Tuesday, 16 August 2011


Hi world
Here is another grungy challenge set for us by linda ledbetter over at   studiol3.
This week it is all about distress stickles. Look here to see all things  Tim Holtz
 I only have 1 of these stickles so the piece was slightly limited and I only used it a little bit (actually it didnt show up as much as I thought it would, I think I prefer ordinary stickles)

Anyway I had to make a 30th birthday card for lucy at work.   (how did the italics appear?) her favouite colour is purple so this is a purple bling fest.

The stamp is ' Lady Audrey' from Octopode and this is the first time I have used it but I love it. I embossed it with shiney black (using my new hot gun ... not to be used for drying nails ) and then painted with aqua promarkers. I put the bling on then cut it out on the big shot ... forgetting about it, it crushed of course but I quite like it.
The bingo embossed background is from Lord Tim.
The stickles are on the word bingo and around the edge of the frame.

The greeting is sprayed with colour wash plum, cut out and covered with crackle paint to make it look older. It is fixed with a brad from papermania.
As this is quite blingy I have also entered it on simon says-stamp-and-show-some-bling


  1. Gorgeous card Janet, love the purpley embossed background! x

  2. A great card - love your embossed background.

  3. Fantastic! Love the colors and that image is fabulous.

  4. Loving this! Those stamps are just up your 'alternative' street!

  5. You have to show me how to do that background, it's fab, and so Lucy!

  6. Love It! Great card.
    Thanks for entering Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!--Renee, Simon Says Stamp

  7. Wonderful piece, and I love your Audrey! Isn't she fun?!


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