Friday, March 20, 2009

This month all of the Dirty Girls were issued a challenge to case one of our first uploads!!!! The purpose is to see a "then and now" growth to our stamping style. We all have to start somewhere, right? I absolutely love the idea of this challenge, however, once I visited my 2005 album, I became alittle nervous....lol!!! I decided to choose this card because I just used so much green galore?? Thanks a Bunch

As part of the challenge requirements, we could change three things???? ONLY THREE? LOL!!!
I changed colors for sure!!!! I changed stamp image, and I change embellishments/accessories!!!!


For this card I am using chocolate chip, aqua mist, vanilla cream cardstocks. I am also using Basic Gray Marrakech and MB Poppyfinch dps.
I am using the newly release ODBD Scripture Collection I set.

I distressed all of the edges of the aqua mist and vanilla cream cardstock and dp with Tim Holtz distress inks in antique linen and tea dyed.

I added more layers to this card.


I used nestabilities and cuttlebug embossing folders.

I added larger eyelets this time to the belt. Instead of cutting into the cardstock to make the belt loop(s), I used some dark chocolate twill. I did use some brown permanent marker to make this twill dark enough for this card.

I added few embellishements. The layered stamped flower with button, and the jumbo brad with cross charm. I have been doing a lot of flower stamping of late. I love the look and the effect. Here, I stamped the same scripture that I used in palette dark chocolate ink. I sponged all of the flowers with antique linen.

I used an accent stamp from Laundry Line called Bloom with some aqua mist around the scripture. It is a tiny solid flowers design.



14 comments:

  1. WOWZER Betty!! This is one really gorgeous buckle creation!! What a beautiful effect with the mist and the texture is amazing!! TFS!! Enjoy your day!

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  2. Betty this is so beautiful, it's fun to see what a long way we have come.

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  3. Gorgeous Betty. Your original was so springy and sweet. This is rich and gorgeous! What a fun challenge... Great work as always.

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  4. breathtaking Betty! love the color..

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  5. Betty - wasn't it fun going back in time - LOL!!! Your makeover card is fabulous - so elegant!!! I'm scared to go back to take a peek....LOL!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  6. Betty!!!! Oh my gosh....this is so splenderiffic!! Awesome!!

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  7. Beautiful card Betty! love the colors and your design...fab job as always!!!

    Did I tell you how much I LOVE your banner? It's gorgeous and very eye-catching!!!

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  8. just beautiful love the rich colors
    Hugs
    Norine

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  9. Betty this is just gorgeous! Wowzers how you've grown! It's humbling to go back and look at your early gallery isn't it? I keep it to remind me how much I've grown with SCS. I also show my customers! LOL

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  10. Wowsers Betty!! This is stunning!! LOVE the colors!! Love the buckle!! Love the texture!! Love everything!!

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  11. I love the colors on this one Betty!! Breathtakingly beautiful!!! Love the buckle, texture and layout!!
    ~hugs
    Chris

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  12. This makeover card is gorgeous; definitely more dressy than the original fun one. The colors and texture on this card are wonderful! Love the belt buckle style.

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  13. Betty, this is the most beautiful card ever!!!! Don't get me wrong, I love all of your creations but there is something about this one, it is simply breathtaking!!!! Thank you so very much for sharing your God given gift with us.

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