Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Love, Love, distressed buttons and bows!

On Sunday I decided to make another wiper card, but this time a single wiper that would fit into a C6 envelope and be easy to cut from A4. I decided to follow the Allsorts requirements for this week, which is 'Get distressed with buttons and a bow'. I sprayed some crumpled paper with Moon Shadow mists in tawny turquoise and burnished bronze. When it was dry I tore it roughly to fit the front,  two side strips and wiper square. I attached some cream lace, a very old button and some 'paper string'. On the two side strips and wiper I attached some ribbon and some stamped and embossed hearts ( Elusive images).  the front has an image from a Crafty individuals book and more stamped embossed hearts from a CI stamp.
It is a very different colour scheme for me, but I like the grungy feel of it, and as it is about love I've decided to enter it into the 'By the cute and Girly challenge' for February too.
I am having a lovely week. I picked up my new car yesterday (new to me, but only thirteen months old and still looks and feels like new). It is a lovely drive and feels a bit posh! I'm looking forward to the weekend when I can take it on a longer run. I'll be back soon with other news! Thanks for looking x
P.S. was thinking of doing a photo tutorial for a double wiper card  - let me know if you are interested


brenda said...

Hi Sally

I like very much, lots of lovely grung and scrunchign and inking, just perfect.

Pleased you got your new car, planning on taking it anywhere special ?

I really need to give mine a decent run somewhere, had it since December and still only done 500 miles - something to do with rear wheel drive and the bad weather, at least that's what hubby says !

See you soon.

B x

brenda said...

Me again Sally

You should know me by now, so much yatter that I forgot what I was supposed to which is to thank you for joining in at Allsorts and By the Cute and Girly.

B x

Beryl said...

This is a beautiful card Sally. I love the vintage effect.
Thank you for sharing it with us at By the Cute and Girly.
Beryl xx

Lottie said...

Oh how gorgeous is this

Spyder said...

This is brilliant! I wouldn't know where to start! Lovely card, love those hearts


Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the romantic vintage feel! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G!

chris said...

Hi there Sally,
this is very very brilliant, just love it hope you are ok love chris xx

Lynne K said...

Wow, stunning card, Sally. LOVE the colour scheme. That CI image is just perfect for it too.

Glad you're having a good week. Looking forward to seeing your new car!

Teri said...

Yes please with the tut hun! Fabulous card - loving it!
Teri x

pinky said...

This is just lovely, I really like that fold Sally and the lovely vintage look of the card. Thanks for sharing at By the Cute and Girly.

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Beautfiul card, love the fold.

Jules said...

Hi Sally

A gorgeous card.

Love all your gorgeous hearts.

I am ashamed to admit that I have never even heard of a wiper card .. .. .. obviously spent too much time with my head down colouring and day-dreaming!! LOL!!!

You new card sounds lovely - I wish you safe journeys!!

Two thank you's from me. Thank you for playing along with Allsorts again this week and also for joining in with By the Cute and Girly too.

A great make!

Love Jules xx

Linapyssel said...

Lovelly card, love the vintage feel to it. Wish I could disress like you!!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!!!
Hugs Lina

Debbie Dolphin said...

so gorgeous sally.love the colour
debbie xxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

looks fab, all those great effects, it can be hard to get our handmade cards into some envelops.Thankyou for sharing your creation with by the cute and girly. janex

PatR said...

Hi Sally, what a fabulous card, I love it. Welcome to the TT DT, very well done and I look forward to "working?" with you.
Love, Pat xx

lisa said...

Hi Sally.
Sorry I'm a bit late with my comments, not sure what's happened to that little thing called Time this week, it's been in short supply.
Right, first things first, congrats on your new car, it sounds lovely. Hopefully, you'll have time to have a proper drive around during half term to show it off.
Many congrats on the TT DT, I knew you'd get it, truly well deserved. Can't wait to see what you create for them.
This is a gorgeous card. I love the bacground and your Wiper cards are very interesting, a tutorial would be great.
Sorry this is so long!!!!