Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Make it Crafty! Technique Challenge - Distressing

Over the following two weeks our delightful, and charmingly French, ‘Mag la Magnifique’ will be hosting and sharing one of her fabulous techniques on creating a distressed background using water based distress inks.

Distressed background Tutorial: You can find all the details on Mag’s tutorial in our techniques section.

The challenge itself is to create a project that has distressed elements on it. Whether it be using the technique Magali has shared, distressing the edges of your paper with a tool or inks or sanding your card stock; anything that displays an old vintage distressed look.

A new group will be set up in the ‘Learning Community‘ where you can join and ask questions about distressing, share ideas and request feedback before submitting your project to the challenge. You can also use the gallery there if you don’t have a blog or would prefer our ‘real feedback’ is private and not on your personal blog.

Where ever you post your creation just make sure you link to it here using the Inlinkz at the bottom of this page.


This means that you may receive feedback that you were not expecting or even wanting to read. The designers will try their best to offer their suggestions in a respectable understanding manner.
And now for my card:
I love distressing my papers so that is what I did on my card - I used my scissors to rough up the edges & inked them with Vintage Photo Distressing ink. I also distressed these gorgeous petaloo flowers available in Zoe's shop - I used Vintage Photo & Barn Door Distress Inks together. The image is from the fabulous Tiddly Inks which I printed on X-press It Blending paper - I asked Christy if she would make a Boss's Day image and she drew up this image which is fabulous! It's also available in Male & Female versions. She totally rocks!!
We are really happy to announce that we have some new faces joining the team to play along with us during our fun challenges and on occasion they may even have some inspiration for the technique challenges.
Please welcome
Beccy, &
to the team!

Drop by with a hot cuppa in hand and kick back and let your jaws drop! heheheThese lovely ladies will be designing up a storm of inspiration for you for our next fun challenge!

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E02, R20
Black Hair: 100, C8, C6, C3
Clothes: E50, E51, 53,
Other: E09, E08, E17, Y21, Y32, Y38, C1, C5, C7, BG01


Zoe said...

Fabulous card this week Carisa! What a great idea for an image! Loving all the distressed layers. Hugs xxoo

Auntie Em said...

Cute card! Love the layers and the distressing.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Sheena said...

Great card! love the distressing and all the layers..I love layers on cards

Jill said...

What a fun card Carisa, just love that image - not sure I have known a boss quite like that!! Jill x

Maria said...

Great card and cute image! Love the distressed and sponged layers and those flowers with bling are perfect. Hugs, Maria

Beccy said...

I just love this image Carisa and the layers you have.

Thanks for the welcome to the team.

Beccy x