Friday 25 February 2011

Moving Along with the Times - Fashion Challenge

This challenge caught my eye today, and immediately made me think of a Tim Holtz stamp I bought on first sight last year that has been sitting un-inked in a drawer ever since.  I loved the look of the stamp but its out of my usual colouring-in comfort zone, so I wasn't too sure what to do with it.

I'd got a lovely paper collection from Cosmo Cricket called material girl, so I figured, with this and the stamp, this challenge was going to get me over my distressing hang-up.  I stamped in black on white card, distressed the edges (again, probably didn't do this as much as I should have) and then distress inked with crushed olive, tattered straw and bundled sage.   I cut strips of paper from the sheet which looks like buttons, and threaded them through a couple of green buttons, and used the same paper to mat the stamped image onto which I distressed inked as well.

The fashion challenge can be found here -

It's also relevant to the button/bows challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow -

And the "distress" challenge at Creative Inspirations -

Thanks for stopping by again.....
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  1. What a fabulous vintage feel with this card. Great buttons too! Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Heide
    SCH DT

  2. Great card. I love the paper and the stamp. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, I love the vintage look of your card and what delicious design paper! Thanks for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge, we hope you will come back and play again next week!

  4. Gorgeous colours . love that vintage image
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Good luck

  5. Stunning card you have just reminded me I have that image somewhere! Thanks for joining in at MAWTT this week
    Hugs Laurie x

  6. Fabulous card! Love the image and you have created a fabulous distressed effect! Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at MAWTT this week. Good luck! Pami x

  7. I love that you used not only real buttons but button paper! Pretty card and the soft colors are wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you again soon.
    SCH DT

  8. Super card hun and I'm loving the distressing!!
    thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations this time hope to see you again next time too

  9. What a cool stamp! Perfect for this challenge. Your card looks fabulous.

  10. Oh my goodness this is terrific-I love it! Wonderful distressing that adds so much to the focal panel. Terrific papers too! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Sugar Creek Hollow. I hope you'll return to our challenges again.

  11. Love the sewing theme - what a great stamp and perfect coordinating papers! thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving me a comment!


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