Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 18 - Distressing


This week's challenge over at Creative Inspirations is "Distressing". Remember, it doesn't have to be a card, it can be anything you like.

Now distressing is something I have never done before, never even attempted it. I made this card in a bit of a rush, I was late home from work due to problems on the tube so that made me miss my train :o( However I am quite pleased with how it turned out. If you've never tried this before please have a go, it isn't as difficult as you might think.

Please hop on over to the Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog to have a look at this week's prize, I am sure you won't be disappointed and make sure you check out the other design team members cards this week, plenty of inspiration for you there.

The elements I used for my card are:-

Image - The Greetings Farm
Image coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Paper Pizazz "Blue/Brown Dots"
Buttons from stash

I inked the edges of the white base card with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress inks and I inked the brown card with the Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress inks. I also used the Tea Dye distress inks to ink all around the image and even over the top of the image a little to make the colouring look a bit older if you know what I mean.....Promarkers are so vibrant they needed to be toned down a little. I used a make up sponge which I wiped across the ink pad to achieve this effect.

I ripped the Paper Pizazz paper to rough it up a little rather than giving a straight edge to it, I think that gives a good effect.

Hope you like the card. I look forward to seeing all the entries this week, give it a go even if it is a first for you.

Take care.

Joy xx

1 comment:

Erin said...

Gorgeous card Joy, perfect boys card! Love it!
Erin x