Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Hens' Den Valentine's Day Design Team Blog Hop!

Welcome to The Hens' Den Valentine's Day Design Team Blog Hop!

Anniversary Flowers Layout - by Carolyn Lontin

Today I will be featuring the Prima Marketing Rasp Tool. I have always loved to distress on my layouts - so when I received this FANTASTIC Prima Marketing Rasp Tool from The Hens' Den store I was thrilled!! This tool contains metal brushes,  paper edge scraper and two files.
Prima Marketing Rasp Tool

First up on the Rasp Tool - the metal brushes. I like to use these to distress the edges of my photos. I like the look of a border around the photo without having to add cardstock to the back of the photo. I use a photo cloth to minimize my fingerprints and I have a self-healing mat that I only use for distressing.
Here is the edge of the photo before it is distressed.
Here is the edge of the photo after it is distressed.
Next up, the paper edge scraper - this is seriously my most used technique ever.
Here is the paper edge before using the paper scraper.
Here is the paper edge after using the paper scraper.
Here is the paper edge after using the paper scraper
and a little bit of distress ink on it.
Finally, the file can be used on the edge of a table
using a self-healing mat as shown here.
After using file on edge of table.
Or you can use the file flat on your self-healing mat.
After using file flat on a self-healing mat.

Check out all of these goodies from The Hens' Den store that I used in my layout featured below:

A few detail shots:

My Layout: Anniversary Flowers

To be entered for a chance to win some goodies, leave a comment on the rest of the design team's blogs.

The prize from The Hens' Den featured on my blog is Scor-Tape (1/2"):

Design Team Blogs:

Charlie Labonte (The Hens' Den owner!)

My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be Happy - Happy Doily Paper
My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be happy Follow Paper
My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be Happy Stamps
My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be Happy Gems
My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart -  Be Happy Buttons
Prima Marketing - Rasp Tool
Prima Marketing - Decorative Wood Clocks
Prima Marketing - Sun Kiss - Perle Beebe Flowers
Ranger Distress Ink - Peeled Paint
Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
Ranger Distress Ink - Old Paper
May Arts - Lace Ivory 1.5" Ribbon
Petaloo - Color Me Crazy Fancy Frames
Petaloo - Canterbury - Vine Spray - Green
3D Foam Squares
Date Stamp

Thanks for stoppin' by and don't forget to leave a comment on all of the blogs above for your chance to win!

Please note:

  • Prize is one big giveaway. One winner will win everything.
  • Must comment on everyone's blog in order to be in the drawing to win.

  • Winner will be announced on Feb. 17th.


    Sanna said...

    I don´t own that Prima tool yet, but it looks interesting. One more "need to have" to my list, maybe?

    superherogranma said...

    Gotta get me one of those tools :)

    superherogranma said...

    GOtta get me one of those tools to add to my collection :)

    superherogranma said...

    Gotta get me one of those tools to add to my collection :)

    Nicolle Kramer said...

    Beautiful layout! Love the prima tool (I do need to use mine more). Distressing is fun. xoxox

    superherogranma said...

    Gotta get me one of those tools to add to my collection :)

    Barbara Gault said...

    Lovely layout! I have never seen this tool before, looks interesting!

    Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

    Pretty page! The distressing tool looks awesome! Thanks for all the info and the inspiration. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Shannon said...

    I have never distressed a photo, it is a very cool technique!

    Janet Murie said...

    Wow, what a cool tool to make perfect distressed edgings! Beautiful LO! Inspirational.Thank you!

    Lori McClellan said...

    Seriously, the BEST TOOL EVER! I love your tutorial

    Anita said...

    Gorgeous layout Carolyn. I have this tool and always forget about it. Will have to dig it out.

    Anita said...

    Beautiful layout, this came out awesome.

    Janet said...

    Carolyn, I love this tool and must get it. I do a lot of distressing and instead of using 3 different ones, like the fact that this is in one. Love the idea of distressing your photos - never thought of doing that.

    lathow said...

    Way cool tool. That is at the top of my need list. Thank you for the tip on using a cloth while holding a picture.

    scrappinposse said...

    Great use of the tool and how to use it. I can't wait to get one. I hear it is so much easier to distress with. Love your layout and how you show how to hold your picture while distressing. Great job Carolyn

    Charlie LaBonte said...

    I love how you showed what this tool can do. Great job!!

    Jean said...

    Thanks for showing this! I don't own one but think I need it!

    Ava Gavloski said...

    carolyn, excellent photo's demonstrating the use of the comfort tool really appreciate the deets. lovely project...
    ava g

    Karey said...

    Went through your blog to see how many years your flowers were in celebration of, but couldn't find out. I see the stamp on the page said 1/2012. So that means you had another last month. Congrats!
    I love getting flowers, but it doesn't happen on a yearly basis. So enjoy their beauty and the beauty of your loved ones.

    EstherT said...

    What a beautiful layout - I love all the different distressing techniques. Thanks for sharing.

    sue morris said...

    What a gorgeous layout! This is my favorite tool. I use it frequently. I just love how you feel more in control with the ergonomically designed handle! TFS!!

    Amanda said...

    I love your LO and the photos you took to show how you put it together using the Prima tool!

    Katina said...

    I've seen this tool used on Ustream but didn't realize it had so many features since only the rasp was used. Thanks for the info and I LOVE your layout!

    Joyce Clark Frank said...

    Would love to have the Prima tool.
    Enjoying the blog hop. Please enter me in the give a way.

    Fuzzy Slippers said...

    Oh thanks for this Carolyn! I hadn't seen this in action and I LOVE IT! I've been using a different tool to rough up the edges, but I like this one much more!! Thank you so much. :)

    Celeste B. said...

    That looks like a great all in one tool.

    dlwidder said...

    Awesome tool! I sooo want to get that soon! TFS!