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A little diSTRESSED

>> Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hi everyone! Today's card is feeling a little distressed kinda like the creator of it LOL. Take a look:

I stamped my image and colored it with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol. This is not a new technique and there are many tutorials out there for it however there is a tip that I use that I have not read about and I kinda found out by accident. To help me with shading my image I use an eraser. Sometimes I want want my light areas to be a little lighter and to do that I gently rub my eraser on those spots to remove a bit of color. I also use a couple shades of a color together before I blend with the gamsol. Anyway, once my image was colored I distressed my edges with a ruler and then sponged ink over them. I also distressed the edge of my pumpkin layer before sewing it onto the chocolate matte. I stamped my background olive layer with one of our fabulous bg stamps that make creating your own custom patterned paper a breeze. I sponged ink around this layer and stitched around the edges. I stamped my sentiment onto a punched circle and sponged ink around this too. I then started assembling after I tied some twill around the olive. I finished off my card by adding some brads and using pop dots to attach my sentiment.
Here is a closeup of the colored image:

stamps- DRS designs A020, K097, H166
ink- palette noir, old olive, ruby red, choc chip
CS- old olive, pumpkin pie, choc chip, GP white
accessories- ruler, sewing machine, sponge, brads, twill, primacolor pencils and gamsol

I really hope that you enjoyed my project today. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by,


Vicki said...

Such beautiful coloring!! Great card!! :)

Cathy I. said...

Very pretty! Great tip! tfs

Angel said...

great coloring!! love this!

Etha said...

Oh wow that is so beautiful! I LOVE your coloring and how you set the image to the side, very pretty! thanks for sharing :)

Jessica G. said...

Beautfully colored image! Distressing is one of those great, all-around useful techniques!

Dawn said...

what a gorgeous job coloring! I love this stamp... it is on my wishlist!!! you did a fab job...

JenMarie said...

Lovely, such beautiful coloring!

Jennifer E. said...

This is a great card! Sorry to hear you're stressed. Hope you can relax some over this holiday weekend!

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