Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Distressing Technique with Make It Crafty

It's the 2nd Wednesday of the month and time for another technique challenge over at Make It Crafty.  Make it Crafty has a technique challenge on the 2nd Wednesday and a fun challenge on the 4th Wednesday.  Our technique challenges are like no others in blogland as they have been designed to assist you if you are stuck or need advice on your project.  If you're looking for assistance, advice and feedback on a project before submitting it to the challenge, then head on over to the Learning Centre and we'll do our best to help.  For those wanting to bypass the Learning Centre and submit projects, then go directly to the challenge blog.  There are awards and fabulous prizes to be won so get creative and have some fun. 

This month's technique is distressing so it can be anything from inking the edges of your paper, distressing with scissors/distress tool or creating a whole distressed look background.  Our uber sweet and talented teamie Mag has prepared a tutorial on how to create a distressed background using distress inks and let me tell you it is so much fun.  Be sure to checkout the DT's creations as they are sure to inspire you. 

For my card, I used 3 Magnolia stamps to create a scene: Bat TIlda, Spooky Fence and Boo sentiment.  I also have blog candy until October 24 and will add this card to the loot!  Enter for a chance to win the candy HERE which includes this card.

I used 5 different Tim Holtz distress inks for my background on watercolour paper: Crushed Olive, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and sponged Walnut Stain around the edges.  The card is framed by a Stampology border stamp and the Boo sentiment was stamped with Memento Concord Purple ink.  Image was stamped on Xpress It with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloured with Copics and popped up on dots.  I added a fabby bat charm available at Make It Crafty with a Wild Orchid Crafts red gardenia.  Zoe has a wonderful selection of charms and you'll be seeing me use more of them.  How can I pass up on Zoe's shipping deal when she ships up to 4 packages of charms for only $2.20!

I also wanted to share another card today made by my little sweetie Juliette who is 8 years-old.  Earlier this week, Zoe posted an image my daughter coloured just for her  HERE.  Now my little crafter extraordinaire has created a Halloween card for her teacher using another Tilda and the distressing technique too.  Hope you'll get a chance to leave her some sugar as she is quite proud of her creation ~ me too, me too!~ and sooo excited she wants to give it to her teacher way ahead of Halloween.

I'm having the most fabulous time on the Make It Crafty DT.  We have such a wonderful group of ladies our group is growing to include more fabulousness.  The following lovely talented ladies are joining our team and will be playing along with us for the fun challenges.  Click on their names to pop over to their blogs and leave them a note of welcome.  You won't be disappointed as their work and posts will inspire you.  So happy to have you on board ladies :
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Thank you for your visit and for any comment you might leave.  I hope I've inspired you to join in our challenge and give this technique a try.  Looking forward to seeing your creations.



Zoe said...

LOVE this card Maria and how exciting that one lucky person will get to hold this beauty in their hands!

Now I am sitting here trying to decide who's I like better. It's a tough one! hehehee Julliette You SHOULD be VERY proud as this is such a beautiful card. I can see that Mummy really inspires you and you are deifntiely going to be a very creative little crafter.

Hugs xxoo

Jill said...

Just love your creations Maria, as always they are gorgeous! Jill x

Melanie said...

Juliette!!! Your card is jaw-dropping gorgeous sweetie! The background you created is beautiful, and I love the spider web much fun! You coloured cute little Tilda just perfectly too. I'm sure your teacher will treasure it for years to come. I can't wait to see more of your creations!!

Maria, as always your cards are stunning. Fabulous job with the distress picked perfect colours to use together. I love the effect of the stamps on the watercolour a perfect antiqued look. Gorgeous!!

Pen to Paper said...

Maria this is very cool. And thank you for the link to the background tutorial with Distress inks. I did not know this and appreciate.



Abbylicious said...

Maria, your card is adorable and soo spooky.Cute charm too! I'm sure your friend will absolutly love it.
It looks like your daughter is a stamping artist in the making, how proud you must be!

Christine Riley said...

What beautiful cards! I love the border in the first card and Tilda in front of that spooky fence is perfect. Love your daughter's card too, the background is stunning!
Hugs, Christine

Kelly Schelske said...

Juliette your card is fabulous!! Maria, just the same, great work!

cabio's craft corner said...

You are pretty productive Maria. The pretty cool background colors and sweet Halloween Tildas are too cute!! Your cards really give me motivation to do more Halloween theme cards :o)

downrightcrafty said...

love the background colours used and the images to create the scene and the image is fab, perfectly presented for the distressed look
Hugs Kate xxx

Leslie Avila said...

Super creative background! Love your spookie card. Keep them coming.
Leslie Avila

Suzanne J Dean said...

Spooktacularly cute--love the background--fabulous! Looks like a future Mag and craft addict in the making--she did a beautiful job on her card!


Lil Sis said...

OH WOW Juliette your card is stunning, that sure is some impressive colouring of Tilda and a great background too. Well done Hun I just know your teacher will love it.

Oh yeah your card is pretty good to Maria. The distressing looks great and love that border.
So pleased to be joining you on the design team.

Beccy x

Berenice R. said...

So cute card! :)

Rosie said...

WOW Maria, this is AWESOME!! I love the scene you created...fabulous!! Hugs, Rosemary

Jean said...

Your cards are so beautiful, the distressing is so excellent.. your colors are just stunning.. both cards are so unique each in their own way... Just beautiful..
Hugs, Jean

Angela said...

Beautiful card, Maria. Such a fun Halloween card and so beautifully colored!

Your daughter is very talented! Love her sweet Halloween card! My 12 year old daughter loves coloring Magnolias too! She even started blogging LOL! ;) hugs, Angela

Rene said...

Oh wow, this is very cool!!

Candy said...

Juliette, your teacher is going to love the beautiful card you have made her for Halloween!!

Maria, You card is fantastic. Wonderful techniques :o)
Hugs, Candy

Curlybear said...

Hi Maria
Beautiful distressing and fabulous background, and Tila is coloured so perfectly thanks for joining us at SC: 104 Distressing challenge, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

Cor* said...

The background of your card is phenomenol!! Great mixture of colors, then a stamped fence and perfect large flower with a bat charm just dangling there.....All so perfect and your daughters card is just as spectacular with that wonderful background and perfectly colored image! (your coloring isn't too bad either- haha). Thanks so much for your Totally "Trick or Tilda" Halloween creation! Don't forget about our Traditional Christmas Tilda challenge also going on right now at the Totally Tilda blog!!! Hugs--Corry & the Totally Tilda DT

craftyb said...

Gorgeous card Maria - great background you the Magnolia images together on this one!! Tilda is coloured beautifully!

Miss Juliette - you ARE a little star crafter!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL sweetheart...i love all the fab details like the web border and bats and FAB background. Your mummy is soooooooo lucky to have some-one special like you to craft with! bx

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love your daughter's too!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Trexxann said...

Maria, your card is adorable! I'd be more than happy to receive it!!! Juliette is certainly talented - I'm certain your teacher will adore it Juliette!

Berenice R. said...

So cute cards! :)

Susie Sugar said...

Excellent I love them both
Thanks for joining us at this special Totally Tilda Halloween challenge, hope you can come join us for our normal Totally Tilda Challenge that is running until next Saturday
Hugs Susie Sugar and the TT team xx

Pat said...

Maria!! What a great idea to make your own DP with watercolor paper!! I am definitely going to "borrow" that idea, darlin!!
Pat Frank