Monday, May 19, 2014

lawnscaping challenge - distress it!

good morning - it's my favorite day of the week - monday!!
and today is a brand new challenge over at the lawnscaping blog!!


this challenge is a FUN one, and i KNOW it's one of my favorites! use distress products or create with a distressed look!! 



oh yeah! 
distress-town, here i come! :)


first, i painted on a thick layer of gesso onto my cardbase. before it was dry, i stamped the impression of the US map from wish you were here, to give it some texture! then once it was drive, i added some streaks of distress paints! (peacock feathers, tumbled glass, and shabby shutters - my favorite color combo!)


then after the distress paint had dried, i used some SUPER FINE sandpaper to rub away some of the color around the 'impressed' US MAP. i stamped the sentiment in delicata golden glitz ink and then swooshed (brushed?) on some gold perfect pearls to really make the gold POP! i also added some splatters of the gold perfect pearls, as well as to the tiny, little wood veneer heart is south carolina! :)


i really wish i could take a better photo of this card! in person, the gold is stunning against the greens and blues! i love it! 

well, that's it!

for even more inspiration (if you can stand it!), check out the lawnscaping facebook page! we're dedicated to keeping your creative juices flowing! :)

this week we're sponsored by lawn fawn! so get your card making on, and you could win a stamp set of your choice! :)


2 comments:

  1. Totally distressed!! :) Love it!!
    Love how you used the sandpaper; clever!! And that gold on all the blues and green ... fab!!! :)

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  2. So so pretty! I love this colors, this is a brilliant idea! What a fun card, you are amazing!

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