Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Distressed Flame

Yes I know...... another orange one. I couldn't help it..... the colours were crying out to me.
On Tuesday A Spoonful of Sugar challenged us to use distress ink (did a little dance), pearls and glitter. So I pulled on a pair of latex gloves (having learned from blue dyed fingers last week) and started playing.

I wanted warm colours so I started with a sheet of orange and yellow paisley paper and the rest grew from there. I made an easel card using two yellow card blanks. I did this by cutting one of them in half to make the "front" of the card and folded the front of the second card blank in half. The left over half of the card blank was used to make the yellow strip across the middle and the two die cuts which I coloured with distress inks.

Enough techy stuff. I have used Spiced marmalade, Fired brick, Aged mahogany and Antique linen distress inks. The stamp is by Penny black and I have edged the image with clear glitter for some sparkle.

My eldest son said that it made him think of fire.... hence the name. The design is from the sketchat Papertake weekly, Everybody Art asked for an easel card and Kaboodles asked for fancy folds so I will be entering this card for those challenges too.


  1. what a vibrant card! i love it!
    And that stamp is so cute :O)

    Good luck
    Hugs Nina

  2. nice!
    Thanks for joining EAC!
    Hugs, Alex

  3. Wow! I love your orange easel card, it's so pretty. Thanks for playing at Kaboodles. x

  4. Really nice easel card, lovely bright colours! Thanks for joining in Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

  5. Nothing wrong with orange!! Love the brightness and the well coloured image. hugs Shelley

    Please come and visit me on my blog - thanks

  6. Such a bright cheery card on a gloomy day. Love the cute image. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles. Hope to see you back for the next challenge. Marianne x

  7. This is absolutely beautiful! Such rich colors. Thanks for playing our Kaboodle Doodle challenge. ~chris

  8. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us at PTW this week.


  9. Oh My what a stunner,
    lovely colours,
    Thanks for joining in the fun at kaboodle doodles this week,

  10. This is BEAUTIFUL! Love your fold and really love the technique you used and fabulous colors. I need to use more orange, it's so striking!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at Kaboodle Doodles. Hope to see you next time:)


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