Monday, 27 June 2016

Crafty Cardmakers 167 # Shabby Chic/ Distressed

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Hi! back again to tell you that it's time for another challenge over
at Crafty Cardmakers.

And here is the card I've made for this challenge:

 Ina is hosting our challenge this time. We would like to see your shabby chic/distressed creations. As usual you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

We are sponsored for this challenge by:

With a prize of £12 to spend at your favourite Woodware stockist, either in store or on-line.

Here are the stages in making.

I started by applying embossing ink unevenly through a stencil and applied embossing powder to create some resist areas.

And then applied colour which was done by rubbing ink onto a craft mat, spray this with water and then drag the card over it until it is covered. It may be necessary to allow the card to dry between colours to prevent the card becoming saturated.

Once the card was dry I stamped over it with first and second generation ink using a music stamp.

Next I chose a section of the masterboard and cut this to it a 7x7 card blank. Next I used White Crackle Texture Paste through the same stencil and left it to dry naturally.

Here is the finished background paper which I also distressed sround the edge to give it a more shabby look.
At this stage I was ready to start putting the card together.
I coloured some cream ribbon with Big and Juicy ink.
 I also wanted a butterfly but not sure what I wanted it to look like at this stage so heat embossed several.
 One on the Masterboard and four on some Velum and cut these out using the Tim Holtz stamp and die set.

I cut out several flowers from the Tim Holtz Thinlits Die using black, blue and Masterboard card.

Also cut out a doily from the Tim Holtz range.

 To complete the card I layered the Masterboard onto satin card and finished the embellishments with the ribbon, gems and a sentiment from another Tim Holtz Thinlit set.

Shabby Chic?

I hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and maybe join in the challenge.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
 Happy crafty card making.
Angela x

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Country View Challenges: June Challenge-Crackle.
Stamping Sensations: June challenge - Feature a Creature.
Crazy4Challenges: C4C342 June - Add a Butterfly
A Vintage Journey: Texture or Embossing Paste.


  1. Stunning Angela! I love the black amid all those pastels, and the silver accent is lovely! Gorgeous shabby creation! hugs :)

  2. Just fabulous Angela, I love it.
    Hugs Kimx

  3. Beautiful card with pretty pastel colors and so many different pieces in various techniques, Angela! Love the light and elegant look.
    Thank you for playing again this month with us at Country View Challenges!
    xx Evelyn

  4. LOVE your card Angela. The soft background next to your black flowers works beautifully.
    Julie x

  5. Wow! I love this, just amazing. Cara x

  6. Another stunner Angela, I adore the butterfly and the background you created is so beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Stunning card creation Angela, beautiful background for your butterfly and flowers.
    Pam x

  8. Beautiful background and butterfly! I especially like the inked ribbon!

  9. What a super card, love the different elements you put together and the gorgeous soft colours! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  10. A stunning card Angela. I love the texture and dimension of your background and the butterfly and florals are a wonderful focal point. Sally.x.

  11. This is absolutely stunning Angela! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  12. Angela,
    A beautiful card with so many wonderful techniques used. I really admire your talent.
    :) Pam

  13. A fabulous shabby card Angela, love the background and elements you added xxx

  14. Lovely card Angela. The design is fabulous. Judy

  15. Another lovely masterboard and such a stunning card. Beautiful!

  16. So gorgeous all that texture and the colours are divine! Bec xx

  17. So gorgeous all that texture and the colours are divine! Bec xx

  18. Beautiful! Love seeing your descriptions of how you create your backgrounds.

  19. Absolutely STUNNING Angela. Love your detailed description and what a beautiful result you achieved. Now I NEED those TH thinlits.


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