Tuesday, 6 July 2010

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #22 - Distressing

This week on I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #22 we are asked to use distressing techniques on our projects.  All distressing techniques can be used and layout and colours are a matter of choice, but Promarkers must be used and your entry must be a new project, not one which has been created previously, although it is quite OK to enter more than one challenge with the same project.  This week's prize is sponsored by Joanna Sheen.

For my DT project I decided to create a small 'pizza-style' box (there's a tutorial for this on the Scor-Pal projects website).  I used this lovely rose stamp by Magnolia, stamping it three times, cutting out and layering up to create my main image.  I created a layer by stamping the rose image randomly over a piece of white card which had been first distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick.  I also stamped the main rose images with the same DI before colouring with Promarkers.  The gold edges were created using UTEE heated for a short time with a heat gun until it became 'bobbly' but not so long that it was smooth.  The lace and button were from my stash and the beautiful pins were part of a prize I won recently and were created by Karen, a fellow DT member - check out her blog for details if you'd like to get hold of some yourself!  Finally I added a little Star Dust Stickles to the edges of the rose petals to add a little bling.  I have recenlty made some bead bracelets and I shall put one of them into this box as a gift for a friend who's birthday is coming up soon.

I hope you'll submit an entry for Challenge #22 this week, you've got nothing to lose and a prize from Joanna Sheen to win!  What are you waiting for?   Do check out the other DT project here, there are some fabulous projects to inspire you. 



Kathyk said...

Just lovely with a super vintage feel to it with the lace and those beads (Karen's or did you make them yourself?). GORGEOUS


Lauren Hatwell said...

I love this Wynneth. A really lovely shabby chic effect. The roses are absolutely beautiful. Great card. Lauren x

Annie said...

fabulous creation Wynneth! and so pretty with the vintage style.
I just got my leaflet through for Exeter at the end of September, some very interesting exhibitions this year too.
hugs, annie x

miscanthuscrafts said...

this project is so lovely. X