Friday 15 May 2015

Distressed in the Garden

Hi there,

I have had a day off work today, and it has turned out to be lovely! I went down the allotment for a bit and netted off my Gooseberry bushes before the birds get to them. I was also hoping to plant some pea seeds against my pea netting, and strim the grass, but it is amazing how long it takes to find poles and netting that are the right size in the storage bench! And then having to fight with the nettles to secure the netting once you have found some that fits properly (or as near as possible without buying some new!) lol.

I also decided to try putting up my new greenhouse. It was freecycled to me, and so there are no instructions and we didn't think to take a photograph before dismantling it in the first place! Here is what I have got:

As you can see it is not going well. I decided to come indoors and upload my latest ATC duo - Light Distressed:

 This ATC duo is almost identical, which I do not usually do, but I thought that I would see how different I could make them,using all the same things, and the same layout. So the base card for both of these cards is standard 2.5x3.5 inches, cut from Core'dinations cardstock. Both were distressed using fine sandpaper, but the first used an up/down motion, while the second used a longer side-to-side motion, to give a slightly different distressed effect to the cards. The image was stamped onto pink core'dinations (which was slightly distressed with the sandpaper) and heat-embossed using a coral embossing powder, however the second image was also kissed with a crackle effect stamp before applying to the card, to give a more distressed effect to the image. In both cases this image was layered onto white cardstock, which had been stamped with a crackle-effect stamp, and heat embossed with enamel embossing powder, before being painted with yellow ink. The first ATC has a scalloped circle mounted onto a larger scalloped circle, while for the second one I decided to use a plain circle for the yellow-crackle.

These ATC's are to be entered into:
Vs sweet ideas #34 Emboss it!
The Card Concept #35 'Frilly and Fabulous' - scalloped circle inspired by the frilly edges and the colours from the flowers
Creative Card Crew Embossing
CCM #138 Make your own background
LOC #78 Distress it
Glitter and Sparkle 136 Embossing

Also, here is an update of the height chart:
Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog.

Hugz Tinz


  1. P.S. I also run an Anything Goes challenge blog and would LOVE to have you join us there as well. Your art is amazing, and should be shared. I know my Design Team would enjoy your art. I hope you will join us here as well.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  3. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'Make Your Own Background' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  4. Thanks for entering our Distress It challenge at LOC, love your ATCs - good luck x


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