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Wednesday, 9 September 2009

La-La Land Crafts - Distressing



Hello everyone, well can you believe it is time again for another challenge on La-La Land Crafts and this one might make you shudder if you are as chicken as I am ......

DISTRESSING!



The very word makes me break out into a cold sweat. I am afraid I could not bring myself to rip up my papers, I just can't do it so instead I have chosen some distressed looking papers. But ..... to try and redeem myself I have made this rather lovely flower following a tut by my gorgeous buddy Rach and it can be found here . Imagine having to punch your papers and then having to crumple them up - OMG I think I need to have 5 minutes in a darkened room to compose myself, lol.
The stamp I used is Rosie with Bird (minus the little birdie ... oops, sorry!





A closer look at my distressed flower ..... I am still trying to recover from the experience but should hopefully be fully recovered by next week!!!!!

My card fits with these challenges too..
ABC - D is for Die Cuts

Now here is some fab news .... you can order your brand new Halloween stamps now if you pop over to the online shop - wait til you see them - they are just gorgeous!!!!!!

27 comments:

Rach said...

Fab card Marcea, love the flower, you did a brilliant job... enjoy your time in your darkened room. rofl!!!
hugs rachxxx

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

HI Marcea, what a beautiful card, i think you have done a fantastic job with your distressing.. even if it was a distressing experience hehehe. Love the flower its fab.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the rich colours you have used!

Francesca said...

great card Marcea , love the image and your flower is brilliant

Hugs
Francesca

Kim Piggott said...

Wonderful card Marcea!
You made me laugh distressing indeed!
Love that gorgeous flower hope you followed the Marcea rule for today to recover!
hugs
kim x

Biscuitlid said...

hey I'm with you on the ripping papers! Your distressing with the style of paper and the crumpled flower works just as well

Victoria
x

Sally said...

Marcea
You are as bad as me. Everytime I think about distressing a piece of paper I have go lie down. Your card is fabulous and so is your distressed flower. Hope you are getting back to normal.

Dawn said...

Hi Marcea
Wow this is stunning and the flower is gorgeous - beautiful colours..
Eeh I like a good darkened room myself!!! LOl

thanks for joining us on ABC

Dawn

joey said...

Hi Marcea

fantastic card, love the rich colour tone, your flower looks gorgeous!

Joey.x

Nicola said...

Ooh that flower is awesome Marcea and I am like you - simply can´t tear any gorgeous papers. Fabulous colouring and layout and boy do I need those nesties. Hopefully you are not too distressed now rofl. xxx

Kathy said...

Sorry Marcea I didn't know it would affect you so bad!! haha
BUT you did a gorgeous job!! That paper looks fabulous and the flower is gorgeous!!
:)Kathy

Louise said...

Marcea,this is one gorgeous card! I love that flower, it's gorgeous :)
Louise x

Maureen said...

Beautiful card! Love the distressed papers and that flower is absolutely perfect!! I'll have to try that out one day!

Jannie said...

Oh Wow!!!
This is stunning!
So very beautiful I love it

Greetings Jannie

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Marcea,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

wow what a pretty flower. Fab card hun cute littel image x

Stacey said...

I LOVE you flower Marcea! So delicious, gonna have to try that one myself! ~x~

Paula said...

I know exactly how you feel over ripping and tearing your pretty papers Marcea i feel ill just typing about it lol. Your card is fabulous hun i adore the colours and that flower is fantastic.
Paula xxxx

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is gorgeous dear, just love the image and the papers and your flower is just stunning hun well done
Hugs Jacqui x

Rica said...

Oh Marcea - how can you not enjoy distressing - it's great fun. Your flower is fantastic and well done managing to crumple the paper (lol).Gorgeous colours and papers, hope your feeling better after your 5mins in a dark room.
hugs Heather xx

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Marcea.
The image is just adorable, absolutely love your flower!!

Karen x

Sheila said...

Hiya Marcea.
It's fab hun, I'm like you too on the distressing bit.. always feels wrong to strip & rip ...lol.
I love your gorgeous flower hun it's yummy:).
Hugs
Sheila xx

Pauline C said...

Fab card hun ... love the flower!
Pauline x

Kimmi said...

Gorgeous card Marcea. Lovely flower - I watched the tut when Rach put it up and must say, I've gone and bought a stampler to have a go at some point when I get chance. Love the effect. Your card is a dream, Little Rosie is looking so cute!

Kimmi x

Karin said...

Hi Marcea,

your card is beautifull. The distressed flower looks fabulous.
Know how you feel, it already hurst me to cut the beautifull papers. Don't have to think about crumpling (is that correct English???) them.

Hugs,
xoxo Karin

Susie Sugar said...

Love that flower Marcea, I have been making some of mine too I didnt think they would look as good as they do but I think they look great and its nice to have them in the matching DP.
Fantastic card
xx

Helen said...

Fab card! The flower is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

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