Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Night Song

Hello to one and all!

It's been a sleepless night with a non-sleeping baby.  Whatever the reason, after almost a month of sleeping through the night, she decided last night was playtime!  I guess that is my inspiration for this card that I made mostly one handed while holding the little stinker in the other.

I had only one intention with this card- to distress it.  Then along the course of the way, I decided I wanted to put the image on a night-themed background.  While sponging the distress ink, the paper crinkled so I crumpled it up to pitch it, then thought to myself "well, this is supposed to be distressed after all", flattened it back out and finished sponging.  Afterward, I thought the creases looked like trees so I outlined some particularly tree- looking shapes and some straggly branches with a Copic, then sponged a combo of Tea Dye and Vintage Photo distress ink for the trunks and Peeled Paint distress ink for the leaves.  Added some silver Stickles for stars... or tiny fairies?  Go ahead and use your imagination :)  Die cut a small oval and sponged some more Tea Dye on it, stamped "dream" in Vintage Photo.  Added three red roses with icicle Stickles brushed on for a pop of color to the torn corner with musical notes peeking out from behind.  Katarina was colored with Copics, cut out and popped up on foam.  And, lastly, I added a silver moon that was cut out of the foil sealing of the non-sleeping baby's formula can.  It has such pretty texture, I've been wanting to use it for something for a while.

Anyway, a bit of a long blabber to all this so I will quiet down and do what I'm supposed to do- card showing.

Close up

 My apologies as I just can't seem to get a good picture of the coloring.  The trim of the dress and cloak are gold while the dress and cloak are more yellow.

Thanks so very much for looking!  Hope you have a wonderfully inspired day!


Stampin' for the Weekend - Distress it 2/21/13
Simon Says Stamp - Metal-ology (silver moon) 2/24/13
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes 3/1/13
Daisy Doodles - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - For a female  2/28/13
Lia Stampz - Anything goes  2/28/13
SweetPea Stampers - Use a stamp/digi  3/5/13
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything goes 
Pin and Tack - Anything goes  03/1/13
DL Art - Anything goes 

And of course a drop in to Make it Monday =]


Size:  6 x 6

Papers:  Basic cardstock, The Paper Studio
Cheery Lynn Dies:  Oval Stackers XM
Stamp:  Katarina from Delicious Doodles
Ink:  Tea Die, Vintage Photo, Broken China and Peeled Paint distress inks, silver and icicle Stickles
Copics:  Y15, Y17, Y21, Y26, Y28, R20, R22, R27, E000, E00, E11, B02.
Embellishments:  Paper roses from Hobby Lobby


  1. This is fabulous thanks for playing at SFTW and good luck in the DT call hugs rebekah xx

  2. Very beautiful Jen! Love the distressed background!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  3. Lovely! I love the music peeking out the corner! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next time!
    Rene :D

  4. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Forever Friends and good luck.

  5. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Forever Friends and good luck.

  6. Your image is purr-fect and I love your moon. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  7. Your project is beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #31 - Mothers [or for a female].

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  8. Wow a great card...very unique, I love it. Thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD this week.

  9. Fabulous card Jenn, just love your inventiveness on recycling items and retrieving disasters . Best of luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge. Hugs Jane

  10. Wow, and your background came out awesome! Really love it. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  11. Beautiful!!! Loving that "crumpled" look - will have to give it a try myself, soon. It has such a dreamy effect! I hope you and the baby got some well deserved rest after this :)
    Good luck and thanks for playing at Incy Wincy Designs Pop It Up Challenge.
    Trudy - Guest DT

  12. Hi Jenn,
    Wow, that's quite an accomplishment with one hand! Great details and I love the foil moon!


  13. Wow its stunning! I love the tree's in the background :0)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Forever Friends Anything GOes Challenge and good luck!
    Love Clairebears x

  14. Lovely card, great colouring and background. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  15. Love your background, well worth a broken night's sleep in my opinion :)

    Margaret xx

  16. Glad you didn't throw away the paper! The crumpled effect looks great. Wonderful colouring as well. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

  17. Wonderful card with a fab image and great details.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Love to Create Design Team Member

  18. I saw your link at Make It Mondays and had to pop over. Great card! The stickles were a good idea.

  19. Gorgeous scene you have created with one hand lol. Love the rich colours and distressing.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  20. Fabulous. So different but so great. Lovely image.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    xxx Michelle

  21. WOW this is amazing, love what you have done

  22. What a super card. That image is just fabulous xx

  23. Hi Jenn, just popped back to say I have a Grand Calibur too and have used Marianne, Memory Box, Cheery Lynn, Die-namics and Quickcutz dies - all with no problems xx

  24. WOW! This is astounding. I love your handmade background. It looks so mystical. Thanks for joining us this week at CYP. Hope to see you again.

  25. Lovely card Jenn, your colouring is excellent. Thanks for following. I'm following you too. Hugs, Lou. Xx

  26. Awesome card! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!


  27. And, thanks for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!!


  28. Gorgeous card...Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this month and hope you will join us again
    Lozzy x

  29. Love the details in the background, really highlights your image so well.
    Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.
    Good luck!
    Sandy :) DT

  30. This is so sweet. great colors I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party
    DIANA L.


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