Sunday, 15 November 2009

Just Magnolia Monthly Challenge - Distressing

In addition to their weekly challenge, the Just Magnolia Team run a monthly challenge. This month its a 'distressing' challenge. Now, I've (very naughtily) bought so much lovely new craft stash - including new Magnolia Papers and stamps from the NEC last Saturday and also a sewing machine!! lol. I've been dying to get one for ages and finally got one this week :o)!! More about that later though - Anyways, entering this challenge gave me a great excuse to use all my new bits! hehe.

I spent an age on this little creation - using a variety of techniques - and I am actually really pleased with the end result! I'd love to hear what you think too though if you've a moment spare to leave a comment. x
Here are the full pics..

This is my first attempt at stamping Tilda out of the Nestie die cut. (Took much time and frustration but after watching a few tutorials I managed it!) I've distressed the edges of almost all the papers using the blade on my scissors, some of the papers I scrunched up and then inked up with Tim Holtz distress ink. The 'Noel' sentiment is by Magnolia. I coloured it with Polychromos, cut each letter out and then distressed them with my scissors too. I got a bit sew happy with my new 'Janome Sew Mini' machine - which was an absoloute bargain at £35! All the papers are Magnolia - from the new Christmas collection. I masked Tilda and then sprayed glimmer mist all around her.
Thanks for stopping by this 'sunny' Sunday. I'll see you back here on Friday with my next project..
Trix x


  1. WOW!! This is AMAZING Trixi!! I love it!!

  2. Hi Trixi!
    wow stunning card love all the distressing
    hugs amanda x

  3. Oh this is gorgeous. Love all the textures and dimensions on this ... got a great vintage feel.

  4. Wow!! I love this cute Tilda and how you made the image and card look like a wonderful vintage card.
    Jodi =)

  5. Well you can definately see the time spent on this Trixi, it's beautiful ! such pretty details and colours, great work, hugs Katy x

  6. Oh wow this is stunning!
    Such beautiful colouring and your image and detail is so divine!
    Gorgeous creation!
    kim x

  7. Wow, your card is fab!!! Love your work, it´s amazing! =)

  8. Wow, How did I miss this one? This is stunning. So much work in this card. Happy sewing!
    Kylie xo


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