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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Pollycraft Challenge #106 - *//Distressing\\*

This week the challenge theme over at Pollycraft Monday has been chosen by our gorgeous Maria..

We want to see..


Easy if you know how! ;) Maria is an EXPERT in the field of distressing. Just gotta take a looksie at her blog to know that!! You could use ink or paint, a paper distresser or the edge of some scissors. Hey, perhaps you even have your own distressing technique, like scrumpling the paper up.. we can't wait to see what you come up with! ;) Head on over to the Pollycraft Monday Challenge Blog to see what awesome inspiration the ladies have got for ya this week!

Here is my take on the challenge. I'll apologise now, the pictures don't really do all of my distressing justice. Typical.

Instead of the usual kraft cardbase I've reversed it and gone for some pink cardstock from Papercuts and added Kraft matting. I've used some delicious papers from MME Oh La La for Her collection. Pretty old, I know. But I hoard.. and I've gotta start USING!

As for the whole distressing thing.. I've distressed the edges of my cardbase and patterned paper using Frayed Burlap DI and added some brown doodles. I have added cream acryic paint, DI and doodles to the edges of my kraft cardstock as well as running a paper distresser along the edges to rough it up a little.

Here is a close up of Sonny Honeycloud - don't you just love her sweet little face? And she always has the best outfits! Check out those boots - I WANT SOME!! I have fussy cut her out and adhered her with dimensionals to a die cut oval which I have stamped with the words "Thank you" although I've pretty much covered them all up. Silly.

As for embellishments - my fave bit! Okay, okay.. my second fave bit after the image. ;) I've die cut some mini postage stamps and stamped two sentiments "You're the best!" and "You make me happy". Too cute. I added some WOC goodness as well as some ruffle edge ribbon from The Ribbon Girl. To finish it all off I added some white liquid pearls, coz you know I gotta! :)

Here is quick shot of the inside of my card. I repeated the sentiment down the bottom, so you can see it a little better. I added another strip of patterned paper and a bit of kraft cardstock which I have distressed using the cream acrylic paint.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Dream Valley - Distressing
× One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
× Catch the Bug - Distressing / Shabby Chic
× Marks Finest Papers - Distressing

Cardstock: Papercuts - Pink; Bazzill - Kraft
Patterned Paper: MME - Oh La La for Her
Stamps/Digi: Pollycraft Digi Sonny Honeycloud - For You; Whimsy Stamps - Everyday Mini Postage Stamps Sentiments; Papertrey Ink - Star Prints
Ink: SU! Pretty in Pink; Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Dies: Nesties - Classic Ovals LG, Whimsy Stamps - Mini Postage Stamp
Tools: Fiskars - Scallop border punch; Tonic Paper Distresser
Embellishments: WOC - two tone cherry blossom, 15mm mint roses; The Ribbon Girl - 16mm AQUA Ruffle Edge Sheer ribbon
Colour: Copics: Skin E00, 11, R30 Hair E35, 57, 59 ProMarkers: Boots and Belt Henna, Chestnut, Walnut Skirt and Jacket Marine, Petrol Blue, Midnight Blue Jumper Pastel Green, Mint Green, Green Hat and Present Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink
Misc: white liquid pearls; Jenni Bowlin - Malted Milk acrylic paint; brown fineliner


  1. Lou, your card is STUNNING! I can't even pick one area as a fave - it is ALL gorgeous!!

  2. This is so sweet and adorable. What a great layout and your coloring is phenomenal. Super cute embellishment too. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. It is such a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week. Good luck in the drawing.

    Bear Hug,

  3. Lou--this card is just adorable!!! Just love all the details. You did a great job with this! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

  4. Ooh this is gorgeous, love your colouring and your detail :-) Thank you for joining us at One Stitch at a Time, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT xxx p.s I have candy if you would like to pop over and enter :-)

  5. fantastic card lou.love the fun image and distressing and your colours and design are always so inspiring ;D

    xx coops xx

  6. Love the way you've coloured her hat to match her boot soles - nice one! That dark blue skirt with her blue eyes eyes is rather striking too.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. A wonderful creation Lou, love the gorgeous image and your amazing fussy cutting. Fab colouring as always. :o)

    Donna x

  8. Lou this is beautiful, love those little stamps too cute, perfect colourwork as always. Joey x

  9. I simply love this, what a fun card you have such a fun style! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!

  10. Super gorgeous card Lou! I love it!


  11. Gorgeous hun, love the colours.
    Hugs Emma x

  12. Beautiful card. love the distressing :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  13. Gorgeous color scheme, and fab job coloring your girl! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!

  14. awesome card in fantastic colors.

    thanks for playing with us at OSAAT this week, hope you join us next time too.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT One Stithc At A Time

  15. Gorgeous, beautiful. Fantastic colouring, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT this week and good luck Julie DT


I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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