Sunday, January 9, 2011

Distressing was.....distressing!

Okay, so, Phindy's Place Challenge Blog this week has a challenge that was, well, challenging for me! This week is all about distressing and it had me distressed! I didn't know quite where to start but the idea of taking a brand spankin' new piece of DP and ripping, tearing, etc. - WHAT???? But, I pushed up my sleeves and gave it a go!
So, for my background paper I crinkled it up into a ball. The second layer was crinkled into a ball and then ripped in half (that took a few years off my life I think). The paper flowers that I made were crinkled and then I ran them under water and then put it on the heater to dry. Finally, I took each layer and ran scissors over all of the edges to make them "distressed". While doing all of this, I just kept thinking "why am I ruining this paper?".
Well, I have to say, when I put it all together, I LOVE IT! It's totally not "me" - well not normally anyway, but I do love it!
Thanks for the challenge Phindy! It was phun!!


  1. I love this Katie. Your distressing is great and I especially love the combinations of colors you have used on this card. Gorgeous flowers!
    Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Phindy's Place!

  2. WOWEE, now this is what I call a GORGEOUS CARD!!! I love your distressing, even if you were in distress about it. Definitely something I'd love to see you do more often. I love the texture this card has.... and your wavy sentiment, and those flowers... Everything is PERFECT! Does it meet Joe's standards? LOL
    Thanks for entering Phindy's challenge again this week Katie.

  3. It's Phabulous Katie!!
    I love the way it turned out...all that worry for nothing!! LOL

  4. Wonderful card Katie! =)

    Hugs, Elenor

  5. This is fabulous and your distressing is incredible. When you tackle something for the first time you jump in with both feet and I am impressed. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place again.

  6. What a nice card! The digi you've used is so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
    xxx Anne-Marije

  7. Katie this is lovely! And I'm so glad you gave yourself a push into distressing lol!

    Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!