Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wags N Whiskers challenge #5 distressing

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a fabulous week! I can't believe how quickly time is flying! Santa will be here before I know it, and I still have so much to do! How am I ever going to get it all done?! Oh dear! I'm sure there are many of you that are feeling the same way. I guess we'll make it through. We always do, right? It's time for a new challenge over at Wags N Whiskers Challenge Blog! The challenge this week was chosen by the talented Danielle, and it was to use distressing. Now I love to use ink for definition in my work, but I very rarely distress. So this was a good challenge for me. I used a lot more chalk ink than normal, and grabbed my scissors and really roughed up the edges of the DP. I used this adorable stamp called Ride 'em Ryan. He's available right now over at Wags N Whiskers. Isn't he the cutest??? This birthday card is for my little Grandson, JJ. I can't believe he's going to be six at the end of January!


I stamped the image in Memento ink onto Cryogenic white cardstock and colored it with my Copics. Sorry - no pic this time of the markers used. I did this card in segments and just had to put them away in between so I could color other images. The embellies were all cut with the Cricut Expression using my brand new Gypsy! Oh how I love my new Gypsy! The sherrif's badge was cut from A Child's Year, the circle from Plantin Schoolbook, and the stars are from George. And I didn't have to dig out a single cartridge. How cool is that??!!! That awesome cowboy boot charm is just perfect for this stamp, and I received it from Lacey at Stamp and Create! I love it! And it's double sided unlike a lot of charms. So no matter which way it hangs, it looks great! The DP is old, I got it almost two years ago over in Sacramento. It's by Fancy Pants. The twine I wrapped around the card is from PTI. Oh, and the Happy Birthday is computer generated. That's it for this card. Please head over to play with us at Wags N Whiskers challenge blog. If you use a Wags N Whiskers stamp and link your card to the challenge, you could win a free stamp!! If you don't have any WnW stamps yet, then do yourself a favor and head over HERE to get some. You're going to love them!
Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and sure hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!

19 comments :

Regina Easter said...

hi sharon, what an adorable card for your grandson....hugs

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Sharon. Your card is beautiful and I am sure that your Grandson will be very happy with it.
I love the image which is so beautifully coloured and I just adore the colours you have used too. Brilliant job.
Have a lovely day and thank you very much for visiting my blog and leaving a message.
Love Sandra xx

Kelly said...

What a cute card for your grandson Sharon. You are simply amazing!

CelticWoman said...

Sharon, that is the cutest, hope he has a wonderful birthday. Hugs

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Sharon, this is so cute!! I just love your coloring of sweet Ryan!! Your take on the distressing challenge is fab!! Your grandson will LOVE it!!
hugs,
Chris

cats whiskers said...

This is just beautiful dear such wonderful colouring
Hugs Jacqui x

Crayola58 said...

So cute, your grandson will love this darling card.
Hugs.
Carole

Jacque said...

What a cutie!!! And I know your grandson will love it!!! Your distressing is so wonderful!!! And your coloring is perfect...Delightful card!!! Hugs..Jacque

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Sharon. Love how you've used the Cricut cartridges to build the card, I dont use mine often enough. Your grandson will love it!
Clairex

Pam S. said...

aweSOME Sharon! I like this stamp and need to order it! SO much to love!
Love your card...
Pam Going Postal

Anna-Lotta said...

Beautiful as always... hope the birthdayboy has a wonderful day. Have a nice weekend. Anna-Lotta

Margie said...

So darn cute, Sharon! Love the colors and the distressing looks great! That image is adorable and perfect for the little boy cards. And I dig that cowboy boot charm!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh is he gonna love this Grandma! Really adorable! My goodness girl, ANOTHER DT position!? You're one popular gal! Hugs, D

Danni said...

Oh my goodness! This is just too stinkin' cute!! Wow!! Love it!! and look at you, a gypsy!! FUN!!

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Sharon
Your colouring is fabulos, love your details, the charm is just perfect!!

Have a great weekend
Karen x

Desire Fourie said...

So loving our creative style. What a beautiful card for a little boy. Love the distressing around the edges of the cardstocks.
Hugs
Desire

DeeDee said...

Look how cute this card is! The image is perfect and I just love the little charm! JJ will love this card when he opens it! ADORABLE girlie! BIG HUGS!

Tracey said...

I love this! What a fantastic card! I am sure your grandson will love it!! xx

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