Thursday 24 March 2011

PaperPlay Challenges - Distressing

Good morning ! Very foggy this morning but lets hope it turns into a beautiful day !
The doors open at the NEC today and I'm so excited to be going on Saturday. I just hope the shoppers who are going today and tomorrow leave some stuff for me to buy ! I'm more excited about meeting up with my lovely friends again, some I have met year after year and some I shall be meeting for the first time.

I was thrilled when my fellow teamie on BG Challenges, Sandie, asked me if I would like to join PaperPlay Challenges and the lovely talented ladies on there.

The challenge this week is DISTRESSING !

We are being sponsored by Bunny Zoe Crafts and the lucky winner will win a £10 gift voucher for her store !

I have had this photo frame hanging around forever and always had good intentions to do something with it ! It's a Papermania frame designed for altering.

I covered the edges with Tim Holtz tissue tape (Traveler), inked it over with Vintage Photo distress ink and then added some smudges of gold Adirondack acrylic paint dabber.

The flowers are a mixture from my stash. I also added a couple of strip of Tim Holtz film strip.

On the inside of the frame I stamped a piece of K and Company paper with stamps from a couple of Tim Holtz stamp sets, Urban Tapestry and Good Thoughts. I added some Platinum Stickles to the flowers. I just love the colour of these Stickles, they look so old and are perfect for that aged look. I also inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.

The butterflies were punched from the same paper, inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and I added more of the Platinum Stickles to them

The other DT members have made some stunning examples for your inspiration and we hope you can come along and play with us this week.

Hope you have a great day and have fun in whatever you are doing !

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you may leave.


  1. Hi the Sun is shining here such a beautiful morning . I love your frame was looking for inspiration for a gift for my mum for mothers day and this is stunning so I am off to look for a frame :D Thanks
    Kitty x

  2. This is breathtaking!
    Amazing work!

  3. Gorgeous frame, Jo - and SO distressed!! I love all the tape and film strip bits. So happy to have you on the team for PaperPlay!

    Julie x

  4. Jo - love what you created. Beautiful. Welcome again to Paperplay - great having you on board. Smiles, Deirdre

  5. That is just amazing - love the soft vintage flair and the lil wee butterfly.

  6. Oh - and welcome to the team :) glad to have you along!

  7. Stunning project, I absolutely love what you have done with this! Welcome to the team :)

  8. waving at you too was lovely to finally meet you...sending big hugs kath xxx

  9. Hi jo, it was great to meet you on Satuday, I wonder if you spent too much like me.
    thanks for becoming a follower and for popping over to my blog .
    Just had another look at your gorgeous cards love the uniqueness of them all,they are all so very very special. will pop back again very soon. hugs chris xx


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Jo x

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