I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!
For my project I have distressed paper edges with my Tim Holtz paper distresser, crumpled paper and inked over it and used Distress Crackle paint with a little gilding wax! Oh - and of course used my Distress Inks!!
Distressing, for me, goes hand-in-hand with vintage, so for my project I decided to make a Vintage Christmas card with tons of distressed layers and tags. I have used a variety of stamps and some Tim Holtz distress inks, stains and sprays! Distressing everywhere!
I don't really do a lot of 'distressing', other than with inks so this was a bit of a challenge for me. I chose a piece of background that I had created with my Creative Palette and then used a fabulous Poinsettia stamp from our sponsor Woodware.
I paper pieced the Poinsettia having 'distressed' it a little first.
I have distressed the edges of all the edges and then used distress ink on them, you can't see much of the distressing though in the picture.
This was a tricky challenge for me as I'm a clean and simple type of girl. Lol. However I gave it a go and made a Christmas hanging decoration. I used corrugated card, which I partly peeled and painted. The "25" and reindeer are Tim Holtz dies to which I added stickles and crackle accents. The star is gold miri, distressed with sandpaper. The berries and sequin ribbon are from my stash.
I like using my distress inks, but as a rule I'm not one for the grungy distressed look on cards either... my distressing is more likely to be background construction! For my project I made a Christmas tag, using a Kraft card tag for the base, distress inks, papers and some embellishments from my stash, and a page of an old book (bought from Chocolate Baroque - I could never tear one out myself...!)