Thursday, May 7, 2015

Creative Knockouts #88: Distress It!

Good morning Bloglandia! I hope everyone's Thursdays are off to a fantastic start. This morning I want to share (what I think is...) a beautiful card for this week's Creative Knockouts (#88) where the challenge is....Distress It!  This week's sponsor is Lacy Sunshine, and oh yes, there is a prize to be won!



So, those who know me, know that I really like distressing in theory...but actually DOING it kinda freaks me out. I mean, I just colored this amazing image and spent some time doing so...now I have to mess it up?! eek!

(I guess that means it's a good "challenge" for me then!?) ;)


But...I DID IT! hehe. Here is my contribution to today, featuring Rory: Life is Grand. Lacy Sunshine has a lot of really fabulous images, I had trouble choosing just one to work with today! I guess having a wish list is a good thing, right? 




I printed Rory and colored with Copics. I used my Tonic hand held edge distresser dealie to rough up the edges of most of these papers. I chose papers from Basic Grey that had a bit of a distressed look to the pattern in them. To give my sentiment piece that "dropped in a puddle" look I placed a few drops of different Copic reinker fluid onto the paper, and then added drops of the blender solution on top! I used a sponge to push it around a bit and help redistribute the color. I stamped the sentiments in black Memento ink right over the top.

Even after all of my disclaimers, I have to say I was very, VERY pleased with how this card turned out. I think it has a nice distressed feel, while still showcasing the work of coloring and of course showing how sweet this little Rory is!

I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for this lovely (Mojo396). This is a great sketch, and really versatile. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to play along. I have another project idea too if I get a few free minutes today...


Challenges:

613 Avenue Create - #122: Anything Goes with optional "Feminine"
Inspiration Destination - #32: Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #9: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspirations challenge - #82: Colouring an Image (2 of 3)
Little Red Wagon - #288: Distress It

That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your distressed projects for your chance to win with Lacy Sunshine! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

I'll be back here tomorrow with a new challenge from Simply Papercraft. Stamp happy!




8 people made my day!:

Denise Goeldner said...

Wonderful distress card, lovely colour combo and image is so sweet.
~ Denise DT Sis ~

Nancy said...

Cute image and I like the BG papers you used. Great job with the sketch. DT sister Nancy

Bonnie Taylor said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors, and all of the layers you have here. Fantastic image too:)
xx Bonnie (DT sister)

Kelly Schelske said...

Love all the layers Jennifer and fab distressing, gorgeous card!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Me again! Gorgeous card Jennifer, I love the color combo!

Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Tracy Penney said...

Lovely card with just the right amount of distressing. Thanks for playing along with our Distress it challenge at Little Red Wagon.

Billie A said...

Really cute image and great coloring. I like all the distress. The turn down edge and brad is a great look. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.

Tamie said...

Your coloring is incredible! I love that you distressed around the image, it adds an incredible highlight around the image. Thank you so much for sharing your magnificent creation with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Tamie DT