Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 69 Distress It

Time once again for our new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and our theme for the next two weeks has been chosen by the lovely and talented Feebsy  who is asking us to Distress It ! She would love to see some form of distressing on your project, pop over to Crafty Cardmakers for more details.

I really enjoyed this one immensely and had lots of fun getting inky and messy , something I havent done for a long long time .

To make the base I cut out three pieces of card with my Cameo and layered them, embossed them with the Harlequin embossing folder by Sizzix , lightly rubbed them over with Pan Pastels in varying colours and set them with hair spray,  a double dose of UTEE to give a little shine and the base was done. For the next layer I used an IndigoBlu crackle stamp with clear embossing ink and the used the emboss resist technique with DI inks in varying shades until I got the look I wanted. The edges were distressed with my fab but very noisy Zutter machine and then more DI’s around the edges.

For the main image I coloured a piece of card with Pan Pastels,  over the top I stenciled in red Pan pastels a number mask that I had made with the aid of my Cameo. I used this great face stamp by Inkylicious which I embossed with black SU embossing powder. This little metal frame from Tim Holtz has been sitting waiting its turn patiently and seemed eyedeal ( pun intended ) to place over the eye. This was such great fun and I really enjoyed mixing it up a little.

I do hope you can join us over at Crafty Cardmakers there are two great prizes to be won by our very generous sponsors

Digi Doodle Shop

We are also sponsored by Hobby Art who are giving away two fabulous stamps sets and this is what they have to say.

As a family business we’re a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art. All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain.

Look at the gallery on my blog – – for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range.
We’re pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries. Good luck everyone. Jenny and all. X

why not pop over to Crafty Cardmakers to see the fantastic inspirational pieces by my fellow DT members and why not take part who knows you could be one of our lucky winners !

Before I go would just like to leave you with a photo of Bailey and Rosy  my doglets who have been complaining that I have not mentioned them recently in any of my blog posts ! Well the fact is that they have been behaving themselves lately and havent eaten or destroyed any of my stamps/supplies and creations.

Right am off to cook lunch and will pop by you all later to see what you have been up to.

Take care

Marie x

42 thoughts on “Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 69 Distress It

  1. Wonderful work on this and I love the colour. Your dogs look wonderful and I’m sure theyare smiling at the camera


  2. You are right Marie! It has been ages since we’ve visited!! And you have given me a ton to think about, with switching to wordpress. My blog was made by someone else, so I don’t really know what to do about that. Getting my existing header and tags to wordpress. Do I just copy and paste??? ugh. Too hard!!!
    I am absolutely in love with this card!! The many layers and distressed look are my thing all day! Awesome work!!
    I will be adding you to my blog list (remember blogger ate my old one grrr) so I can visit more often!
    Thanks for visiting me!!

  3. I love the card you created Marie. The unusal shape is really inspired and I like how you’ve used two embossing techniques and the distressing looks fabulous. I also really love how you’ve used that Inkylicious stamp with the stencilling behind it and the frame on the eye looks amazing. I own that stamp too and you’ve inspired me to mess around with it.

    Your doggies are so cute, I’m glad they’re leaving your crafty goodies intact for you!


  4. Loving your unusual card Marie and your fab new stamps. Brill. Loving the two stars of the show, they obviously want some lunch as well………… xx

  5. Αυτό είναι μάτι!!!!
    Μας άφησες με καλή συντροφιά,μας φυλάνε κιόλας!!!

  6. Hello, my amazing friend! This is SUPERB! LOVE the frame around the eye–an excellent touch! And the colors are fabulous! AMAZING creation!!! 🙂

  7. Cor! you certainly have an amazing artistic streak, this is so “arty” I don’t know where you would start, and a fab frame too.

    See I told you you are a clever clogs LOL

  8. Wonderful stamping and layering here Marie, that face is just delicious:0) Bailey and Rosie look like little angels! tee hee, I’m sure they could never do anything naughty, Have fun my friend, Gay xxx

  9. Wow!! Love the shape and unique design of this Marie. Fantastic! What do you do with all your amazing creations? Are they all in your house?

    Your doglets look like they’re posing for the camera, lol!

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  11. Well ofcourse you haven’t been getting all inky lately, been too distressed looking for your glasses.
    A lot of work has gone into this card and that alone deserves big praise and I would very much love to say that I love it, but it is not my style and each to their own but credit where credit is due is my moto. Hope you are not offended but I can’t lie and I am certain that others will think that it is stunning.
    Glad the little doggies have been behaving themselves, look as cute as ever.
    Kath x

  12. Love, love the distressing on your gorgeous card, the eye in the frame is fabulous.
    The dogs look so angelic, shame you keep saying they can get up to mischief.
    Yvonne x

  13. Love this card Marie, one of my most favourite stamps (although I don’t own it – Why not I hear you ask, and I can’t answer that one!!!!). Fabulous pics of your wee doggies.
    Take care and have a great week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  14. I love the textures in this piece Marie and that frame was just the thing to spotlight the eye on that mysterious looking face. If Bailey and Rosy haven’t trashed any of your stash lately I expect it’s because they’re planning the big one! Can’t believe it’s raining in Greece but I think the weather’s on the turn here too – sigh! Take care, Vicky x

  15. Wow you have pulled all the stops out on this one Marie 🙂 and your making me look bad cos I haven’t used my Pan pastels yet ! R & B are looking the picture of innocence tehe
    Von x♥x

  16. So much yummy texture and colour Marie…. I love the crackle stamp and the eye peeking through the frame :0)
    Your two dogs are so cute…….even if they have a penchant for crafty stash :0)
    Jenny x

  17. Great to see you using PP’s as I am experimenting with them myself at the moment. Never thought of using them under utee but will now as your results are fabulous. Love this piece that you have done. This is fr !!om Neet as she cant comment on my blog
    Hugs, Neet xx

    Any chance of posting this as a comment on your blog as it won’t let me and I am getting fed up of not commenting on your blog.

    Hugs, Neet xx

  18. This is fabulous work, Marie. I love all the different techniques, textures and the shape. Pan Pastels seem to be all the rage right now, and they give amazing results…don’t they?

    Love how your two cuties are posing for the camera xx

  19. What a fabulous card this is, beautiful texture, colours and look! Your dogs look so sweet and aren’t they curious? Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira x

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