Saturday, 23 July 2011

Pretty Distress!

Always a favourite of mine are Distress Inks. I don't think any one of my cards has ever been complete without some kind of distress treatment. It is thought by some that the only effects you achieve with these is grungy but that is just not the case. Pretty and subtle is just as achievable as seen on this card. The colours used here were milled lavender and shabby shutters. Overstamped with dusty concord. The seam binding has been gathered then highlighted by running dusty concord gently along the length.

Here is little Tatty Button. The stamped imaged has been die cut so that her legs hang beyond the Nesty shape. Note all the layers have been distressed to highlight the edges!

Last but not least, a card design using Vintage Aviation. The seam binding has been dyed with alcohol inks and that achieves an almost starched finish.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Lynne. X


Vivien said...

Really like them all, Lynne.
Like the subtle shades you've acheived - lots of ideas there(as usual), thanks!!
Viv x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Lynne

Gorgeous cards - lovely to see you again in blogland! Roll on next club!

Take care


Jane Aldridge said...

Loving the cards Lynne - particularly the aviation one! Jane x

Sheilagh said...

3 Beautiful cards, I just love using the Distress Inks, I think my favourite of them is the card with Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord on it just fab!
Sheilagh :) x