Monday, February 22, 2010

Paper Cupcakes Monday Challenge

This week Design Team Member Nilla Berglie has given us the challenge to ..."use any technique for distressing, roughing up your paper with your scissors, distressing with inks, sanding, scraping, pounding (hehe - do this method if your are mad at someone with your meat tenderizer ;o) ~ any technique you would consider a method to distress "
So I combined several different types of distressing using this week's image "Lucky Bear"...

This first one uses two techniques for distressing: sponging and scraping the edges of the paper. I used my small cutting scissors to scrape the edge (can't find the little circle distress tool that I have here ...somewhere!)

 and this one below, I dont know what the one distress technique is called (have a total memory block) so I'm calling it "Vintage scrunching"  and tearing LOL.... "Vintage scrunching"  is balled up background paper, really tight, and then opened and smoothed it out...tore side of  mat, added scrunched flowers (dag-gone it..what is this technique called?)
colored both bears with Copics..but not blending colors as much to keep a "rougher older" distressed look...
(dag-gone what are those flowers.. made like this.. called???)

Well this is my last post as Guest Designer for Paper Cupcakes. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Most of you know I recently started working with digi's and these were my first images! I want to send a special thank you to Nina for being so patient with me. I was so terribly late on getting several posts to her (one word - SNOW) and she was just so sweet! and a special thank you to all of the Design Team for their support and encouraging comments! They are a super talented group of ladies!! So while I'm no longer part of the "team", I will be back to join in the Paper Cupcake challenges and I wish Nina incredible success with her line of images!!
Have a wonderful day and blessed week!

PS I entered these in the challenge over at Paper Sundae to do distressed cards!

23 comments:

Patti said...

Well I just love both your cards.... even if you don't know what technique you used! I don't know what it is either! LOL! Sure was fun being on the same team with you!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Linda,
These are gorgeous cards. I love the distressed look and you have used so many techniques (whatever they may be called) and they all hang together so well. I love the bear.
Will be thinking of you as you visit tonight.
Hugs,
Fiona x

craftieodamae said...

You are a fantastic lady!!! I have so enjoyed working with you and glad to hear you will be dropping back in. Your cards are as gorgeous as ever! You are one very talented lady!

Carrie said...

First that image is the sweetest and how you used it is fantastic. Love the colors and sponging on the first one and the second I love how you used the flower as the balloon...just too cute Linda

Nilla said...

Two gorgeous card, great distressing and love how you colored the bear! Thanks for being part of Nina´s team, it´s been a pleasure! Hugs Nilla

Annmaree said...

These are so lovely!!!

Well Done

Theresa said...

Love your cards...sooo cute! Great techniques!

Anne said...

Linda your distressed bears are just so adorable! Lots of interesting texture and great cards

Micki Switzer said...

The green and gray card is my favorite...not that the other one isn't just fabulous too!! Love the color combo of the green and gray with the flower...your distress technique is distressed but not shabby!! Love it!!

Cathy Clark said...

Hey Linda! Great card today---your work is always beautiful!
Thanks for comments on my attempt to brayer---what does TFS mean? (I'm blonde remember!!)

Lori said...

Great samples, Linda. I think that technique is called...scrunching, :P !!! Is there a name even? I don't know. Smiles-Lori

Selma said...

Boo hoo . . . we are going to miss you on the team. Your work is always fantastic. Love both your cards today and I think Lori is right...scrunching might be the word you were looking for. Will look forward to seeing you back for the challenges.

Anonymous said...

Love both cards, Linda..especially the little girl one..reminds me when Lauren was given a wedding dress from a friend and she literly wore it out wearing it! It turned from white to brown!!
Joan

Danielle said...

Two gorgeous cards from you Linda! They are both so beautifully done - I love the colours on the first card, and that handmade flower on the second! Thanks for your wonderful inspiration to us during your GD spot! Looking forward to your challenge posts to come!
Hugs, Danielle

Danderella said...

Love both your cards! Thanks for playing at Paper Sundas.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Linda this bear is just the cutest!! Super cute cards!

alicaz said...

great cards - love your distressing!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Sue W said...

Linda I love both of your cards! great colouring of Nina's images and bbeautiful layouts.
Oh boy we'll miss you - Monday's won't be quite the same!!!! Stay in touch though.

Scrapping Julie said...

oh wow. these are great. he is the cutest little bear!

specialcraftmom4 said...

LOVE this adorable card!!!!

Kim said...

Another TWO GORGEOUS creations, Linda!! It was so great having you on the DT and I look forward to seeing what you do with future challenges. You've quickly become a master digital stamper! You GO girl!

aloha, Kim

Vicki Dutcher said...

Linda - wonderful cards! I am pretty sure they are called scrunch flowers - so you called it right! I am amazed you work FT and can get all these gorgeous cards done!!

Crystal said...

Such cute cards! I love your colouring! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes!

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