Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired #16

The Cuttlebug Inspiration this week is to add distressing to your project. I'm not big into distressing but figured I needed to give it a try.

This week's inspiration was brought to us by Basic Grey so, in their honor, I dug out several of my Basic Grey paper pads and decided on paper from Scarlet's Letter. I used two different size punches to create the flowers (small flower by Marvy and large flower by Punch It) and then ran them both through the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I sanded the edges and the dots, plus added Dark Brown Fluid Chalk ink. This ink was also used around the edges of the DP. The stamp is called "A Basket for all Seasons" by Mostly Animals (I've had it forever) and it was also run through the Cuttlebug before edging with the Dark Brown ink. The brown ribbon is DCWV bought from QVC and the copper brads are from my stash.

Since I raised the flowers using pop dots, I also tried to give the petals a bit of curl with a pencil. I've added another picture to show the dimension but it didn't really show it very well.

Thanks for taking a look. "Distressing" can really be quite fun; you should try it some time.

Cheers, Judi


Barb said...

This is fantastic What a great idea to run the flowers through for the dot effect

dannisdoodles said...

this is beautiful, love the basket & flowers!!!

thanks for the inspiration over @
this week!

Mrs J said...

Judi, this is so beautiful! Love the colours and papers and of course your embossing, and all perfectly distressed too! Great interpretation of the challenge.
Thanks for taking part this week at Cuttlebug Challenges!
Hugs Mrs Jx

Meda said...

WONDERFUL! Love the colors.
Thank you for playing with us at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

Alison said...

This is gorgeous, fabulous take on the challenge and those flowers are stunning. Thanks for joining in the Cuttlebug Challenge.

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I just love what you did with those flowers...they add so much great dimension to the card! Great job with the distressing challenge!


Maggie said...

i luv luv the flowers and how you create the basket of flowers :)