Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DYSU #60 - Distress

Hello Everybody and welcome to a new challenge at DYSU!  This week, we want to see you guys do some DISTRESSING on your projects!

This week, we have 3 FABULOUS sponsors:

Winner's Choice of 7 Digital Images

£10 voucher

Winner's Choice of 5 Digital Images

It may sound strange but, I actually found this challenge a bit difficult since I don't usually do too much in the way of least not these days...

Here is what I came up with:
I had this pretty digital image to use from Bugaboo Stamps which I coloured with Copics (R30, R32, BG10, BG11, YR14, YR16).  I distressed all of the panels with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Old Paper, Frayed Burlap) then sewed all of the pieces together with my Janome Sew Mini.  I then distressed the edges using my fingernail and mounted it on a card base which had also been sponged with Distress Inks and added a few adhesive pearls in Chino from Kaisercraft.  Sew simple!  Ok...maybe it wasn't quite as simple as I make it sound since I was having some MAJOR problems with my Janome Sew Mini jamming...ugh...sewing is NOT my strong point, LOL!

Anyway, head on over to the DYSU Blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and perhaps you can join in, too? ;)

Hope you have an AMAZING week!




This is just awesome! Love what you have done with the image - great colours, love the vintage look! Just love this card!


Denise and Louise

Stunning card Naomi despite all the problems with the sewing machine. Love that image and the butterfly paper goes perfectly with it.
Denise xx

Tracy Valure

Amazing Naomi!!! I love the distressed parts and the design is so very nice!!

Tracy V


I haven't tried Old Paper/Frayed Burlap combo for sponging, but I will now. It looks great together. I LOVE this card. It looks beautiful!
Hugs and smiles


This is just gorgeous, beautifull distressed, and great stitching.

Rachel Parys

Naomi-that is gorgeous!! I was just saying to another blogger how I need to put a card together that doesn't have a colored image on it. This is wonderful inspiration!

Great card!!


Stunning card Naomi, love the layout and colours. And I so need to have that butterfly paper, can you let me know what it is? x

Thanh Vo

You did wonders with this challenge lady! I love the shabbiness of it all. The colours you chose to work with... magnifique!


Beautiful distressing on this card Naomi, really lovely.

Maria Therese

Gorgeous card ♥


This is just over the top gorgeous Naomi!!! Simple and elegant yet rustic at the same time!! Stunning!!

Crafty Hugs!!


Naomi, this card is spectacular!! I just keep staring, to try and take in all the beauty of it!


n-i-c-e- work.


Love the patch work effect

Sussie B

Hi I found your blog at The Outlawz and now I'm a follower. And what a lovely card you have made. And if you want to visit me..


Kim Y.

This is absolutely gorgeous, Naomi! Wow, you did such a beautiful job!


Beautiful Card Naomi! I love all the distressing and stitching you did on this card.TFS, hugs, Jas


This is beautiful, love your stamping & the stitcjing looks fab x
Wendy x

Mary Jo

Wow! Your distressing took that image to a whole new level! Love this gorgeous card!


I am so blown away by this card :) I love the pp and the cute lil pearls.