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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 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!

Barbara Diane


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable card Barbara.

Tracy said...

Distressing has a WIDE variety of meanings. LOL Scruffed edges and ink definitely qualify. So glad you could join us this week at Mo's with this cutie Barbara Diane! Hugs!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Glad you took the plunge and gave distressing a go as it turned out fabulously!

Katie said...

You did a great job distressing on this card. It is not a technique I do well either.

I will keep your mom in my prayers. I'll say a special one just for her during our school wide mass this afternoon.

Iulia said...

Hi, Barbara! Everybody interprets distressing as to fit his style, so there are no rules here. You did a magnificent job on this card and I'm sure your brother will love it. How clever of you to add the curtain and the star paper beneath!!! That's really lovely!
Glad you could join us at Mo's this week!
Hugs, Iulia

Sue from Oregon said...

This is so of my fave images. Reminds me of my little grandsons peeking out their window at home!