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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES WEEK 9



Hi,
Another exciting start to the week for me with Linda's Compendium of Curiosities, just my most favourite of challenges. Am just like a child on Monday.....ooh what adventure are we going to have today ........ and this week its Distress Crackle Technique, Page 42 of the C of C. Linda always shows a terrific example over at StudioL3 to wet your appetite and its always yummy.

For my tag I used Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Clear Rock Candy, Distress Inks and a Mask. Stamp was by B Line Designs. One of cracklings didn't work out all that well and that was on the black flourish, not sure why. So please any of you experts out there I would be grateful for advice on this.

Being a bit naff, as I tend to be.... It was supposed to be a Mask within a Mask.......but somehow that has not really come off. Another bright idea out the window........lol
Ooh just realised I can enter this also in the Drunken Stampers Challenge... brilliant

Thank you for popping by and all advice re above and comments are gratefully received. Am off to my Art Class shortly to see what a disaster I can create there as well....... Enjoy your day, Annette x

44 comments:

kay said...

well i think it has turned out fabby,x

Andrea said...

I think this is wonderful even if your technique didn't work on the flourish it still looks excellent. You need to post some stuff that you do in art class, we would love to see what great stuff you come up with (I would love to do an art class, maybe when kids are older) x

Meggymay said...

It looks brilliant to me, another Fab creation. xx

Scrap Vamp said...

Very cool! love the mask under the crackle!

craftattack said...

Well done Netty, crackling does sometime vary according to the background. I love the idea of drunken stampers, and I have loads of wine in my fridge.....

Doreen said...

Well Anette I think this has turned out fabulous.xxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Aren't we all havin' fun! I luv everything you do and we are learning to do things we would probably never try! I like it!

Dawn said...

Oh I do lke this very much I like the mask within the mask thought and it looks really good to me

D xx

Rachelle said...

Love your tag Netty! The clockface is really cool. Reminds me of an ancient enamel found in the ruins at archeological dig. Don't know if that was what you were going for, but it's fabulous!

Terry said...

Another awesome piece! Love your cracking!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Netty, this is sensational! I LOVE that crackled mask-- it's a great stamp, and you took it to a whole new dimension with the Rock Candy. Great background, too, and even if the flourish didn't crackle as much, the shiny black looks great with the blue and white.

Distress Paints can be a little moody and unpredictable. Different colors crackle differently, and so many factors seem to effect how they turn out. The good news is, they still look cool! And you're done a beautiful job on the CCC again this week.

Oh, and since I'm a Drunken Stamper, I also get to say "Thanks" for rocking our masking challenge!

donna said...

This is totally wonderful!!

Sherry said...

I had a couple of failures before I was happy (well sort of happy) with the one I settled for. Yours looks lovely though, especially the face / mask.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Well, it's a mask on a mask, close, and besides it looks really cool!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous tag great masking works and you have achieved a mask within a mask with this. The crackle is very fine so it might not so up so well on black regardless it looks fabulous. xx Zoe

Daniele said...

looks good to me Annette but your work alaways looks great
hugs

PetraB said...

This turned out fabulous. I definitely cannot see anything wrong with the piece, love particularly the mask in the mask. And please can you show some work you create in your art class? I somehow have the feeling they are not disastrous at all (LOL)

Nan said...

I think it turned out wonderfully. Some of these products are a challenge for sure! I too add my vote to see some of your art class projects ! :)

Netty said...

Regarding my art attempts at Art Class, believe me you don't want to see them yet.......lol
When I get my Art Journal going will show some then and provide you all with a good laugh......
It brings tears to my eyes just looking at them.... Hugs Annette x

Esther said...

I think this is very stirking, love the colour contrast and mask stamp - I've had trouble with differeing crackleness too but haven't really worked out why. Hope Art class was good - we had a lovely picnic thanks, though a bit exhausted now - lost count of the number of little faces I painted!! Happy WOYWW

kayc said...

I just love what you do. Kathleen x

Lori said...

Fabby piece Netty, that black flourish really stands out against that wonderfully masked background, love the face image!

Andrea said...

Well where is the evidence of the squishy acrylics? hmm enquiring minds want to know hehe, no seriously if your acrylics are half as good as your art here then what are you waiting for get posting x

McCrafty's Cards said...

I think its fabulous
Kevin xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the mask within a mask, very inventive. Love the embellishment, works so well with this theme. Great work. Tracy Evans x

Linda64 said...

Beautiful tag and LOVE the mask.
:-)Linda

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this has turned out brilliant love that mask I have that one too fab design,too hugs cheryl xxxx

Lynn Stevens said...

Great piece Netty.
It might not have showed up so well being a dark color. it usually shows what ever in under it. But either way it looks great!
Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog !

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is fabulous!! Your creativity rocks!!!!
Sending hugs your way,
Cindy
xox

Electra said...

I love this tag, Netty, especially the face. I never seen anything quite like it!

Ria said...

It's fabulous! Ria x

Limar said...

Great tag, love the crackle effect :)

Andrea said...

hehe Netty you most certainly do not come across as old or frail and my dear I know that acrylics dry very quickly hehe but I shall wait for your art journal with patience (hmm hurry up dear hehe) x

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby tag hun... BTW, congrats, you won the ATC from the Artistic Stamper CT Blog that I made :O)) Please can you email me and I will pop it into the post for you :O) Ta x

Dezinaworld said...

Wow Netty, you have been busy and i love this piece its so unusual and also your very very creative hands on piano piece WOW !!!
hugs June xxx
ps i have a new challenge theme started today on my blog if you fancy giving it a go

My name is Toni said...

Hi Netty... love love your tag. I have found the crackle paint does better on porous surfaces. I've never had much luck on slick, like photos and stuff before.. but even though love your tag, and the mask within the mask, ingenious.

MarleneMAZ said...

I just love everything about this tag, really great!

coops said...

well i think its fantastic.love the swirl and mask.

xx coops xx

Faye said...

Gorgeous, Annette. I think it turned out wonderfully well.

Linda Robinson said...

It looks great! I think your to hard on yourself.. BTW were can I find this Drunken stampers challenge you are talking about.. I have some bad art to enter into it.. He He.

I really can't give you any advice. In fact I need advice from you! Hugs, Linda

joanne wardle said...

lots to catch up on here! love the background on this tag.
I've been away for a couple of weeks (but still managed to blog thanks to scheduled posts) I am looking forward to seeing the results of your squishing

Jennifer said...

Hi Netty! A marvelous creation as always! I have to say, you have a lot of patience, but always worth the effort! xx Jenny xx

Mandy said...

Hey Nutty Netty,
Just spent ages playing catch up. Hun your creations are all fabulous, and congrats on your DT post, remember it's nothing to do with booze you don't need to guzzle the cider lol
hugs Mandy xx

Otter Blue said...

I like this one too! I haven't had a chance to work on mine yet but hope to tomorrow. I like the strong contrast in colors on this piece.