Monday, July 12, 2010

CCChalleng # 5 Distress Powder

Can I just say that I love- love -love Distress Embossing Powder, I remember when I first purchased it, the Lady at the LSS, stated if you want embossing powder that is not embossing powder, I said that is ok I love the color and my first one I bought was Mustard Seed, I was working on a layout for my father, and his Vintage John Deer Tractor that he was restoring and the color was perfect and the distress of the powder added to the Vintage feel.  So I love this weeks challenge from Linda at Studio L3.  I choose to use one of the new stamps that I won from Tim, from the Retro Halloween Set. The Powder colors I used a dash of Vintage Photo and a pinch ok a few pinches of Old Paper. . . and here is what I call Halloween X-Ray.

And this post would not be complete if I did not include my very first use of Distress Embossing Powder, here is the layout I did for my Father for a Christmas present.

and yes if you look close enough that is me on the tractor, actually it is my Fathers four Sons, all on dad's tractor.


  1. Jason, this is SO COOL! First off, congratulations for winning that shiny new stamp set from Tim! I'm truly happy for you, and blown away by the cool tag you created with it. Makes me anxious for autumn and all the spooky Halloween imagery.

    From one Distress Powder fan to another: This rocks! And the layout you did for your dad is awesome. He must love it. Our dads would be fast friends, I think. Mine restores miniature antique gasoline engines:

    Thanks for bringing your great style to the 5th Challenge! You always knock it outta the park. :-)

  2. I love your tag!! so cool that you made it look just like an x-ray.
    Great layout about the tractors too, such a good job that you are keeping your family history alive.

  3. Great tag and I love the layout for your dad. My brother-in-law fixes up old tractors and they are very cool.

  4. That is so clever. I love it.

  5. X-ray! Clever idea! I love your John Deere layout as well; I grew up near Moline, my brother lives there now and my husband's brother used to work at John Deere. Brings back some memories, for sure! You did a great job on that layout; I'll bet your dad was over the moon when he saw it.

    You have inspired me to break out the distress powder - this will be my first experience with it!

  6. Very cool, Jason, love the "x-ray" feel. Your layout is amazing as well, great work!

  7. Love the diecut edge on your tag Jason, & your LO is brilliant!

  8. I love the skeleton, had to buy it, so glad you got it. You did a great job on that tag...your layout is brother in law has tractors and he'd love it...can't wait to show it to my sister.

  9. I love your tag!! And the finish at the bottom of it - well, the whole piece is very cool!
    Love the LO, too - sweet memories, I'm sure.

  10. Great Halloween tag, and I enjoyed your "first time" storytelling!

    The layout you created for you father is GORGEOUS!

  11. Your Halloween Xray is fantastic. What a wonderful Christmas present for your Dad.

  12. Love the really does resemble an x-ray!, and your LO is gorgeous! Your Dad must have loved it.
    I didn't know what to make of distress EP when I first got one, but I have come to not only love them, but prefer them to ordinary EPs.
    Sorry I'm late to comment....some terrible email/internet problems here. :(