Saturday, 9 July 2011


One of my favorite craft companies CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS has a Design Team call at the moment so I thought I'd have a go. They have set a challenge for all the DT hopefuls that is to produce a piece of work that has an ATC somewhere on the piece. This is the card that I've made for the challenge.
I started of with a cream card blank and edged it with old paper and stormy sky Distress ink. For the background I coloured some white card with spun sugar using the direct to paper technique and then using a baby wipe I spread some broken china and faded jeans over the pink. I stamped the background using stormy sky and then went round the edge with stormy sky using my finger. I tore the edge of a piece of beige corrugated card and coloured parts of it and the edge with stormy sky, then I attached it to the background card, I wrapped a piece of string round it and attached the background to the card blank.
For the ATC I stamped the image onto a piece of spare background card then I tore the edges and went round the edge with faded jeans, then attached it to a piece of blue ATC size card. I stuck blue gems to three of the corners and a little bird charm to the other. For the words I put a strip of blue card through my Dymo machine and put a bit of stormy sky over the letters.
The main image and little birds were stamped with black Archival ink and I used Distress ink for the rest.
The stamps that I used are
Artistic Outpost, the main image.
Inkadinkado, the background.
Tattered Angels, the background.


  1. oooh, that's gorgeous Hazel! I really like it, and good luck with the DT call! Maria x

  2. Best of luck hazel xxx

    Sam xxx

  3. A super card Hazel :) good luck
    Von x

  4. Gorgeous card and good luck with the DT call! Valerie

  5. Gorgeous Hazel!! Best of luck...your work is amazing!! Hugs

  6. OOh Hazel, Love this card, good luck with the DT call, your card is gorgeous, Gay xxx

  7. Hazel, this is so beautiful.
    Good Luck with the DT.

  8. Hazel, i am in love with your little boy blue, isnt he just gorgeous ? Fab work my friend
    Hope you have had a lovely weekend
    Hugs June xxx

  9. Stunning card, love the layers! Good luck! xxx

  10. This is so lovely! Good luck with the DT call!

    I have not been able to do any hopping lately, so had missed all of this page of your work. I love them all, especially the Flapper! She reminds me of pictures of my Mother during those flapper years~!

    Such lovely work!

    Hugs, Pat

  11. Good Luck - gorgeous shades of blue and a lovely atc to boot.