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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

So Distressing!

New crafty stash alert!!!!

I have been trying out my new duster brushes from inkylicious and the craftwork cards alphabet stamp set for stamping on candi - genius idea!!

I am battling with male cards and a good friend gave me a couple of these timepiece stamps to play with. I distressed the layers with tea dye and frayed burlap and added a bit of tuxedo black to the bottom layer as it was the same colour as the cardstock. I have used 'chips' candi which is basically plain cardboard candi that you can colour/dye etc whatever colour you want - I used tea dye. I then stamped 'Good Times' onto the candi with tuxedo black. Hmm maybe not a bad start , what do you think?

I had another go this time with a black timepiece and tumbled glass and some masking tape which I haven't had that long but seems to have lost it's stick!

I can't decide which I like best, which one do you prefer??

I will be entering these cards into the following Challenge;

Top Tip Tuesday - 1 for the Men

Hope your Saturday is going well


Kathyk said...

By a whisker I prefer the second Debs, but that's just me. Enjoy your ink dusters and keep practising till you love them!


Denise and Louise said...

They are both great but I think I prefer the second one. Love the Craftwork Cards candy stamps - shall have to keep an eye out for these.
Denise xx

Cherry said...

Debs these are fab. Love those card candi stamps, really awesome stamped on candi. I love both, I like the colour combo on the second slightly more but the sentiment on the first. The brushes have made a great effect. Hugs Cherry XxX

catherine said...

you have managed to create a lovely effect with these colours and stamp Debs. Not used the dusters yet but have been looking at them. Hope your enjoying your weekend
x catherine

Louise said...

the are both fab and I love that stamp. Clocks are so versatile as images and I have to admit to being a bit of a clock lover in real life (sad I know). if I had to pick a fave it would be the kraft one but that is purely because I love kraft card stock.

Anonymous said...

Super fab card! Love the timepiece!
Congrats on your win at AnnaBelle Stamps!

clare said...

they are both fab cards debs. x

Lisa S. said...

I like both of your cards but I'm partial to the kraft one. Your timepiece image is perfect for this terrific masculine card!

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for the 1 For the Men challenge. Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
Lisa xx

coops said...

these are stunning debs.fab distressing and stamp :D

xx coops xx

Zippy said...

I love them both cant decide which I like best! Xxx