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Saturday, 30 March 2013

My first try at distressing!

Hey guys,

How is the weekend coming along for you people. I have a messy desk and a truck load of work to get over before I can heave a sigh of relief and take a break.. :(

Yesterday I made a notebook on order for my cousin to gift to her friend... I made an A4 size note book...

The front and back cover are card stock and inside are 150 white printer sheets which I then got spiral binded locally...

This is a very special project as I tried distressing of such a large area for the very first time.. Completely inspired by Tejal and Erum (fantastic crafters the two of them) They possibly do some of the best distressing I have seen so far and am truly trying to learn by observing closely the things they do with that small ink pad cube...

I shall just go and show you the pics...


I absolutely love love love the distressed BG I created (talk about boasting.. *wink*)


A close-up of the sentiment.. The pearls were white.. I turned them red by coloring themw ith my BIC markers.. 


A close-up of the image... 


the washi tape covered alphas....


Loved making this one.. Getting inky was so much fun although my arms ached after the whole distressing thing got over..LOL


Supplies used:-
Cardstock=> black locally purchased, brustro for distressing
Printer sheets for inside pages locally purchased
Distress inks=> worn lipstick, peeled paint, tumbled glass purchased from Khyati and dusty concord purchased from crazee daisy
Ink blending tool purchased from Imaginations
Fiskars sentiment=> just friends purchased from Jovi and the small design stamp is from make a wish which I purchased from imaginations
Ink=> Hero arts neon pink from Varnas and rich cocoa from crafters cormer
Spellbinders lacy circles and MFT flourish
Pearls from stash which I have colored using my BIC markers
digi image is from Sarah Kay
Flowers made using jeff punches
Washi tape purchased from Rachana
Staedler water color pencils

Entering this for the following challenges:=
Brown sugar=> flowers
hotshot crafts=> anything but a card
for the love of crafting=> seasons stories (spring)
crafters corner=> stamping


Thanks for dropping by.. Your comments are highly valuable for me.. Have a fantastic weekend!

Hugs,
Khush


12 comments:

rachel taylor said...

hi to you love your image and the way tou have put it all to gether thanks for sharing with brown sugar
happy crafting to you
Rachel DT

Sindhu said...

I just can't believe this is your first attempt at distressing! It has come out so perfect..and it's absolutely beautiful...
Looking forward to see more distressing techniques you :)
Hugs...

Bhawana said...

thats looks fabulous.... beautiful BG

Sathya said...

Wow...fab at first attempt...Its so very nice...Love the overall effect, lovely coloring of images,and flowers around them...and of course use of flourishes....

Poornima said...

Thats an amazing job at first try..the colours are so nice and loved the image n your colouring..looking forward to see more distressed projects from you !!

CraftersCorner Corner said...

such nice distressinh u have done......each color is speaking on its own....lovely....thanks for playing with us at crafters corner challenge#6..all the very best....www.crafterscorner.in
www.crafterscornerindia..blogspot.in

Hussena said...

I just loved your Book cover its looks so gorgeous especially the way you have created the distressed BG ...The repetative stamping and your colors are just fabulous too!!

Thank you so much for playing along 'Crafter's Corner' # 6 and Best of luck :)

Deepti Stephens said...

Super cute project. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 'For the love of crafting'. Good luck!

chillin with Quillin said...

for it being your first time, i cant believe it cause it looks great, love the image and the inking, she will love it !!!
Paula

Helene Siermans said...

This is beautiful! Love all those tiny flowers - awesome!


Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar this week. Good luck!
Nick

nupurcreatives said...

Gorgeous cover Khushboo... Love the bright & vibrant colours you have used... Thank you for joining us at 'For the love of crafting'.

Scrapaddict said...

Beautiful, love the bright colors! Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge this week!