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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Don't DISTRESS

Sorry I'm a little late with my card for Passion for ProMarkers - I haven't really been on the ball this week. A touch of sleepy sickness a.k.a laziness. :/ I just cannot seem to get my butt motivated these days.

On a brighter note.. we have a new challenge over at Passion for ProMarkers for you, set by yours truly! ;)

DISTRESSING

You can interpret this any way you wish. You can use those treasured Tim Holtz Distress Inks, a paper distresser, some scrumpled paper.. or a mixture of all three. If you have any new, fresh ideas then be sure to throw them our way and join in with our challenge.

This week we were spondsored by the generous Pink Gem Designs, and we each got to choose an image to work with - I went for Baby's 1st Christmas. :) Adorable, and a good image to have on hand this time of year.

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I coloured my image to be a little girl and matched it with my papers from Echo Park. I decided to try something a little different with regards to the 'glow' around the image, it's something I have seen on C&C with the SWALK stamps - I've just added it to the very centre of the image instead of all the way around - I kinda like the effect, but not sure that this was the right image to try it out on. :/ What do you think?

I've added some shading to the 'fluffy' parts of the image using three Cool Grey pens. I was gonna add Stickles over the top.. but guess what?! I couldn't friggin' find them - typical.


So as for the distressing on this card, I've roughed up the edges of my green chevron paper with my paper distresser as well as layered some brown wrapping paper underneath the main image panel and the background patterned paper after scrumpling it up and adding as much texture and as many creases to it as I could. There used to be a time when I inked and tore/distressed all the edges of my paper - but you know how it is.. we all go through phases. I guess one day I might get back into that look, but for now my TH Distress Inks and sponge applicators have taken a back seat.

How do you like to distress your projects?! Please link up over at Passion for ProMarkers and let us see what you've got!!

Thanks for stopping by. xo

2 comments:

  1. Fun stuff!! I love that little image, it's too cute! Great 1st Xmas card!

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  2. Such a sweet card! Really like the use of the pink and teal!

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I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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