Friday 14 January 2011

The Stamp Man - Challenge 14 Distress

Well here is something a little more different from me this week. I am hosting the challenge at the Stamp Man for this fortnight and the theme is 'Distress', so I have had great fun for nearly a week putting this one together (in between other things that is). I began, thinking I was going to make a card, but like many ideas things change as you go along and I ended up with a framed picture. Couldn't be more different could it?

I wanted to incorporate the "sketch" at Totally Gorjuss which is simple and elegant and  "Wings" from Sentimental Sundays and Stampin Sisters.

I have layered papers where I have embossed, stamped, inked, foiled and stickled to my hearts delight. Distressed did I hear someone say? Not me! Once I had chosen my elements to embellish, that's when I decided to make this into a framed piece and so I carried on.  I took an old frame apart, I shabbied the card inner piece and used the Vaseline paint resist technique with acrylic paint and distress inks. Again I stamped, made die cuts and flowers and cut out vintage pieces to add. I even bought a new music stamp to play with on it.

Tim Holtz stamps - Weathered Textiles, Mini Classics, Shabby French
Paper Relics stamps - Fairy Jar
Distress inks - Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass.
Alcohol Inks - Cranberry and Gold.
Embossing folders -
TH dies Elegant Flourishes and Heart Wings
USArtQuest - Mica Tiles
Gold foil
Perfect pearls - Heirloom Gold
Crackle Accents
Sakura Glitter pens
Papers - Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby stack and oddment from stash
Vintage images from downloads

Other challenges to have fun with -
Ann's Creative Nook - Hearts
Die Cut Dreams - Quote
Oooh La la Creations - Bling it on
Totally Stampalicious - Mix it up
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Something New
Crafts and Me - Paper tearing
AIF - Anything Goes
Stampinsanity - Let it all hang out

Have a wonderful weekend and hopefully some crafty/artsy time.

Luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


Margreet said...

wow Brenda, this is too all your details....wish you a nice weekend!
xxx Margreet

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is stunning gosh so much to look at and perfectly laid out too wonderful hun hugs cheryl xxxx

Lisa Jane said...

A beautiful work of art Brenda - love all the elements
Lisa ;)

Kathyk said...

You have a VERY creative mind Brenda - this is superb


Gram's Treasures said...

It's beautiful, Brenda. A little bit of everything. Reading your commentary and then looking at the finished product...its kind of like one of those search games, as you look for the different elements. So glad you've found some time to craft. Have a good weekend. Mine will be busy, as I'll have my granddaughter visiting.
Joyce xx

Unknown said...

OMG Brenda, this is just so stunning, a real piece of art.Beautiful x

Pami said...

Wow this is amazing Brenda, it must take you ages to do this type of project. Very inspiring. Pami x

Netty said...

A super project Brenda and well worth the hard work as its gorgeous. Annette x

Debbie Dolphin said...

Brenda this is sooooooooooo fabulous. You are so inspirational.
Love all your work xxx
love Debbie xxxx

Kat said...

This is stunning, what a lot of work. Thanks for sharing it with us at TG this week.

Kat x

Grace said...

Oh my goodness Brenda this is just gorgeous! I love the vintage feel and all your details... wow! I can't take my eyes off them! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda this is a real work of art it looks absolutely awesome the design and the detail is amazing I love this big time.
Lorraine x

Juls said...

wooooooooooooow weeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is amazing, I just sit an look at it all day there are just so many fabulous details!!!! such a gorgeous mix of images , colours, textures, layers...... utterly stunning!!!! Hugs Juls

Mummylade said...

this is gorgeous with all the elements to look on, it's a true forever-card. Thank you so much for entering the DCD challenge this week with this lovely creation!

Junibears said...

Fab-u-luss!! I love anything in a frame and this is absolutely stunning! Wonderful work sweetie!
Hugs xx

Carol said...

What a wonderful creation. You must be so thrilled with what you have done.
Thank you for joining in with us at OLL.

Robin said...

This is really beautiful... what a masterpiece! Thanks so much for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Brenda - what an amazing work of art - there is so much detail in your collage - well done! Love it - thank you for playing along with us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Tracy Valure said...

I love all the art stamps...such a pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays "Anything with Wings" challenge!
Tracy Valure

Teresa said...

There is so much going on in your collage, thank you for joining us at crafts and me this week.

crafty amy said...

Wow Brenda this is gorgous there is so much to see and I love all the details :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.


Amy xx

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous there is so much to look at its fab.

Thankyou for joining us girlies at Crafts & Me & hope you will again, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Ann said...

Brenda this is stunning!!! I love it!! So glad you played along! Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week!!

Shirley-Anne said...

Totally awesome!

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Hi Brenda, this is wonderful, there's so much to look at :D
Thanks for playing along with StampInsanity this week!

Wendi said...

What a beautiful card I love that border very creative
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week