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Thursday, August 8

A Little Distressed!!

Hello..hope your having a lovely week so far. The last two weeks has just flew past and its now its time for another challenge at Elphine House Australia!!

This time the theme is "Distressed"
Now as you might know i am not big on distressing. I love looking at cards that are distressed but when it comes to me doing one i end up putting it in the bin because i feel it doesn't look right. Well this is exactly what happened and the first card is now in the blue recycling bin outside...hence the title of my post!!

Here is my second attempt and i used only a little distressing of edges with my distressing tool then used some Bue Acrylic Paint, Weathered Wood Distress Ink and Course White Embossing Powders...All in little amounts! I have used "Fairy Faye, Make a Wish" from Elphine House Australia

 Materials Used...
Papers - Teresa Collins - Stationary Noted and Plain Blue Paper and Acetate for wings.
Dies/Punches - Cricut Wild Card Cartridge, Marianne Design Tga and Buttons, Fourishes and small flower Dies, Spellbinders D Lites Flourish Trim, Memory Box  Butterfly Delights, Small Butterfly punch.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Blue and White Ribbon, Lace and Paper Ribbon, Gems, Blue Acrylic Paint, Weather Wood Distress Ink, White and Clear Embossing Powers, Star-lite Gloss Varnish, Glamour Dust Glitter. I made the Decorative Pin myself using loose beads, spacers and pin and crimp bead.

Phew..that was some list!
Here is a close up of the image. I have done a bit of decoupage on her wings using the gloss varnish and glamour dust on them and then shaping them to lift from the image.

Remember that you have to use a Elisabeth Bell image on your entry. It can be from any of the companies that Elisabeth has designed for. If you have a EHA stamp then we would love to see what you have done with it!!

Here is a few challenges i am going to enter..
Card und More - Diamonds are a girls best friend (glitterly and sparkly)
Inky Chics - Lovely Lace
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Embossing (Heat embossing - White and glitter embossing on the white elements and around the image but hard to see in pictures!
Craftroom Challenge - Tic Tac Toe - Blue, Flowers and Lace!

Well thanks for reading! Please pop over to the EHA challenge blog and check out our "distressing" challenge!
Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks to everyone for the lovely comments you leave!


  1. I think this is absolutely gorgeous Lynne! You've done a brilliant job with your distressing sweetie! HUGS

  2. Hi Lynne,
    stunning card, cute image, beautiful soft coloring and fabulous details!
    Thank you for playing bingo with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

  3. Delightfully pretty card, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  4. Wow, this is so beautiful, love all the details and the fabulous colors. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  5. this is stunning- thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous creation with us over at Loves Rubberstamps xxxx

  6. Fabulous card Lynne, a gorgeous image and a beautifully embellished card


  7. This is ever so pretty! I love the soft colours and it's embellished so beautifully. Thanks for playing Bingo with us this fortnight at the CRC.

    Maria xx

  8. OH MY WORD!!! This is GORGEOUS! I love how you did the fairy wings with the vellum and glitter looks amazing! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! We hope you play along with us again soon!

  9. Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  10. Wow! How angelic! A gorgeous creation

  11. Hi Lynne, wow, this is so sweet and stunning. Love the wings you mada specially and all the glitter and the great colouration and all the perfect details. A great card!

    Thank you very much for joining us at the Cards und More Challenge.

    Hugs Claudia

  12. Wow gorgeous card. I love her wings.
    Thanks for joining our embossing challenge at Top Tip Tuesday too.
    Netty's Cards


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