Saturday, February 26, 2011

Distress to De-Stress Sketch!

Good Morning! The Design Team @ Our Creative Corner has another challenge for you! It's a two parter: theme and sketch. The theme: distress to de-stress, how cute huh? So, check out the sketch, and distress your paper, embellishments, sentiments and submit an entry! The sketch is very user-friendly! So, create something and work-out your stress at the same time!
Here is what I have done. The pattern paper is from Basic Grey. The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink. The solid cardstock, ink, die cuts, rhinestones, and brad are all from Stampin' Up!. (as always, if you need a complete list of materials, please email me privately.)
The flower, was simple to create. I used three pieces of pattern paper for each flower shape. I stacked them on top of each other and cut them all at the same time with my Big Shot die cutting machine. I used the Fun Flowers die. After cutting out the shapes, I stacked them on top of each other, and I punched a hole in the center for my brad. I spritz the top flower with water and began scrunching-up the flower. I continued to the last flower. Then I began un-scrunching the flowers in reverse order. (I posted a tutorial here.)
I used two different mediums to distress my paper. I used a sponge and Crumb Cake classic ink from Stampin' Up! first. Then, I used this white paint writer stick. You know, the kind they use at car dealerships to write on the windshields. That! I like how sometimes it comes out thin and sometimes it just slaps on. Random, and not uniform. I distressed the flower once it was open.
Thank you for taking the time to see what I have made. And I hope to see an entry of yours @ OCC!

9 comments:

Noor Nahdi said...

Beautiful card, Sharon!!!
Love the flower...

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

I love your patterned paper flower! Love it! I'm going to have to give that a try!

Lori Rider said...

Wow, I love your fun flower! It's a real beauty. Your colors make it even more fun - it's fabulous!

itsallaboutstamping said...

Wow, I just love your flower! Hey, I see Lori just said that. It really is incredible! I really like the way you did the sentiment too. Is that circle with the brad seperate or is the whole thing one piece? Very nice either way!

Vicki B. said...

Love this Sharon!!! That flower is gorgeous!!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

My goodness....my favorite card of the day! That flower is stunning, and I already bookmarked your tutorial so I can make one myself!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your card is terrific, Sharon! The colors and patterned paper are just wonderful and your flower totally ROCKS. Really gorgeous! Super job on this week's challenge.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Hugs,
Linda

Sarah Gough said...

This is so bright and fun - I love it! That flower is gorgeous!!

Diane Gilbert said...

Sharon your flower is awesome! Love the fun feel of this card!