Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Aged/Distressed - Rhedd & Rosie's DT

Good morning all!

You know, if I see "You aren't following any blogs" one more time when I try to access my blog feed, I'll probably scream! Please bear with me, I'm sure it'll get sorted, but if things don't improve soon, I'll be asking you all to email me direct links to your blogs instead!

Now, onto more fun stuff. Namely the new challenge over at Rhedd & Rosie's! Our new theme is the brilliant Aged/Distressed, which is rather an awful lot of fun if you ask me!

I'm rather partial to a bit of distressing really...

So I made this:

The dress-form stamp was a magazine freebie, and I stamped it onto some Prima paper (mounted on distressed very pale pink card - looks white in the picture!). I then re-stamped it onto card, and coloured and fussy-cut the corset, then added it with foam pads to give some extra dimension. Finally, I covered it in crackle varnish, like thus:

Some Vintage Photo distress ink was needed on the edges of the paper, naturally, and I dug out some lace and buttons to embellish.
The sentiment is from LOTV, and was stamped straight onto the paper with brown ink rather than black, to add to the aged look.

Et voila!

Your turn! Go take a gander at the other, gorgeous entries, then come and bring us some distressed or aged projects of your own!

I look forward to seeing you there!



An Occasional Genius said...

Sammy, I've had that same problem with it saying I'm not following any blogs but it's usually fine if I refresh the page. Simple & you may have tried it but it works for me so far!

Beautiful card sweetie, I seem to spend half my life distressed lol! Have a good day xx

Sandra Wright. said...

A stunning card Sammy...the whole design is just gorgeous and that bodice is fabulous...xx

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Sammy. I love the image, the way you have layered it up and added the crackle varnish looks so effective and the soft colours are gorgeous.
I am having similar problems with blogger!
Sue xx

Zoe said...

Beautiful Sammy, lovely colours and fab layout, very feminine xx Zoe xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Sammy, love the dimension of the bodice and the colours are lovely. Blogger is still being a bu**er for me too!! xx

Crafty Judith said...

Hi Sammy this is gorgeous hun love it xxx

Sue said...

I think blogger is having all sorts of problems Sammy:( I have found it hard to leave comments on some blogs its so frustrating...anyway your card is fabbbbbbbbb love it!!! huggles Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, love the rose colours and always love dress forms. I keep getting that message too but go back to my blog and then back again and there they are.

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Sammy, such a fabulous dress form and lovely soft colours.

Irish Cherokee said...

Ouch! To think they actually used to wear those things. Would suck all the air out of a room when the bodice was loosened. Beautifully done Sammy. Very vintage.

Kat W said...

An absolutely beautiful vintage style card - love the soft colours and distressing :-)

I feel your pain with the lack of blogs on the reading list but fortunately they have always come back when I refresh the page...for now!

Big hugs, Kat x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, love the colours and the bodice and the sentiment, its all fab.

Moira xx

Beccalite said...

Gorgeous card Sammy, love the dressform with corset stunning and the colour combo is one of my favourites.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx