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Monday, 3 May 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 20

For the latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers we are to use distressing techniques. I personally admire very talented peeps who can do this, however I always feel that my attempts look very amateur in comparison.

The distressing techniques I have used are inking the papers with a Tim Holtz distressing pad and also a Versafine chalk pad in green, love the soft finish the chalk gave to it. The stamped image I have distressed with the edge of a pair of scissors, I love the roughed up texture it gives and this absorbs ink really well. I also bought a distressing tool from Do Crafts and used it to scratch away at the edges of the chocolate background paper.

The linen textured green backing paper and Birdcage papers are from the Chatsworth collection by Papermania. I do not usually do vintage but was drawn to these papers and the matching rubber stamps, on of which has been used here with a small amount of glitter glue added to highlight the likkle tweetie birds.

The pink paper and letters are from the Rose Garden paper pad by Papermania which has 3 sheets of matching die cuts in it. Great idea to add them into the pad itself rather than having to pay for them as a separate item.

The swirls in the corners are Doodlebug doubles sided stickers which have been generously sprinkled with fine glitter. The flowers and gem are from stash and Stickles glitterglue has been liberally added to the Nestabilities scalloped mat for an added bit of bling.


Juls said...

love love LOVE everything about how the main image is also in the background, gorgeous colours, and colour tiniting and the green swirls are just gorgeous!! such an amazing project!! Hugs Juls

Sarn loves choc said...

Wow - way to go Mandy . . . so different from your usual style, but you've done a GREAT job.

Wishcraft said...

Well done with your distressing hun, I wasn't very brave with mine! Love those swirls too. Fab card :o) Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card, great job!

Bex said...

Love the vintage styling of this, I can never get mine quite right when I go vintage but yours is fantastic!

I've been looking through the posts of yours I've missed and you have been doing some very lovely creations!