Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Distressed Nana

This is such a sweet image from Phindy's Place, called Nana Pies. We've always called my grandmothers "Nana".  I'm so fortunate to still have both of them alive (one is 96 and the other one is 99). While neither of them baked pies too often, they both did bake, so this image evoked some fond memories.

The challenge at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog this week was #37, distressing. Yikes, that is stressful for me. I was a little stressed taking the blade to the edge of this gorgeous paper, but in the end, I do like the frayed edges.  I also really crumpled and mashed up the paper that I made the flowers with to give them a distressed look, too.

The sketch I used was from the Shabby Tea Room week #44, sketch this.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.  We enjoyed a snow day today, had about 12 inches, but the roads are pretty clear, so I think it's back to school tomorrow.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Nana Pies from Phindy's Place
Ink:  Printer
Paper:  PTI ssw, Kraft, SU Dusty Durango, DCWV Crafty paper pack
Embellishments:  copics, stickles, crystal effects, nesties, MFT coiled flower die, Kaiser pearls, MS leaf punch, SU ribbon, PTI button, EK Success border punch


Lynda Nielsen said...

WOWEE... Kathy, this is absolutely STUNNING!!! I love everything about it, the papers, the distressing, and of course your coloring and layout! Terrific job. Thanks so much for joining us again this week at Phindy's Place.

Imke said...

Kathy, this is brilliant. Super cute image and fantastic coloring. Love the different DP and the rolled flowers are the BEST !!

Debbie said...

Adorable image ... I {heart} those sweet rolled flowers!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Cec said...

Absolutely awesome. I love the layout, the colours, the papers - just everything. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place again.

Philomena said...

Such a gorgeous card, Kathy! You did a lovely job coloring the image and I love the layout and papers you used. Beautiful flowers!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Phindy's Place this week!

Juls said...

wow this is gorgeous!! great image!!! Love the colours and the paper roses!!! gorgeous creation! Hugs Juls

PapierGirl said...

Just darling - love your pretty flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Anne-Marije said...

Oh what an amazing card! I really love your colouring...
Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
xxx Anne-Marije

Anne said...

Kathy this is just gorgeous, lovely colours, details, those flowers, just one of those cards you look at and drool over lol!
Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

Carrie said...

WOW that's the first word that came to mind and the TOO CUTE were the next. I love the distressing on here and those colors.