Thursday, October 15, 2009


Good morning everyone it's Thursday again and another challenge from Charisma.

This week the lovely Karen has set the challenge and she wants us to get DISTRESSED.

Well I certainly I've never done this to my paper before, so I got quite stressed rubbing sandpaper over my new Wild Asparagus papers. They have a little distressing on them already but I wanted it to show a bit more so I set about them with a sand block from Hubby's toolkit......eeek!!! and this is the result.

As I don't have any distressing tools, I ran a serrated edge knife round the edges too then inked them with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing Ink. The flower is one of the handmade ones I did a few weeks ago and you can find the tutorial here. I've really surprised myself with this card as I didn't think I liked the distressed look but now that I've done it I really quite like it just shows you that you should always try something new even if it's not really your style.
I used the Friday Sketches layout. Thanks Karen for this challenge I really enjoyed it.

So why not get yourself all DISTRESSED and take part in this weeks challenge as always we have a fab prize for the lucky winner. Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.


  1. This is such a pretty card Vee & just love your flower

    Jan x

  2. Hi Vee,
    This is beautiful. I love the colours and the image is absolutely gorgeous - it is so well done. I love the trimmings. A stunner.
    Fiona x

  3. Beautiful card Vee, great LO!

  4. very pretty card vee, lovely image

  5. Great work,it looks good. I find it hard to distress cards, they never look right. Elaine

  6. fabulous blog! I love this card
    fiona x


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