Saturday, 1 August 2009

Friday Sketchers ~ Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Distressing & Simon Says Stamp - Distressing

I started with the sketch from Friday Sketchers and decided to use it for the challenge from Dare U 2 Digi Stamp, which entails distressing, as does the challenge from Simon says Stamp. I haven't entered any of the latter challenges before, but as they say, there's always a first time.
The digi-images are from Dustin Pike. I dropped the smaller dino into Word and reduced the size and flipped it to face in the other direction.
They are coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils and a water brush. I have discovered that I can colour onto much more porous card with pencils and obtain deeper colours, than I can with colouring pens.
The background was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder onto Core'dinations card and sanded. The rectangle was also embossed in a Cuttlebug, inked embossing folder. The circle was stamped with a Hero Arts stamp in Adirondack Woodland ink and over-stamped in gold with a dotty background stamp. All the edges were distressed with a file and the edges inked with Tim Holtz distressing inks.
The sentiment is from Unity stamps and I'm not really sure where the footprints are from, except that they are in a set of clear stamps of cats.
It was fun to do!


  1. Great card Chrissie, love the papers and those dinosaurs look fab! Jillix

  2. This is very cool! I love the colors, design, papers, embossing, and the cute paw& claw prints (that is an inspired touch!)

  3. Chrissie, this is absolutely gorgeous! The dino is so cute!

  4. Love this! the colour tones are brilliant! such a great card for the chaps. Gorgeous!

  5. Super card Chrissie, such a fab dino digi, love the distressing you have done! Thanks for playing along with DU2DS Donna x

  6. I just adore this one, love those images and the way you've coloured them :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. Really lovely card Chrissie! Love the look of the distressing. It is just perfect for the dino image. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS this week!

  8. I love all the shades of green, great image too!

    Thanks again for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


  9. Fantastic card Chrissie. Love the papers and the images. Just wonderful.
    Thanks for joining in at FS this week.
    Hugs Jeanette

  10. Fabulous card - the distressing looks great!

  11. a fabulous card Chrissie, great colouration. hug srachxx

  12. Hi Chrissie,
    This is stunning - I love the colours with these images.
    Thanks for joining the DU2DS challenge this week.
    Jen x

  13. Fantastic card Chrissie and I love all the work you put into it with the sanding etc., for the distressing. Cute dino and your colouring with the water colour pencils is gorgeous. Glad you could join us at DU2DS this time. Chris x


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