Saturday, 5 May 2012

Distress Markers.

































If you are looking for my giveaway post please go here.

I have been experimenting with my Distress Markers again, they are perfect to create shabby chic cards as the colours are not to bright. This Hydrangea stamp is also the perfect stamp as it has a lot of definition to the petals and leaves. The background writing is an old Hero Arts stamp that I have been hunting for, for ages.  Its called Italian Poetry Background , the script is so beautiful and perfect for cards like this,  I was lucky enough to find it on ebay last week and couldn't wait to ink it up. After stamping the flower I have added some water for a smudged look.

This card is for the current Hero Arts Birthday challenge and the Simon Says 3rd Birthday challenge.

Its a long Bank Holiday weekend in the UK and I had been planning to get into the garden but the weather is so wet and cold I am going to craft instead!!!
Hope you have a great weekend.







9 comments:

Kara Lynne said...

This is so beautiful. I love these soft colors. A perfect stamp for this too!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous colours Sally, what a soft, romantic, vintage effect they give. Enjoy the long weekend, Jo x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the soft distressed effect! Congrats on your 200 followers! No surprise here as there is always lovely inspiration to be found here!

Brenda said...

Crafting sounds like a great alternative especially if you are going to create such beautiful eye candie Sally!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous card, Sally! I love seeing how you used the distress markers. The flower look so details and full of depth!TFS!

Dawn said...

This really is a beautiful shabby chic card Sally. Your distressing is great around the card as well ~ all adds to the vintage look

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card, I really like your style. I'm curious about the Distress Markers, haven't purchased any yet... did you apply them direct to the hydrangea stamp? Beautiful vintage results.

onecraftymama said...

Gorgeous, Sally! Love the distressed edges & the pink twine :)

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Sally, I love the stamp you've used and the colours are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx