Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dream Valley Challenge #13: Distressing

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:

AND $10.00 to spend at

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 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.

That's it for me, I have a lot to do today. Had over to Dream Valley Challenges to see what the rest of our fabulous team has created, most using adorable Digi Doodle Shop images, and enter your distressed project for a chance to win one of our great prizes! You have 2 weeks, so get distressing!


Carole of Brum said...

Hi Khristen, I saw this on the challenge blog and wondered if it was you in the photo...I think it's a lovely fun picture and page, and I love that you went with the photo in the strange colour, it works really well. I think images sometimes look better when they come out missing some colour ink, they're cool and interesting. CoB

Susie said...

It's a fabulous image and a gorgeous layout - love those colours and the addition of the flowers. Susie x

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh this is fabulous Khristen! That's such a fun photo, and your page title is hilarious!! Great job with your distressing too, I'll have to watch out for one of those wee gizmos!

Chelsea said...

Hi Khristen, your layout is beautiful. The picture is so pretty in those tones.

I also wanted to let you know that you are more then welcome to enter a layout following the CLP Sketch. Thanks so much for asking. Hope to see you enter.

Hugs and Love.

melsanford said...

What a fab photo! I love the layout and those pearls are perfect :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Jack said...

What a great page. Love the pic of your belly, lol. xx

Melly said...

As you know, I just love this!
The papers and colours are perfect with that piccie! Love the big flowers too
Hugs M xxx