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I just love crafting, the messier the better. Have been crafting all my days but in the last 10 years have been doing more and more. My obsession began with making cards and from there I have tried many different forms of crafting. Great fan of Tim_Holtz love all his products would love to own them all one day. Graphic 45 is another must have for me and again would love to have it all. And then there is Prima well what can a girl say, just simply stunningly beautiful. Really enjoying the vintage, shabby chic and steampunk styles which are very much in vogue at the minute. Love Lace and Pearl trim, you might be seeing a fair bit of it all on here. xx Please keep calling past and enjoy my crafting journey with me. Great Big Huge Hugs Becca xxx

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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Craftymess Challenge Blog

'Distressed - Aged'

Well that will be another fortnight since our last challenge went live and this fortnight is my theme choice.  I opted for 'Distressed - Aged'.  I love Tim Holtz and wanted to try and create something using some of his techniques.

Here is my DT entry for this challenge




This is a wooden tag from Crafty-Emblies which I covered in some patches of aluminium tape and scored and marked to give a patchworked sort of effect.  I then used alcohol inks to create the distressed/aged look, once dried I rubbed over it with sandpaper to bring back some of the silver colour and leave the scored areas filled with the ink.  I added some lace, paper and ribbon flowers, some antique embellishments and some black swirly bling.  To finish the tag off I added some seam binding (coloured and crinkled with Vintage Photo distress ink), brown ribbon and fibres.





Thank you so much for stopping by, please come over and join in with us at Craftymess Challenge Blog

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

4 comments:

Angela said...

Hi Rebecca, your Aged and Distressed tag is simply fabulous. Such detail and lots of interest here. WOW!
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Chris said...

Oh wow this is stunning. xx

jane stillman said...

Wow! this is fabulous x

Moira Gray said...

Love it, it is so good, xx