Now, our fearless leader Linda has departed for a new adventure, but she left us with an intriguing challenge titled "Depth of Distress". What does that mean to you? How will you interpret the challenge? Will you write in your art journal about a most trying time? Will you scrapbook a distressing event, or create a card for someone in distress?
Somehow, with this blog, I suspect the word distress will more likely trigger everyone running for their Tim Holtz inks, stains, stickles, crackle paint, reinkers, and markers of the distress variety. Luckily, www.simonsaysstamp.com carries all things in the Distress line, including the brand new summer set of colors. The challenge is open to you to interpret however you would like. Let's take a look first at how the design team interpreted this challenge:
She used a fabulous mix of Distress Inks, Distress Stains and Dylusions Sprays on Sticky Back Canvas to create her bright and flowery stamped triple tag.
Tracy Evans pays homage to PaperArtsy with her distressed inky tag.
She combined images from Hot Pics 1005 and the Hot Pick Xtra. Lots of layers of Distress Stain and Distress Ink Broken China, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo add great depth to the background and add to the charm of this piece.
For Candy Colwell "Distress" is synonymous with Tim Holtz!
Candy's piece is all about Tim - her large Matchbook is distressed inside and out. Metal Foil Sheets embossed with Tim's Subway and Stencil Texture Fade and distressed courtesy of Pitch Black, Gold and Juniper Paint Dabbers create such a dimensional cover. Add a distressed Ornate Plate adorned with a Crackled Numeral and you've got DEPTHS OF DISTRESS!
Dan thought it was time to give a distressed update to the ancient Japanese proverb of the 3 Wise Monkeys.
"Scary clown alert! I cut these '50s businessmen with up-to-date accessories from a sheet of Kraft Resist paper and coloured it with blended Distress Inks. The grimy background was achieved with splashes of coloured and white Distress Stain. Now all I have to do is avoid meeting them in a dark alley."
Terry was thinking of creating a Thanks Tag for her departing colleque.
For her background she used the Chequered Dots Dylusion Stencil, worked on it with Milled Lavender and Crackle Distress Paint. The bottom of the Thanks Tag is worked on with the Tim Holtz Springtime Background and Borders Set. And distressed with Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender,
To see more photos and detail of any of the design team member's creations, simply click on their name (above the photo of their project) to visit their blog.
For the full rules, read the "challenge rules" posted in the side-bar here on our blog. We can't wait to see what you make.