Saturday, April 16, 2011


Its been raining all day here in Sydney. Good day for crafting! :)
Simon Says Stamp
has a challenge to use Distressing on your project.
This is my favorite technique! At the moment my favorite stamps are 1920's Chic stamp set from Darkroom Door.

The background is Floral notepaper, also from Darkroom Door. I blended Distress inks Worn Lipstick and Frayed Burlap with blending tool onto the notepaper.
The stamped text is Manuscript Background stamp from Hero Arts.
The edges of the notepaper was distressed with distressing tool.
The lady was coloured with Worn Lipstick and Tea Dye Distress inks and aqua brush.
Added green ruffled ribbon, then attached to Kraft folded card.

For fun, I also made a tag using a different 1920's lady with the same notepaper background. Distress inks used here were Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey.
Will add some ribbon later.


  1. Gorgeous card and tag Shirl... love the distressing and that 1920's themed stamp set... how fabulous... rainy days are the best for crafting...

    Jenny x

  2. Gorgeous tags. Love your subtle colouring.


  3. Looks like you're putting those distress inks to good use Shirley. I love the colours, they really fit in with the 1920's theme.

  4. Love those ladies! Thanks for sharing your talents on the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

  5. I really love those ladies! What beautiful soft backdrops you've created for them. Wonderful projects!

  6. Two gorgeous pieces Shirley, love the background on the card! xx

  7. Love these vintage ladies. Beautiful work. I love Distress inks ,too!