Good morning! It's that time again, Dream Valley Challenge time! This time around, we want you to distress your project. There are numerous ways to accomplish this, whether with distress ink or a pair of scissors, sandpaper or water. Show us how you prefer to distress for a chance to win:
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Here's my layout, a great shot of my husband forcing me to show off my big ol' preggy belly. I wish I had more belly shots, but I guess with the third child, time just slips away and before you know it, your belly is back to normal! At least I have this great shot. Do you notice anything about the picture? It's more of a blue-black-and-white...can you guess why? Well, I ran out of color ink while printing it. Rather than toss it, I decided to choose papers that would showcase its unusual coloring. (And now I wait for new ink to arrive in the mail...it can't come quickly enough!)
See what I mean? Isn't that just the best picture? The mat is distressed with a little something I picked up ages ago (we're talkin' 10 years or so ago), my Heidi Swapp edge distresser. It's a cute little pink circle with a razor blade inside, saving your fingers from being trashed by your scissors :)
A dainty strand of pearls always completes a page perfectly :)
The giant flowers are Petaloo and the smaller one is Prima with another Prima flower in the center. Journaling reads: 9 months pregnant. Forced into exposing my enormous belly. Not cool. November 2007.
Scenic Route alpha traced with gel pen. The whole layout was inked around the edges as well. The papers themselves, Fancypants of course, had a distressed look to them so I thought they would be perfect.