Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Distressed Memories!!!

Hiya everyone!

This is my first play with my new Tim Holtz distress inks! I couldn't decide which to buy so I bought all 36!!! (Naughty me Lol)
I saw a few challenges for vintage/distress/memories so I came up with this.

Image of lady from vintage belle CD - I distressed the image then used a few layers of clear embossing powder on it, scrunched it so it cracked then used a bit more ink
Papers and ornate frame from Summer Driggs wonderful stuff
Inks used:- Vintage photo, tea dye and walmut stain
Prima flowers, buttons and brads from stash
Sentiment done on computer - fonts used are century gothic and Susie's hand

I'm entering it into these challenges:-

Secret crafter - distressing
Sentimental Sundays - flowers and a sentiment
Cuttlebug spot - embossing and flowers
Kaboodle Doodle - embossing
Practical scrappers - Buttons
Sisterhood of scrap - flowers
Crazy challenge - buttons/brads/eyelets
Shabby tea room - Comforts of home (photo inspiration)
Flourish - Vintage
Papertake weekly - Something different
A spoonful of sugar - 3D something (frame)
Tuesday taggers - Memories

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x


  1. WOW ... girl-ie!!! GOOD FOR YOU -- all 36!! I {heart} your design and that vintage image is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week and I hope you can come back again on Monday to play again :)

  2. Such a fabulous creation.

    Thank you for joining in with our challenge this week at PTW.


  3. Pretty card. Love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Practical Scrappers.
    Barb S

  4. great card, love the vintage feel, love the sentiment

    Thanks for joining us at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!!

    hugs shell xx

  5. Beautiful card Paula! Love the vintage feel!

  6. Ah, I couldn't choose a better sentiment. Just a great vintage card, gorgeous! Thanks for entering this into Sentimental Sundays :)
    - Ann

  7. Very vintage and fab. Lovely! Thank you for playing "Crazy challenge" this week!
    hugs Nana

  8. What a beautiful, vintage inspired card. I really love the embossing and distressing you did on the vintage image, and the colors are wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

  9. Wow! That's stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

  10. Gorgeous card, fabulous colours and so many to chose from! Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week.

  11. Lovely! Thanks for playing The Crazy Challenge.

  12. It's absolutely beautiful. I'm so jealous of you, getting all 36 distress