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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


Basic Grey Challenges - Distressing

I know some of you saw this a couple of weeks ago when I first posted it, but I wanted to re-post it so I could enter it in the Basic Gray Challenges. I have to say, my aunt that I made it for just LOVED it! She called me as soon as she got it in the mail to let me know she'd received it and tell me how much she loved it.
For this card I used Bazzill as the base, and Basic Grey's Boxer papers. The green is 'Fedora' and the red is 'Vintage Tee'. The image and the stamps are from clipart software.

I distressed the edges of the papers using the scissors distressing method, then inked the papers with brushed corduroy Distress Ink and brown ink. After that I machine stitched around the perimeter using 5 or 6 different stitches - look closely! There's a hydrangea blossom with an old heart charm in the center, a couple of international postage stamps from clipart software, a gold crown charm from an old Anna Griffin kit, some velvet ribbon, and a dragonfly charm.

The lace bow is attached to a tag that pulls out from under the rose picture - just above the velvet ribbon - and says "Welcome Home". You can't see it in the pic, but I attached the bow to the tag with a small safety pin. I also added the least little bit of 'diamond' stickles to the rose blossoms for accent.
Thanks so much for visiting today! Blessings, Becky


Hazel said...


Dawn said...

Wow stunning creation!

Kath said...

Wow this is just stunning Beck and no surprise that your Aunt loved all the different elements - just beautiful

carine said...

i adora the boxer line..very nice card

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Fabulous, I love it.

Thank you for taking part in our challenge this week.

Jo x


This is such a lovely distressed look card. You obviously had no problems rising to this challenge. I love it. Hugs Linda x

Rach said...

fabulous creation. love the different elements. hugs rachxx

Anonymous said...

love all the diff elements on this card.

Sharon said...

Beautiful. There are so many elements to look at on this card. I love it.

laury55 said...

your card is fabulous, love your vintage style

Shelly said...

I absolutely love this!

Debbie said...

How beautiful, what a treat for your aunt. Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge.

Love Debbie xx