Let’s Get Distressed!

Hello and Happy Monday!!

We hope you all had an amazing weekend and are ready to get crafty, because this week the Monday challenge group is getting distressed!! There are so many ways to distress your projects and the design team has once again provided some amazing examples and inspiration!

Below are three projects created by the design team. The rest can be found on the Monday Challenge team blog here and if you click on each designers name, you’ll be taken directly to their blog where you’ll get more details about their project! ;)

And don’t forget that when you enter your projects into the challenge, you can win a $50 GC to Simon Says Stamp!


Designed by Barbara YaYa


Barbara had this to say:

In each of my projects these inks never fail! I like very much to distress the edges of my projects, make look older with dark colors and use a sanding grip. For this challenge I made a card for a friend who likes sewing. My Karen Burniston accordion die is great for this. I cut two small rectangles with the sticky back canvas and coloured with distress ink re-inkers. The theme of this card is ” sew” and I stamped an image from the perfect Tim Holtz set!


Designed by Emma Williams


Emma had this to say:

What do I love about distress? What don’t I love! Every product from this vast range gives a totally different look and I just adore this versatility and for my bright. I wanted to bring a touch of spring and a little bit of colour to my house…so for my canvas, I used Distress Paints, Inks and Stains to do just that. I applied Tissue Wrap to the background before covering it with Distress Paints and then adding texture using Wendy Vecchi’s Embossing Paste. I then layered and arranged my die cut and inked Garden Greens, handmade paper flowers die cut using the Tattered Floral die and added a stamped Tim Holtz quote to complete the piece.


Designed by Dan


Dan had this to say:

My friends aren’t too keen on being around me while I’m listening to music. Why? Because I focus in on one song and play it on repeat until I’m “over” it, whether it takes 2 hours or 2 days. It does work well though for those times when I’m feeling inspired by a piece of music – I can just put it on repeat, empty my head and start creating. That’s what I did with these pieces, all inspired by a particular Alanis Morissette song. There are so many products used here it’s hard to pick out just a few but notable items included the Envelope Punch Board (for the hourglass), the Paris Memoir stamp set, Merriment Tissue Tape and a Simon Says Stamp exclusive set – Holiday Borders. Oh, I almost forgot, how did I incorporate “distress”? It’s built right in!


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