Saturday, August 31, 2013

Just Us Girls #204 - Wild Card: Distressing

Hi everyone!  Today is the 5th Saturday of the month and that means Wild Card Challenge over at Just Us Girls!  That is when the hostess with the mostess, Marisa, gets to choose any challenge she wants.  Marisa chose the distressing technique.  Use any kind of distressing techniques you wish.

I have to admit I wasn't going to play along this week.  You see, I'm in denial about going back to work next week (I'm a teacher), and I thought yesterday was Thursday!  When I realized it was actually Friday (late Friday), I backed out.  But this morning I was reading one of my teacher books before I got out of bed and realized I had made a tag yesterday as a bookmark for this book.  So I went to my craft room and distressed the edges and was eligible for this challenge! 

I started with a Ranger manila tag, stamped it with a flourish image in Versamark ink, and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I sponged various distress inks over the top.  Love these colors (I've listed them below)!  Then I die cut the Mat Stack 3 from ivory cardstock and stamped it with these images from Papertrey Ink.  I adhered it with Scor-tape because it will get lots of use.  To make this bookmark eligible for the distressing challenge, I took my distress tool around the edges of it to shabby it up.  I then used the dark ink to cover up any manila that was exposed. 
Voila!  I was able to enter the challenge!  I added some seam binding and left it longer because I want to add some beads to it.  I thought I had some, but don't.  Add to the list of things I "need" (which is a long, never-ending list!).  I just knotted the ends.

Whenever I make tags, the back of it always looks messy from picking up color from my craft sheet, so I always add more color like the front.  This is what the back of mine looks like.  The initials stamp is something my friend Cheryl Rowley gifted to me.  She saw it on a trip to Vegas and ordered them for her friends.  She's so sweet!

So that's it for me!  Check out what the other JUGs girls did with their distressing.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  All Booked Up, Fancy Flourishes (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Manilla tag, vintage cream
Ink:  Antique linen, gathered twigs, wild honey, and spiced marmalade distress inks; more mustard, soft suede, Versamark
Accessories:  Mat Stack 3 die (PTI), distress tool, seam binding 



Marisa said...

Gorgeous bookmark, Lisa!! I'm with you re: denial of school starting again. Now have two teens and two HSers and I can't believe that!! Enjoy your w/e and wishing your a great school year :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning! So glad you took to the time to play~ Love the way you finished off the back of the tag too! Beautiful creaton~

Tenia Nelson said...

Just gorgeous!!

Nancy said...

Lisa, Glad you squeezed in sometime to play or we would have missed this stunning creation!!!! Love the way you finished off the back! Enjoy your day!

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

Gorgeous, Lisa. I love the flourish and the colours you've used. I never saw everybody's initial stamp. Love the way yours look together. Such a beautiful page holder makes a good book even more enjoyable:) Hugs and happy first day back on Tuesday. Hope your smiling and eager little faces start your year off right.


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