Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Home/Apartment Card-CCEE Stampers

The CCEE Stampers challenge this week given by Joanne is to make a new home/apartment card.
I got my digital image from Deena at A Creative Need (Etsy) and it is called Cottage Window. I thought it was really good for this challenge.

I wanted to give it a crackled, old look so I used Ranger Distress Crackle Paint in Clear Rock Candy on the shutters and frame. I really wanted it to look like peeling paint but it doesn't...maybe if I had sanded. I guess I was going for a look of an old, comfy, but in need of a paint job house. LOL

I used Copics to color and used a couple dies. The die under the sentiment is PoppyStamps ivy tendrils and the buttons are from Marianne Creatables Tags and Buttons.

My stamp for the sentiment is a Flourishes set called Home Tweet Home and the paper is PTI white cardstock, Paper Pizazz Christmas Plaid, and black scraps.

Hope you'll join us at CCEE Stampers, take a look at what the rest of the team made,  and show us your creation.

23 comments:

Sabrina said...

I love the look of your weathered window and the pot of herbs (would be herbs it it was me :D) sitting there.

Hussena said...

oh wow i like the digi image and the peeled paint effect you have created looks so natural!!!your card looks so elegant...love it!!1

Hussena said...

oh wow i like the digi image and the peeled paint effect you have created looks so natural!!!your card looks so elegant...love it!!1

NanaConnie said...

Ooooo, I'm loving that plaid paper! It really sets off the image, Benzi. Fantastic.

Bonnie said...

I like the texture on the shutters. And if you were looking at this window from the inside, the shutters probably wouldn't have peeled paint. This is a beautiful digi and perfect for a new home card.

Emily Keaton said...

Your crackled shutters are amazing, Benzi!! This has such a cool look. :)

Thank you SO much for the beautiful birthday card. It really brightened my day!!!! I put it on my window sill so I'll see it every day. :D

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Brenda, I think you really achieved the look you were going for.......when I looked at the card, I thought..hmmmm..needs repainting. Can't get better than that for a comment, right?!

Marisa said...

Fabulously done, Benzi! Love the texture on the shutters.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

The peeled paint looks awesome on your cool window card, Brenda!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Love the weathered windows and cute scene! Perfect new home card!

Basslady said...

gosh! this is so cool...love the crackled look on your card!

wonderful, my dear friend!

you are so incredibly gifted!

hugs and kisses from very windy germany...

silvi xoxo

Cindy Haffner said...

Just PERFECT!!~

Kathy Bradley said...

What a cozy and homey feeling to your adorable shuttered window card. It makes me think of a house at the beach - where you can actually pull the shutters to and lock them. So adorable, Benz.

JD said...

Great card, Very nicely done!

Carol L said...

Every new home has a new window with some sort of view, so this card is perfect for someone moving into their new digs! Love that peeled paint look!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card - you always make awesome cards!!

Pam~ said...

This is really cool looking! I think you got old charm look to me ... gorgeous! Now, I only wish I was moving into a new place. :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

You turned a digi image into something so textural and amazing! Bearzi just introduced me to the Crackle Paint, and I bought a trio of it the other day at JoAnn. I didn't try the Rock Candy one yet, but I love what I see here!

nwilliams6 said...

This is totally outstanding Benz! Looks so real - you did a fabbo job with it. I need a good image like this and some crackle paint. I always learn so much from you!!! Hugz.

Lynne in NI said...

Love your crackle idea on the shutters ... hmmm, reminds me that I need to get my fence painted, it looks a bit like that :)

Davi said...

Wonderful card Brenda!! I love the cracked paint on the shutters.

wannabcre8tive said...

Brenda, I love this weathered window. Great idea of using the crackle paint and the red checked wall paper around the window is perfect.

Shirley said...

How wonderful! The crackle look really gave it depth. A really pretty card and the DP and die cuts are just perfect with it!