This quote says it all for me:
"I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
My small place is my studio area in the corner of my living room. My Whimcees are all the dolls, bears and other creatures that I sew from cloth or sculpt from clay, the cards and papercraft projects that I create.
It is with this blog I hope to share my world created in my small space.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Distressing My Brother's Card
Distressing is not a technique that I have used often. The current challenge on Mo Manning's challenge blog is "Distressing" w/Mo Image and at first I thought to skip this challenge as I wasn't skilled in this technique. Forget skilled - I didn't even know how to go about it except for edging the papers maybe and adding ink on those edges. I was working on a card for my brother and thought why not try distressing on a male card as it might work for that. So here is my card. I roughed up the edges of the card stock and the patterned paper and sponged ink along the edges of all. The image is one of Mo's digital images and one of my all time favorites. I cut out the window and the image and added a sky pattern paper behind the window with a press-on star added to that. Then I glued the image to the background paper. The curtain is made from a piece of wide ribbon which I also sponged with ink and tied back with embroidery thread.
You can see great examples of distressed cards at Mo's blog http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.com/ Her designer team always has wonderful cards to share and the entries are such fun to check out! I find so many new bloggers that way!
This card was made for my brother - the image and the star - I think he may understand that is has to do with prayers for our mother during this time of her crisis. The card is in the mail.
Thank you for stopping by today to visit my blog. Thank you again for your kind wishes and prayers for my mother - she has now been moved to hospice. It has all happened so quickly. Wishing you a happy mid-week!