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!