Monday, April 10, 2017

~ Wrinkle Free Distress Technique ~

Hello Blogger Friends. Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog today. Hope your weekend was relaxing whatever you did and that there was some crafty time in there as well.
I didn't do anything special just some household things. I did finally purchase the new knobs for my kitchen cabinets and I even put them on. It wasn't difficult at all.  Some months ago I mentioned the remodeling that we were doing.
Well, it's still not done. Christmas came and I put everything on hold and then it went to the back burner for some reason. It's so close to being finished so I am pushing ahead.
The eating area of the kitchen needs painted so I am going this week to pick that out. I will also be purchasing a new ceiling light fixture. I didn't see anything that jumped out at me at the big box stores. So, I am looking on line. I also need a new area rug and the hardwood floor in the eating area needs refinished. I am going to call the contractor today.
Hopefully in the next month I can call this project a done deal. It's been a year so it's more than time to be done.
old olive, rich razzleberry, pumpkin pie
Now let's move on to my card for today. this one I created for the color challenge #628.  I was the hostess this week and I chose old olive, rich razzleberry and pumpkin pie for my color trio.

For both my cards I decided to do a wrinkle free distress technique. The tutorial is here on SCS.

I swiped my 3 colors of distress ink (spiced marmalade, seedless preserves and peeled paint) on my craft mat- sprayed with water-and then laid my distressed watercolored cardstock on top.

I made about 4 backgrounds and each one of them turned out different. I didn't lay this background back in the ink after using the heat tool. I got a slightly lighter color on my spiced marmalade on this one.

I first tried the technique using Stampin'-Up inks, but I didn't get the same dramatic effect that I did with the distress inks.

This background reminded me of a misty English moor so I went with that and started stenciling. What I did on this card is way out of my comfort zone (lol). But, I like how it turned out

After the stenciling was done, I had to add the fairy. She fit right in the scene. It's the Spring Fairy die from CottageCutz. The sentiment is a stamp from Great Impressions. Layered my background on a rich razzleberry card base to complete this card.
Well that's it for me for today. time to get started with my card for this week's color challenge. So until next time......God bless.
card details:
Stamps: Wishes Have Wings (Great Impressions Stamps)
Paper: rich razzleberry, whisper white (Stampin'-Up), distress watercolor cardstock (Ranger) 
Paper Size: A2
Ink: spiced marmalade, seedless preserves, peeled paint, old olive, rich razzleberry   
Accessories: Spring Fairy and Wildflowers 2 dies (CottageCutz), Garden Fronds Stencil (Memory Box), Blossoms Stencil (Martha Stewart)
Techniques: Wrinkle Free Distress 
Dies I used: 
I am also entering:
1.  Cards in Envy has a fantasy and flowers challenge.
2.  Crafty Cardmakers has a Things with Wings challenge.
3.  Lost Coast Designs has a favorite background technique


  1. Wow, beautiful card Mary. Love the colors.

  2. This is really lovely Mary, what fabulous colours! Good luck with getting your kitchen done. I think finishing off is just about the worst job. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at the Lost Coast Portal To Creativity, and have a fab week. Sue xx

  3. I love Fall color combos. Well done with the card.

  4. What a sweet forest fantasy background you created for your little fairy Mary - great colors for the challenge! Julia xx

  5. Gorgeous background you made for your adorable fairy. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy!

  6. I love the colors on this beautiful fantasy and flowers card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cards in Envy!

  7. Beautiful card full of colour and fantasy, Love your background and the wrinkle free distressed technique. Your fairy is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our 'Things with Wings' challenge.
    Glenda - DT

  8. I just love this! Your background is incredible with the foliage and wonderful autumnal colors. That die is out of this world amazing! Great inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

  9. That background is gorgeous! Love those colors.

  10. Stunning background. Love your beautiful design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  11. just gorgeous!!! LOVE your background!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!

  12. Great color palette which in turns makes for a great background here. Thanks for entering the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity monthly challenge!!

  13. Fab technique, with great results in this beautiful palette! So glad you played along in the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity "Favorite Background Technique" challenge. :)



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