Friday, 3 June 2011

Finding the time to enter challenges.....

It's difficult finding time to make things for challenges these days, I seem to never stop being busy. One project I'm currently working on should be completed in 3 weeks so I hope there will be plenty of time for more challenge makes.

Today I sat down and created this card. The challenge at Creavil is scrunched up backgrounds, it's something I've never really tried before but I'm glad I did as I like the vintage look it creates. It's simply crumpled up paper which is then inked with distress inks and it picks up all the creased bits nicely. I then stamped some script over it but didnt press the stamp to hard, that way the paper only picks up the script on the high points.

This card will also be entered into The Stampman Challenge where the theme is Men. Same theme over at the Simon says Challenge. And last but not least The Stampsmith is asking for birthday creations this week.


  1. I'm glad, too, that you tried it :-)
    It looks gorgeous! I like it very, very much.


  2. Great card, love the crumpled background! x

  3. Thank you so much for joining The Stampsmith Challenge with you great birthday card.
    Good Luck with the Prize Draw.

  4. fantastic card, great background!

  5. great card, thanks for sharing

  6. This is a very, very nice birthday-card!


  7. I love the background! Very vintage!
    Thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  8. Smashing!! Love the technique and the fact that it's a manly card - I always find them challenging!! Thanks for sharing with us for The Stampsmith Challenge!
    Val :)

  9. Fabulous card, I love the scrunched background ! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

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