Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Distressingly Satisfying!

Good morning everyone! It is my turn to kick off the month over at Country View Challenges.  Our theme this month is Paper Chase and to me there is nothing more satisfying than distressing paper!

I started the layout with this cream cardstock from My Minds Eye which is thicker than normal cardstock so will take all the water you want to give it.  I sprayed the edges and scrunched them well and then when dry I added Grunge Paste through a text mask.  I sprayed it again with some home made spray using Vintage Photo Distress Re-Inker and added some splotches here and there.

After that I looked for lots of text paper which again I tore, sprayed and scrunched. The photograph got torn edges as well. Some edges were distressed with a Tim Holtz Distresser and the leaves and clock were cut from sandable cardstock. In order to pull it all together I decided to add more Grunge Paste over the photograph and torn layers.

Butterflies were stamped onto text paper and of course my handmade flowers are from scrunched paper too! There is a tutorial HERE for these rolled shabby roses using the Tattered Floral Die.

I love this quote! it is just perfect for the three of us.  We are always trying to set the camera up to take a "selfie" but on this particular afternoon in the Swiss forest near Bev's house, she kept being distracted! A layout of some lovely memories!

Thanks for visiting!

Jennie x


Artyjen said...

Super distressing all around ;)
xoxo Sioux

Maryanne said...

I love all your distressing! And, your flowers are beautiful, as always!

Rita said...

Wow Jenny. No words can say how much I love your page. the colours and textures are stunning. I do love your shabby chic roses, they just add more beauty to this marvelous piece. Hugs Rita xxx

Redanne said...

Lovely memories and your layout is simply stunning. I love the butterflies and your handmade flowers are always so beautiful. Anne xx

rachel said...

so very beautiful Jennie - I love the layout - and the colours are so delicate - fabulous piece of work xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful colours, great distressing!
Superlative flowers!
Looks like you had a great time -love the quote!

Maggie said...

Stunning LO Jennie distressed and beautiful as always.


Annie said...

What a fab project Jennie...Love the colours and textures and your florals are stunning.

TFS and crafty hugs

Annie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a stunning LO Jennie, so love what you did with the papers, gorgeous colours and your flowers are amazing like always, you are such a master with those!!

butterfly said...

What an absolute beauty, Jennie - so glad I caught it (it's been a bit full-on round here lately, so I'm behind again!)... Adore the colour palette and fabulous shabby paper edges. The texture paste text works so beautifully too... Do I need to mention that I love the flowers?!
Alison xx