Monday, July 10, 2017

Distress it card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Distress it".

This is a challenge that's right up my alley. I love distressing and was thinking of grunging it up right away. Of course, I'm also a big fan of the Distress products and especially the inks and oxides. First I started creating the background on Heavystock with Distress Ink (Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, Ground Espresso) and Distress Oxide (Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Walnut Stain). I've applied a lot of layers and dried it in between each layer with the heat tool. To create even more depth and add more color I've applied some Distress Ink and Distress Oxide with a Blending Tool.

When I think of Grunge I think about Gears, so I've used one of the Gadget Gears 2 (thanks Barbara!) And some of the Gearhead set (thanks Cathie!). The Gadget Gear 2 I sanded (was die cut out of copper metallic cardstock) and after that I applied some Distress Ground Espresso and Metallique Wax Bronze Age. On the Gearhead Gears I first applied some Grit-Paste and then painted  it black. After the paint was dry I used different wax (Bronze Age, Aged Brass, Old Silver and Vintage Silk) to make the texture of the Grit-Paste stand out and give it the old metal look.




To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, the colours and textures are so pretty and I love the steampunk gears design, absolutely fabulous! :-)

Lols x x x
hope you're feeling better sweetie xx always thinking of you XX

Catherine said...

I love the beautiful colors in your background, Sandra, and the entire design of your card. Love the gears and how you colored them. Your videos are so much fun and I love your choice of music.

Cathie ♥

Macarena said...

Wow! This is so cool! The background turned out almost as made of alkohol inks. What a great effect of building it with so many layers of oxides. Amazing! And it's the first time I see your nails painted! Is it a London look? :-) Hugs, Macarena

Linda Kunsman said...

oooh what a wonderful textured, grungy , steampunk project-love it!

Mimi said...

So much loveliness and terrific textures! That background rocks.

Marti_L said...

I love everything about this card!

Stephanie said...

How neat!

I love the gears and metallic elements :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous project, Sandra! Love the variety of gears.

Maura said...

Yes!! love, love the grungy, rusty, steampunk vibe you have going on here! Gorgeous colors in the background Sandra! hugs, Maura

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This turned out so beautifully! I love the way you're able to totally transform textures and make the ordinary extraordinary!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... the texture on this project is gorgeous, Sandra. Love all those beautiful embellishments!n :)

Emma Williams said...

LOVE this card so much and adore the grungy, distressed steampunk vive you've looks amazing and has so much detail! Hugs :)

Anna-Karin said...

Look at all those wonderful gears! Love this Sandra, it is really stunning and the colours are great. I hope you are enjoying summer! Hugs!

Kath Stewart said...

your background is gorgeous Sandra...the perfect backdrop for those amazingly lifelike gears...hugs kath xxx

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

What an awesome card Sandra!!! LOVE Your color scheme! such a stunning steampunk card!

Beulah Bee said...

The gears look so real!

Barbara said...

I'm in love with your background! It's stunning, you are a master with Distress!!! Wonderful video as always! barbara

sanpiseth40 said...

it looks amazing and has so much detail! Hugs :)