Friday, 9 September 2011

Getting Messy

For the past few days, I've been having fun with my distress inks and embossing powders; I started with plain white cardstock, stamped the script with distress, stamped the fleur de lis with versamark and clear embossed it, then went to town with various distress inks and my blending tool.
I also did a combination of the above for my accent papers.
TOP TIP - With the more 'grainy' embossing powders, such as Metal Magic, heat from underneath. This prevents all the powder blowing away, and gives a more even finish.
My fingers now look rather nicotine stained - ahh the price of getting creative!

Challenges Entered
TOMIC - Make your own background
I (heart) promarkers - Metal embellishment or charm (frame embossed with Metal Magic also used metallic lace)
Truly Scrumptious - Decorate the inside
Stampavie and more - Pearls and lace (pearl headed heart pin, metallic lace)
Little Red Wagon - Use Die Cuts (frame & chipboard buttons)
My Mums Craft Shop - Layer it up
Anything Goes - Vintage/Shabby
Top Tip Tuesday - Easel Card
Magnolia Mania - Sparkle (Stickles on Tilda)
Crafts and Me - Buttons and bows (chipboard buttons, hessian bows)
Thanks for looking


  1. WOW what an effort - but soo worth it your card is gorgeous!
    Thanx soo much for joining us at MDUC this week

  2. Georgous card I love the colours, thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
    Teresa x

  3. stunning card and such gorgeous colours

    Thank you for joining us at MMCS


  4. Outstanding individuality! Love the entire project and you should be so proud! Great work! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Birthday celebration.
    Hugs and good luck,
    Tammy Louise

  5. This is gorgeous, love the colours and you've embellished perfectly. Jo x

  6. When I saw your card, I just went wow!! that is so gorgeous. What else can I say. Absolutely beautiful card.

  7. This is fabulous!!! Thanks for joining the Buttons and Bows challenge this week at Crafts and Me!

  8. Mercy...this is gorgeous. Your post sounds like you just had a blast with this card and the outcome is obvious! Fantastic tip you've included too. I will be trying this one. :D
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Top Tip Tuesday. :D
    Lisa xx
    Be sure you check the TTT guidelines for even MORE chances to win on this challenge. :D
    Happy stamping...

  9. Wonderful card! You now gave me some inspiration too of how to use that wonderful script-stamp from Stampin' up :-)

  10. This is gorgeous Tracey, I love distress inks and think you've done a fab job with them, thanks for joining us at I ♥ proMarkers.

  11. ABSOLUTELY GORJUSS, well worth getting stained fingers for,
    H xx

  12. What a stunning card - LOVE the colours and your inking is awesome!

    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week to celebrate our 1st Birthday! Make sure you haven’t missed out on any of our amazing prizes this week – pop over to TTT to make sure you’re entered into ALL of our prize draws :)

    Carol x

  13. Beautiful card,lovely image and colour combo...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious...
    Mandy x

  14. Fabulous card! love the distressing my favourite pass time... great job!
    There are loads of ways for you to win! @ Top Tip Tuesday you can get extra entries by visiting DT and or other challengers leave them a message and tell them you saw their card at Top Tip Tuesday
    Thanks for joining in the fun for our 1st Birthday challenge,
    hugs Samantha

  15. oh wow this is stunning can really see the super effect of the blending on this and you really have done a fantastic,job this is just sheer eye candy just love this to bits,
    ,bless you for playing at anything goes this week,hugs cherylxxxx

  16. Gorgeous card, I saw it on Top Tip Tuesday, love your beautiful embellishments.

  17. What a fabulous card, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS, good luck and hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)Thanks for the useful tips

  18. Great card. I love all the details! I saw it on TTT.

  19. Fabulous easel card and gorgeous charm! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



  20. Truly stunning! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  21. Wow stunning easel card I adore the colour scheme Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

  22. an absolute stunning little masterpiece, what a lot of work! thanks for joining us at Tomic

  23. Absolutely fabulous. I love everything about this. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  24. This is stunning. I love the colours and the vintage touch. Thanks for playing with us at MMCS this week! Hugs!

  25. Congratulations on being featured on Little Red Wagon! We hope you play along again sometime :)
    Joanne xo

  26. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the colours are fab. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

  27. Ohlala, this is totally stunning!! Love all your beautiful details and the very sweet and great coloured Tilda.

    Thank you for joining us at Stampavie and More this time. Hope to see you again :)