Sunday, May 17, 2020

Distressed Window Box

Hi everyone.  Today's card started by receiving a lovely gift from my friend, Julia (Create with Me).  She sent me these wonderful dies for the distressed brick.  I used them to make a stencil and then sponged through onto my card front.  Thanks Julia!

I added a die-cut window with a flower box filled with watercoloured, spring flowers.  To match the disressed look of the exposed brick, I tried (not very successfully) to add some distressing to the window and box as well.  Thankfully, the flowers are pretty and hopefully distract from my feeble attempt. :)

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Stamps: Script Sentiments (AliExpress)
Paper:  White Cardstock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (for watercoloured flowers) Strathmore 140 lb.
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Pumuce stone, Broken China, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, paint brushes, sponges, Brick Layer Die (The Greetery), Cherry Blossom die (Penny Black), Small Madison Arched Window die (Poppy Stamps), Small Flower Box die (Poppy Stamps)


25 comments:

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty and beautiful card Loll, which has brought a smile to my face before I go off and cook tea x.
Great idea to use the die cut bricks, from Julia, as a stencil and it looks great x. The distress window works perfectly with the distress look and you've done a great job Loll x. Such pretty flowers and one very special card x. Feeble I DON'T think.....x Special, beautiful and happy I DO think x.
Sending hugs and love x.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful distress die cut and then stenciled brick and love how you distressed the window frame and box. I thought the results turned out beautifully. All the distressing made the pretty die cut and watercolored flowers really pop! BTW...what die did you use for your pretty flowers and leaves:-) TFS my friend.. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Ina G said...

Wow Lol I love the brick work and how clever cutting the die for your stencil. An amazing card with those pretty flowers in full bloom on that matching window frame. Just gorgeous.

Nstiz said...

Besides the beautiful work you did on the window and flower box what struck me as the perfect touch was the random stenciling of the bricks. How perfect that looks. It just completes this so beautifully. Also love the distressing on the flower box too!

Liz said...

Your card is so pretty, Loll. Love the distressed look of the bricks and the window frame. xx

Robyn Oliver said...

😊..oh wow Loll this card is so gorgeous, the window scene you created is just fabulous full of those pretty flowers... I've just this week planted up my first two long planter boxes and need to get some brackets to hang them out the front... I love the card, hugs and stay safe Robyn

Bonnie said...

I like your distressing, Loll, and it goes perfectly with the stenciled bricks! The arched window and box full of gorgeous flowers take center stage though. A beautiful card, my friend!

Pat said...

I think this is gorgeous Loll and love the window and window box filled with all the prettily coloured flowers, and the stencil you made from the die is just perfect for a background. x

TK said...

Very pretty, Loll, I think the brick and distressed look is perfect! and those precious flowers are just that!

Susan said...

Fabulous card! Love the partial brick background and the beautiful flowers in the window box. I think you definitely managed to give the window frame and window box a distressed look. It's perfect!

Christine Alexander said...

Great card Loll, love your stencilled partial brick wall. The distressed effect is perfect for your window box of flowers :)

Linda said...

This is so pretty. You've done a great job with the brickwork ..... I do love a brick wall stencil! I think your distressing is the perfect finishing touch xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Love your distressing Loll, and an fabulous card. Loving the bricks and how you used the die to form a stencil.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

A gorgeous card, love it all.
Faith x

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous, Loll! Love the whole distressed look. I think your distressed window looked great. Sweet gift... I went to the Greetery to check out that distressed brick die and it’s sold out.

Bobby said...

Very pretty, Loll. I love the distressed look.

Greta said...

Lovely scene, Loll! The distressing looks great to me!

Barb Ghig said...

Love your distressed window box, Loll! I also love how you added texture with the bricks and those sweet little blooms and leaves! Another fabulous creation!

Brenda in IN said...

What a perfect place to use your own brick stencil. I like the sentiment stamped on the window box and the flowers are really pretty.

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Loll ... the contrast between the cool, graphic brick and the soft tumble of blooms is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Leslie Miller said...

The entire result of this is simply beautiful, Loll! The arched window is perfect against the hint of brick which you placed just perfectly. Pretty flowers. I do love a window box!

Karen Dunbrook said...

so beautiful.
xx Karen

BożenA said...

Such a beautiful card, I love your floral window. The shadows look pretty good, I don't know why you think something went wrong. This is the artist's vision and no one discusses the vision :-)
hugs,
BożenA

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a beautiful card, Loll! The pretty spring flowers filled with the box put me a smile on my face. You did a great job of giving a distress look to the flower box and the window to match the exposed brick. The card totally has a sense of unity. Thank you for reminding me of making a stencil using a die!
Hideko xx

Jo said...

What a beautiful flowering window. It breathes spring. I love the distress brick, such a great compliment to this window of life.