Friday, 27 January 2012

Naughty or Nice?

Hi there guys!  Are you naughty or nice?  I told you I was going to be pushing the edge of my comfort zone with the posts for the next few weeks, didn't I?  You probably would not have thought that I made this card as it certainly isn't my usual style is it?  Every once in a while, I like to have a play with something that just doesn't look like me at all. Keeps you on your toes, doesn't it?!   The stamps I have used here are from a brand new stamp set that we are releasing at Stitches in February called Vintage Lingerie.  I love them!  I stamped the corset in a maroon archival ink as well as the sentiment.  You can just barely see the Ooh La La stamped across the corset, which was done in Tattered rose distress ink.  I tore around the corset and inked the edges with Antique Linen distress ink.  There is a background piece that I have done using the faux leather technique that I show on my DVD.  I used a piece of hessian (burlap for my American friends) but I pulled out about half of the pieces going in both directions (isn't that called the warp and weft )   ( thank you Anne RD) to make it look more open.  I used a couple of strips of the Tim Holtz tissue tape down the edge of the card and inked them a bit with Tea Dye Distress ink.  The sentiment was distressed around the edges and has been stuck into the card using a Tim Holtz memo pin holder.  Finally to complete the card, I made two flowers from my trusty Florida Thrift store purchased Dictionary and then matted the entire piece on black card that I really distressed with my scissors.  It was a fun play day I had with this one!  Hope you like it.  All for now, Sue x

130 comments:

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue, this is definitely nice and a complete change from your usual style. But I love it! Can't wait to see the next card!
Blessins
Sonia - St Helens

Jan said...

Wow a distressed card by Sue, beautiful. Right up my street, a cross between Sue Wilson and Tim Holtz can this get any better. Love it. Well done SUE X

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
What a change. I love the stamps.
Sue

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the distressed feel and the flowers are fab!!hugs trace x

mags said...

Hi Sue. This is certainly different to usual but love it. I love the distressed look and you have achieved this perfectly. Love it.
Mags
x

Maryann said...

WAUW I absolutely LOVE this one. The card is so gorgeous, I love the stamp and the distressed look, and the colors are so great. It´s definitely nice, that´s for sure, and even very very nice LOL. Can´t wait to see, what´s next now???

Maggie said...

Ooh La La I love love love this card grungy and distressed..... thanks Sue :-)

Maggie H

TOM said...

Morning Sue
What a change of style wonderful Tom

mary said...

lovely card Sue cant wait to get stamps Mary

Ann said...

Love the look of the stamps, cannot wait to get them. I'm a huge fan of the distressed look/
Take care
AnnH60

Olga said...

Love the roses!

Carole Z said...

Definitely has the 'WOW' factor Sue...loving the stamp!
Love, Carole Z x

melanie said...

this is certainly a change but is great love all the different aspects on the card Melanie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow wow wow what a wonderful card. So totally not you but it shows that you had fun making it. I LOVE everything you have done on this card, well done you clever lady.
Ria

Victoria said...

I love it because it is different! Always good to get out of your own comfort zones!

ang said...

love the distressed look and love those flowers angxx

Lynnus said...

ooooh - I bet that was scarey, moving from your comfort zone? It is stunning, one thing - what did you use to make the flowers, is it a die or have you punched them out? Thanks for sharing x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, well what a really nice card. A complete change for you. No ribbons. LOL. I too bought a old book and made some roses with it, after one of your c and c shows. I have not used them yet. They are just waiting for a card like yours.
Lots of love. Jenny L

Liz said...

What a lovely card and very very different, canot wait to see what else ou come up with. and cannot wait to see more of those vintage stamps.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, wow I like this very much and you are right I would never have guessed you did this even with the 2 roses on it. Love the distressed look and the stamp, very much va va voom. Hope you are enjoying your stay at your Mums. All the best Suzie B x

hazel said...

Fsntastic card sue, cant wsit for these stamps to be available to buy. this card is fab love it so much and far from your usual style hazel xx

occasionali said...

Hi Sue. Have the frayed burlap/hessian in my collection but never related the name to the colour. Now it makes sense - learn something new every day. Going to look for a dictionary I can rip up today.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, well this is a different card from your normal, must be honest and say I am not as keen on this style, although I know a lot of people love it. Hope you don't mind my honesty! It is still nice but doesn't have the wow factor like all your other cards do (not to me anyway). Love Jean x

Julia Watts said...

Just love it! Julia xxx

sheila said...

What a change well done Sue

Clare said...

Love that card, the stamps look lovely and I like the different style.

Clare x

iReneM said...

For something so way out of your comfort zone this is an excellent result :) Love it!
x

Anonymous said...

It's lovely, but not for me. Sorry.

Still a change is as good as a rest.

She x

Sandra F said...

It's different to your normal style but I love it Sue. Enjoy the CHA this weekend xx

Lexie said...

Yep...that's certainly different, but it's lovely. It's really good to push the boundaries sometimes. I think it makes you more brave with your normal style as well. It's fab.
xx

Clai01 said...

I wondered what burlap was? it's hessian , now i know, as in frayed burlap the distress ink. Can't wait to see these designs they look very vintage, so should be nice!

Anonymous said...

When I first saw you using the dictionary for your flowers I went to the charity shop and bought one so that I too can make flowers like yours. I have made so many different ones and they all get compliments. This card is stunning and so out of your comfort zone but it gives everybody new ideas thanks for that Sue. I look forward every day to come onto the blog to see what you come up with and can't wait for tomorrow ;-)
Heather x

dutchess said...

Hi Sue well that is different...I do like the stamp and your signature flowers are a delight....not a card I would make myself as I dont know anyone i could send it to.....but yes its interesting take care and enjoy CHA ......9saw the release of the new spellbinders yesterday wow!!!) margaret

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

Well this is certainly a card that I would never have thought you would have made. I love the roses and the stamp but am not sure about the frayed hessian at the back, dont think I would use it.

Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous stamp. Great card - very different.

jemet said...

Hi Sue

This is different for you but i still love it.
I just used the open hessian on hubbys 6oth card, and was very pleased with results

Jean

Vicki Sharkey said...

What a change from your usual cards Sue, definitely the Tim Holtz style and one I can never get quite right, must keep trying. More like this please!
Vicki :)

Helen O said...

I love the stamped element and love the flowers, but this one just dont sing to me like your regular style, I dont know if it needed a little something more, or its just a case of personal choice, but still a brilliant card by many standards, Thank you for sharing the new upcoming stamps, Ive got the vintage mens ones and Im definately going to buy the lady ones to they make such lovely cards, Helen O xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
NICE COLOURS
LOVE THE DISTRESSED LOOK

Hellma said...

Wow Wow Wow, love this card although it is certainly diffrent from your usual, i think equally as nice in it's own right.

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, Love it, the different textures and mixed media, (we might describe the weave of the fabric as 'warp and weft'). Good to see you demonstrating a different technique. Anne x

Sue said...

I love this Sue, your usual style is beautiful, it's clean and 'perfect', but this - to me is even better! x

sue said...

I love this!!
It's such a change, once again great inspiration to try something different.

Uta said...

Your card looks so great. I love it!

Hugs, Uta

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I absolutely love this card & can't wait to see more cards that have taken you out of your comfort zone. Inspirational. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Star said...

Not my sort of card. Don't mind a little grunge but would never make anything like this, but I can see why others would think this is perfect. Good job we all have different tastes or the world of craft would be bland.

Jen said...

Wow I love this card and the detail on it- Fab definately one set of stamps to look out for.

Claire said...

I really love this card, fun and funky and it would appeal to all ages.

Thanks for posting it.

Claire

Jen said...

Wow - Love this card - right up my street and definately stamps to look out for

Bea said...

fab card Sue - it is always good to have a different approach and this certainly works - I love the faux leather technique as usuallly have only used it for male cards so will have another look at how I use that.

Jen said...

Wow I love this card and the detail on it- Fab definately one set of stamps to look out for.

Elizabeth said...

Wow this is so different from your usual style. Love it.

Elizabeth
x

Hanneke said...

Wow, this is indeed stepping out your comfort zone but it sure paid of! Love the image and those flowers you made. Great look. Hugs, Hanneke

Sue J said...

This definitely a nice for me! Very nice. :)

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

WOW I really like this, I'd like to think I could be naughty but usually nice x

baconbits said...

Good Morning Sue, Well i have taken a while to comment on this card - it is definatly out of your comfort zone and as you say i would not have believed it was yours. It has grown on me over the morning.
Hugs Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, This is different for you but i love the look, will have to look out for the stamps. Yvonne xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Oh! my! Word! this is a BIG change for you but I like it.
Big move out of your comfort zone I hope you have recovered.

Patricia xx

bhavana said...

Wow, this card is so not you, but is absolutely amazing! love the corset and hessian! Truly another stunning card!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this card is totally not my style but it is also great fun so I think it is 'nice'.
Frances

Ann said...

Wow Sue!! I too would never have put your name on this one! Its good to see different styles - when making for a particular friend it is good to have alternatives, and quite often I do (as many other crafters I am sure) stick roughly to a type/style of cardmaking.

Kath said...

Hi Sue, I love the card, as usual you have used some great techniques. I'm looking forward to the new stamps. I hope you and yours are well. Take Care Kath x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is certainly out of your comfort zone, I love this card, am a big fan of the distressed look.
Hugs, June

Anonymous said...

Oh definately nice!! Now I know what the T. Holtz Frayed Burlap distress ink is all about !! Thanks Sue. Ann W

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
I saw this one and thought no way is this a Sue Wilson card. So well done you, I love shabby chic/distress nearly as much as die cutting/stamping. So go girl and do more LOL!
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Sue a beautiful distressed card, I love it. Well done. Looking forward to see what you do next. Hugs x ChrisB

sues craft magic said...

Wow Sue , the textures in this card are brilliant , love it , love it , love it ...

Sue xx

gwen70 said...

Not really my thing Sue but it is good to try different things

lockedinmycraftroom said...

This is a card I would love to make, but it would be out of my comfort zone too. I might just give it a try! Look forward to the stamps. Chris

Rita said...

Hello Sue
Good for you in getting out of your comfort zone & not doing usual type of card! Loving the flowers but sadly not the card.
Regards! Rita

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
I think I have to be honest here don't I, but it's killing me, again. I like but I also dislike todays card sorry Sue.
Some bits say wow and others say whoa. But don't ask me which bits do what as the jury is out on that one although I can say I love the roses and the image is stunning.
As much as its not totally up my alley, I do love to see the variations of your craft as it offers range and opportunity of skills for your followers to learn or case.
With thanks Linda

Rita said...

Hello Sue
Well done you for getting out of your comfort zone & doing a different stle of card. Unfortunately I don't like the card, not to my taste but love the dictionary flowers!
Regards! Rita

gwendraeth said...

Not really my cup of tea, but I like the flowers,different from your usual style
Gwenda

Craftychris said...

Very different for you and so fabulous! The new stamps look cool! I like the way you have used the Tissue Tape!xx

Jane said...

Not sure about this one Sue, but hay ho its good to try something different, may be it will grow on me always love the flowers though.

Jane xx

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This one is definitely different-love the roses.
Eileen x

CraftyJo said...

This is very different in most ways but one - it's gorgeous as usual :)

Pinkers said...

lovely card,xx

elkeartsandcrafts said...

Hi Sue,
I have to be honest and say that this doesn't appeal to me. I prefer your usual style.
elaine J

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
well that's thrown us all. Where are the jewels and ribbon hiding lol
Still elegant and so much interest, just keep having a look to see if i missed anything. Have to get into this torn paper. Play is the answer. Yes do it all day sometimes. Lately becoming more into my crafting. Thanks for sharing
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Stampersue said...

Hi Sue

I love the card and you have shown us how we should all push the boundaries now and then - the results could be amazing.

Stampersue
X

Sandra Riley.... said...

Naughty AND nice!
Wow Sue so different yet so amazing,
very grungy but still feminine!
This ticks all the boxes, totally love it Sue
Huge hugs
Sandra Riley

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
What a difference a day makes in the crafty world of Sue Wilson.
I'm not a great fan of distressed but this works.
Looking forward to the next creation.
Lydia
XX

Ita said...

Hi Sue thid is a change very interesting consept,you keep it up
Ita

Boo said...

its a fab card and what a complete change from your normal style. loving the stamps!

jollyjoyce said...

Wow Sue what a change. Love it. Where do you come up with all these ideas?

nattyboots said...

Nice Card Sue love the distressed look. Elaine H.x

Fiona said...

Good to see a different overall effect for the corset theme

Vie Carter said...

Not at all like your usual style

Loved it though

Vie
x

PaulineC said...

Gosh Sue that is lovely and so very different. I think that it is great to change your style sometimes as it makes everything so much more interesting.

Jenny said...

Just lovely! The stamps are amazing.

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Oh very french and provokative too,I love the stamp as well.
Carol x

bali said...

SO very SHABBY and NAUGHTY AND NICE.
LOVE it AND as always so well put together... and hey no ribbon and bows...... although they do look nice on all your cards. lol bali xx

Redanne said...

This is definitely a wow card, love the shabby chic style with a bit of Tim thrown in, I love it. I think the description is warp and weft - woof(ers) are something to do with music speakers, although I stand to be corrected!

CathyinMN said...

Quite different from what you usually post. You are great at mixing and matching, and changing things up. Love your versatility.

Ayelet said...

I LOVE this vintage look.
Those flowers are beautiful!

Susan Flynn said...

Quite a change but love it! Have a great weekend Sue hugs Susan x

Claveh said...

Dear Sue, just not sure about this one, I love the stamps but like you say a complete change from your normal style!
Thanks for the ideas!

Kazbomps said...

Hm........ I like parts of the card. The flower and the stamps are lovely but I am not a huge fan of torn edges. Karen x

sandra(misty) said...

Hi sue what a different card but still like it

Yvonee said...

It's interesting but I must say not my style at all. I hope you don't mind me being honest but I dosnt hit any spots.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I love this!! Great vintage feel to it!

SharonCJS said...

Oooohh la laaaaa as they say xx

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love the distressed look, and the 'old victorian' stamps, just like this one.
Just love it, cannot wait till tomorrows entry.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I love it. TFS.

Shelley said...

Very different from your normal cards, but still great. Love the stamp. x

lion_tamer said...

You certainly achieved a different but still great look with this card. I love it x

Crafty mop said...

Very shabby chic love it x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Very Ooh La la, with a touch of Tim Holzt. The roses almost gave it away as a SW card. Loved it anyway.
Carol at Henlow

Lilnute said...

Wow Sue, this is so different for you, but I love it. It is very ooh la la, I know quite a few lasses that would love to recieve this card.
Hope you have fun at CHA, I am so jealous as it is on over my birthday and it would be a dream come true to go.
Take care,
love and hugs
Dawn

Jenny, said...

Very different n love the corset stamp.

Barbara said...

You certainly keep us on our toes! I love distressed/grunge and this card is gorgeous, right up my street.

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Well that is very definitely different. It's a lovely card but not a style I would manage.
I especially love the dictionary roses.Now what's for tomorrow?
Sue H. xx

Annie said...

Wow! I love it an excellent & amazing card

Toni said...

Yes Sue, I do like it. It is a different style for you but it's lovely.
Toni xx

Eileen C said...

Wow - it is a change from your usual style .......not the type of card that's in my comfort zone but I do like all the wee individual bits of it - especially the flowers! Looking forward to seeing what you do next.
hugs
Eileen (from Edinburgh)

Sue Parish said...

Well that was spooky - there was I picturing yesterdays laced ribbon with a stamped vintage corset (in my comment last night) and this morning I turn on the computer to see the corset of my imagination on the screen! I nearly fell off my chair with shock! Love the card and look forward to what's coming next, Sue x

May said...

Love it, my vote for NICE in every way stamping, colour, a bit of distressing just up my street, lovin the flowers, Hugs May x x x

Lorraine said...

oh wow this is such a cool card i love it huni xx

CraftyLoops said...

I absolutely love this card Sue. Its always good to get out of our comfort zones and try something different. I actually made a card this week!....and as ordinary as that may sound....its not ordinary for me. But I was really happy with the results. I love that corset stamp, I cant wait to see the rest of them. Lee x

lilygee said...

Hi there Sue and everyone - wow what a shock - very interesting but I am not overly keen on it, maybe it will grow on me. I am always naughty actually but nice with it!
lots of love lilygee xxx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, this card is denfinitely different and far removed from your comfort zone, but for me it totally works. I love everything about it. LOL Lynne M

craftysals creative corner said...

love your ecclectic moods sue which is why I love checking out your blog as you always do something different and think outside the box

joy said...

Hi Sue
Now this is a big change of card for you and its great.
Just love it .
wonder what tomorrow will bring.
joyce e

Ita said...

Hi Sue a divetent style frome you,I do not like it myself,but it is instering
Ita

Sarpreet said...

hi Sue, Yes you are right, you would never have thought about it looking at your card that it was done by you. But I love what you have done with this card. the ripping, the stressing, lol, did you cringe when you did it?

lainey said...

Very very nice Sue!!!! Lainey x

KimberleyG said...

I love the card base. I thought it was stained wood and that the project was a wall hanging.

Tracy Heaton said...

I love it! So much different in style, but it really works.
Tracy x

violetclouds said...

I love the way you have used the torn card, open weave fabric, and flowers. THe stamp itself is not my type of thing, but I can still appreciate the card and vintage feel you have created