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Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #105 - Distressing

Welcome to my first Corrosive Challenge design team post! I know my official start date is next week, but I am just so excited that they let me post my work on the blog starting with this week's challenge! The theme for this Sunday is Distressing! I always feel slightly guilty when I crumple, rip, sand, stain or ink perfectly good card stock, but I have to say the results can add a wonderful element to your card, especially if you are going for the shabby chic or vintage look. I find myself admiring these styles in others' cards so often, but I had rarely attempted them until recently. The card I've made for today's challenge definitely qualifies! I used an image from "priscillastyles" called Rose Corset for my creation. I also opted to use her sketch from the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. There are always two versions to chose from: regular or fancy. For MMSC92, I went with the fancy one which had a couple of additional embellishments on it. You don't have to use a "priscillastyles" image on your project to play along, but I have been wanting to use this lovely corset digi for some time so what better time than now?! lol

I distressed the heck out of my Creamy Caramel panel. First, I sanded it. Then I crumpled and ripped the edges. Followed by a generous spritzing of Walnut Ink antiquing solution. And finally, I sponged some Chocolate Chip ink around the edges. I think the finished product has the look of old parchment. I paper pieced the corset image using some fabulous paper from K&Company called (The background one is from the same collection.) I colored the roses with my Prismacolor Art Markers and popped up the larger bunch on some 3D dots. For finishing touches I added some black velvet trim, black organdy ribbon, a mulberry paper flower, punched branches, and adhesive pearls. This card is for my friend who is having a birthday next weekend. Inside I added a computer generated sentiments that says "Of Corset's Your Birthday!" She'll get a kick out of it because once upon a time (before my little guy arrived and I actually went out and had a social life! lol) we might have gone out on the town in something very similar!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek and as always I treasure each and every comment left for me on my work.

Card Supplies
Images: Rose Corset ("priscillastyles")
Ink: printer; Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (192, 26, 143, 37, 38)
Paper: Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, and Old Olive card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); designer paper (K&Company)
Accessories: sanding block (Tim Holtz); Walnut Ink Antiquing Solution (Tsukinek); Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); branch punch (Martha Stewart); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses; black velvet trim (Jo-ann); black organdy ribbon (Stampin' Up); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); glue dots; 3D dots


Priscilla said...

Wow..this is gorgeous.. I just love how you used this image and the way it is placed on the sketch. Just outstanding. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. Thanks for using my image too.
MMSC Hostess

Renee Matarese said...

This is very striking! I love the color you made the corsett and the flowers and circles. The curled paper is a very cool touch as well. Thanks for sharing this with us at Midnight Madness.

Guro said...

Wow Regan, this is awesome! Great take on the sketch, and Priscillas corsette looks amazing on your creation. Love all your details and the wonderful papers :-)
Thank you so much for playing along at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Hope we'll see you again soon.
Hugs Guro

Jen Leeflang said...

Wow Regan - a real stunning card from you! just fabulous!
Thanks for joining us on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week!

Valerie said...

Very pretty! Love the image by Priscilla. Thank you for joining us at Midnight Madness! Valerie PSDT