Saturday, 17 August 2013


Been having a relaxing crafty play today. Some things for future DT projects, but this was just for fun.
It is may be finished as a hanging, cover or a card, I haven't quite decided yet.
I'll start with the base which is dark  grey, wiped over with a finger full of  bronze gilding wax .
The next layer is dry embossed through a dotty folder, shaded with vintage photo and broken china distress inks. These two colours were used for all of this project.
 The corrogated card is a left over piece, it was painted with acrylics, random stamped and shaded.
The chipboard letters  are those I think we all may have lurking somewhere as they are not so popular.
These were painted,  stamped and sprayed  to get the messy, grungy  effect I was hoping for, then rubbed with a little gilding  wax. By now my hands were thoroughly inked  and needed a scrub.
All the stamps I used were form Stampers Anonymous.
Additions came  from my stash including the corner I was looking for a few weeks ago.
Just shows things do surface eventually.
I will be linking this to two challenges-.
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge -'Chipboard'.
Country View Crafts Challenges.-'Quotes and Sayings'.
 The quote was from the 'Stuff to Say'  Stampers Anonymous set.

Thank you for stopping by, I always appreciate the comments you leave.


  1. Love this Yvonne, lots of textures and interests, isn't it nice just to play ,that's what I should be doing instead of idling about with the iPad!

  2. Love it. How nice that you just relaxed into a bit of your time and made this. You certainly always have the courage to imagine

    Love Chrissie x

  3. Gorgeous piece Maggie, it will look good whatever you decide to use it for! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Lovely to be able to relax :)and create and I'm sure you will find the perfect use of it :)
    Von ♥

  5. This is fab , just love this! Great iece x hugs xxtrace x

  6. Lovely project Yvonne, lots of texture and I love the little fob watch and your missing corner!
    Val x

  7. Love all the different layers and those two main colours you used go so well together! All the textures work beautifully together and I love the way you finished the letters! Great idea to use them like that!

  8. Fabulous vintage piece Yvonne, love the layers and techniques you have used.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  9. I am sure that when you decided what this piece is going to be Yvonne it will be just right for it. Gorgeous springs to mind.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  10. Fabulous piece and those different textures work so well together. Sounds like you had a good day.
    Avril xx

  11. Love the textures and the way you colored the letters!

  12. Beautiful creation, love design and specially the great letters.

  13. Back to say still great and ...Thanks for joining us at countryviewcrafts challenge this time for our quotes/quotations challenge Trace x

  14. A gorgeous card, love the textured background.

  15. So cool, Yvonne - fab inky effects and gilding, and so much wonderful texture for a brilliant grungy look. Love those letters!
    Alison x

  16. Great job with the challenge, thanks for joining us at FD!

  17. wow this is simply stunning Yvonne
    Doreen xx

  18. I love this. It is so grungy and cool. Thanks for joining us over at Frosted Designs.

  19. I love the stamps you used and the awesome grungy feel! thanks so much for joining us at Frosted Designs for the chipboard challenge!

  20. Love your card, and the distress on the chipboard letters! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs Chipboard Challenge!!