Sunday, April 2, 2017

You are amazing

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).

Challenge #5 - Distressing

Why is it that the brain goes into overdrive at times, you look around your craft room and the ideas bouncing around mean you end up getting nothing done hahaha.  That was the case with this card :) There are so many distressing techniques, so many ideas to try but try to focus, well enough said.  In the end I used Distress Inks, distressed torn paper, and sanded the embossed leaves to distress them too.  The leaves and swirl were cut from some Gelli printed paper I had made a while ago, the flower from a scrap of material I happened to find on the chair (no idea how long it had been there as I don't use material very often so I guess this was one of those things that grew legs and placed itself there as it was perfect for what I was doing lol).  The torn paper is from a book I am busy using for a journal, with a several year project that started well then got put to one side.  There is a bit of the sentimental going on with this card, my Mum has Alzheimer's and I make her a card each week to cheer her up.  She is an amazing lady (hence the sentiment) and one of my very special best friends.  Seeing her deteriorate is so hard but hanging onto memories makes each day special and so the memories brad in the centre of the flower was the finish touch to this wee creation for her.

Challenges entered:-


  1. Your card is beautiful Jane and perfect for your mother. I'm so sorry to read that she has Alzheimer's. On the occasions I met her she was as bright as a button and was so pleased to meet me. Bless her. It's a horrible disease and I know as I have first hand knowledge of it with a brother and two sisters having suffered from it. Hazel x

  2. Jane, you did a fabulous job with the distressing challenge. My heart goes out to you. My mom had dementia many years ago before her passing. It was so hard to watch the deterioration that she went through, but she always had a smile on her face even when I had tears in my eyes. Sending up prayers for you and her to have peace and comfort. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge. Good luck. Maggie, DT

  3. How gorgeous and artsy! Love! Hugs, Autumn

  4. Beautiful! I love the flower! Sorry about your mom, but I am happy to know she still has you around! Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenges.
    -Miranda DT

  5. Stunning card, loving all the techniques.
    Thanks for joining us over at CRAFT.
    Jean xx

  6. Oh I love this vintagy feel card hun, love it....Thank you for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

  7. Love the design of your card. Sorry for late comment but thanks for joining us at SGC Hugs xx


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