Welcome to Studio 5380.
I cannot believe that it has 2 weeks since my last post! This summer got off to a busy start and the time is just flying right past me. VBS, grandchildren, family visits and a couple of road trips have left very little crafty time in my schedule - but I wouldn't change a thing! Wow...these grandchildren of mine are growing up way too quickly and I'm really enjoying some special time with them.
So, as it turns out, my house is empty today. No little people calling for "Nonna" and no crazy, chaotic schedule to work around. So, of course, I headed straight to dust cloth and vacuum cleaner.....right? Ha...(you people know me better than that)....more like straight to my stamps, inks and paper stash! That stinkin' dust can wait, this Nonna needs a crafty fix!
Feeling a bit rusty and in need of inspiration, I headed over to the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog to check out their current challenge. Lawnscaping Challenge #132 is called "Distress Maniacs and is all about using Distress Inks or distressing your projects somehow. So, I thought I would give it a try:
When I think of distressed things, I usually think about old, vintage photos and letters. I wanted to duplicate the look of an old, worn postcard that has been treasured for many years.
I started with this pretty print from Basic Gray. I distressed and inked up the edges then added the ecru crocheted lace along the bottom. The postcard was created with the "You've Got Mail" stamp set from Lawn Fawn. The adorable flamingo is from their "Flamingo Together" stamp set.
I distressed and inked up the edges of the postcard to add to the vintage look. The background of the postcard is lightly inked with "Broken China" Distress Ink. And, as a final touch, I added some "Clear Rock Candy" Distress Glitter to the flamingo and hearts.
And, now, it's really is time to find that dust cloth and vacuum cleaner :(
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope to spend some time tonight visiting your blogs and seeing what you've been up to for the last couple of weeks! I'm off to link up my card at the Lawnscaping Challenges Blog. See you soon!