaboodledoodles - 3 papers, 2 embellishments (flowers/key), 1 image


Lizzy said...

WOWZERS what a stunning card... I luv it! fab image... your colouing is fantastic~ luv the distressed look (not something I can do) gorgeous flowers & lo is ace xx Lizzy xx :)

zoe.payne said...

ahh loving this card. Colours are great fab image its soo cute. Really lovely detail to all of

Jill said...

Wow wow wow Tracy what a fantastic card, lovely image! Thanks for playing at Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

Faye said...

This is a gorgeous card, I love that striking and fun image and the lovely flowers. Thanks for playing at Kaboodles. x

Viv said...

Tracy I love this card! Your colouring is fab, love the papers and your distressing is perfect! LOVE it! Viv xx

Lynda said...

Fabulous card, the image is great and I just love all your beautiful flowers and lace. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous card Tracy ! you are such a talented lady ! Smiles from Catherine

Joey said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMAZING!!! WOW Tracey hun you never ever fail to amaze me with your creativity and your details! another truly fabulous job

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! This is really lovely Tracy. Cathy xxxxx

Heather said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, love your interpretations of the sketch, fabulous choice of papers, colours and fantastic distressing giving it that wonderful vintage feel.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at BG.
hugs Heather xx