Saturday, 7 November 2009

Just Magnolia monthly challenge - Distressing

Afternoon all,hope you are all enjoying your weekend,this week on Just Magnolia there is a tutorial by Christine Dark (sketching Stamper) which is fabulous,her work is amazing.....i dont do distressing but thought i would give it a go and i really enjoyed it BUT it took me HOURS as i hand stitched around the edges with embroidery thread,i just adore this new stamp from magnolia she is so cute and could be used not just for Christmas....i used my metal ruler to distress the edges of the paper and then went over them with antique linen distress ink and i also used distress inks to colour the image,papers are mme,i didnt have and ponsettias so just used primas instead and put a flat backed pearl in the centre,ribbon and lace are from my stash...then to finish off i added stickles around the edges thought this would make it look a little more chrismasy.....hope ihavnt went a little OTT but think im happy with the result..thankyou all for looking and hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend

love n hugs


Diane said...

You have made an absolutely beautiful card - worth all the hours !

Tertia said...

This is absolutely perfect!

Christine said...

Ohhh LIza this is so lush those colours are fab & the image wow this is a it.

Hugs Christine xx

Mina said...

wow what a complete stunner Liza, I cant wait to ink mine up my hands are itching those papers and all that amazing stitching wow...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

gina g said...

Wow Liza I love this it is stunning and hand stitch your braver than me i would have sewn my fingers lol,a parcel sounds interesting.....i'm at the hospital monday morning for my treatment but i've not been to bad this time. luv gina xx

Martine said...

This is beautiful hunni, I adore the colours, embellies and image :), thanks so much for joining in with this weeks challenge over at JM :)



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Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is absolutely beautiful!
Such a stunning card!
Have a great time with Mina!
So happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
kim x

Lynne in NI said...

Wowser! Fabulous card Liza! Your colouring is wonderful and I love all the sparkle

June Nelson said...

This is fabulous you are so gifted, I am not gonna lose your blog now its fabulous1! xxx

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Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow! Adore the sparkle and the distressing - beautiful! Kim