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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Fantasy Stampers Challenge 9 - Distress It!

Good morning everyone,

I'm back today with news of our next challenge over at Fantasy Stampers, but first I just wanted to clarify a point that a good friend raised. I chose the name for the blog because I liked it, NOT because I wanted projects to be of a 'fantasy' nature - the entries have been low on the last couple of challenges and we wondered if the name was deterring people from entering. I would love to hear your thoughts on this ...

Okay, now that's sorted - a new challenge starts today and the theme for the next two weeks is ...


Why not come and join us with your 'distressed' projects, but remember we are a stamping challenge so your entry must include some stamping.  Here's my DT inspiration for this one ...


I loved playing with this one - I started with an 8x8" cream scalloped card and added papers from my stash. All the edges have been thoroughly distressed with my scissors (very satisfying) and then inked with Walnut Stain distress ink. I even got my trusty little sewing machine out and stitched around the edges for some added detail. 

The image is from LOTV and is called 'It's my Party' and is coloured with my Promarkers - I added a little crystal glitter on her skirt and tiara too. The sentiment was created on my pc and then distressed and inked as well.

Extra embellishments include some die-cut butterfly border pieces, a piece of gorgeous polkadot ribbon, a lacey die-cut border, a few handmade flowers with little pearl centres, lots of adhesive pearls and a few little punched butterflies.

Why not pop over to the main blog and check out some more fab projects from my teamies.
Hugz, Jan xx


23 comments:

  1. Fab stamping Jan, love your whole card. Sorry I am not up to entering anything at the moment, hope I get back to stamping soon. xx Flora

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    1. Hope you feel better soon, Flora and thank you for your kind comments :) xx

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  2. Ooh I love this card! Great LOTV image and your colouring and colours used are fab! Xx

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    1. Thank you, Wendy - I love working with these soft muted colours xx

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  3. Oh my Jay this is gorgeous, love this image she is beautiful and the colours and layout really showcase this image.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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    1. Thank you, Linda - I would say this is one of my favourite LOTV images, but then I love them all! Lol xx

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  4. this is just lovely, its so soft and pretty, well done x

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    1. Thank you, Jac - I really enjoyed making this one xx

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  5. Jan this is just gorgeous hun, love the softness of this card, hugs xxx

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    1. Thanx, hun - I always seem to be happier working with soft muted colours xx

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  6. Great card....and one of my fave LOTV images. Like how it looks in softer colours xx

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    1. Thank you, Barbara - LOTV are my favourite stamp company and my favourites seem to change all the time! Lol xx

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  7. Love that super cute little image, beautiful soft colours, great card!
    xx

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    1. Thanx, Kate - it's one of my favourite colour combos x

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  8. What a lovely soft effect you create Jan, well done. Great choice of image, LOL. :)

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    1. Hehe - I know you share my LOTV love, Jules xx

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  9. Absolutely fabulous, gorgeous little image and love the design x

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    1. Thank you, Jane - I love working on the 8x8" size, more room to play xx

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  10. This is so sweet Jan, I have always loved that image. Hugs Cindy xx

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