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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tickled Pink Challenge #20 - Distressing

I'm back with your new Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge and this week it's DISTRESSING! Now don't fret... I didn't mean the challenge will upset you (Though it may, if you're like me and cringe every time you crumple, rip, tear, and otherwise maul perfectly good card stock and designer paper! lol)! We simply want to see a distressed look on your creation. That may mean tearing some paper, inking it up, sanding down an embellishment or any other type of distressing that you can dream up. All are acceptable.

I have used a combination of techniques on my card. I haven't crafted in 5 days and have
een feeling a bit blue. This whole projected ended up being one big therapy session for me and it felt good to channel my feeling into something creative! I used Lil Valentine Lilith as my image. I love that look on her face! I've been there, and I felt a kinship with her. She was printed on white card stock and colored with Copics and Prismacolor markers. I inked the edges of my card base with Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Tim Holtz. I love that man and his crafting supplies! My next layer of purple card stock was cut with deckle scissors around the edges, run through my Cuttlebug in a 5x7 embossing folder and then sanded. The black and white designer paper was ripped and the edges also inked with Vintage Photo. My final layer is Kraft on which I printed a poem of unrequited love by Lord Byron entitled When We Two Parted. I misted the card stock with water, crumpled it, ripped the edges, sponged the edges with Vintage Photo and the surface with Old Paper Distressing Ink. After that, all that was left was to add my embellishments. I distressed the adage tickets as well. My layout started out as this week's Mojo Monday sketch (#191), but once I got started it sort of took on a life of it's own, and I ended up deviating from the sketch slightly.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you'll leave me a comment to let me know what you think! I am hoping each day gets brighter for me, at least metaphorically anyway since it's been raining for days and the trend is forecast to continue through the weekend. Enjoy YOUR day and happy crafting!
Card Supplies
Images: Lil Valentine Lilith (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Old Paper Distressing Ink (Ranger); Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, V09, W6, W8, W10, E25, E27, B32, B34); Prismacolor Art Markers (100, 171)
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, and Elegant Eggplant card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Spiderwebs - Haunted Parlor designer paper (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Adage Tickets (Tim Holtz); corners (Tim Holtz); Nightfall adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); black lace (Wrights); lace trim (Wyla); Decorative Flourishes die set (Sizzix); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Winter Rose Violet Ice (Prima); branch punch (Martha Stewart); Cuttlebug Love's in the Air embossing folder (Provocraft); deckle scissors (Fiskars); sanding block (Tim Holtz); glue dots; 3D dots


Ingrid said...

This is soooooo nice! I see you really enjoyed the theme this week, just as me ;-) That poem behind the image is fab, just as the swirls and tickets... Lovely!
Hugs Ing

Becky Dunham said...

This is beautiful Regan! i had to laugh when i saw you post title though because when I showed my card for this challenge to my daughter, i said it was for the distress challenge and she said "you mean like damsel in distress?" LOL well, i am off to post mine now, though compared to yours it is pretty sad - I am like you when it comes to distressing - it does not come easy to me :)

Cor* said...

Very nice! Great flourishes! Paper and tags are fantastic! Well done!

Lau W said...

Oh very nice details on your card, love it !