Wednesday 20 March 2013

Vintage? - don't mind if I do.

I've always admired but been a big bit, little bit intimidated by the whole distressed look.  I didn't know quite where to start and whenever I tried, always ended up with a project that looked more "tatty" than "vintage".  However I may have finally conquered my fear.  I dusted off my my Tim Holtz paper distresser, which has been laying, neglected in a drawer for years,  finally used my distress inks (well one of them) with some cut and dry and inked the edges of anything with a straight edge and crumpled away to my hearts content - and had a ball doing it.

So what was different this time, well, I used scraps.  I think the thought of wasting or destroying something pretty was just too big a deal for me.  I mean, I know it's just paper but, I really really like most of the dp's I own.  I really like the paper I used, which was one of the first crafty purchases I made but the bits I used had been in a scrap box.  It took all the pressure off and I honestly can't remember enjoying making a card so much in a long long time.

 * For everyone else that has whole heartedly embraced this style I know my card is pretty lame but it really was a big deal to me :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Emma's Crafty Challenge #14 Vintage
Fussy and Fancy Friday #84 Flowers


  1. Beautiful card! Love the card layout and all the beautiful layers. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy. Hugs, Ivonne

  2. That's so pretty, Tammy! Love the soft shimmer!

    Joined you on bloglovin honey!

  3. Beautiful card Tammy, love the layered images. Definitely 'vintage' not 'tatty'! Thank you for joining us at Emma's Crafty Challenge and good luck x

  4. This is beautiful Tammy,I love distressing,just never seem to get it right on my cards...Lovely papers...
    Mandy x

  5. Well I think you did a lovely job Tammy. I think every style takes a bit of practice, but then again art is whatever you make of it so there is no wrong way. Just have fun. :-) Hugs!


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