Friday, 18 September 2009

Squiggle Stamps DT card meets Everybody Art Challenge #57 'Shabby'.......

Good morning folks!

YAY, it's Friday already and the weekend is approaching ;o)

I've actually managed to make a boy's card! I was inspired by this gorgeous Squiggle Stamps image, such a cutie, and I knew straight away that the Basic Grey Archaic papers would be perfect. Then when I saw that the challenge over at Everybody Art was 'shabby' I was raring to go!! I really do love the grunge look, lots of inking and ripping and sanding...... just my thing!

I added some gloss to the balloon, hope you can pick that up on the photo. I also embossed the horizontal green panel for extra texture and added some lovely thick twine...... all in all a very touchy feely card.

I must dash now as I'm at work and need to make some phone calls to chase a few missing students...... I don't know, one week into term and some of them are skiving already, lol!!!

Have a lovely day peeps and thanks so much for popping by to see my creations ;o)

TTFN and TFL xxx


Mandy said...

Tara this is fab hun, love the different textures & colours, gorgeous image
hugs Mandy xx

Ruth said...

This is great..the papers really do suit the image so well,Ruth x

cats whiskers said...

Wow sweetie its this card that is cool, what a fantastic image and the papers couldn't match better, just perfect
Hugs Jacqui x

Dragonlady said...

Fantastic card and great for a little boy. Love the shabby look.

Ali x

Rica said...

AWWWW!!! How cute, gorgeous image - perfect for the Archaic papers. Love your layout and your distressing is spectacular.
Tell me about students - when I was teaching at college, half of them turned up between 10-11 - took 2 hours lunch. Much prefered mature students - there because they want to be, not for an easy option.
hugs Heather xx

Amanda's paper palace said...

Oh Tara!
Love this those paper's go fab with that sweet little image
hugs amanda x

Cheryl said...

oh this is brilliant hun those fabby papers and that super cute image make one stunning card hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Biscuitlid said...

this is adorable, what a cute squiggle he is! Must invest in some (I only have one!)squiggles.

The papers work perfectly with the little fella


Helen said...

Fab card! Love the image...goes perfectly with those papers!
Helen x

Rach said...

wow a fabulous card hun.. love the papers and design.. great embossing panel works really well with the image. hugs rachxx

June said...

Hiya Tara thanks for the good wishes, this card is amazing,its the other waya round youblow me away, your so inspirational, thanks hun huggies and love from me xxxxx

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the twine detail and the gorgeous shiney baloon!!

Danielle said...

Wow Tara, this is fabulous! You are hence forth known as the Grunge Queen, lol!! Those papers are the perfect match for this super cute image! The perfect boy card!
Hugs, Danielle

Sarita said...

This is just fab Tara, I can't believe how much detail there is and how you've managed to include so much texture!
And what a cute squiggle he is, and your orange balloon really finshes it all perfectly,
That is one cool card!
Love Sarita xx
PS: So glad you're feeling better.

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this is totally amazing!
kim x

gina g said...

Hi Tara Fabulous card for a little man i love the sweet image and the papers are perfect. Glad your feeling better i hope you have a lovely weekend. luv gina xx

Chris said...

Hiya Tara, I love your card and the shabby look is done to a 'T', it looks amazing! Love the stamp, so cute and everything you've used is absolutely perfect with it. Made me laugh about the awol students so soon after term started! Glad you're feeling better. Hugs, Chris xx

Sue Moone said...

Great card Tara, love all the detail. Sue x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

What a fun card, love the image. Fantastic little boy's card !

Love the BG papers too - some of my faves !


Jo xx

Faerielore said...

FAB FAB FAB FAB FAB how much do i love this card, its perfect in everyway hun xxx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!! How stinkin' cute Tara!! I so love this!! HUGS

Nixe07 said...

OMG Tara, your card is stunning and so gorgeous. Love everything about it. The papers and all the papers are fab and what a cute image.
Thanks for joining in our challenge.

Mephisto said...

thats a stunning Work.
Great image!
Thanks for joining in by EAC!


Simone said...

What a stunnig card! The image is so gorgeous and cute. I love it.