Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Man's Home is His...

I am a sucker for vintage, and Digital Delights has some amazing images to use for this type of card art.  Check out the variety of adorable characters as well as the accessory sets,
 which is where I find many of my images for card making.
Do you like a challenge? Delightful Challenges has a great one this week...Anything but a Card. Take a look at the inspiration pieces for ideas. You could win a $15 store gift card from
Love this little castle from Digital Delights
I have been trying out some new techniques with stamping on digital images, so when I received this "Crackle" stamp from, I thought it would really add some texture to this image.
What do you think?

The Distress inks add to the old world feel. I used Prismacolor Markers to do the coloring, then added Distress Ink to the edges, and stamped the crackle with some brown dye ink.
The background is stamped with a very old CTMH wedding words stamp,
 and then was chalked with a cloud stencil.
The background paper is from Graphic 45's French Country Collection.
I attached the castle at the bottom with adhesive, then as I moved up the image, I used one layer of dimensionals and then doubled them up at the top to make the image lean out a bit.
The shiny stones are done with Distress Stickles glitter.
I used Glossy Accents on the flags and windows.
I simply cut out the sentiment, also by Digital Delights, and snipped the ends into a banner, wrapping the piece around a pencil, to give it a wavy  look, which I feel goes well with the castle theme.
I am entering this card in the following challenges...

Aud challenges - Anything but a Birthday Card w/sentiment
Card N Stock - Just Use Chalk
Paper Crafting Journey - Distressed/Vintage
Southern Girls - Things beginning with "F" (flags)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies - Alter Something ( I altered the castle by stamping on it, using Distress inks and Stickles and Glossy Accents)l
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog - Glitter
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes, must use a stamp
 Creative Card Crew - banner or pennant
Papertake Weekly - Occasion-ally (new home)
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends - Flowers Everywhere
Eureka Stamps - Blooms and Blossoms
Paper Playtime - Lots of Yellow
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls - Glitter
Digi Sketch - Sketch (or make your own flowers)

Hope you enjoy your home as much as I enjoy's not a castle, but we have made it our own by doing a lot of work on it, adding touches of colors and textures we love.
Try adding touches of what you love to a digital image from Digital Delights...and have fun!


  1. Wow Bev!
    You've done it again! I absolutely LOVE your card! All the Shabby Chic! Very cool!

  2. Wow, Bev what a fun card. Love you vintage coloring technique. NancyD

  3. Fabulous card! Saw you over at MIM and popped by for a visit!

    Katherine xx

  4. Very cute card Bev!! love the image and you colored it beautiful!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  5. Fabulous card! Great image, lovely layout and I really like the papers and colour scheme!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Southern Girls!

  6. Bev I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card, just gorgeous! Joey xx

  7. This is fabulous!!! I so love the castle and the crackle you added to it. It gives it an aged feel. Love it! The bg papers are great. Love the sentiment, too. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Use Lots of Yellow challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  8. I absolutely love this!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  9. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again in our challenges.

  10. wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  11. Fabulous creation .Lots of detail and texture to enjoy . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  12. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Paper Playtime Challenge Page on Facebook
    Stop by our new linky party blog An Inky Situation and Link Up!
    :) Janis
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  13. LOVE that castle! Thanks for linking up with the Paper Girls

  14. Wow - I love what you did with that castle - just fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us this time at teh Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge and we hope to see you again soon, Elizabeth (DT)

  15. Love all the textures and layers in this card, it's fab! Spotted it on MIM xx

  16. This is such a fun card. Love how you layered the items. Very nice!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

  17. Oh how fabulous! Love that castle. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie t

  18. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  19. A lovely card, thanks for playing with us at crafting with dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  20. Gorgeous card.Love the colours and added texture to the castle.Lovely papers and great work with the sketch.Thanks for joining us at Digi Sketch Challenge.Hope to see you again next time :D
    Lisa x

  21. This is adorable. Absolutely love your card. Great design with the crackled castle and stamped background and layers. Thanks for playing at Digi Sketch Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Digi Sketch Challenge xx

  22. This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and good luck..

    Caz xx


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