Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stress and distress

Wow - the hits just keep on coming. It's been another stressful week around here. But being able to stamp and create always makes me feel better! I got to take my stress out on my card for this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner, hosted by Sarah Gough. Sarah has a fun sketch challenge combined with distressing - so get ready to get down and dirty!

For my card I pulled out the Springtime Vintage DP from the mini catalog. I didn't end up using much of the paper - just the background for my circle - but I picked the colors from the paper: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Rose Red and Very Vanilla. The image is from the (sadly retired) A Rose Is a Rose set, as is the sentiment. I used Rose Red DP and River Rock card stock embossed with the square lattice folder for the background, with a layer of vanilla grosgrain and crochet trim for a simple embellishment. Before I put it all together I distressed and sponged all the layers like crazy - great for a shabby chic style.

Be sure you take a look at what else the team has created, and then share your creations with us - we always love to see what you come up with!


Wendy J. said...

Ah, Lori, this is lovely! Pleasing to the eye with your color choice and CAS style. You did a beautiful job on your flower (I just sold my set) and the ribbon combination is a great idea. Congrats on on your recent awards! Very deserving!

Vicki Burdick said...

Lori, this is awesome, I love that rose and I to hate that set is retired, I still have it tho and I need to get it out again!!! Just fabulous!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

An absolute beauty, Lori! That color combo delights me and I love all the texture you have here. Beautiful floral stamp too. Hope your stress is easing a bit this weekend. Thanks for all you have been doing for the OCC.

Have a great weekend!


Jennifer Rzasa said...

Lori, what a great take on the challenge! I love your nice big focal point, and your treatment with the sentiment.

Sarah Gough said...

This is so pretty Lori - I wish we had that paper it's gorgeous! It's a beautiful sentiment too.

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL==love it!

Kristin said...

I miss that stamp set too...I wish I had gotten it. This is really lovely! I love the textures and the layers, it really makes the rose pop!

Diane Gilbert said...

Lori this is so pretty! I love your color combination, the the texture is fabulous! Beautiful flower!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Lori!! I just had to stop by and see what you are up to...I have missed you.

Your card is gorgeous!! I just love the colors and that rose. Stunning take on the sketch!! Gorgeous design and details!