Monday, 16 August 2010

grungy brocade

This was not what I started out to do, I blame it all on the weather -it has been miserable here today, grey and drizzly all day, more like October than August!
Anyhow, what was going to be nice, cheerful and green ended up being grungy and brown - all was not lost, as not only did I need more 'man' cards but I decided that it would fit the Playdate challenge  42 colour scheme of dark brown, green and beige - admittedly with very little green, but there is some there!
Base card is dark brown, cuttlebugged strip dark beige (sanded to show the white), background paper from Artylicious, flowers by Prima. The stamp is from the grungy broacade plate by Elusive Images, which I have had some time but not used very much - stamped on beige card in vintage photo DI, clear embossed, then coloured with more vintage photo using a water brush. Edges were rubbed with more of the same ink on a baby wipe, then edged directly with the ink pad.
I used the sketch from Moving Along With the Times - very loosly admittedly, so adding it for that challenge as well.
ps - according to my ruler, everything is straight - it doesn't look it though!

I made the top 3 at MAWTT- wow!!


  1. Lovely card, beautiful image. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  2. Hi, Mmm I am so cold today too, its not very summery weather. I love the card and I can still see the sketch. I am like that too with my cards I know they are straight but don't look it in pictures!! Grrr!!! Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week Hazelxoo

  3. A lovely card I like the colour.Hugs xChrisB

  4. This is gorgeous Veronica. Lots of texture and in colours I love let alone a fella. Everything looks straight to my btw.

    Lesley Xx

  5. Fab card hun, love those colours all rich and chocolatey lol
    Thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT
    hugs shell xx

  6. Great texture, shape and depth of colour. A very eyecatching and elegant card.

    Janet xx

  7. Wonderful masculine card! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

  8. Love the main image. Beautiful! The pairing with the coordinating papers is so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC.

  9. This is WONDERFUL! {My work never ends up where I thought it would!!!} I'm loving those layers of wonderful material and your great use of the PDCC colors! YEahoooo! I'm delighted you've share this excellent piece of card craft for us all to enjoy! Yipeeee!

  10. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us this week over at MAWTT, good luck! hugs Heidi xx

  11. what an elegant card - thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

  12. These papers and the images are perfect for this color story! Great job all around:) Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC:)


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