Friday 16 October 2015

To Sarah

A quickie post while I should be getting ready to go to work. 
I've had this idea in my mind for a while and finally got round to making it. 

I've used Inky Doodles stamps. I stamped various combinations and punched out the squares so they were all the same size. 
I roughed the edges of the squares using scissors to replicate frayed fabric. I kind of wish I hadn't now and think I'll try again with less grunge.I used the ric rac stamp again around the edge of a piece of pink paper for the background.
I used only teal and grape mememto ink.
Stamp sets: Country checks, print backgrounds 2, Caroline's doodles. The button is also a stamp from Warm winter wishes. 
I've used lots of snippets so a visit to Pixie's Snippets Playground is in order. 
Tell me what you think - distressing or no?
Think I can still get to work on time and managed to do my hair while the photo was loading. (Probably could have got to work and back in that time!)


  1. There's some wonderful stamping here with those purple and blue squares, and I love the distressing! It reminds me of a rag quilt, and I happen to have one on the back of my rocking chair done in purple and blue! Great card!

  2. Hi Alison
    I definitely think that it looks better with the distressing - as you say it looks like frayed fabric.
    When I first saw your card I thought that you had punched out patterned paper and didn't realise that you actually stamped the squares - fabulous!!
    Thank you for entering the playground and I hope that you weren't late for work!!
    Eve xx

  3. Hi Alison, I think your card is lovely. I like the colours and the distressing and I thought the button was a real one till I read your details. It would be nice to see another that isn't distrssed too although I like the frayed fabric look on your card. Barbxx

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog today and for your comment. I have returned the visit and have been browsing through your lovely cards. I like the colour combo and the distressing on this one, it has the look of a lovely, well used quilt.
    Jean x

  5. Brilliant patchwork card. Like the distressed edge a lot! xxx

  6. Hi again Alison. I wanted to say Congratulation on being a Top Five pick in the Snippets Playground with your beautiful patchwork card. Barbxx


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