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Sunday, 14 November 2010

Compendium of Curiosities - Challenge No. 21 'Perfect Distress'


Phew, just in time!  Linda over at her blog Studio L3 sets a challenge every Monday from Tim Holtz wonderful book of techniques 'Compendium of Curiosities' and today is Sunday, I'm late!

This week's technique is 'Perfect Distress' as detailed on page 38 of the book.  

 I made an ATC using Mona from one of Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous plates (Mini Classics CMS 062).  I used 'Tumbled Glass' and 'Pine Needles' Distress Ink and 'Blue Patina' Perfect Pearls.

Mona was mounted onto old book text and that mounted onto the card I was practising the technique on.  A couple of dotty ribbons and some gems finished the ATC off.



I also used a Tim Holtz bird stamp (Stampers Anonymous Artful Flight CMS069) to try out the techinque - using the same colours of Distress Ink, but this time 'Perfect Copper' Perfect Pearls powder.  I haven't 'made' the bird into anything yet, he may end up on a card.

Speaking of 'perfect coppers', if you're in the UK, wasn't Scott Maslen just unbelievable on Strictly Come Dancing last night - swoon, swoon - lol

6 comments:

Terry said...

Oh Sherry, these are both fabulous! Love Mona and the bird is quite awesome! Beautiful. Simon Says Stamp and Show also has a challenge, use your favorite TH stamp. Have a great Sunday!

Meggymay said...

Both fabulous pieces, love your bird's tail.

CuddlyBunny said...

*jaw hanging open* WOW!

These are SO great! I especially love that bird ... just WOW!

Linda Ledbetter said...

You're not late at all, Sherry, and your ATC is absolutely fabulous! Mona would be thrilled to be so gorgeously reproduced, I think, and the perfect distress worked beautifully for her. The gems and ribbon decorate her so nicely.

I love the glowing, beautiful little bird, too! He'd be gorgeous on a holiday card, or a wall hanging...

Createology said...

Loving both of these pieces Sherry. Happy week ahead...

Ira said...

That IS perfect distress indeed Sherry! Love 'em both! Ira