Still Festively Distressed...Week Three


Still feeling festive? We hope so! Dreamweaver and Ranger still have two weeks left of our Festively Distressed collaboration, and we are full of distressing ideas...Tim Holtz' Distress Powder ideas, that is. Mixed with our fabulous line of stencil designs and exciting products, your creativity will know no bounds! If you missed the first two weeks, start HERE and HERE! And if you missed Tim's intro to our four week extravaganza, click HERE!

For our postings this week and next, we are offering you the opportunity to win one of two prize packages, perfectly coordinated for your holiday crafting. Simply leave a comment on each of our Dream Team's posts, and YOU could be one of two randomly selected winners!


The Dream Team have been challenged for the month of November to create something CAS (clean and simple) for the holidays. The extra challenge is mixing the Distress Powders in for the collaboration with Ranger. Think that it's possible? Well...let's see...

Here's what I came up with:
 

Those of you who really know me, know that CAS is not my norm, but I tried...really I tried! Actually, the entire line of Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress products makes it remarkably easy to create simply, if not cleanly. Mixed with the Dreamweaver Stencils, the end result is something that appears to have taken hours to create instead of minutes.

Using a kraft bag from my local big box craft store (buy them in bunches for extra savings!), and a shaped paper mache ornament/tag, I began by swiping Distress Stain in Picket Fence over the surface...perfect for the white-washed look. Then I swiped some Adirondack Acrylic Dabber in Silver for added shimmer.

The Joy stencil, along with the Antler, Southwest, and Crystal snowflake designs from Dreamweaver, were all ink-stenciled with embossing ink, and embossed with Tim Holtz Distress Powder in Faded Jeans. The rougher texture of his powders is perfect with the weathered and white-washed look of my base pieces.

Several drops of Ranger Ice Stickles in Silver Ice added just the perfect amount of sparkle to my semi-CAS bag and tag for the holidays.
 
So tell me what you think in your comment below before heading over to the rest of the Dream Team posts:

The Ranger blog is offering another amazing prize opportunity, just for playing along with the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils and linking your creation on the Ranger blog. You can find more details HERE.

We hope that you have been inspired by our creations, and will continue to follow the Dream Team through the Dream It Up! blog as well as to like us on our Facebook page. We really encourage you to play along with our monthly challenges for more prize opportunities and creative fun!

Comments

Linda R. said…
Beautiful! And what a great idea!
Liz Martin said…
The whitewashed background is a cool background for the icy snowflakes. Great idea!
Louise said…
Love, love, love this! Beautiful combinations of colors and stencils!
Linda Ramirez said…
This is a really pretty bag! Love the snowflake and the colors you used. Thanks
JD said…
Great project! Very creative, and nicley done!
Pam...this is beautiful! I know I would feel honored to receive a gift bag like that...wouldn't even need to have anything in it to make me happy!
so beautiful; I'd love to receive a gift in it. lol
grace
Miriam Prantner said…
What a fun gift bag! Love the distressed/white washed look!
Evelyn S. said…
I absolutely love blue, and for a holiday creation, nothing is better! This is so lovely!
Lee Kellogg said…
Pam you stinker! I love all the cool things you have been making and moving! Superwoman!
Barb Turpin said…
Love that shade of blue on the whitewashed distressing!
Larissa Heskett said…
WOW~This bag is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the white washed look with the blue!! SO PRETTY!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)
Joy H said…
ooooo, I love this Pam! What a great idea and a lovely vintagey look with the white wash.
pta4him said…
Love the colors and snowflake
Denise Bryant said…
Lovely gift bag! Beautiful snowflakes!
DeniseB
Jamie Martin said…
You know CAS is completely my style and I love this, you did a great job! I'm so proud of you... tear :)
Allenkagf said…
Love, love, love this! Beautiful combinations of colors and stencils!

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