Tuesday, 22 February 2011

anything goes challenge distressing

Today we are "doing" distressing and this poor card is distressed within an inch of its life. The background card is from the"linen closet" and I used Tim's distressing tool round the edge and inked with frayed burlap and then I covered a piece of smooth card with distress ink then I have screwed it up and torn it.
Here's a closer image then Ive stamped it up with a mixture of Tim Holtz and paper artsy stamps
The moth is rubbed over with some gold stuff (that's a technical term! lol)and layered up just slightly off so you can see the underneath To finish off I added some recycled metal bits I took off an old piece of work never waste anything, I also pinch (with permission) packing from wine boxes at work I'm like"oh oh don't throw that I'll have it" to use with my beloved sizzix lol I think they think I'm like a nutcase who collects weired rubbish. I have enjoyed doing this its a change and we all need a change now and again
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  1. Love this card Sue it looks great xSarahx

  2. Hi Sue, I just love this card and I'm the same at work too... My latest thing I have asked to be saved is the was paper that stickers are on to use with those tiny dies so they don't get stuck..


  3. I always look forward to your blog posts as they always make me laugh/smile. Your card is great I especially like it as you know I like grunge. P xx

  4. Yes, definitely distressed, a lovely card with gorgeous stamping on it. xx

  5. Hi sue love your card, I agree its nice to do something alittle different, myself I dont find distressed cards easy maybe thats why mines a day late!!!!Jillxx

  6. Beautiful card, love this look!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  7. Fabulous card Sue. It always good to try something different, supposed to be as good as a rest!! lol The pic doesn't do this card justice looks far better in the flesh. Have a great weekend. Lynne xx

  8. Something for you over on my blog. Lynne x

  9. Hi, Sue, Thanks for visiting my blog.
    This is a great card, love this kind of distressing.
    Just had a browse through you blog and I am now a follower.
    Avril x

  10. Sue this is awesome-like something you would find in the bottom of your Grandmother's trunk. Don't you just love that Tim Holtz distressing tool. What a pretty "vintage" inspired card. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet comment.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  11. Gorgeous and elegant!! Thanks for sharing :o)