TSG59: Rip It, Tear It, Ink It - Distress it!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Good Morning!

Hope your weekend was a fabulous one! Saturday, for us, was spent at home since it drizzled all day, but Sunday we ended up at a Rock 'n' Ribs festival that was loads of fun! We sampled all sorts of BBQ food! Everything from a Tennessee taco to wet and dry ribs and finished up with some heavenly apply crisp - a la mode! :) Delicious!

Anywho! This week's There She Goes challenge is brought to you by me and I'm getting you all to DI-STRESS! Ink it up, tear it up, rip it up - do whatever you have to - just distress your card or project!

Initially, I was going to make a Fathers Day card with a worn look, but after browsing through all the sketch challenges for this week, I decided that Jen's Sketch For You To Try and this huge poppy from the Poppies set worked so well together, so I went with that combo instead!

I LOVE distressing cards! If you've never tried it, you really need to give it a go. It can make a card that much more rich and vibrant. For my card I used my distress inks and my Tim Holtz edge distresser with some already distressed-looking paper from My Minds Eye.

I sponged each panel with a combination of Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain and then ran my edge distresser around each panel to scuff them up. Then I matted them all with some Bitter Chocolate Bazzil paper and machine stitched them together. For the main image, I stamped the poppy, and because I was going to use a lot of red ink on it, I sponged the panel first, so the red ink doesn't bleed all over the panel while I'm sponging. Then I colored the poppy with a combination of SU's Regal Rose, Ruby Red and then Cranberry Crisp for the shadows. I stamped the sentiment last, just to keep the intense black color from getting washed out by the sponged ink.

To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card using the provided sketch, then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the Mr. Linky that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (June 21th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

I hope you all have a chance to play along this week!

Stamps: There She Goes 'Poppies' and 'Garden of Friends'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Cranberry Crisp, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage photo and Walnut Stain'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - My Minds Eye 'Bloom and Grow Collection'
Access: Ribbon, Buttons, DMC Thread, Spellbinders Labels Eight Nestibilities, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Tim Holtz Edge Distresser, Dimensionals


Shaela said...

this is so pretty! I rarely do the distressed look because I can never pull it off and make it look as fabulous as it should - like you did. :) great job!

Deconstructing Jen said...

Wow. The stunning vintage look of this is just beyond words. that is just the perfect amount of sponging and just the right colors to make this have a fabulous slightly Victorian feel. I LOVE it and you rocked this sketch. WOW.

Anonymous said...

I just love this stamp and never get tired of seeing you work with it. Absolutely stunning as always!

Amy Sheffer said...

WOWEE! Jaw-dropping gorgeous! Love the rich, warm tones and all the beautiful sponging! Great take on the SFYTT!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

What an amazingly beautiful card, I love everything about it!!!

Whimsey said...

WOW; your creations are stunning; how in the world do you sew so perfectly!!!???


Kay said...

Your distressing looks great- this is one beautiful card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

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