The problem was where do I start? I have seen many cards using distressing tools and products. I have certainly heard of the famous Tim Holtz but none of these things are in my home. Well the answer came when one of my cats (Sophie) decided to sleep in a cardboard box (full of D.I.Y)which wasn't that secure and so she fell in giving a load meow!!Off I went to save the cat and low and behold what did I find......sandpaper!!
Well I must confess I found sanding my gorgeous K&Co papers rather distressing excuse the pun! Who in their right mind would do such a thing, it just seemed so wrong but I carried on until I got the desired effect. I was going to say correct but I will leave that for the pros to decide and then I thought about saying happy.However that would be wrong too as I wasn't sure If I was happy destroying my gorgeous papers.
My idea of happiness is colouring my Sugar Nellie stamps using my new promarkers so that was exactly what I did next.
After having a wee play around with my new sizzix dies and some peewee glitter, I finally put together all the elements of my card and this is what the end result was.
Andrew aka hubby said my card wasn't distressed enough and made a few changes.Made us both laugh!!
Below are the challenges I am entering
simon says stamp-distressing/DT call
sugarbowl challenge-fab sketch
sophisticat Challenge-doth the north wind blow
tools-sizzix dies (flowers and vines),bigshot,sandpaper,promarkers(dusky rose,khaki,almond)
stamp-Windswept(Sugar Nellie) & CC sentiments
papers-K&Co and The Papermill
Do I like it??Answer=Unsure. I will certainly give distreesing another go. So feel free to leave any hints or tips in the comments section.
hugs Clare x
P.s Shhh don't tell hubby about sandpaper!!