Monday, June 13, 2011

Dad's Distressed Edges

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!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Masculine creation Linda! I just love your neutral colors and your combo of all the "Old time" pieces. Stunning design. Your creations are always an inspiration!

Nancy said...

What a wonderful wall hanging for your dad - I'm sure he'll love it!

Candy C said...

Linda wall hanging is just wonderful! Love the colors you chose to go with on this one. Everything really works well together to make a perfect masculine wall hanging. <3 Candy

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Wonderful wall hanging . Sure your Dad will love this

Denise G said...

Love the man creation. Really super vintage and fun.

Netty said...

Great card Linda and loving the clock face. Annette x

Payne Holler Cards said...

awesome!!! now that's going to be a conversation piece on the wall...he will love it!

Lori said...

Love this Linda! I'm partial to the browns, so it's right up my alley! Wonderful!

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant creation Linda love the detail and images superb work.
Lorraine x

Conniecrafter said...

Wonderful Masculine project, love that vintage truck, cool layout and stamping

Anonymous said...

hi linda! i got your package yesterday. i love, love, love everything in it. and so cearfully packaged. i have one question tho. how do i use the crinoline in the best way,lol. i know, i know, blaming it on still beeing a newbie. i have seen it used on so many blogs but im not sure how to do it,lol.
anyways. i got inspiered to make a card right away. and those beautiful pins, and the lace, and the metals and...thank you!

Irene said...

A wonderful wall hanging. Gorgeous colours. I am sure your Dad will love it.


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Linda I love this card for Dad too! WOW! Perfect embellies!! :)

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