Saturday, 20 September 2008

Basic Grey Challenge #3 ~ Distressing

This is my DT card for the Basic Grey Challenge blog, Challenge No. 3: Distressing. It was great to see your ATCs last week, and very gratifying that it was the first time some of you had made an ATC, so that was cool!

We would like to see you using distressing techniques on your creations this week! :o)
Both the background and foreground papers in this design are from Basic Grey's 'Infuse' collection.

Distressing techniques used:

  • Tearing
  • Distressing the edges by dragging them through the blades of my scissors
  • Inking the edges
  • Embossed the background paper with the distressed Harelquin-style folder from Cuttlebug (can't remember what they call it.. diamonds, I think)
  • Sanding
  • Stamped a rough shadow panel on the patterned paper with dark brown Chalk Eyes ink
  • Used 'Field of Sky' stamp to apply some aging 'dots' around the edge of the DP panel
  • I used Timber Brown StazOn ink to 'age' the metal embellishments
  • Instead of brads, I used old office paper fasteners, which I salvaged from my dad's office when he passed away.

18 comments:

  1. great, love it, such rich colours
    AllisonX

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  2. Fantastic card, just love it, all the subtle details.........

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  3. En, the Diamonds Cuttlebug folder is the one you gave me.. first time I've used it, but definitely not the last! Thank you again! :o)

    Chris xx

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  4. Awwwesome card!!!!
    Chris you really have excelled yourself this week, I think I'm in love with this card! Love everything you have done to that BG and completely *heart* the addition of those paper roses (I never know what to do with those things!!!
    signing off a very impressed
    Jx

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  5. Gorgeous card. just love all those textures
    Jose

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  6. Hi Chris,

    love your latest creation very vintage chic. Love the rich colours.

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  7. What a beautiful vintage card and what wonderful instructions. I really like how you did the BG and the edges of those roses. Stunning.

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  8. A beautiful, stunning card - love the colours. Another great challenge!

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  9. Wow Chris. What a piece of art. It's lovely. You sure have used a lot of techniques.

    Love Debbie xx

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  10. Oh, I love this! Those flowers are beautiful! Thanks for the close-up! :D

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  11. This is just beautiful - those flowers are gorge!!

    Dawn
    x

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  12. OOOhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! Do like the effect on the roses!

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  13. beautiful card Chris - love how you have used the embossing folder and those roses close up are just perfection.....gorgeous work
    Hugs
    kath
    xxxxxx

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  14. Beautiful, as always! And this one is very YOU, Chris =) I'll never fail to recognise that style!

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  15. This has got to be my favourite card EVER. I love it love it love it. That rose is real...it has to be..it certainly looks it, I can almost smell it...WOW!

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  16. Beautiful! The textures and colors are a wonderful combination.

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  17. This is just gorgeous! I love all the different elements. Beautifully done...

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  18. I never heard before for this challenge - thank you for telling about it.

    Your card is a dream, love the beautiful details

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Hello! If you would like to leave a comment, I'd be delighted to receive it! And thank you for taking the time. :o) ~ Chris xx