This week's challenge set by Linda over on her blog Studio L3 is to create something using the 'Distress Powder' technique on page 43 of Tim Holtz' book Compendium of Curiosities.
I can't say I'm a big fan of distress embossing powder although I haven't actually used it more than a couple of times so this was a good excuse to have another go. Am I am fan now? Well, no, not really. The problem may be that I used ordinary embossing ink instead of the distress ink so I will have to invest in some to see if it makes any difference.
I only have the one pot of distress embossing powder - tea dye - so that really determined the colour scheme. I'm not sure that the background colours match the tag either. Seems like I'm not having a good day here - LOL.
The stamps I used were from Crafty Individuals (CI-099 for the lady tag). The background tag is from Tim Holtz collections from Stampers Anonymous (Slight Alterations) although it doesn't show up in the photo - maybe I should have done a close up - sorry!
The large stamp and 'cherish' on the card are from a large set of romantic themed acrylic stamps which unfortunately I have removed from their packaging so cannot tell you what they are exactly.
I finished the card off with some sari ribbon and a matching button. The tag is mounted onto 3D foam squares. I am quite pleased with how it's turned out and it was good to blow away the dust from the bottle of distress embossing powder and put it to some use.
I'll take this opportunity to show you how I'm currently storing my Distress Ink Pads. I bought this little wooden box in a charity shop for 50p and gave it a rough coat of white acrylic paint, then Peeled Paint distress ink, then some more watered down white paint. It's cute isn't it! The middle sections do hold one pad each, but they would need to be stored on their side and I didn't know if this was a good idea or not. As the box is quite small I can move it around my craft desk, which is quite handy really seeing as there's no wall space available at the moment to mount it onto!
Thanks for looking and don't forget, if you'd like to have a go at the challenge there are prizes too, all details are on Linda's blog.