Sunday, 13 July 2008

Tilda & Co Challenge ~28~ Grunge

Challenge 28 Tilda & Co - Distressed Tilda
Make her Distressed looking, a little rough around the edges, a bit of grungy!
So stay clear of these cute pastel colours if you can help it and get down and dirty with tilda!

I had great fun making this card! I went to work on this with a sanding block, I took an emery board to the Tilda image, smudged ink and chalk all over, I even pinched a toy car, inked up the wheels and ran that over the paper. Luckily I had a torn paper flower in my jar so I inked that too. The brads received ink, some of Hubby's paint and a good go with the sanding block as well. The button I actually bought looking like that lol. I crumpled some Rusty Pickle paper after adding the Tattered Angel sentiment and fixed this with silicone to keep it's shape. There are some glossy accents but these don't really show in the photo.

The effect I was trying to achieve was something that resembled a once pretty card that had been left somewhere dank and filthy then forgotten about for years.

Strangely enough most of my friends would probably rather receive this card than many of the cards I normally make.


~* Donna *~ said...

you got it down to a T - with the filthy , forgotten about look!

and it does feel like that doesn't it? its super missy!

kes said...

This is about the best card I have seen for such a long time. I love the tyre look never thought of that before. Could I pinch the idea pretty (or should that be grungy) please.

drop said...

J'adore cette carte si grunge ;)

mueppi said...

Die Karte ist wieder wunderschön!
Hugs Gisela

Rach said...

Brilliant card Lorraine, love the grunge look.
fantastic idea with the toy car....unfortunately all my boys have now out grown the toy car stage....:(
otherwise one of theirs may have walked...hehe
Hugs rach.xx

Cathy said...

This is a great card - very grungy. Love your creativity with the toy car - must get the girls one!!
Cathy xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this card is supurb!
You have really done a great job with the challenge. It is perfect.

kim x

Bev said...

OMW! This is just amazing Lorraine - the colours are out of this world. Think you achieved everything you set out to do and then some!!

Anonymous said...

SUPER DUPPER card !! love this one (but then I love distressed stuff)

Brocéliane said...

wow your card is just gorgeaous :)love the colours and all the details.

Eli Kristin said...

This card is so beautiful - as is your other creations. Wonderful! :) Have a great weekend!