Can I just say how excited I am about today's post!
I love, love, love to shabby things up...
In fact, sometimes I forget to stop and go a lil overboard.
I think you are going to love the layouts and love the tips the girls
are giving us. They really are the best!!
Take a second look at this layout and don't be intimidated,
take it step by step and you'll be amazed what you can do!
Designer Tip: "There are several distressing techniques used on this layout.
Besides the usual edge distressing using a paper distresser, I've also used a
technique which I've started a very long time ago called "Extreme Punching to Distress" technique. This is a very easy and fun technique. Simply just use a hole
puncher and randomly punch on the edges or corners of your papers.
To make it more interesting, try using a hole puncher which can punch different
sizes of holes or try tearing away part of the punched area.
Later, ink the area with some distress ink to make it look more realistic."
Stitching is also a way to add dimension and shabbiness to a project.
And don't stress is your stitches are not straight or you go off the edge. Sometimes
it's even fun to sand across your stitching so it breaks and the little ends fray.
Remember: There are no mistakes in scrapbooking... we just add character!!!!
See how in the photos above and below there are 'tears' in the paper?
Sometimes those are a happy accident, and sometimes, we do it on
purpose. Either way... it's such a fun technique.
Bo Bunny Supplies
Patterned Paper: Globe Trotting, Baggage Claim, Quotes, and Destination/Detour
Cardstock: Double Dot in Shadow Dot
Chipboard: Detour 12 x 12
Flowers: Denim Blue Bouquet, Denim Blue Pansy
Paint is such and easy and fun way to add distressing to a layout.
Just dunk a toothbrush or stiffish paint brush in water.
Swish it around in a glob of paint, then while aiming at your project,
run across the bristles with your thumb. Voila' Instant splatter.
This will also work with an ink pad, your splatter will just be much lighter and finer.
Don't be afraid to distress the edge of your layout with both ink and an edge distresser,
or sand and ink. Double distressing makes for extra character.
I love how Luz's brads make a splatter trail that matches the paint splatter...
it adds continuity to the layout.
Bo Bunny Supplies
Patterned Paper: Serenade
Double Dot Paper: Licorice
Daisy Blossoms: Wildberry Daisy
Pansy Blossoms: Clover Pansy,Natural Earth Pansy
Cardstock Sticker: Serenade
Layered Chipboard: Serenade
Dimensional Stickers: Serenade
Combo Sticker: Serenade
12X12 chipboard: Serenade
Distress, sand, ink, splatter, punch, tear and sew....
Today's layouts are definitely not short on inspiration.
Thanks for hanging out!