Thursday, January 26, 2012

Shelly's Images Challenge

WOW ... can you believe we are near the end of January already???
AND ...
It's time for another fun challenge at SHELLY'S IMAGES!

Today's challenge is:

(Use Text/Sentiment on the front of your project)

Once again this week, the team has "Designer's Choice" of images to use so that means MORE SAVINGS for you!!  Each image the DT members use on their creations, will be offered at a REDUCED PRICE - TODAY ONLY at the STORE.  So be sure to check out the team's creations and go grab those images at a fabulous price today! 

I LOVE vintage design and thought this sentiment digi called "Key To My Heart" would work fabulously ... and it did!

After printing out my sentiment, I saw this music panel laying on my worktable that I had prepared for another creation but then changed my mind ... and thought I'd incorporate it here and I'm so glad I did ... I really like the outcome of this card.
Papers:  White & Black cs, Hot Of The Press 'Music Score' dp, Gold metallic cs
Inks:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks ... Broken China, Tea Dye & Scattered Straw
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Distress Stain ... Wild Honey, Picket Fence, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist Bronze, Spellbinder Vintage Die set for Lock & Key, Wilton Gold Doily, Zutter Distrezz-it-All, Stampendous Diamond Dots
I bought these TH Distress Stains last fall while attending a workshop at Joan's Gardens ... and other than doing the project for the workshop, I hadn't used them at all ... some aren't even open yet!  MY BAD!  That is until today!   
After attaching  my music score paper to my card front, I sponged around the edges using TH Tea Dye Distress INK ... that didn't seen like enough so I grabbed this dauber topped bottle of TH Wild Honey Stain and did a bit of 'swishing'  ... seemed a little to dark so I grabbed the bottle of TH Picket Fence Stain and did a little more 'swishing' and VIOLA !... the antique look I was hoping for!

Other Qualifying Challenges:
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Valentine Day/Show Us Some Love
Craft Us Crazy - Full of Love
Samuel Taylors Crafts - Distressing

I look forward to seeing YOUR Text Me creation.
Have Fun!

REMINDER ... BLOG CANDY Still Available Through The 31st at SHELLY'S IMAGES!


Cindy said...

Dar, what a beautiful card!!!
I love the heart and key, plus the fancy gold!! Awesome!!

Lisa M said...

This is just gorgeous! I love that musical paper in the background. The vintage look comes through loud and clear. Those gold lock and key are the perfect bling with your sentiment. Very beautiful indeed! :)

Thank you SO much for joining us at Craft Us Crazy for our challenge.
Best of luck to you and we hope to see you again next time too!
Lisa xx

Chris said...

Hi Darlene, this card is absolutely stunning. What a great job you did. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a pretty card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Another gorgeous creation. Love the distressing and colours.
I have now become your no. 471'th follower.
Desire said...

Fabulous card Darlene, love the little key and heart lock. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this week. Best of luck, Jill (DT for Crafty Purple Frog).