Thursday, 30 July 2009
Oh I'm so distressed !
Which is the challenge this week over at Simon Says. "lets get distressed". I love distressing and I just don't o it often enough LOL. Thats the 1st of 3 challenges ths card is for. The 2nd one is this fab sketch over at Friday Sketchers. And. the 3rd challenge is Stamp something where they would like to see butterflies, insects or bugs on our entries.
The main image is by Stampendous and the winged thing is by SU. I tried a technique called "cracked glass" which I saw over at my good blog friend Cathy's. She has a tutorial in her sidebar and had used it on a current card. I've never done it before, but it turned out ok I think. I'l definately do it again.
I chalked round the image then heat embossed it 3 times before putting it in the freezer yes I said freezer. This makes it easier to crack the image. Cathy reccomends you put 5 layers on, but I used ultra thick powder. I think it's personnal preference.
All the edges are distressed using the blade of my tape scissors, chalked and inked. I even chalked the lace to make it look aged and then threaded the ribbon thru it.
The card is Papermill, the paper is K and Co I think and I put a piece of cream card thru my CB Damask folder. The flower is hand punched, filed and inked. The pearls are from my stash.
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T T F N Happy Crafting.
Love Karen xxx