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