Friday 14 January 2011

Challenge # 14 - Distress

Happy New Year to all our lovely readers and challenge entrants, we hope you have had a good start to 2011 and that you have a wonderful year ahead.

Woo hoo it's Friday and another Stamp Man Challenge and this week it is me, Brenda, who is organising the challenge for you for the first time.

Thankyou to everyone who took part in our blog hop, challenge and award event for the last fortnight. You have really come up trumps with all the fabulous things we have been seeing from all around the world.

I couldn't be more excited to ask you to show us your projects this time that have been DisTresSed in some way. Just have a look at the amazing DT eye candy to see how versatile this theme is. Link your creation below so that we can come and see what you have been making and please link back to us from your blog post.

I have used -
Tim Holtz stamps - Weathered Textiles, Mini Classics, Shabby French
Alcohol Inks - Cranberry and Gold
USArtQuest  - Mica Tiles
Tim Holtz dies Elegant Flourishes and Heart Wings  (Grab some of these at reduced prices now)

Lisa used:

Janet used
Cuttlebug cogs and wheels embossing folder
Distressing tool

Debbie used


Frankie made a mini album and used such things as
Tim Holtz grunge paper
Claudine Helmuth sticky back canvas
Tim Holtz idea-ology various charms etc
Tim Holtz dies e.g. tag and bookplate
Tim Holtz key etc
Starburst stains - various

Sarah created a double page spread in her journal, adding
some tiny snippets of artwork in clear plastic coin pockets.
She used:
Acrylic paint in blues and browns
Distress Inks in blues and browns
Distress Ink ReInker - Weathered Wood
Tim Holtz - cling mounted set - Mini Muse CMS 063
Tim Holtz tissue tape


I can tell you that the lovely Sarah is hosting the next challenge on the 28th January and her theme will be 'Oriental', so whilst you are distressing away, be thinking of your next project with us and don't forget the winner receives a £10 voucher to spend at the Stamp Man shop, so what are you waiting for? Happy crafting, have fun and we hope to see you linked below before 12.00 pm on the 27th January.

Have fun with distress techniques over the next two weeks and leave some love on the DT blogs. You have until 9.00 pm on the 27th January to link your project below.

We are looking forward to visiting you to see what you have made.

From Brenda and the Design Team


  1. Lovely work from your DT! I love distressing - thanks for a great challenge!

  2. Lovely projects from the DT, great challenge.

  3. I love the challenge and the DT work, blessings Hilde

  4. Wonderful, inspiring DT samples! Thanks so much!


  5. fabby creations everyone!
    I love distressing, thanks for a great challenge!

  6. Awesome creations from the team my first entry in your challenge,
    Hugs cherie

  7. Love all your examples have so enjoyed looking at them all. WOW what a lot of fabulous entries guess everyone enjoyed getting their toys out now Christmas is over.

  8. Those DT creations are somewhat wowee! Love them all.
    Fliss x


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