Sunday, August 7, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge - Distressing

Hey Crafty Friends!  Today I'm playing along with Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #90 - Distressing.  You can come play along with the challenge here on the KK blog! 

I've chosen Eleanor as my gorgeous KK gal to create with today.  I inked Eleanor up with black Momento ink and stamped her once onto a MFT perfect panel, again onto my orange Swiss Dot cardstock and then a third time onto my blue SU! DP.  I trimmed out her dress and distressed it with a nail file so that the dots would stand out.
I then trimmed out the stripes in her dress out of the blue DP and adhered them on.  I also trimmed out her bathing cap from the orange DP and distressed that as well.  I stamped her flowers onto a piece of white cardstock, colored them with my Copics and paper pieced them onto her bathing cap.
Before piecing her outfit together, I colored her in with my Copics.  I added a touch of makeup on her beautiful eyes and added a tiny silver stud for earrings. 
For my papers, I've used SU! cardstock and Flair Designs DP.  All edges have been distressed with my Tim Holtz edge distressing tool, roughed up further with a nail file, crumpled in my hands and then sponged with orange acrylic paint. 

As another "distressing" touch I added real play sand beneath Eleanor's feet and in her beach pail.  I had play sand available from my children's table top sandboxes on hand which was adhered using my Quickie Glue Pen.  It feels super cool in real life!!  I took a very close photo with a macro lens so you could get the "picture".  (LOL!)

I used a couple of my favorite MFT Die-Namics Dies - the doily and my new bracket tab.  The sentiment Smooth Sailing is also from MFT.  

I had SO much fun creating and can't wait to play along in the next KK challenge!!  Till then!!

Crafty Hugs!!


Rachel G said...

Meredith, eekkk! She is so cute! Love her paper pieced flowers on her cap! And that sand...Fabulous!

Rachael said...

Meredith, I'm so glad that you used this cute little girl in your creation. I have this stamp and you've given me some new ideas to play with! Cheers!

Cheryl said...

Great paper piecing. Love the polka dotted dress and cap. Isn't it fun to use things you have lying around on your cards? The sand was a fabby idea. And, this is a super cute card.

Jenny said...

Love your card- so MANY amazing details!! That sand and the distressed swimsuit are my faves:)
Great job!

Card Couture said...

Amazing as always. Love the real sand addition.

Jennie x

Nicole Aspinall said...

Wow - what great ideas with the swimsuit and sand!

mrsk06 said...

Thank yu so much for your lovely comment meredith! Your card iss tunning and i love the real sand too fab addition to an already beautiful card! Sal x P.S. Im stalking you now you have some fab creations!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW, Meredith! Your details are just AMAZING! xxD