Monday, 26 August 2013

A distressing challenge

Two posts in one day,eh? Why not!

So the other thing I did today,which I have been excited about doing since the challenge arose,is a tag for the current Lawnscaping challenge #64 called Distress Maniacs :-D The challenge?

To use Distress Inks (I LOVE Distress Inks!!) . This had me very excited what with not being very zen with CAS,so this is what I made:

And a close up...

I used watercolour paper and built up the background slowly using Worn Lipstick and Milled Lavender. Then I dragged the tag along the Worn Lipstick to give the edges some definition. I always mop up my Distress inks with seam binding,so used those on my tag,riveting holes and lacing up the bottom bit like a bodice. Lastly I sewed the sentiment on-I love sewing paper-it is very satisfyingly crunchy ;-)
I hope you like it-Lawnscaping challenges always produce to die for entries,so pop over and have a look...


  1. Gorgeous colours Lou and the seam binding and thread are fab textures to add too :0)
    Jenny x

  2. Wow. Just wow. I LOVE how you colour ribbon- you've definitely rocked that challenge. Totally agree about the sewing paper thing- I could do it all day. 'Crunchy'? ha ha! x

  3. wow! you're showing me what can really be done with distress inks - I love it! thanks for playing along with us at lawnscaping.

  4. This is so pretty I love the lacing detail! Amazing job!


  5. Love, love, love this! The stitching is absolutely perfect!
    Thanks for playing along with Lawnscaping Challenges!

  6. Ooooh love this!!! The distressed ribbon looks much fun to do and looks super pretty!

    Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping Challenges! :)


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