Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge #29

This week, at Michelle Perkett Studio, we are challenging you with a technique: distressing
On a base soft pink card I stitched with pink embroidery floss a piece of craft paper that I crumpled and torn the edges. Once it was stitched I distressed the paper with chesnut brown chalk inkpad.
Fire is the gorgeous Michelle´s image I used to make this card and it´s colored with colored pencils as usual. After that, I cut it around the border and saved the sentiment for later.
I cut a piece of patterned paper and punched tiny holes so I could thread a piece of yute that I knotted the ends. After this, I layered it to the front of the card and made a charm to hang it from the knot with some wooden and glass beads. Finally, I cut around the words of the sentiment and glued it to the fron tof the card.
The image is attached with dimensional tape.
This is my first time using this distressing technique, and because I never did it before I had to looked for it. So, I googled it and it´s amazing all the ways you can distress! I hope I inspired you to try this technique and maybe you can come up with your own distressing technique! We´d love to see your entry this week. Please come, join us and have fun!

10 comments:

Kathy Czygan said...

Hi Ileana! You've done a fabulous job with this card! Nobody would ever think this was the first time for you with this technique! Fire is beautifully colored! You've used colors that go really well with this technique and the kraft paper. I've never tried this either. But this is beautiful inspiration. Thanks!

Saskia said...

Beautiful card!!

Greetings, saskia :)

Nancy said...

This is gorgeous, Ileana:O) Love the beautiful design. Your distressing is brilliant, the stitching is a lovely touch, love the yute and wooden pearls. Your colouring is fab.
Have a lovely Tuesday.
Hugs, Nancy

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is fabulous Ileana! I'll have to go Google distressing...it's not something I've done before either! You did a great job with this :)
hugs :)

Michelle said...

Ileana!! This is beautiful!! I just love the distressed background you did with the paper! A great effect! Love how you colored Fire and the polka dot pattern behind her!! Thank you for such beautiful inspiration this week and welcome to the team, Ileana!!!:)

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is great. I love how you've colored the image. Your embellishement is great. TFS.

Tammy said...

This is awesome, Ileana!! Your first time distressing is definitely a success!! I really love the colors that you have used and all of the little details!! You did an awesome job with this challenge!!!

Gina said...

Oh this is just gorgeous!! Great job with the distressing. Love the colors too.

Marilyn Webb said...

Hi Ileana
What a great job! I love all the great touches, and wonderful job on the distressing. Beautiful coloring!!
hugs

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Ileana, Sorry it took so long for me to write. I love this card. Fantastic distressing. Looking forward to see what you do next. Thank you for the nice comment about my "Flowers Galore" card.