Saturday is here again, so it's time for another weekly Allsorts Challenge. This week it is my turn to host the challenge, and I have chosen the theme
Anything Goes with option Distress
The DT would love to see all your makes, and I would particularly love it if you join in with my option - either using your distress inks and oxides, or distressing your work to give it that vintage look!
This week we again have 2 great prizes up for grabs
Stamp Addicts has kindly donated a £15 store voucher
and we are also offering a Tattered Lace die from the Pastel Havens range
Here's my card for this week.
I really love using my Distress Oxide inks to create backgrounds ... I had intended to create my first ever gel plate card for today's challenge, but sadly I'm not getting on too well with my gel plate at the moment and haven't yet produced anything that I'm happy with.
For this card I stamped my focal image with Vintage Photo Distress ink and heat embossed it, then stamped again onto masking sheet and masked the image before creating a smoosh background with DO inks. I did some background stamping with Distress ink and then painted my flower with DO's. I sponged some more distress ink round the edges to give the panel more depth, then distressed the edges of both the image panel and my matting card with my distressing tool. I added some metallic brads to give a vintage ironware kind of look, and matted everything onto my base card. Lastly I stamped and embossed my sentiment onto a spare bit of smooshed card, and popped it up on foam tape.
Stamps: AALL & Create - Textured Florals (main flower and large background circles); Woodware - Additions (background text and alphabet); Crafter's Companion - Enchanted Dreams Magical Sentiments (small grungy circles); LotV - Everyday Grungy Sentiments;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, Rustic Wilderness); Distress Inks (Tea Dye, Vintage Photo);
Metallic brads from my stash.
Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge #5 2022 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore #97 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #585 - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: Watercolour (March) - Anything Goes with Watercolour
Krafty Chicks #601 - Stamp Act
My Time To Craft #476 - Embossing (wet or dry)
Path of Positivity #98 - Anything Goes Positive (2nd entry)
Sheepski #60 - Flowers (2nd entry)
Shopping Our Stash #465 - Full Metal Jacket
Sweet Stampin' - Girly but No Pink (3rd entry)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge #2 2022 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Hope you can join us this week, and I look forward to seeing your entries. Don't forget to visit the challenge blog to see more fab inspiration from the rest of the team.
I can't wait to see what you create - I'll be back on the challenge blog on Friday to announce the challenge winners and Top 5.
Take care and thanks for visiting.