Sunday 25 October 2009

Challenge 16 'Distressing' & Winner of No.15

Challenge 16 - 'Distressing'
How to play: This fortnight you must make a papercraft item (card, giftbag, tag...anything goes) which features 'distressing' AND use a digi image somewhere.You don't have to use a 'Bee Crafty' image. Submit by Saturday 7th November (Midday UK) by posting on your blog and commenting below. The PRIZE is one of Bee Craftys downloads. (See full rules to the right.)

Distressing tips;
- Distressing doesn't mean destroying your work, the aim is to add depth / texture and enhance it.
- Consider using ink/chalk/paint effects, tearing, scrunching paper up, using tools...
- Give it a light touch or be bold, start lightly, you can always add more distressing (but you can't take it away!)
- Focus your distressing on the edges of the elements that make up your card.
Now for my DTs inspiring examples and different approaches to distressed, you can find the images they have used in my shop here.
Trixi's Halloween card uses images from the 'Halloween set.' She has distressed the edges of the paper and card using XCut scissors and then inked up the edges with black ink.
Sheri's card, featuring 'Little Lady Birthday,' uses Basic Grey designer papers that are distressed and then all the edges were inked with Chocolate Chip ink for extra detail.
Lori created a scrapbook page which is the perfect place to do some distressing. Using 'kitty,' 'seated bunny' and 'puppy' and of course her own adorable photos.
Christine's card uses the free birthday cake image (scroll back through the blog.) The two round cuts were distressed with brown chalk. K&Co. design paper distressed using a Tim Holtz distressing tool around the edges. Another piece of K&Co paper punched with the MS doily lace punch and distressed edges.
Kim's Christmas card featuring 'Fluffy Bunny Christmas' sees the use of a plastic knife over the edges which were then well inked.
Victoria's Christmas card using 'Wish Fairies Christmas' keeps it subtle with delicate distressing effects.
Winner of Challenge 15 (Sketch) is this great Halloween card by Donna at 'luvocardz', love how the colours and eye detail have been picked up. Congratulations!

* Sorry this post is a day late everyone!*


Catherine said...

Great challenge ! I love distressing so I'm in for a treat ! The DT cards are so inspiring !

Sheri Gilson said...

Congratulations Donna!! Love your card and how you created your own decorative paper!! Fabulous job!!

Wonderful line up by the DT!!

LORi said...

Fabulous creations everyone!! Congrats Donna!!!

Donna said...

Oh wow, I won, how fabulous! Thank you ladies. I'm off to pick a digi now. Thanks again. Donna x

Cheryl said...

I love distressing! See my card HERE . Thank you.

Angela Toucan said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration. Here is my project

Chris (catt871) said...

Love the creations!!! Here is my card:

Katherine said...

Love the cards, so beautiful.

Here is my entry.

Lilacanglia said...

Great DT samples,

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful cards!
here's mine:
... Joyful Stamper: Autumn Blessings
blessings, Maria

Katie said...

Super challenge.
Here's my card

ribenaruby said...

Lovely chllenge once again, my entry is here Thanks for looking.

Donna said...

Fantastic DT cards for this challenge and a fab distressing theme...thanks for all the inspiration girls :) Donna x

You can see my card here thanks for looking

JayLynn said...

Here's mine

Heather said...

Love the DT cards, all so talented!
Here's mine!

Tracey said...

Here is my card....

Hazel said...

My card is here x

CraftyC said...

Dont think I have played with this challenge before so a first for me!!! Here is my Entry

Lilacanglia said...

Sorry I forgot to say the the pumpkins are a digi image from the character cafe that are on my card,

Linda said...

Here is my card

Thanks for looking :)

Unknown said...

Here's my card.


Unknown said...

Great DT cards, my entry is here



Unknown said...

Hi there,
Lovely DT cards.
here is my entry.
Dawn xx

Katherine said...

Beautiful cards.

My card is here.

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Catherine said...

Sorry about that ! I am having a bad day today ! Hope it will work this time ! Here's mine!

Hazel said...

What beautiful crafting! My card is here x

Anne said...

Hi Merrigan and girls

Another fabby challenge

here is my card

Anne x

Dragonlady said...

Phew I'm not too late. My entry is here

Hugs Ali x

Alice said...

Thank you so much for putting my card on your Designer Spot! I am so happy and honored! I adore your images!

I am not sure if I made the deadline... but here is my card for this challenge:

Thanks for the wonderful challenges!!

Lisa said...

Great job DT's here's my card

li-bee-ti said...

such a great challenge!
thank you for the chance to win.
my card is here.