Monday, June 13, 2011
Hello and welcome! I'm here to share my challenge sample for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. This week we want you to show us your distressed edges. That was no challenge for me - LOL. You probably know that I just about can't make anything without distressing the edges - rip, torn, scissor scraped, inked - oh yeah, that definitely makes me happy! As so I was, working away at this project.
I decided that rather than make my dad a Father's Day card, I would make him a little wall hanging. My dad likes old things, especially old things with wheels. I started with a book cover, which I am finding that I really love using for a project base. I started with my new Book Covers Tim Holtz stamp, which I stamped on kraft with Brushed Corduroy distress ink. Then I did my distressing thing with scissors and Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges. The General Merchandise stamp from the Curiosities set was stamped with black archival ink on plain white paper then distressed with Vintage Photo and Black Soot distress inks. The same for the car stamp from The Journey stamp set, except that it was stamped onto kraft CS. The bird from Flights of Fancy was stamped with Tea Dye distress ink and the sentiment from the same set was stamped in black archival ink. The pocket watch face from Curiosities was gold embossed, inked with Vintage Photo and then Crackle Accents was applied. I made a watch case with Ten Seconds Studio metal, cut with Spellbinders circle dies and embossed with the Textile Cuttlebug embossing folder. I applied gold alcohol ink mixative and when dry, hit the hit points with a sanding block. The metal bits came from a trip to my local hardware store and then I applied Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder to create faux rust. I also added a bit of Ginger Alcohol Ink to the bottom piece to darken it up a bit. Oh, and I used my new Kraft Glassine paper to cut the letters for DAD using the Vintage Market die.
Them's the dets, folks. Let me know if you have any questions. It's really a pretty technique-free piece, even though I did manage to use a LOT of Tim Holtz products. Now it's time for you to scurry on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show to check out how the rest of the team distressed their edges. Plenty of great inspiration there, I tell you! And as always, our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp has a $50 shopping spree just waiting for some lucky random winner, but you can't win if you don't play. So be sure to show us your distressed edges!
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!