Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Feeling Distressed

Right, the reason this card came about is because the theme for Addicted to CAS this time is Distress. And boy oh boy, has that juxtaposition of CAS and Distress caused me some distress! My waste paper basket was gradually filling up with scrunched up failures. Stamping, embossing, layering.... nothing was working for me. Everything was more chaotic mess than elegant distress.

After several scrunches, I thought, "Hang on, perhaps I could use that scrunching to good effect"  - and there and then, the little square of distressed newsprint in the middle of the card was born. And I dried my tears, die cut and embossed a butterfly, added a few pearls and was happy once more!

I'm sharing this with
Addicted to CAS - Distress
Clear it out challenge - Anything Goes - those pearls have been hanging around, the last few on a sheet, for years!
Pixie's Snippets Playground week 166 - the newsprint and the cream card for the butterfly were snippets from the reject pile that was filling up my waste basket!
Suzy bee's Blooming Challenge - Embossing Wet or Dry


Galina Varese said...

Glad your creativity bordering on distress produced such a clever design

Elizabeth said...

Glad that out of your distress and tears came this fabulous card, though cardmaking is supposed to be relaxing, is it not? :) The scrunched up newsprint is inspired and the butterfly is gorgeous. Elizabeth xx

Hettie said...

Great card there. Now it would be very funny to look out some of those weird adverts.....eg sheep dog for sale for a farmer friend. Tee hee!

Barb Ghig said...

What a great way to add distressing to your card, Jane! Love your butterfly to pieces! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

La Vikinga said...

Hi! Found your blog on Clear it out Challenges and I very much like the idea of your combination of interests on the blog!!

LA Vikinga / Sweden

Di said...

Hooooooray for the waste basket Jane! Love this card :)

Your prize ought to arrive today, I went to the post office and sent it 1st Class yesterday.


Di xx

Kylie said...

I'm so glad you persevered! What a great use of distressing! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx


Wonderful original creation! I love butterfly!
Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge and I hope to see again.