Sunday, July 31, 2011

Traveling Somewhere Exotic...

Travelling somewhere exotic...and a little out of my comfort zone! :)   This card is a sample for Edna's Dare To Get Dirty Challenge today!  It's a fun one so be sure to check it out.  For me -  this card sort of took on a life of it's own.  Once I started I didn't know where to stop.  :)

I wanted to make something that looked very old world and masculine, so I pulled out my Ranger Distress Inks and just went a little crazy.   I incorporated two Flourishes sets, Antique Map and the new Moments in Time set.  I wanted to give the feel of a very distressed map background with a rolled up edge, so I stamped the map in Vintage Photo Distress ink, then crinkled up the paper, and then just took lots of other Distress ink colors to sponge, rub on and distress.  Then I added the various map and time images over top.  

I rolled up the corner and tied it through with some twine adding the peek-aboo fancy brad underneath.  Then I thought a little punched border (Martha Stewart Quilt Edge) would look nice too.  

So....out of my comfort zone, but fun to play.  I hope you can join us in the DTGD Challenges.  If you're not yet a Fan Club member there's still time to join!  


KarinsArtScrap said...

it's different from you christine but I like it.
beautiful made and I like the papers.

greetings karin

Conniecrafter said...

I have always loved old maps, don't know what it is about them, this is very cool and I love the touch of rolling up the corner!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very very cool masculine card.

Jessie/knightrone said...