Wednesday 31 December 2008

Rustic (Scruffy) Flower

I needed a rustic unfussy looking flower for this card I was making, had a play and came up with this rustic looking flower.

I punched out 3 circles - 1 x 1.5" in blue, 1 3/4" in gingham and a 3/4" in blue

Distress the edges of the circles with a distressing tool and a nail file. Don't be afraid to crumple/crease the discs, crumpled and bashed is GOOD! Edge the discs with a matching ink and add a few more bends and creases for good measure. Assemble with a brad - the one I've used is from the QVC Cosmo Cricket TSV and was perfect for the look I wanted.

A really quick and easy embellishment that matches perfectly with whatever colours/papers you are using on your project (apologies for the blurred picture).


Monday 29 December 2008


Many people have used the bubble wrap and paint to create a design on their layouts. I decided to try Tim Holtz's distressing ink. This may not be a new technique to many of you ,but it's the first time for me. I've used paint before but the ink made nice lightly colored bubbles on the paper.

Here are some pics I took when I created my layout.

I inked the bubble wrap...
...then I layed it on the paper and lightly pressed on it......and this is what it turned out like! Here is the layout I created.