Friday, 20 April 2012

Shabby Chic or Distressed at The Stampman

Hello lovely Crafters. What a wet couple of days we've had here in Yorkshire. I know we need the rain but I can't wait for the sunshine to put in an appearance again.

Still, it's perfect crafting weather and time for a new challenge with The Stampman. Brenda has asked us to be Shabby Chic or Distressed this time. I definitely think I'm more distressed than chic so this is my DT project.

I used another Stampendous Cling stamp. These are a recent discovery and are quickly becoming firm favourites. I have a lot of favourites you might have noticed!!

I teemed it with lots of different papers that have been sprayed with Starburst Stains but I can't tell you all the colours as they were done some time ago, some stamped vellum and a flower made from the Tattered florals die.

The flower is just cartridge paper that has been splodged with more stain. I rarely buy flowers these days as these are so easy and cheap to make.

The rest of the DT have created some stunning projects so don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog for a peek and Jill is offering a £10 Voucher to spend at The Stampman website for the winner as usual so I hope you'll have a play along with us this time.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend whatever you are up to, just make sure you take an umbrella if you live in the UK.


Annie said...

How pretty. I love the design and your choice of colours. :-)
A x

Lesley Edmonds said...

Gorgeous Lisa! Lovely colours and composition.
ps we're having day after day of sunshine and showers :)

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is definitely chic .. i love it .. the layers and that gorgeous rose
Lisa x


A beautiful distressed (and very Chic) card Lisa - love the colours and the gorgeous stamped postcard.
I do hope the sunshine has now reached your part of West Yorkshire Lisa - it's been beautiful in this corner of WY today, and not a drop of rain in sight (I will probably regret saying that, when it snows this afternoon)!!!!
Have a great weekend - hugs, Sylvia xx

Brenda Brown said...

Well I think you have combined the shabby chic with the distressed perfectly here Lisa. I love the colours you have chosen and the fabulous layers of colour. I know what you mean about flowers, I sat making some for a project last night. Tip if you haven't tried it before - use water colour paper sometimes, it mists and scrunches fabulously. As for my fabric flower - I just used some thin tulle or netting and a piece of cream fabric I picked up in a bargain bin at our local fabric shop - sorry don't know what it actually is called.
Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Jill said...

Beautiful card Lisa I have got that die and those flowers are lovely to make aren't they! Mmm... Weather isn't much good here either - ok I don't want anymore rain, some warm sunshine would be nice! Hope you have a good weekend. Jill x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Very delicious combination of distress & colour. At this moment in time my mind is totally blank but i hope to come up with something soon. Im still trying to find all my old links & rebuild my favourites library!!!

Sam said...

Tres Shabby Chic mon amie! This is gorgeous Honey. Loving it. I know what you mean about the flowers. I have loads still in the jar/packet because I would rather make them! I must use them though so I can reuse the jars!
I certainly don't mind the rain but does it have to be soooooo cold! Brrr! Have a good weekend.

Beryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lisa. I could do with some lessons making those flowers.Beryl xx

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa! I love those colours, and the butterfly image. The rose is beautiful too. Must go and investigate Stampendous clings.....!

Hope you're ok. Have a great weekend,

Hugs, Lynne x

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Lisa! That is stunning! Beautiful work x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Lisa, this is gorgeous, a beautiful colour, love the selection of inky backgrounds you have used.
Just been catching up and thats a beautiful card in the previous post too.
Thanks for you lovely comments on my blog, I really appreciate them
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Angela Weimer said...

Fabulous project and great design. Loving your color choice too. Have a great day. Angela

Emma said...

Oh Lisa, this is gorgeous, I love the colours you've chosen, it just works so well with the image and your flower is beautiful!! Stunning...
Hope you had a lovely weekend.
Love Emma xxx

craftimamma said...

I love the beautiful Stampendous image Lisa. Wonderful colours too and a perfect distressed & shabby chic look to your gorgeous card. The flower is really lovely and I love all the layers.

We've had some really heavy downpours over the past week with lots of hail and quite a bit of thunder mixed in with some sunshine. Today has been miserable all day though.

Lesley Xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Lisa, I think this is both shabby Chic and beautifully distressed , I love the starburst stains, fabulous colours and the stampendous butterfly is gorgeous. Pretty flowers too what more could we ask for :0) Stopped raining for a minute here LOL Gay xxx

JoZart said...

Lovely to see your gorgeous card! I'm popping in to tell you that Titanic Girl has been rescheduled to next Mon 8.30pm Apr30th. Don't miss!
Jo x
Oooh! that flower is exquisite too.

Gio said...

Gorgeous card!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love all the layers of texture. Blessings!