Another Wednesday means another La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge! This week our challenge was set by Kathy and is distressing - it can be sanding, tearing, inking, or any other distressing method! I tend to do at least a little distressing on most of my cards so I had fun with this challenge! Here's what I came up with:
I tore myself away from my Lalas this week to play with Rosie with Bird. I also got out my Prismacolor colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits because I thought this type of coloring would match nicely with the challenge and the papers I chose, which are from the new DCWV Rustic stack. I did use my trusty Copics for her face, arms and legs though because I really like these skin tones.
For the image panel, I traced the inside of the Nestabilities die with a pencil and cut it out so that it would be slightly smaller than the actual die cut version of the same die (so I would have the perfect mat), then stamped and colored. Next I inked around the outside with Antique Linen distressing ink and ran my scissor blade over the edges. I also ran my scissor blade over the patterned papers, and inked them a little too.
Final details – I hand sewed some DMC flower thread on the flower strip and then sewed cream beads all over the diamond paper, added some May Arts ribbon and a charm, stuck the image on with foam boosters and I was done! I left out the sentiment so I can use this card for any occasion. This card was also made for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Hearts and Flowers.
I hope you’ll play along with us this week! You can check out all the details at the La-La Land Crafts blog.Also, I wanted to let you know that the new La-La Land Crafts Halloween stamps are available for purchase. You can find them all in the New section. And for the month of September, U.S. orders of $50 or more receive FREE shipping! International orders will receive a shipping discount! So it's a great time to treat yourself to some La-La Land Crafts stamps! TFL!