Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sentimental Sundays - Distressing

This is gonna be a short post - my little inkling of cold has now developed into full blown flu and all I want is to go and crash into the bed!

The challenge is Distressing at Sentimental Sundays and I've been playing with Fancy Frames again. The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs, the set is called Trimming the Tree.

I distressed the edges using Versamark, sparkly embossing powder and then my scissors.

The sentiment panel is covered in matte medium first, then printed and embossed with white detail powder and finally I printed the frame and embossed with puffy embossing powder.

The flower is cut out from Basic Grey Jovial paper and adorned with pearly stamens and some red microbeads.

The swirls are made using Viva Pearl Pen on acetate. I let them dry overnight and then cut out.

I used Mercy's sketch again - boy do I love those!!

Challenges I'm entering:
Flourishes - sentiment the main focus
Scrap-Creations - Christmas
Charizma Cards - Vintage
corrosive Challenges - no white paper
Christmas card challenge - include flowers

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!!
Hugs
Annika


31 comments:

Faye said...

What a beauty, this is just stunning and love your pearl swirls. Hope you feel better soon my darlin'. xxx

Shirl said...

My type of card not surprised though I love Basic Grey papers.
Hugs Shirley x x

Kaz said...

cor!! /i love this card and those papers are just gorgeousxx
kaz

Zoechaos said...

Sorry you are not feeling well hope a good day crashing will help loads.

This is gorgeous so impressed by the use of papers and layers love it. xx Zoe

Netty said...

Fabulous layout and card Annika, get well soon. Annette x

Renkata said...

wow Annika, that is really ART work.
Love the frosty efect and the winter star is FAB!.

StephC said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous! I love all of the details, and the flower is stunning. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

I hope you feel better soon!

Crystal said...

This is a stunner Annika, WOW girl love your Holiday creation!

Tini said...

OOohhh Annika, what a wonderful and exceptional card! I love this style.
Hugs Tini

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Annika, love how you always bring everything together so perfectly. Hope you're soon feeling better. Sue C x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Absolutely love this card Annika - you have given us some wonderful hints and tips on the techniques you have used - thank you so much.
The papers and the snowy edges are totally festive, and that wonderful flower of course (love the tiny beads in the centre)!
I am so looking forward to working on the DT with you at Sentimental Sundays. Get well soon. Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Archies Mum said...

Lovely card, your poinsettia is gorgeous. Sorry to hear that you are unwell, hope you feel better soon x

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

this is just gorgeous!! I'm so excited to be working you on the Sentimental Sunday's Design Team!

Stella said...

Fabulous swirl and gorgeous card....as always! :) I hope you'll feel better soon!
Hugs!

Kathy Czygan said...

Wow Annika! This is so elegant and just bursting with beautiful techniques! Everything is perfectly flowing together in this gorgeous creation! Amazing swirls with the pearl pen and the center of that flower is fantastic! Perfection is how I would describe your creations!!! Sorry to hear you are ill....Have you been hanging around with Marlene (Disguised as a Grownup)? Feel better soon!

Joanna K said...

This is just outstanding, such a clever idea with distressing using the embossing powder! Beautiful Christmas creation!

Allison said...

lovely card
Thanks for playing along with Charisma this week
AllisonX

Julie said...

What a lot of techniques you have used,you always have such a lot to share. I simply must get one of those Viva Pearl Pen's but oh dear,there are so many colours to choose from. Have a great week,Julie.x

Tracey said...

Stunning card Annika, I love everything about it especially the embossed sentiment :)

Have a great week.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Mina said...

oh no Annika you poor girl I hope you feel better soon....I love this stunning christmas card
Mina xxx

Anita said...

Gorgeous card. I love the distressing and the flower that you cut out and popped up. Great tip about the swirls, too!

Marlene said...

This is a gorgeous card, Annika! I'm so sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I'm still under the weather, too. Nasty darned cold....it's a bugger for sure.

Tameko said...

Annika, Love the rustic/vintage feel of this card. Absolutely beautiful. Looking forward to working with you on the Sentimental Sundayd DT.

Linda Carson said...

Lovely! Hope you feel better soon!

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I love the all distressing details. Fabulous swirl pearls too. Thank you for playing the FTTC.

~jan said...

The lovely textures on this card are just amazing. That Pearl Pen is sonmething I *might* have to try! *laugh*

raindropecho said...

This is gorgeous, Annika! Love how you've framed the sentiment and all the distressing is gorgeous!

- Ann

Peggy said...

WOW. This card is Gorgeous. I love everything about it. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Devlin said...

Fab job!!

Betty Wright said...

Annika, this is wonderful and so beautifully detailed! Gorgeous white embossed edge and frame detailing! Stunning card! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!

Hanne said...

Beautiful Christmas card. I really like your blog and I would like to link to your blog from mine. Hope that is OK.
Have a wonderful and creative day!
Hanne

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