Saturday, November 6, 2010

Kraftin Kimmie - How Distressing!!!





Oh my gosh, you have no idea how excited I am!!! I was asked to be a Krafty Guest for the month of November for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! I think I probably blew her away with how fast I screamed YES! LOL! I love, love, love her stamps!!  So I'm totally excited to say that today is my first posting. The challenge hostess for this week is the amazingly talented Tara, and the challenge is "How Distressing"!  If you want a chance to win the stamp featured on Tara's card,  please be sure and play along with the challenge!  Just pop over HERE for all the details.  My card is very simplistic, but man did I ever distress the heck out of it!!  For my image, I used the beautiful Clara.  I adore her outfit and colored it up with Copic Sketch markers. I used lots of chalk ink around the edges of the paper, and then I got out my scissors. By the time I was distressing the last layer, my hands were cramping so bad that I couldn't seperate my fingers!  I need to look into one of those new distressing tools. Shopping time!!! LOL!  


Look what I did to that pretty pink silk ribbon! There oughta be a law!!  LOL! I dripped Copic refill ink onto it, and then I simply used a marker on it until it looked dirty enough to me. For the next step, I grabbed my scissors again and it felt like a slasher flick the way I was going at the poor ribbon! LOL! For a final touch, I  took my Copic marker and "flicked" it with my finger over the top of Clara's image  to try and splatter some random dark spots. I'm thinking it would have worked a little better had I first dripped a couple drops of refill ink onto the tip of the marker. The cardstock is Bazzill and the PP is from Nitwits. Be sure and do yourself a favor by going over to Kraftin' Kimmie's  blog to check out the gorgeous creations by the rest of the design team. And then be sure and join us in the challenge for a chance to win!! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

24 comments :

joey said...

Hi Sharon

this is so pretty, I love that bow, your colourwork is gorgeous! congrats on your gdt

Joey.xx

CelticWoman said...

Sharon, love all your distressing and that image is just precious. Love your details of course, Hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

WooHoo, Sharon! Gorgeous card! I love the Kimmie's and finally got the Halloween set only a couple of days before. Will still have to play with them anyway, too cute! Love your distressing but I think you need to ask Santa for the Distrezz-it-All. Makes short work of all of that. Cool what you did with the ribbon. Now I'm off to cach up on all of your goodies. So sorry to have been away so long. xxD

charlene said...

Oh my goodness you have done a great job...hey you know you can get a distressing tool for like 4 bucks at the LSS :) congrat on the new position !

Tracey said...

Congrats on also being a Krafty Guest this month! Aren't these stamps fabulous?!?!

Love your card darlin!! Gorgeous distressing on here!!! xx

Janie Printz said...

Gorgeous little card Sharon & congrats on your newest position ... How do you find time to work & still come up with these wonderful little creations to make all of us drool ??? It's funny how we used to trow away a piece of paper if it got bent or messed up a little & NOW we're doing it on purpose !!! I bought a little Tim Holtz distressing tool at my LSS & LOVE it ...
Hugs, Janie

Joynana said...

Sharon this is just so cute. Love her images too, I just don't own any. I think I must very soon. Your card is really great, love the colors.

Stressed Stamper said...

Congrats to you hun...you should be on every DT you are that good
Sarah x

Marlene said...

She's just GORGEOUS. That bow is perfect!

Candy said...

AWESOME work, Sharon!! Congrats as well!!!
I was going to ask you where you got the ribbon- now I know you made it this way - way to go!! LOVE it.
Also your colouring, all the pearls and your distressing are SUPER. I wouldn't have been brave enough to flick
colour over my image after I had coloured it - you are BRAVE :o)
Big hugs, Candy

Michele Boyer said...

So pretty! I love all that pink! :)

Barb Hardeman said...

Sharon, bug lady! I'm thrilled for you to have received such an honor. They will be so blessed to have you on board!. Love all the distressing, yes, even on the ribbon! It looks fabulous! Such a darling image...well done my friend...hugs...Barb

Melodie said...

Hi, such a gorgeous card, I love the colours.
Hugs
Melodie

jandokan said...

WOW Sharon...
what a beautiful card...
love the coloring :D
You did a fantastic job!

Hugs Anja

Lana said...

Fab card Sharon and the bow is so pretty!
Hugs
Lana x

Ladybug said...

So that's what that scream was all about. I heard it here! :-)

Congrats, Sharon! Well deserved!

p.s. I have a li’l something, waiting for you, on my blog.

Linda
http://ladybuglair.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

Congratulation Sharon. I can tell by your first creation you'll have a blast! Great choice of colors and what you did with the ribbon is totally awesome!!

DeeDee said...

CONGRATS girlie! Your card is wonderful! Oh wow did you ever distress the heck out of this card! It looks AMAZING! Have a lovely day! HUGS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty Sharon!! I just love all the pink with the distressing and your PERFECT coloring!! Gorgeous girl!!
hugs,
Chris

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh da to me...forgot to say congrats. You will be an asset there at Kraftin Kimmie. Your creations are always top notch!!

Crayola58 said...

What a sweet little card.... I love that paper, and the colors ... you are awesome.
Hugs
Carole

Monique said...

Oh, this is so lovely !!!
Hugs Monique

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Cute, cute! Love it & love all the distressing. Love how you did the ribbon too. Great effect, Sharon!

Tim Holtz has a FABulous little distressing tool. I just love it & it's easy peasy. Beats the heck outta using scissors & hurting yourself. LOL

Huggies to ya~
Sharron♥

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

This is the distress tool I'm talking about. I love it. I had another one but I like this one so much better. And it's cheap! LOL

http://www.starlitstudio.net/paditotimho.html

Huggies ~ Sharron♥