well I am seriously tuckered out tonight as I write this so I will try and keep it short and sweet this week - always a challenge for me ;). However we do have a very fun challenge for you this week at Just Add Ink - we want you to just add distressing, ripping, tearing.
The first thing I thought of was an awesome convention Wow presentation by one of my lovely convention roomies the talented Sharnee Torrents. She showed us how to make a torn paper frame. You can find a tutorial by Sharnee here. I matched up my frame with lots of grunge! Here's the result.
I started by stamping my top Mustard layer, and then taking a deep breath and scrunching it all up!!! Then I rubbed the ink pad over the creases to accentuate them. I adhered a partial Not Quite Navy panel under Mustard layer and then cut a hole in roughly the right place. Then I carefully tore the double layers of frame back to create the right sized frame for my guitar guy (stamped in Cajun Craze). All of that is matted onto a distressed Cajun Craze layer then the Not Quite Navy base. I finished it by adding very distressed sentiment. The inside was finished off to match.
Once I got over the heart attack inducing step of scrunching up stuff I had just carefully stamped I was really pleased with how this turned out. I will be trying do more distressing and torn paper frames in the future I think!! Thanks for visiting and if you can why don't you have a go.
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Extreme Elements, Extreme Guitar, A Little Birthday Cheer (R)
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, More Mustard
Accessories: Small star punch (R), Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Pewter brad, Distressing tool, Double sided tape (X Press)