Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mark' Finet Paper Challenge 68-Wisteria of Encouragement

Welcome to another addition of Speedy the Cat and Friends Challenge. The challenge this week is distressing. I have both ink distressing and paper edge distressing. The Tim Holtz distressing tool came in real handy for the paper behind my PATP layer. I love that tool!

The image on this card is from Mark' Finest Papers called Wisteria of Encouragement. I decided to do the "Brick Wall" technique on this card with this pretty image. You can find it here at Mark's Finest Papers. The white flourish corners are chipboard from Recollection that I picked up in a package some time ago on sale for $1.99. The roses are prima flower. My Paper is K & Company. The large and medium butterflies are a Martha Stewart Punch.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great weekend.

19 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful image and card.
what a great sketch, beautifyl done carol.

greetings karin

- - Sheryl - - said...

what beautiful colors - I have yet to try the tile/block technique

Becky said...

This is stunning, gorgeous design and colors.

Harriet Skelly said...

Gorgeous work here Carol! I love these colors!

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carol!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Holy cow, Carol! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! You must have so much creativity within you to pull from - mine is either non-existent or remains dormant!!

Marisa said...

Gorgeously framed and I'm loving the butterflies down the side. The tiled layout is fabulous too :) Great card.

redwasher1 said...

Carol, wow is this ever beautiful!!! I love everything about it!!!You rock!!!!!!!!!

Lagene said...

Carol, This is Over The Top GORGEOUS!!!

Janeen said...

Carol, what a lot of time you put into this by distressing each little piece but what a lovely ending. :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

yikes! this is a knockout!!! so much to drool over (-:

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is breathtaking! My goodness Carol, you really pulled out all the stops of this one. Gorgeous combination of colors and elements. Your design and brick wall technique look spectacular.

Pam said...

This is really a work of art!

Benzi said...

Just fabulous! So, there is a new tool I need? Get out!! Yes, that Tim Holtz one is a tool I don't have. Where is the list? LOL Your brick wall technique is fabulous and I do love that wisteria.

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--this is so beautiful, as always!!! I love the brick wall look you achieved with this wisteria! Just beautiful! TFS

Sassy Scrapper said...

Hello my dearest darling! Stunning card and my most favorite flower ever! I have a Whisteria tree that totally took over the arbor that hubby made for it now it's climbing up the tree's. Oh it's so beautiful.
I love the black on your card it makes the flowers and butterfly really stand out! Have a fabby day.
Hugs Bonnie

Marlena M. said...

Wow, such a lovely card with brilliant color! ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

That is one COOL brick wall of wisteria! I do love that set so much. You must be punching away those pounds lately, Carol. You've got oodles of gorgeous punches on this card!

*Vicki* said...

Oh now this is really yummy with the violet tone colors here!! So pretty!!! :)