Saturday, 7 March 2009

vacation USA

This is my second week as guest designer at Dottie's World. The theme this week is 'to see some kind of fabric incorporated in the card or item, it could be felt, ribbon, lace, cotton etc and of course a Charmed download'.

Here is my card: All patterned papers are Cosmo Cricket ~ Halfway Cafe. You can see a bit of curling and distressing of the papers, as I wanted to emphasise the aged look and give the card a kind of Wild West theme.
I have used little ribbon stars to meet the conditions of the challenge and I distressed these with Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks.
The blocks on which the letters are sitting are pieces of grungeboard which I have distressed with crackle paints and distress inks.
I also did the same to the chipboard letters. I had to play around with the inks quite a bit until I got the colours that I wanted. So quite a few different colours have gone into the mix to achieve the final outcome.
The image is Dottie's World ~ Holly in the USA. I coloured her up with my copics.
Thank you for looking.
having a {me} day


Ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

Howdy Pardner!
THIS IS FANTASTIC!! I love everything! Your distressing is awesome. LOVE the stars, you know Texas is the Lonestar State! Love the crackle paint, very UNIQUE touch!! Your coloring is awesome!
WOW just a great card! Love the DP!!

Bev said...

Ooh what a fabulous card!!!

Adele said...

Gorgeous colours and techniques here Kat, beautiful. Love the little start, they work perfectly!

love Dingle.xx

Louly said...

Simply stunning Kat! I thought at first that you'd printed the image onto cotton, the whole thing has a real textural quality.xxxx

Karen Mortensen said...

It's just perfect. The distressing is ace, I love the different colours you have used. You have really achieved what you went for: a distressed and aged Wild West look.
Thank you for joining the team this week

Juliet said...

This is a beautiful card Kat, love the distressed effects, it suits the image so well. Love it!
Juliet xx

Tara Godfrey said...

Gorgeous card Kat! I love all the different textures and the crackling! The fabric stars are the perfect embellishment! Holly looks fabulous!

Sammi said...

Oh Kat! It's WONDERFUL!!!I love the distressing! You do it so well :)
Awesome card! Well done on a fabulous 2nd week GD!

rsc said...

nice card kat ,
keep doing