Friday, March 5, 2010

Welcome to WeScraps Spring Fling Blog Hop

If you have just joined us on this little adventure of "Bring on Spring!" for WeScrap.com, you may want to start at the beginning, here; http://www.creativecraftsandstickers.com/

As part of the WeScrap Inspiration Team, we have all decided that with all the months of snow and ice that we'd "Bring on Spring!" a little early this year! Hop along with the entire WeScrap iTeam to see what each of the iTeam has created!

Here's our blog hop rotation for today:
Creative Crafts and Stickers
Sarah Nolan
Michelle Galloway
Calia Yang
Laura Gilhuly
Tara Thynne
Jacquelin Green
Jen Benoit
Avina Lim
Guest iTeam, Teresa Hord
Allison Cope

Now I'd like to share my Spring inspired project with you!

To me spring means rain and rain means mud.....getting dirty....so how better to celebrate spring then doing a 'dirty' layout! I love to get my fingers inky and get dirty when creating a layouts and I thought I would share a few distressing tips with you!

Thanks for the Giggles ~ using parts of the December Ruby Soho kit available here






* With this one I used my trusting Tim Holtz edge distresser I love how it frays the edge....the more you go over the more distressed...the harder you push the more it tears


* don't forget to ink your embellishments like flowers and the edges of your letter stickers


* I like to use the backing white board from my prima crystals when I ink....that way I Protect my work surface but I can still ink the papers vigorously


* adding mists to dark colored cardstock also adds a subtle look


* don't be afraid to ink a lot....you can even mix inks and colors like I did


* I think its easier to distress an uneven edge....take your scissors and trim a bit of the papers away in a wave (see GQ)


* wet your fingers and run them along the edge of your papers (See GQ)


* in "me right now" I misted up my papers then rolled them up in a ball, unrolled and inked to achieve this look. You can follow these steps then iron your paper flat with a white towel over your layout and your iron on a low setting to achieve a more marbled look.



I hope you enjoyed my little tips and you'll try it out soon!


Not only do we have some fabulous projects to share today but you also have a chance to win a PRIZE! By leaving a comment on EACH iTeam member's blog today, you have a chance to win $100 worth of scrappy goodies! Yup... that's $100 of scrappy goodness for your stash! You have until Wednesday March 10th to leave your comments for a chance. Good luck!

Now.... find out what Tara has created to inspire you today!

53 comments:

Cheryl Kosakura said...

Thanks for the great tips Laura. All of your layouts are so cool. I is a must that I try to recreate your look, I so love it!!!
-Cher

Joann said...

Terrific layouts!

Natalie said...

Fantastic tips!! I love the distress look, thanks for sharing!

KellyG said...

Love all the distressing on your los! They look great!

Jen said...

Great tips.

Lynn Marsh said...

Love that shabby look! Super layout! Am following your blog.

Nicole said...

Thank you for the tips! I love your take on the "spring" challenge!

Martine said...

beautiful LO! love all the distressing!

holly_m said...

I love the distressed look and getting my fingers dirty too! (It's just the clean-up that boring!) LOL LOVE these LO's-- thanks for inspiring! =)

Carla said...

Wow! Some awesome distressing techniques!

Pryn said...

Awesome layout Laura! Thank you for the tips :)

Ramona said...

Love the tips and the crumbling of the papers. I love the rolled edges on your layouts!! Awecome!!

Hugs~
Ramona

jude said...

lots of inking going on there! great LOs

DebL said...

Great LOs! I'm going to try to be braver with my inks!

Jo said...

i love all of the inking you have done, wonderful tips!

Char said...

The layouts are so gorgeous!

Jo said...

Love all of the inking! thanks for the distressing tips. (my last comment didnt post so i am hoping this isnt a duplicate post)

DebbieD said...

AWESOME Page! Thanks for the tips.

scrappin_in_AK said...

fabulous pages

Angie Blom said...

wow these are all awesome Laura, Love all the distressing and how different each one is.. Beautiful layouts.

audrey said...

Thanks Laura...Love your tips AND your work.....I must try the distressing technique

Colleen said...

SOme awesome tips, thank you so very. I love the layouts with the technique. Thank yous

Steph Sullins said...

Nice layouts!!! I don't necessarily like getting my fingers messy, but it doesn't matter, because they are always inky no matter how careful I am! lol

silvia said...

Great LO!! LOVE your distressing techniques! :)

Tara said...

I love getting dirty with ink and distressing too. Lovely layouts Laura!

mica said...

Hi Laura! Love your creations. And thank you for sharing all the great ideas and tips!!

Jackie said...

Love the layouts, thanks for the tips!

Michelle Galloway said...

Love your work, great tips too! TFS!

Donna said...

Thanks for the tips - enjoyed the layouts

{Sarah} said...

You always do the distressed look SO well!! Great examples!!

KerrynF said...

Wow your pages look amazing!!
Thank you for sharing the techniques, I will make good use of them.

KerrynF said...

Wow your pages look amazing!!
Thank you for sharing the techniques, I will make good use of them.

Sandy said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the great tips.

janmom said...

Love your destressed techniques. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Erin said...

Love the tips, I just never think a layout looks complete until it is distressed!

sandi_serge said...

Laura, your layouts are beautiful. Thank-you for sharing both your layouts and your tips!

Sandi

Lisamariemlt said...

thanks for the tip
love your grundge layouts - you rock with the distressing-it's one of my favourite techniques and you always create unique layouts using your inks
hugs
me

KimR said...

Gorgeous LOS!!! I love all of your inking--mine just never seems to turn out as good! Thanks for the inspiration!

Janice said...

Nice distressing. Isn't it funny how we love to buy new paper, only to make it look 'old'

Jacqueline said...

Love those tips and your layouts.

creativecowgirl said...

Fantastic tips Laura! Great layout!!

Susan said...

Lovely L/Os especially GQ...and i LOVE your blog banner...i am now a follower.
thanks, Susan
http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com

Heidi E. said...

Very cute.. Great tips.. thanks for sharing.

IanMama said...

OMG! So many great tips! Thanks! I would certainly love to try them out... Thanks for sharing!

islandjacquelin said...

These are so beautiful Laura - I love your distressing - it is always gorgeous!

LG said...

Love all those inking. So cool!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! Your layouts are stunning and beautiful! I love to ink and distress too! Gorgeous work!

Rose S said...

Thanks for the great tips. I love the distress look to your layouts.

Anne Marie said...

Super layouts Laura!!! Great tips thanks for sharing

Brainybairn said...

Love your distressing techniques and tips!

cinmfoster said...

Beautiful layouts!! Thanks for the tips.

Diane S. said...

Your layouts are awesome-love what you did-thanks!

Sammie said...

Thanks for the tips!