Thursday, 27 March 2014

The sweet pea stampers: distress to the max

It's time for another challenge on the Sweet pea stampers blog: distress to the max - please click here to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see you take part in our challenge.

For my design card I used a digital image by Karen Middleton called 'butterfly yellow'. I used a variety of grey spectrum noir pens to colour the image, tore round it and brushed first with squeezed lemonade distress ink and then mustard seed. I then spritzed the whole image so that it looked more distressed. The background card is from the everyday collection of Core Impressions by Jenni Bowlin by Core-dinations sanded to reveal the yellow core.The strip of script paper is from 'fair skies' by Farm House paper company, again torn and inked, with a piece of Tim Holtz tissue tape down the middle. The flowers were from Hobbycraft and I brushed them with mustard seed DI.

This is also for

Timbro scrap mania 90: grey and yellow
Use your stuff 128: ink (I've had the core'dinations card and the Farm House paper for ages, untouched)
Eclectic ellapu 2: flowers and butterflies
Kreativer bastel 43: flowers
Crazy challenge167: flower frenzy
The house that stamps built DCC326: things with wings
Fussy & fancy 110: shabby chic
Red rubber inspirational 113: very vintage
Hiding in my craft room 142: let's get digital
Digi haven: things with wings
Butterfly 4: springtime at last (use yellow)
Creative moments 39: anything goes/things with wings
Treasured times 14: anything goes with layering
Little Miss Muffet 82: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 84: anything goes
Fitztown 27: anything goes
Crazy 4 challenges 228: shake your thing - any card
613 avenue create 64: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday 28:  anything goes
Allways something creative 71: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 165: anything goes
Craftitude 61: anything goes
Wordplay Saturday March: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Sister Act 50: anything goes
Inky linky 49
DL.ART March
Just B creative crazy March linky party


  1. This is lovely. I love so many aspects of this card...from the torn script paper, the Tim strip, the flowers and the lovely inky yellows!

  2. Wonderful color palette ! Such a pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !

  3. très joli Hazel, élégant et charmant, biz

  4. I love your grey colouring in contrast to the yellow flowers and distressing. It looks very effective. A very nice card indeed.

  5. beautiful. I love that you used just the yellow for your color against the grey. Thanks for joining our ink challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  6. Really like that color combo. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB DT Coordinator

  7. Fantastic effect with the greys and distressing. Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B

  8. What a gorgeous card Hazel. I love how you have coloured the image. It looks just like a sketch. Love all the elements of yellow that you have used. Thank you for fluttering by #4. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

  9. Beautiful card and colours!
    Thank for joining us at Fitztown Challenge.Hugs Kaija DT-member

  10. Hi Hazel What a Fab design, love the image, thank you for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love to see you back again next week for another fun challenge......Good Luck
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  11. This is gorgeous! I love the yellows! Beautiful flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!

  12. Gorgeous Card, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

  13. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  14. Beautiful card, Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Kreativer Bastel Blog.
    x Daniela

  15. Very pretty - the yellow on the dark background is so striking! Thanks for playing along with Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  16. Lovely Hazel, thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  17. Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured-looks like a watercolour! Thanks for joining in with the Artistic Inspirations Challenge. Suz xxx

  18. Very cute card. I love combo. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  19. WOW!! Such fabulous!!
    Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge.

  20. How lovely, Hazel! LOVE the colours you've used. Thanks for joining our “Wings” challenge.… x
    Asha - Eclectic Ellapu DT

  21. Lovely work dear Hazel! Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge!

  22. You are a true artist. It is so difficult to color in the gray spectrum and have it look this natural. Your sense of style and color is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this inspiration with us at Red Rubber Designs.

    Mary Anne

  23. Beautiful card with the collage look. The sketched face is so pretty the way you have torn & distressed the edges and all the other trims you have going on with this yellow butterfly card. TFS & Hugs

  24. Very beautiful, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

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  26. Beautifully done! Great embossing and distressing! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  27. Lovely color choice, and the flowers are great!! Thank you for play with us at Creative Moments this time, hope to see you again!!! Hugs Kate DT


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