Here we are at a new week again! And, you know what that means? It's another challenge and chance to win over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog. This week we are all about rust. From the Rusty Hinge distress products to rusted bolts, rust cardstock to aged or tarnished metal - we want to see your take on rust this week. Will you use crackle paints or alcohol inks to rust or add age to your project? Or literally use a rust color something? Perhaps you’ll take a ‘rustic’ approach instead and stretch the meaning. Whatever you’re up to, we can’t wait to see your inspired creations. I do hope you will play along... after all, there is a $50 gift card to simonsaysstamp.com up for grabs! Head on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show for all the details.
The first thing I think of when I hear the word "rust," is our home of 10 years. We love it and bought it full well knowing it would be quite the fixer upper. We have had tons of fun over the years making it our own and well... I have lots of picts of that! So, let's get one scrapped, shall we?
First up, I have a bowl of metal washers that I soaked in vinegar overnight to make them rust. I also have a lovely selection of papers to play with:
Alrighty, since this is about building and construction, I am envisioning lots of blocks of paper. Here they are, with edges all inked. I LOVE that Lily Bee paper and I think it will soften the theme of this layout a bit:Now, let's stack them up:
All stacked up, now it's time to think about those rusty washers. I want them to be my little embellishments, but I think they need a little punched paper action to spruce them up a bit:
All dotted around on the page, but it is lacking a certain something, wouldn't you say?
I know! Stamping!
Luckily, my other little pieces cover up the fact that after 5 times of stamping this, I still couldn't quite get it even in the center! HA!
Ah well, it is a work in progress after all!
For some extra texture and interest, I am thinking those washers should get stitched on:
And after a bit of Stickles... there they are!
Complete with a little sequin action...
And there we have it!
I'd say that this work in progress is lookin' pretty good! Now, if only I could say the same for our house...
What will you make for our rusty challenge this week? I want to see! And, if you fancy a bit of what I did above, a complete supply list is below: (affiliate links used)