This week's Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge was perfect for me. I'm stressed. Haha! Who isn't, right? Well, I've got a lot on my plate right now, so taking it out on my card for this week was perfect!!!
Our hostess this week is the always enchanting, Melanie!! She has asked us to DISTRESS our creations.....be it inking them up, distressing the edges, makin' it grungy and dirty....just be sure to get rough with your stuff!! haha! We hope you can play along this week and if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, you could be the random winner of the stamp used on Melanie's card.....just WAIT 'til you SEE it!!!
I hadn't had a chance to play with Melanie yet (convenient isn't it, that I used Melanie for Melanie's challenge? Bahahahahaha!), from our newest Travel Girls release! Shame, shame! So I inked her up and started colouring with my Copics! It's a 6x6 card with dark brown for the base and red and green for matting. The papers I used are from the new Oxford collection by Basic Grey. The edges of every piece of patterned paper and the main layer were all inked up with Walnut Stain distress ink and then everything was roughed up with my distressing tool. You can also just open up a pair of sharp scissors and use them....it does the same thing and that's often what I do (when I can find my tool).
I added a little cluster of red flowers with leaves and tied some red twine around the bottom of the main layer. And lastly I stamped the sentiment that comes with Melanie and added it at the top!
You will notice the lovely sketch that I used today....in fact several of the Krafty Girls used it! That's because Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is thrilled and excited to be sponsoring the August Sketch For You To Try challenge!!! Hop on over to their blog today and you'll find your way to some MORE creations featuring our stamps! And you can join in the sketch challenge too!!
Hop on over to our challenge blog and check out all our inspiring cards from the Krafty Girls today....and join us.....and get distressed!!
Lots of fun this week! Happy kraftin'!