Fabulous Friday Challenge - Distressing!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Welcome back to another Fabulous Friday Challenge! This week we are all about distressing!! You know how to do it... tear, ink, crumple, and mist your creations!

We are excited to announce a new sponsor! Jill from Memorable Seasons has donated a $20 gift certificate to her store!

Memorable Seasons is an online scrapbooking and Papercrafting Store and Community. We sell the hottest items from all of the companies! The first week that all New items are listed….they are sold at 25% off of the retail price! In addition to the store we have an amazing Message Board Community and Gallery for sharing. The ladies are warm and welcoming and so much fun. We’d love to have you stop by and say hello, as well as share your creative works! We currently have our Black Friday Sale going on, and many, many items are greatly reduced from 50% to 75% Off. Due to the low prices coupons cannot be used during the Black Friday sale week; however, starting next week you can use the promotional code Frosted for 20% off of your entire first order. We look forward to seeing you!

 Click HERE to check out everything her store has to offer! You only have ONE WEEK to win this fabulous prize so make sure to get your project linked up early!!

Look at what our design team did this week...

Distressing is one of Barb's favorite techniques and she had a lot of fun on this layout! Everything got distressed! She used her Tim Holtz paper distress for a lot of the edges on each layer and she inked some of the layers. She also used a stencil and applied Glimmer Mist to one of the layers!

Lori is working on her son's high school album.  She used her Cricut Imagine to make the brick background paper and distressed it with ink.  Lori cut out her son's schedule, matted it in brick red paper and distressed it with the Tim Holtz Distresser and ink.  She inked the journaling star and around the edge of her paper as well.


Libeeti loved this challenge so much! Distressing is her no.1 favorite technique. She distressed almost everything on this lo - from the pp, through the photo of her and her bf, the doilies, the dp, to the butterflies. She also made a distressed flower, out of fabric, and then she spread some stickles on it.

Angela has gone all out distressing this one! She sprayed Glimmermist over chipboard to make a mask of the title, torn and ripped the edges and sewn randomly along the edges and the photo.

Ruth used My Mind's Eye papers and embellishments and had a bazzill cardstock that matched colorwise, but it was a 'tad' too bright.  She first used an edge distressing tool to rough up the edges of the cardstock.  Then she used a Tim Holtz foam applicator tool to tone down the color a bit using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen color.  She just dabbed her foam pad on the ink pad and then rubbed in half circles onto the paper about 1" into the cardstock from the edge.  To give it a bit more definition at the edge Ruth then added a little T.H. Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  This time she dabbed the foam applicator into the ink and then just touched the very edges of the cardstock.
And check out this wonderful project by Crystal...

Crystal decided to alter an 8X10 artist stretched canvas for today's project. She used the distress techniques of lots of ink, paper crumpling, and distressing/tearing the edges of her photos and accents. Even the canvas is distressed. She first painted it brown, removed some paint with a textured cloth, added some silver, scraped some away with a nail file and the ran the same nail file around all edges of the canvas for some more definition.

Now it is your turn! We would love to see what you distress! Remember, each time you link up a project, you will entered for a chance to win the gift certificate from Memorable Seasons!!


11 Responses to “Fabulous Friday Challenge - Distressing!”

li-bee-ti said...

Way to go, ladies!! All your creations are fab.
I just can't wait to see what everyone will come up with for this challenge!

Unknown said...

Hello! I'm only now discovering this site but am a big fan of distressing. I think I'd very much like to play along this week.

Fern said...

WOW... Look at those gorgeous layouts!!! Awesome!!! Hugs!!

Dawnll said...

Great job ladies with all these projects! Lots of great distressing examples.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Thanks for the challenge!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Awesome challenge! My goodness, your samples are amazing!!! Thanks so much! Blessings, Angie

all the days of our life said...

WOW!!! You ladies did a wonderful job with the challenge, and the little tutorials are fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Christy said...

This inspired me to pull out the Tim Holtz distress ink I'd been scared to bust open. Thanks!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

I love to distress too :) !!! all of your samples are awesome and I had fun playing along! Hugs ~S~

Kelly Massman said...

Thanks! It's been a while since I played... :-)