Let's get Distressed with Stampendous!

Creating with a distressed look can still have happy and fun results as I've shown with my card today. Happy bright colors, with torn edges, smeared inks, piles of texture is so interesting...don't you think?

I've used my Stampendous Creative Palette, and added several drops of various Dreamweaver Color Solutions Alcohol inks, with several drops of blender solution, and let the colors swirl. I grabbed a few panels of Stampendous Mixed Media White cardstock, and placed them over the surface to grab the beautiful colors. A few more drops of blender between each panel keeps the solution wet enough, while the colors become more pastel.

Obviously, the panel I used for this card was my first, and the most saturated. When the ink was dry, I stamped the Cling Blossom Bunch in Black StazOn ink. The edges were torn and ink was smudged. A heavy sprinkling of Powder Blue and Purple Color Fragments with Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel over the top of them was heated from underneath for the Fran•tagé Encrusted Jewel Technique that is perfect with the distressed look. This panel overlaps a second panel which had been stamped with the Cling Vintage Note, smudged with gray inks, and ink-stenciled with the Dreamweaver Small Cathedral Window. This same stencil is used to add pattern to the purple card base, along with more ink-distressing around the edges.

For a bit of juxtaposition, bright yellow is added here and there, including on the clip with the sentiment from the Perfectly Clear Life Words...oh, and of course, a bright and happy silk ribbon bow from May Arts! Not the usual depressing distressing, eh?

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D.Ann C said…
Those colors are AMAZING and the yellow sets them off oh so well!
Laurinda said…
Just goes to show distress can be pretty too!
Sabrina said…
WOW!!! Extremely pretty!! I love the colors!!!
Late Blooming said…
Could do without the bow but I love the rest. colors are really nice.
Your colors are terrific!! Bright, happy and fun!! What could be better than that? The finished card is sure to cheer up even the dreariest day! TFS!
Mary Holshouser said…
Love the coloring on the flowers.
The big yellow bow is so pretty.
Amazing piece.
thanks for sharing.
Sue D said…
Love how you achieved a happy card with distressing.
Sue in Ohio
Lyn Bernatovich said…
Now this is what I'd call fun distressing!!! Love your colors.
TracyM #6773 said…
GORGEOUS tag Pam!!!
LOVE your panels and POP of yellow, the big bow finishes it off perfectly!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)
Jean said…
Just delightful! Love the colors!
Karen L K said…
That is pretty and colorful! I am sure learning a lot about different products and techniques. Very nice.

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