Tuesday 15 April 2014

Challenge no.28 - Distressing with a Difference

Hello Everyone

We are back with a new challenge today and it is all about Distressing with a Difference. 
The distressing needs to have been done with household items and you need to tell us what you used in your blog post.

There are many ways of distressing with household items and here are some examples:

  • Using bleach to colour or stamp
  • Vaseline for embossing or stamping
  • Coffee for stamping and colouring
  • Tea for stamping or colouring
  • Distressing the edges with a cheese grater
  • Burning the edges for an aged look
  • Sanding the edges with sandpaper 
So we really hope you will put your creative hats on and play along with our challenge! ;-)

Ada Nichols is the host for this challenge and here are the gorgeous tags she created.
She tells us a little bit about how she created the tags and will post more details on her blog.

On these tags I used Ranger Distress ink and then I stamped on them using household bleach.

These certainly came out beautifully and I love that technique too!

The Design Team has created some wonderful projects, to also give you some ideas and inspiration for this challenge. Please pop on over to their blogs for more details on their projects.

The distressing was achieved via sticky tape, distress inks and embossing powder.

I used bleach to alter the colouring on my background.

...distressing on this card done with distressing inks and salt...

Distressing on the key hole was achieved using Q-tips.

Distressing using salt and clear glue

Using tea (background & flowers) & the reverse side of a cheese grater with a stylus for a fine texture (difficult to see in this photo).

Distressing using masking tape, cardboard box, tea on flowers and muslin, and all paper edges distressed using scissors.


Distressing using coffee.

We hope these projects have given you some seed for inspiration! ;-)

As always, we have some super goodies up for grabs.
 Firstly, is the super voucher from PPBN Designs.

“Here at PPbN Designs, I design SVG cutting files and graphics that will fit any design or craft need you have.  My designs are easy to cut, easy to piece together and will give your scrapbooks, cards, party supplies and crafts a homemade touch that everyone will love!  All of my cuts come with high resolution graphics that are also perfect for digital scrapbooking too!  Please visit us and take a look around our shop.  If you are looking for something but can’t find it, no worries! Just send me an email and I’ll do my best to create it for you! 

One lucky person will win this $30.00 voucher from PPBN designs. So a very big thank you to PPBN designs.

Pop over to the blog and see the super designs!

Secondly, there is an entire paper collection up for grabs.

The Woodland Winter  paper collection from BoBunny.

Pop over to BoBunny and see this super collection.

2 random winners will be chosen to win these super prizes!

Good luck everyone and we look forward to seeing your distressed projects!

You have until 30 April to upload them.
Please also upload your projects to our FaceBook page, for an extra chance to win the giveaways.


  1. Wow! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and for the fun challenge!


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