Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Scrap Africa Challenge No 28

Hi everyone! It's the middle of the month and with that comes a new challenge at Scrap Africa.  It's all about Distressing with a Difference this month.  The distressing needs to be done with household items and you need to tell us what you''ve used in your blog post.
I have used the beautiful Prima 'Something Blue' collection from The Scrapbook Store for my example layout.  The photos are of my friend's little guy.  Isn't he just the cutest?. :)
My distressing was achieved using masking tape, a torn cardboard box, tea on some of the flowers and the muslin, and all the paper edges were distressed using a pair of scissors.  Here's a close up of my flower cluster which includes the muslin and ink distressed cardstock leaves.
The big calico flower was cut using a die and then distressed using tea. The flair badge is from the Prima 'Everyday Vintage' collection.  I've added torn strips of masking tape to add to the distressed look.
I've used the Tim Holtz 'Bubble' stencil with some texture paste on the background and more torn masking tape and a piece of torn cardboard box.
Strips of hessian and pattern paper for added texture.  The small wood veneer scrap words are from the TSS chipboard collection.
 And finally, a wood veneer title from WOW.
I hope you will take up the challenge and search through your cupboards to see what you can use to distress your layout.  You have until the end of April to get your entries in.  For more information and to see the rest of the DT's awesome examples, have a look HERE.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful Easter weekend!
Until next time.
M xox

5 comments:

Lizzyc said...

This is very cute, love the colors and textures from the hessian, adorable photos too,

Lizzy Hill said...

Those 'natural' fibres and texture work so beautifully together - the masking tape 'raw' like that is a fab idea! And he is one cutesy li'l fella!

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning page Marelize...the colouring here is just fabulous! The neutral tones are gorgeous! Your distressing really very cool! That little guy is a real sweetie too....

Lynette said...

What a stunning boy page. Love the burlap and muslin and all the divine texture.

sarah martin said...

What a striking page. I love the colours and all of the fabulous distressing techniques you used Marelize.
xo