Monday, March 16, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #102: Distress Addicts

Welcome back to another challenge! This time, we have a really cool one, I think. And I have a non-card project I created. What?! That's right. 

Let's get on to the challenge:

DISTRESS! Who else is addicted?! I just love distress anything. For this project, you can use your distress inks, edge distressing, and anything else you can dream up. Have fun with it! Because up for a prize is a gift certificate to Lawn Fawn! They are an amazing sponsor and naturally, I love them so much. Every set is one I love and use over and over. 

This project is something different since I typically create cards for these challenges, but I found this little FAMILY linen/wood piece at Michael's. It was pretty inexpensive ($3). I had set it aside because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it. So when the challenge came up, the lightbulb went on. I grabbed the Into the Woods and Woodgrain Backdrops sets and pulled the smaller heart and arrow images. I used my Staz-On Midi inks in Cloudy Sky, St. Valentine, Spiced Chai and Orange Zest. It's hard to see, but there are some that I stamped with Brilliance Ink in Cosmic Copper as well. 

After I had stamped them on (no particular pattern or anything!), I pulled out my Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Festive Berries and Pumice Stone and used a craft sponge to add them over the stamped images. 

I wanted something a little extra, so I grabbed the large heart from the Woodgrain Backdrops set and I used Festive Berries and Pumice Stone and stamped that onto some watercolor paper. I love the mottled look it gave the heart. I left a slight border around it and used some foam adhesive to stick it to the piece. I then tied a piece of the cord from the Lawn Trimmings Vivid Triple Pack Cord around the heart and between the A and M. 

I decided I'm going to prop this up above a frame I have with family photos. 

I hope you have a ton of fun with this challenge, just like I did! Do something out of the box this time. Distress away! Make sure you read all the rules and enter over at the Lawnscaping blog. 


Samantha Mann said...

Oh this is such a cool project!!! And I love the idea of it hanging by your photos! You altered it so well! It's awesome!! Wow!

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Beautiful piece, love all the stamping & distressing :)

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