Friday, 31 July 2009

Another obsession!

I'm gonna blame Bev for this new obsession of mine - distress inks... thanks very much sweetie!
I had no interest whatsoever in these inks until I saw Bev colour an image with them at Newbury - well I just had to have some to have a play with - I bought several reinkers rather than the pads to try, no prizes for guessing whats coming next - yup you've guessed, had to buy some of the ink pads, some cut n dry foam, now on a mission to collect the set - I just love working with them, need some more practice tho!

Anyway onto my card which I am entering in for 3 challenges - its the only way to go these days with so many challenges about.

The challenges are:-
- Just Magnolia, distressing
- Sunday Sketch and Stamp, wasn't too keen on the sketch at first but it's grown on me
- Dutch Dare, to use lace

I used images and a sentiment from the Lazy Summer Magnolia kit, MME Bloom & Grow papers and of course distress inks. I don't usually do messy, if you look at the state of my craft room when I have got my stash all over the place you may not agree with me there but generally I like everything neat and tidy so this wasn't too easy for me. I used a Heidi Swapp distressing tool for the edges on the green layer but could only bring myself to distress the edges on one layer, didn't want it to look scruffy - daft thing is I love it when I see all the other distressed edges out there in blogland. I used cut & dry felt to tint the edges of the other layers and am really pleased with how this turned out.


clare said...

Hi Sam..what a lovely love the colour combo.
and thanks for taking part in SS&S challenge..good luck an we hope you can join us again.
thanks clare SS&S DT x

Arianne said...

Great card!
Thanks for playing along with us at SS&S!

Hugs, Arianne

Rach said...

a gorgeous card Sam, love your distressing and the lovely image that you have used.. hugs rachxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card sam,i love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Cathy said...

Beautiful card and fabulous lace.
Thank you for joining in the DDCC challenge this week.
Cathy xx

Stacey said...

Haha! I knew that you would be buying some more Distress Inks! You are a stash-a-holic woman! Totally gorgeous though, love it ~x~

Bev said...

What a gorgeous card Simonne! I love your choice of beautiful papers and wonderful details x

Carolyn said...

What a lovely card Sam. I love your distressing.
Hugs xx