Saturday, 20 September 2008

Basic Grey Challenge #3

Hi All

I'm a bit late posting today, on account of Blogger playing up this morning. It would not let me do anything...BOO HOO

Anyway not to be defeated, I'm trying again now.


As I was going to say this morning, Martine has posted the Basic Grey Challenge, for this week, but I guess you already know by now. It's all very distressing. Yes, you have to get distressed, well not you personally, but your craft projects. As always you have to show you've used at least one Basic Grey product, but that shouldn't be too hard as I know you all love those Basic Grey goodies. Just pop over to take a look at this weeks prize, and hopefully get some inspiration from the rest of the Design Teams work. It's fab as always.

Now want to see my contribution as Guest Designer this week. Well here it is.......

The paper is from the Basic Grey Phresh and Phunky collection. "Rather last season darlings", but who cares, I like it anyway. You can still get it on-line if you shop around. The main piece 'Phlordilee' was first torn round the edges. I then soaked it with water, screwed it up and squeeeeeezed the water out, then I opened it up gently, as it was rather fragile by this time, and randomly dabbed over Starburst Stains from The Stamp Man. This gave it a beautiful gold shimmer. Doesn't really show up in this photo, but believe me well worth a try. It's gorgeous. I curled one corner up into a roll and left it to dry off in the beautiful sunshine we amazingly had yesterday. Once dry, I brushed over the peaks with Brilliance ink Cosmic Copper, and touched it around the edges, I punched some holes in one corner too.

The stamp is from Whiff Of Joy, one of my brand new purchases this week, and the flowers from Prima, over-stamped with a scroll in that cosmic Copper Brilliance Ink again. I don't generally do much distressing, but after this I think I'll have a go at some more, as I'm rather pleased with the result.



Hazel said...

Yes, you should be pleased - great results - lovely colour combinations - love the use of the gold shimmer and copper ink pad.

debby4000 said...

fabulous card, love the vintage style works really well with the image.

craftyb said...

Oh I saw this on the blog and I loved it! So so pretty! bx

craftyb said...

Oh I saw this on the blog and I loved it! So so pretty! bx


This distressed card is simply stunning!! I just adore what you've done. Hugs Linda x

laury55 said...

great card

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