Friday, July 27, 2012

Blog Candy thank you for my followers and a New Fussy and Fancy Challenge!

Happy Friday everyone!
We have a brand new challenge at 
Fussy and Fancy this fortnight.
Our latest challenge is
Vintage with distressing and lace
Well, I'm really bad.
First of all this was a huge challenge for me because it is 
totally out of my comfort zone.
I had to go out and buy the supplies to use on this card.
(After I watched several tutorials on You tube!)
However, I really did have lots of fun playing with the ink!
Second of all, I just now realized that my card is supposed
 to have lace!
Ugh!  I thought it was Vintage with distressing!
So here is my DT card

Have you ever thought that your card was, "Ok"?
And then when you look at the actual picture of it
you realize, "I shouldn't have done that" or
"It's missing this"?
Well, It happens to me all the time.
Looking at my card, I realize that I should have
weathered or inked my flower more.
I actually had a Tim Holtz tissue tape "music note" 
flower made, originally that looked pretty good.
Don't ask me why I swapped it out.
I simply  couldn't tell you.
Black and cream cardstock from Stampin Up
I stamped the back piece of cream cardstock 
with white adirondack lights acrylic paint 
using a leaf pattern rubber stamp.
Then when it was dry, I inked over it with
Tim Holtz Distress Ink  bundled sage
For the stamped image section
I used two inks on the cream paper
Tim Holtz  bundled sage
and a small amount of tumbled glass
I wanted this piece to be more of a
blue green than the green piece 
behind it.
when it was dry, I stamped it with a 
Hero Arts vintage stamp in black
I sanded and distressed all of the edges
and put it all together with some dotted ribbon
and my ahem..... flower.

For some really impressive vintage cards and projects
please stop by our 
to see what our lovely design team has to show you!
Then we hope that you join in on the fun!

On a personal note
I feel horrible that I haven't been able to 
to visit your lovely blogs more.
I simply love to admire all of your beautiful 
and creative work.
I'm so very touched that you still take the time
to comment on my cards even though
I haven't been by to visit you!

Anyway, because I truly do appreciate all of you so 
very much, I want to offer some candy!

All followers old and new are eligible!
Thank you for being so wonderful
Oh....and please don't worry about
commenting on this specific card. ;-)
 You can comment on
any cards that I have posted.
I hope that all of you have a wonderful day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl


  1. Lol ... I've done that a lot lately :) I like it even with the flower not distressed, it's still gorgeous!


  2. Give yourself a huge hug, and a break! Your card is gorgeous! The children silhouette is wonderful. I do hear you though, so many times I think, "why did I post that? I fear people will stop following me!

  3. This is gorgeous, Sheryl!! You can't tell you were out of your comfort zone at all!! I love the silhouette of the children!! And the flower is gorgeous, distressed or not!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. I was out of my omfort zone too Sheryl, and yes...the photos show a lot more when up on my blog and sometimes I your image, so sweet, and love the colours too..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. There is absolutely nothing wrong with your card is lovely! I think we are our own worst critics sometimes!
    Hugs, Renee

  6. Hi Sheryl, Great card. Sorry to be MIA for so long.
    Hope all is well with you.
    Happy Saturday


  7. Sheryl I think your vintage card is great (even without the lace!) and I'm so glad you enjoyed making this in the end :-)

    xx Sazzle xx

  8. Gorgeous card - hard to believe you feel it was all very difficult! Love the black silhouette image, and the colours you've chosen around it, and the distressing round the edges is super!
    Alison x