Another week has gone by already, and so it's brand new challenge over at Creative Inspirations.
This week the theme is DISTRESSED! This is my GDT card.
I am also putting this card into the Distressed challenge over at Crafts & Me!
I have used two gorgeous stamped images from A Whiff Of Joy's Get Well Collection, Little Nurse & Little Doctor.
I stamped these little cuties in Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto heavyweight watercolour paper. I then watercoloured them with Distress Inks;
& Faded Jeans.
I was not worried about the less than perfect finish, as I wanted the images to look as distressed & aged as possible (that's my story and I'm sticking to it - lol!)
I wet the edges of the image and then dragged it through the Walnut Stain Distress Ink pad, and just let the ink bleed into the damp edges. You can see it gave a nice aged effect if you click on the image for a closer look.
The papers are Pink Petticoat downloads.
I sponged Antique Linen & Walnut Stain Distress Inks around the edges of the gingham papers.
I also used my MS doily punch,
Inverted corner punch,
PC generated sentiment,
Gingham ribbon & buttons.
I don't make many distressed cards really. I usually like things to be 'just so', (I'm a bit OCD - lol!) but I really enjoyed just letting go and making this card, fraying the ribbon, not worrying about smudges etc.
I asked hubby if it looked distressed enough. He said it looked as though it had been in a bonfire. Hmmm...is that good or bad then? Well I guess being in a bonfire would be quite distressing!
This is my last card as 'May Guest Designer' at Creative Inspirations. So I say a fond farewell! Thanks for having me ladies!