Friday, June 11, 2010

Distressed Digis

(This is one of two posts today!! Please scroll up for the Kraftin' Kimmie June Previews!)

Welcome stampers...thanks for visiting today. There are some great things happening over at Wags 'n Whiskers!! Today marks the release day for another set of DIGITAL STAMPS!! That's right...some of your favourite rubber stamps are now also available as digis!! We also have a great new challenge over at Wags 'n Whiskers this week courtesy of the wonderfully talented Michele...Distressing Time! So get out those edge distressors, inks, rulers, scissors or whatever your favourite distressing tool is and get creating!

The image I'm using today is actually the same one I used for the challenge two weeks ago (you can see that post here), but I thought I would show you how the digital version opens up even more possibilities to stretch your creativity! This is "Say A Prayer"...I just love this pretty image. Before printing "Say A Prayer", I re-sized the image and flipped it (more on this in a moment). I found this great wooden cross at my local dollar store (yup, I'm a bargain junkie...the pearls are from the dollar store too!) and painted it with an ivory acrylic craft paint. I chose this gorgeous vintage paper from TCP and distressed the edges before adhering it to the cross. I used Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink on both the cross and the paper edges.

I wanted to mount "Say a Prayer" on a Spellbinders Fleur De Lis pendant, so I first measured the die to determine what size the image should be. When adjusting the size of your digis in your computer program, make sure to click on the "Keep Scale" option so the proportions will all remain accurate. After pop dotting her onto the pendant, I realized that the Copics were just a bit too vibrant for the muted vintage feel of this project. So out came the Antique Linen Distress Ink, and I very lightly applied it with a makeup sponge over the entire image until it was a better match for the paper. I did add a touch of Stardust Stickles to her wings for just a little glitz. Finally, I lightly touched a bit of Brushed Corduroy to the edge of the image.

Would you like the chance to win a prize from Wags 'n Whiskers?? Then come on over to the W&W blog to play along with us! You'll find some beautiful inspiration from the rest of the Divas to get your creative juices flowing! Just make sure to use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp or digital image on your project if you want to be eligible for the prize. You can buy Wags 'n Whiskers stamps/digis HERE.

We can't wait to see your Distressing skills!



Digital Stamp: Wags 'n Whiskers "Say a Prayer"
Paper: Neenah, TCP
Ink: Copic markers, Distress Inks
Tools: Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant
Other supplies: Wooden cross decoration and pearls from the dollar store


Michele said...

WOW Melanie this is just gorgeous. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs Michele x

♥Rach♥ said...

Gorgeous project, really beautiful :0)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hey Melanie!!I love the colors,image,the paper,and the cross shape!!Awesome!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Wowzers! Girl, this cross is amazing! Absolutely breathtaking! Love all the detail work you did with this. This is truly a work of art!