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Thursday, 15 July 2010

Compendium of Curiosities - Week 5




Hi

The Challenge Linda from Studio L3 set for us this week was page 43 from the Compendium.......Distress Powder..........my one and only T Holtz distress powder arrived today, Walnut Stain.

So I merrily started, full of hope and excitement........AND oh dear this was not how I envisaged it to work, so am not sure if I've done it correctly or not even though I followed all the instructions. But in a strange and weird way I like it....

The first one PEACE AND GOODWILL TO ALL MEN was stamped on plain white card, then distress inks were used, the distress embossing powder and gold embossed the edges.

The second one WINTER HOLIDAYS was stamped on white card then distress inked and glimmer misted before I used the new distress embossing powder, this gives a completely different look to the embossing. As you can see I mounted it on Laura Ashley paper and distressed the whole lot.!!!!!!

Stamps used Paper Artsy and Debbi Moore

Thank you for popping by and supporting me in my trial and error efforts. But I look at it this way, each different technique used is a big adventure, you never know what you are going to produce. Please visit Lindas blog Studio L3 and see some wonderful examples of this technique. Annette x

46 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh love these,they are gorgoues,so love the colur inks you have used,love cheryl xx

craftattack said...

Well done, very interesting techniques!

kay said...

these are gorgeous,have saved the link and will be having a go at the challenges in the holidays,x

Carole said...

fabulous love them :)

Meggymay said...

They are both brilliant Annette, love the colour

Doreen said...

These are two brilliant works of art Annette,I wouldn't know if you have done it right or not,but what you have done is gorgeous.xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your tags and I so love that crown on the first one. The colour combinations works so well. You should see the mistakes I make, there is always a bin full before I make a piece of art LOL. I like the fact your art is always so individual and unique, its great. Tracy x

Zoechaos said...

Oh lucky girl you've got your powder! two fabulous pieces both so different each magical in its own way. Well made as ever love 'um xx Zoe

Mandy said...

Oh hun these are gorgeous, they look perfect to me
hugs Mandy xx

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Both are very striking, I like the first one best, the crown really sets if off.

Daniele said...

looks good to me Annette I know what you mean about whether you've done it right or not....I thought that the first time, I couldn't tell whether I had heated it enough and then quite alot of the powder came off, just booked a couple of workshops at the artisan show in October on the Friday,....are you going?
hugs from Daniele

cveta said...

Excellent job, I love this style!

coops said...

oh these are fab.i love the images and your use of distress inks.
xx coops xx

Linda Robinson said...

How much fun.. It sounds like you have fun trying out the distressed
Powders.. I only have 1 color also.
(RED) I don't know if I was thrilled with the way it came out!
That was a while ago.. I should try it agian! Both of your project turned out wonderful.. I love them!

Hugs, Linda

Dawn said...

Oh These are wonderful love the top one most. I only have one DEP same as you lol and it's amazing what you can do with it isn't it. I think you will be buying more colours very soon (I may too lol)

Love Dawn xx

Rachelle said...

I really love how these turned out, but the peace and good will one really grabs me. It's glowing!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Netty, they're gorgeous! They look just like a Distress Powder embossed card should look! You chose some really great images for this, and I love how you can really see the different looks that can be achieved with this product.

The background on your peace card is just spectacular-- it looks like the Northern Lights are shining behind her!

Great job, sweet lady! ♥

Joan said...

love your tags Annette, I have had several pots of distress embossing powders for ever and not even opened them! now I may just have to try, I,m off to the blog you recommended to get some idea what to do with them ( don't have Tim's book! )

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful GF! Just luv the images you choose. One only powder huh? How did you arrange to go with only 1? lol

maxine said...

fantastic work Annette
hugs maxine

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful Netty! and you did two! I havent even done one yet!

Julie Shoemaker said...

I love these Netty...so rich!

kayc said...

Lovely. Love the colour. Kathleen x

Hells said...

Oh Nettie, what a distressing day you've had. lol. Smashing results. Love 'em both. love Hells xx

Otter Blue said...

Great tags. Love the very distress first one.

MarleneMAZ said...

They turned out great, love the crown! I too was unsure if mine turned out correctly, just need to practice more :)

Rosietoes said...

They look great Annette. I haven't any distress eps so these techniques are very interesting - and appealing!

Edna x

donna said...

These are both wonderful! I agree with Linda, the peace card background does look like the northern lights. I have to get started on Christmas real soon.Thanks for the inspiration. Cheers!

Annika said...

You made me so curious now...I wonder would that ink work for distressing papers...hmmm. I really like both tags, you're officially A Goddess Of Ink!
xxx
Annika

Andrea said...

ooo very arty farty fancy xx

Chris said...

both are really lovely Netty, it's fun experimenting isn't it? Enjoy your weekend.

Terry said...

Well you took by breath away! Both are gorgeous! Love them!

nerllybird said...

Well done, they are beautiful. I really must get some distress embossing powder, I haven't even got one pot!

Carolyn said...

WOW, Annette, yours turned out especially well. I can see from your tags, that an image with more area works better with the distressed EP. We learn so much by viewing each other's art.

penny4thoughts said...

Hi Annette! I think they both turned out beautifully - I do really like the worn look of the winter holidays one. Penny

CuddlyBunny said...

These are beautiful! I think you ACED the challenge!

Anesha said...

Two wonderful creations. Love the different effects you got. Thank you for your sweet comments. Hugs Anesha

Jules said...

Hi Annette

Great examples of your work again - you have some great techniques.

I love the Peace on Earth background very much.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Kathy Eddy said...

They are both wonderful Netty! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Visit again.

Jennifer said...

As always, really stunning creations! xx Jenny xx

SannaS said...

oh WOW!! Gorgeous creations!!! FABULOUS!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Sue said...

Hi Nettie, both of your pieces are beautiful, they certainly look like you did it right to me x

Maggie said...

Fantastic art again, love the colours in your tag so bright, I just love looking around your blog great work on there lots of inspiration too!

Maggie

Linda64 said...

Netty, Excellent job with the distress ink powder. Your backgrounds are stunning. Thankyou also for all your nice and warming comments on my work.
Hug, Linda

Margaret Kane Ward said...

Thanks for visiting at my blog and commenting on MY CCC#5 post. Yours are lovely. I especially love the antique feel that the embossing gives to the 1st tag. I'd not have thought of that color combination for a winter tag, but it works beautifully. Good job!!!

Ria said...

Absolutely brilliant. x