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Sunday, 13 May 2012

A Compendium of Curiosities - Challenge No. 5 - Shattered Stains


I'm following the challenges being set by the lovely Linda
on her blog Studio L3 working from Tim Holtz' new book
A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II.
This week's challenge was to follow the
 'Shattered Stains'
 technique on page 48 of the book. 
 
(Simon Says Stamp will be giving a $25 gift certificate to one lucky,
 randomly-selected participant in this week's challenge!)
 
Here's what I used
 
 
The Distress Crackle Paint I used was actually 
Clear Rock Candy and not Picket Fence -
I'm not sure how that got into the photo!
The little bottle at the end is a clear nail varnish.
 
I used Tim Holtz/Alterations Sizzix Bigz die
'Vintage Typewriter'


The crackle paint gave a lovely texture, I didn't think
I'd used a thick enough layer, but was pleased with the result.
I painted over it all with the clear nail varnish to give
it more of a shine.

I stuck the vintage typewriter onto a card
to make a birthday card for my brother in law.
By using the slot along the top of the typewriter
you can make a personalised message emerging from it!


I really love this typewriter die,
and think I'll be using it quite a lot from now on!

Thanks for looking :)

29 comments:

Deborah said...

Another great card from the woman who doesn't make cards :-) I love Tim's crackle paints - I should use mine more.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sherry Sweetie...
OMG what a fun share this morning. You did an outstanding job on this project. I love the use of the typewriter, and I have been looking at that as well. (Love Tim Holtz products.)

The crackle paint sure did give it the vintage look that you were after. The little rolled paper just made the whole card. I love it.

Gorgeous job. I love it. Thank you for sharing this morning. I hope you win, but I have a feeling that your BIL will be your #1 fan.

Country hugs, Sherry

Jan said...

LOVE THAT TYPEWRITER! Fantastic original idea using the letter. Love it!
p.s. have just posted mine!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

What a brilliant birthday card, Sherry! I love the nail polish finish! I am assuming that it can be applied only onto really waterproof inks and paints, or..? I added a glimmery ink onto a flower today which obviously was not waterproof even when dry. Did not look great.

Createology said...

SSD this is fabulous. The detail crackle on the vintge typewriter adds so much detail and gives it life. I can see how this will become a favorite die. Blissful Creating Dear...

Netty said...

wow the typewriter die is so cool and loving how you've used it. Great idea to have the paper coming though it like this. x

Jackie said...

This is a wonderful card, Sherry, with so much detail. I love the crackle and how the message comes out of the typewriter. Fab work!

FeltByRae said...

That is awesome, I adore it, especially the letter coming out if it, so original

sassy said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! this really made me smile as its fun..clever and top notch...love tims bits..well not his bits you know what i mean and id love to get my hands on this typwriter..its a fabulous project and so well though out too....love sassyxxx

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Sherry,
The typewriter is realy, really cool. Awesome card!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Sherry, it looks awesome on the typewriter! Totally gorgeous. And I love the little note coming out.

Sam said...

What a beautiful die, I love what you did to it. The crakle paint looks fab and I love the little typewritten note you have added x p.s I made a little something with one of the faces you sent me..its not great but it was a first attempt..will try to post on my blog soon! x

Meggymay said...

Wow, fabulous card, love the typewriter and its note. great idea to use clear varnish to add shine.
Yvonne x

May said...

Fabulous creation... Love that die and how you have aged it just Perfect!! Hugs May x x x

Trudy said...

Fantastic...i could,nt think how i would use that die..but you have it look great..x

Jenny said...

Oh Sherry... I have not seen that die before... awesome!!! love the message that is peeking through... and the delicious texture... beautiful card...

Jenny x

Karen said...

What a fantastic card! I especially love how you have added the paper coming out of the typewriter, what a really clever and very effective idea. It all looks really fab! Karen xx

Sunshine Girl said...

This is really lovely - love the not coming out of the typewriter - I have the mover and shaker one so off to see if I can do a little note coming out of that too!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh, Soooo Clever Sherry...I just LOVE what you have done with the typewriter die...Fantastic card!!
Jan x

Healing Woman said...

I really love this typewriter card with the birthday message on the scroll in the slot at top. Very creative. I have not been happy with results of Tim Holtz's crackle glaze but I see yours worked out great. Your relatives are so lucky that you are a crafter extrodinare~so many wonderful cards they receive!

WW said...

Very cool.

Terry said...

Yes, I love this! How cool is that old typewriter and you even added the paper! Brilliant!

Minxy said...

LOVE IT Sherry, its just perfect, i've still not used my mini ones yet, but you've inspired me x

June Nelson said...

Wow I just found you through another blog, how amazing is this typewriter, the font on the little sentiment is so olde worlde too like when I used to type lol, its so beautiful, what a gorgeous creation huggies June xxxxxxxxxx

Twinkle Star said...

Absolutely stunning Sherry - really love it! xx

Ira Huberts said...

Wow wow Sherry, amazing typewriter, it's truly fantastic! I was able to resist buying this die so far, but now I'm not so sure, lol! Hugs, Ira x

Shelly Hickox said...

This is just totally amazing!! Love the colors you've used with the typewriter die. I still don't have that one and it's killing me. Beautiful work!

Vicky said...

Fabulous - love how you've placed the paper roll through the typewriter. :)x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Holy cow, this looks awesome, Sherry! What a perfect technique for the typewriter die. I love the design, too, with the paper rolled through the design. Bravo-- really fabulous work on the CC2C!