Monday, December 1, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge #10 ( Guest Designer-Jill Foster)

Happy December, my friends! It's that exciting time to announce the new challenge!

 How about "All Things Distressed"?
Why distressing you ask? When I first started card-making back in 2008, the first thing I learned on line was "distressing". It involves inking up the edges of the paper or simply applying distress inks to your images and background. Distressing is such a fun and basic technique that any stamper can apply to the design,  no matter what the style is. And yes, torn edges/paper are considered distressed. Coloring with distress inks/markers is part of the theme, too!

This month, I am doing something a little differently. We are going to have our uber talented guest designer Jill Foster from Penny Black  take charge and help us get the challenge started. Jill is known to use Distress Inks and she truly is a master in all things distressed! Her creative use of  Distress Inks often makes me drop my jaw!

Because we are super special...Jill made a You Tube video just for our challenge.
 Jill made this fun and whimsical card with distress markers and inks.

 Her distressing makes the card design so warm and cozy.

Notice the torn edges? Wow!
Here is the video, enjoy!

And if that was not enough, Jill delights us with her 2nd project!
 The distress inks show so much depth and textures! Are you in love yet?
You can find out the details and instructions over Jill's blog Studio Sessions (co-owned with the talented Elizabeth Allen) and video. A huge thank-you to Jill for these two amazing projects! I hope that you are inspired and can't wait to get inky!

This monthly card-making challenge blog will run till the 18th (11:55pm Eastern Time) and there will be a SPOTLIGHT feature of Top 10 Favorites on the 25th. Any style and all levels are most welcome! You can read more about the challenge guidelines at the bottom of the page.

Among the Top 10 Fav, there will be a random draw for a lucky (and talented) winner who will then receive the top prize. In order to qualify for the top prize, your project has to be NEW (not linked back to a previously made project). You are welcome to combine other challenges, but please limit your total number of challenges to no more than 4.

Our Sponsor: Simon Says Stamp 
Thank you, Simon Says Stamp!!

Our Top Winner (randomly selected from Top 10 Favorites) will receive a $25 voucher!
  AWESOME, eh?! 

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Lastly, here is an announcement from Penny Black...
Penny Black loves Virginia's View and is sooo excited to share "J" of their PB&J videos that they also are offering a special giveaway... two $25 gift cards to the Penny Black store.  

There are two ways to enter...
1)"Like" the Penny Black Facebook page (the like button at the top of the page) and leave a comment anywhere on the page that Virginia's View sent you.
OR
2) Subscribe to the Penny Black YouTube channel and leave a comment on today's video.

What do you think? Be sure to leave Jill some love and like Penny Black's Facebook page for your chance to win two $25 gift cards! We will announce the 2 winners and Top 10 favorites on the 25th.
Now.... let's get the challenge started! I can't wait to see what you come up with!


25 comments:

maria f. said...

Oh how fun! Channeling the inner Tim! Inky fingers here we come.

~ginny said...

Thank you so much for the video... I was reminded of so many techniques for distressing. Really enjoyed and appreciated it!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous! Love Jill's work!

Cindy C. said...

Jill's projects are awesome!!

Neha said...

Jill rocks...love her cards & videos!

Barb said...

Jill is one of my FAVE card makers! She is soooo talented and her cards are fabulous! Love the theme, V! I'm oping I can somehow find some time to play this month! ♥

Shelly said...

Another fun challenge! And my, look at Jill's cards! Simply, stunning!

nedergaard ( Lissy ) said...

Great Challenge ... I love distressing and what a beautiful cards, Jill have made for you.

judkajudi said...

Jill's work is awesome and her videos are always a source of techniques and inspiration!! Gorgeous cards and amazing prizes this month.

Rachel said...

love the card! and love the pb&j videos, i'm already a subscriber and left a comment :) thanks for the fun inspiration!

Diana Nguyen said...

I love distress inks! Great challenge!

Sathya said...

Awesome cards...love the colors used and distressing!!

LauraJane:) said...

Can't wait to see all the DISTRESSED projects this month!!
Perfect place to visit and DE-Stress for the holidays:))

Barb Ghig said...

Jill's cards are beautiful! Can't wait to get my distress inks out and play!

Karen Louder said...

love the watercoloring. how fun. tis

alexandra s.m. said...

Fantastic new theme and post!
Thanks Virginia! Thanks Jill ;))

Annette Allen said...

wow what a fabulous post.. so inspired.. thanks for sharing..

donna mikasa said...

Jill is the QUEEN of distressing! Love her work--she's always so inspiring! Hope to play along with this challenge!

Hussena said...

What a super fun challenge and I just love Jill's cards they are gorgeous!!Off to check out her video now ..Thank you so much for sharing !!

Mona Pendleton said...

Thank you so much for the awesome DT inspiration and for the fun challenge!

SonjaK said...

Great cards - love them both - and great video too! Jill is so talented, I never can wait to see another of her videos.

Kristie Goulet said...

Jill totally rocks! Love her creations! She is such an artist!

Patty Albertson said...

Gorgeous cards! So glad I was able to play along this month!

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for the challenge, Virginia!

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous inky cards by Jill!