Hi there, I'm Deb from Manchester, England & welcome to my brand new craft blog! Those of you who know me will know I allready have a craft blog where I share stamped character images coloured with Distress Inks (just click on the Craftrocks tab above) However I also make cards for Simply Cards & Papercrafts,other craft magazines and have recently started an exciting new venture with LOTV. I usually work in soft pastel colours in a shabby style, expect handmade cards, Scrapbook layouts, Altered Art & more. I love to inspire & be inspired - it would be great to find some fabulous new challenges & blogs to follow. I'd love some followers here too so why not introduce yourself - always happy to answer questions as well as hearing your thoughts & suggestions! Enjoy your visit & call back soon, Deb.x

Monday, 13 May 2013

LOTV sentiment card with Maja Design papers and Tim Holtz elements

Hi all & today I'm thrilled to be sharing another card I made for LOTV, this time using their 'Vintage Sentiments - Just to Say' stamps.
I added the sentiment as the main focus in a Martha Stewart handmade clay frame. Underneath the banner shape I first added some shading with Antique Linen Distress Ink using a blending tool, I then stamped chicken wire in Walnut Stain, before adding shabby white Frantage embossing powder.
The beautiful vintage papers are by Maja design. I've used Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock on the matting & Layering and inked and sanded the edges. Paper edges have been inked with Antique Linen & Walnut Stain Distress Inks using a blending tool then machine stitched.
Flourish is by Tim Holtz, I added Snow Tex then coloured with Tumbled Glass Distress Stain.I added Shabby Blue Frantage to the banner itself. Flowers and charm all available from Live & Love Crafts.
Above shows hidden lace detail - I ripped the side of the paper, inked and sewn around the edge & added lace lined up with the edges.
I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Cards Galore - A Tim Holtz Homage
Colour Q - Colour challenge
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Black Accents (sentiment)
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty - Photo inspiration
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!


Allison Cope Israels said...

Gorgeous card Deb! Love the peek-a-boo lace accents! Thanks for playing along with our Timeless Tuesday Challenge over at Flourishes!

Margie said...

A really beautiful card Deborah and your colours are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

Jo Ann said...

This is awesomely elegant. Love the flowers and the color is perfect. . Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. God bless!


Julia S-W said...

Gorgeously shabby chic and I love it! The paper looks wonderful with all the layers you've built up. I love the crackled bird hiding there.
Thanks so much for joining us this time at Our Creative Corner. Juliax

Laurart said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! I adore all the detail especially the lace hidden behind the torn edge. Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx