Hope you've had a great weekend! Today, is the start of a brand new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and this week's challenge is called ~ All Scratched Up! From rubbing with tell wool to sandpaper, giving an aged look with a brown ink pad to crumpling and then flattening back out some paper, or even using a scratched up looking stamp ~ this week we challenge you to embrace imperfection and get grungy.
For my piece, I created a tag and added some metal flowers which are...all scratched up!! This is such a fun technique and makes a really bold statement to any project.
After heat drying the tag, I distressed the edges, inked them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then matted the tag onto a piece of Kraft card for added strength as those flowers are quite weighty! To create the stand for my tag, I die cut chipboard using the Frameworks Honeycomb die, painted it with Distress Paints and then attached it to the bottom edge of my tag.
I hope you've enjoyed this week's tutorial and I've inspired you with what I've created this week. As always, if you're looking for some more great ideas and inspiration, then you need to look no further than the blog to see all the wonderful creations from my very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....
Thank you so much for all your visits today, I really do appreciate them all and love reading all your comments!!
See you again soon...love Emma xx
Distress Ink ~ Walnut Stain
Archival Ink ~ Black
Ranger Size 8 Manila Tags