Wednesday, September 9, 2009

La-La Land Weekly Wednesday Challenge #4 - Distressing

Happy Wednesday everyone! Yes, today is the day we start a new challenge over at the La-La Land Crafts Blog. Our hostess is Kathy Page, who is challenging us to distress our cards in some way. I just noticed that her blog name is "Distressed Stamper"... obviously, she isn't distressed... she just loves distressing! {LOL}

I admit I haven't done a lot of distressing in a loooonnnng time (stressing, on the other hand... well, that's another story!). I tend to go with the clean look... I owe that to my left brain (ha!). It was fun to stretch a bit for this card. I chose to distress by using my edge tool on all of the layers (except the card base) to rough them up, putting two of the DP layers through a CB embossing folder, and sponging the edges of all layers with Papertrey Ink's Vintage Touch ink. The lace and button were already vintage looking, so coordinated well with the look. And the DP is by Stampin Up... Bella Blue... which I love, love, love! The cardstock is SU Kraft and Not Quite Navy.

So, what are you waiting for? Get out those distressing tools and go to work! The card/project with the most votes gets 25% off at La-La Land Crafts! And there's no better time to shop than now... during the month of September, LLLC is offering FREE SHIPPING for orders over $50 within the US (discounted shipping internationally... are you listening Debbie?) AND the new Halloween stamps are now available!!!

And check this out... there's another new challenge blog in town! Yep, it's Crazy 4 Challenges. The first sketch challenge is by the wonderful Cindy Haffner, so I just had to play! I guess this is my version of "piling it on." Some of you girls amaze me with how many challenges you can tackle in one swoop!

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy (distress?) Stamping!


Debbie Pamment said...

I hear ya Lisa - LOL!!! I'll head over tomorrow and check it all out - you enabler you!!! Will have to tell Richard it's all YOUR fault ;)
Fabulous card too - another great reason to pop over to LLLC! Greast layout - I'm with you - a one or 2 challenge at a time gal! Way too hard to do more!
Am off to bed now - will make sure I visit LLLC tomorrow!!!!

Sheila said...

Hiya Lisa.
Wowzers I just love your card hun, it's just devine!!, I so love that paper and hope we get that in the catalogue over here in the UK.:).

Lala looks just gorgeous sitting there on the centre circle, perfect as always Lisa.. love it!.
Sheila xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Lisa I love your card, thanks so much for playing along with us C4C gals.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Love this, Lisa! So glad you could play along w/ C4C this week! HUGS!

Kathy said...

Just gorgeous Lisa!! I love your distressing and the colors/papers are so pretty!! That layout is fabulous for this Lala as well!!
Yea that is why my blog is called that!! haha As a matter of fact Korin and I came up with it!!
Have a great day! :)Kathy

Maureen said...

Gorgeous card Lisa! Love the blues and all the distressing! The lace and button are the perfect 'bellies too!

Thanks for the heads up on the new challenge blog - off to check it out now!

StampOwl said...

oh I love it, thanks for playing the C4C challenge

Mercy said...

lisa...this is gorgeous! thanks for playing along with our first c4c challenge!

Stamp and Smile said...

Hi Lisa!! What amazing cards you have going on and I LOVE the distressing effect on this one. And that lace/button combo is just the PERFECT touch! (As sweet as you!) Fabulous DP's too girly... Rock'O'Licious! :)

Cat said...

What a gorgeous card! Such a lovely vintage look!

Debbie M said...

What a beautiful card! Love the colours and LOVE your colouring!

Debbie M

Kim Y. said...

Just beautiful, Lisa! I love your use of colors here!!! So pretty!!

Kimmi said...

Fab card Lisa. I love little Lala's Blush :D Super colours and gorgeous layout !

Kimmi x

LORi said...

Gorgeous Lisa!! Happy you joined the C4C Girls this week!!

Karin said...

Gorgeous card Lisa.
Love the colours, papers and distressed edges.
And your colouring is amazing.
Love it!!

xoxo Karin

Kristine said...

OOoOO...super pretty girl!! LOve your distressing--something I'm so not good at! This li'l LaLa girl still reminds me of a teacher sitting on the edge of her desk =0) GREAT JOB... love the color combo used here. Have a super day!!


Summerthyme Studio said...

Lisa, your card is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us!


jo said...

Fun! I'm SO not good at distressing, but you make it look easy! :)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

So cute! and your coloring is awesome!

Marcea said...

This is totally adorable hun, I love it all!!! Gorgeous colours, papers and attention to detial