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Saturday, 2 October 2010

C OF C No 16 - Wrinkle Free Distress & ARTISAN SHOW


Hi,

The fab Linda from Studio L3 has chosen page 33 of the Compendium of Curiosities this week. Wrinkle Free Distress. As am a bit late this time with submitting my piece I have been admiring so many wonderful works of art already submitted, and wow they are gorgeous.

But have no idea why this technique is called this, so am obviously missing something.....just call me thicko I won't be offended. If anyone knows the answer to this I would love to hear.

Changing the subject..........I went to my first Craft Show yesterday, 'Artisan' in Warwickshire and met up with Daniele who sorted me out, thank goodness. Also met Jan, Wendy and another lady who I will call Maureen as can't quite remember her name, sorry about that, all blogging buddies who I'd never met before, they are lovely ladies and Jan gave me some of her wonderful craftings, ooh lucky me, thank you so much Jan.
Then I met for the first time Katy and Helen from Craft Stamp Magazine, again smashing ladies. Plus I met Jennie from The Artistic Stamper, who taught me how to use my melt pot (which hasn't been out of its packaging for over 3 months as was too scared to use it) then Daniele and I attended one of Jennies' workshops, brilliant.

Sorry its a long post, but wanted to share my day with you. Thank you for popping by and all the encouragement you so kindly give me. Have a great weekend, Annette x

57 comments:

Yvonne said...

Big time gorgeous piece, Annette! Lucky you, having such a fun filled day yesterday :)

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Anette, I'm so glad you had a smashing day, good for you. I love your art today, the colours are just beautiful together, they sing, if you get my meaning:0) xx

Doreen said...

This is absoloutely gorgeous Annette,so glad you had a fab day and met some fellow crafters.xxx

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

What a lovely piece and sounds like an equally lovely day!

Kristel said...

This is so, so beautifull Nettie! Really love the theme!
Hugs Kristel

Meggymay said...

Sounds like you had a FAB day, have you got the melt pot going yet?
Its a super bird cage love what you put behind bars. xx

Terry said...

Sweetie, this is wonderful! I love it and the blue shading is brilliant! I am so late with mine and I did not like mine at all, so wait until you see what I ended up doint! Well that is if I finish it in time! Glad you had a wonderful day and continue it over the weekend!

Lizzy xx said...

WOWZERS! Netty this is stunning...luv the lush colours xx Lizzy xx :)

Jennifer said...

Hi Netty! Another stunning work of art! Love the colours xx Jenny xx

donna said...

Wow I love that fairy! Beautiful background. Such a sunny piece. Glad you had such a wonderful day! I thought about the name too, but came up blank.

trisha too said...

Very sweet piece, Annette!
:)

My name is CINDY...... said...

Oooh, maybe I will try Artisan next year.... Jennie is great isn't she? She showed me how to do the technique that she posted on the blog with the acetate(ish) stuff and melt pot at Ally Pally and gave me a leaf to take away.

I have something for you on my blog Netty, will be in the post next week!!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty.. I love what you do with this die.. Great job on this challenge.. Sounds like you had a great time.

Zoechaos said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic day and met some fabulous people. It is amazing that you produce such stunnng work and yet it seems there any many techniques you have yet to learn. Your work is going to be so unbelivable as you expand its going to be thrilling to follow your journey. xx Zoe

Rhonda said...

This is delightful! Love how the birdcage fits onto that beautiful background shape. Cheers!

Carol Q said...

this is so pretty Netty. shame I missed you at Artisan - I went today!

thekathrynwheel said...

This is a lovely sweet piece. I don't know why it's called wrinkle free distress ......
Artisan sounds fun, I may have to try and get there next time.

MarleneMAZ said...

Love your piece! you have some really great stamps in your collection. Oh and once you get hooked on the melting pot you won't want to stop:)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Sounds like you had a great day, I am going to Port Sunlight so I am hoping for just as much fun. Lovely piece of art Netty, lovely colours. This is called wrinkle free distress as you omit the scrunching up the tag first, to give you the wrinkles. Well I thought that was what it was anyway LOL. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

craftattack said...

Well done Netty. I don't know either why it's called wrinkle free - perhaps the crafters who do it lose their distress wrinkles??

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Annette, I hope your well, this is absolutely gorgeous, i love it
Kevin xx

Daniele said...

hiya Annette, love your cage with the little fairy, I'm with you I don't know why its called wrinkle free.......might be because it looks like ironed out crumpled paper.....just a thought. Unfortunately Ethan came down with a sickness bug today so I guess we'll all go down with now
hugs

Gez said...

Wow! Amazing artwork. Love what you have done with Moon Girl. :) Have a great Sunday. Gez.xx

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Well Netty I think your version of the technique is awesome!!! And I also wanted to THANK YOU for your very sweet comment on my blog!!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Glad you had a good day and looking forward to seeing your meltpot pieces. Mine hasn't been touched either.
Love the stressfree piece, lovely colours and cute way of using the birdcage. Luv B xxx

coops said...

oh this is fabulous netty.the colours are stunning and love the birdcage :)

xx coops xx

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is stuning,the colors stand out perfectly and with the bird cage creates the most wonderful 3d effect,so glad you had a wonderful time hun hugs cheryl xxxx

Carolyn said...

Annette, your CC challenge for this week is gorgeous. I missed last week entirely due to house guests.

You always upload creative pieces. I think they call this technique wrinkle free because when you use a kraft tag it curls when it is wet and as you dry it with your heat gun, it flattens out again.

Regardless, it is a fun technique on any product because of the colorful results, such as your beauty.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You are so talented!! I love when I see your name on my blog...my boyfriend in HS mother's name was Nettie....the only other Nettie I have known. She was a sweet, sweet soul!

agypsyangel said...

You make some of the coolest things...
hugs,
Kim

Sandi M said...

Lovely piece. That little winged fairy keeps getting higher on my wish list. Maybe it's called wrinkle free because we don't crumple it, throw it in the trash and then pull it back out saying certainly I can do something with this ;)

CuddlyBunny said...

Ouu! I love this piece! Your Compendium technique worked much more nicely than mine (which I haven't yet managed to post yet).

You created gorgeous, deeply-colored water spots ... and I love your little fairy ... so sweet! :)

p.s. Congrats on winning the "Lovely Blog Award" which you announced a couple of weeks ago ... you DESERVE it!

Works From The Attic said...

I love your piece. Many think their pieces have to be "doom and gloom" and you have proven you can use the techniques and still be full of sunshine. Kudos to you!
Have a sunny day!
Linda M

Chris said...

Netty this is so pretty!

Janet said...

Your work is fabulous Annette! xx

Sue West said...

This is so pretty Netty. Fab colours and I love the way you use that bird cage.
Sue x

Jackie said...

Netty, I LOVE this, it's gorgeous. Those bright pastel colours are fab!

minnie_mac said...

Another gorgeous piece, Netty. Artisan sounds fun. Glad you had such a good day there.

Marilyn

Martina2801 said...

This is really fabulous, Netty!
Have a nice sunday my friend!

johanna said...

this really is pure delight!

joanne wardle said...

Wish I'd gone to Artisan now!! I was so close to going but just couldn't quite fit it in. love your piece, you are doing great things with moon girl!!

Rosietoes said...

Super work as always Nettie. I'm so glad you had a good day - don't envy you one wee bit (mmm!!)
Edna x

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful! Love the flowers peeking through the cage. Glad you had fun at the Artisan - I would have loved to have gone. Kim

Pops x said...

This is amazing work in great colours hugs Pops x

Jan said...

Netty,
Love this!

Kim said...

Love your airy colors and theme! I figured its called this, because the first distress I had learned was wrinkling the tag, rubbing the pads over it, then spritzing with water. This sort of inverts the process with the craft sheet. I have to say..I'm loving it! I could never stamp cleanly with the original one.

kayc said...

Glad you had a good day! Kathleen x

Andrea C said...

Wow Netty sounds like you had a blast. This is gorgeous, such beautiful colours I love them. Sorry didn't comment sooner but we were away for the weekend with kids.am off to go look up what a melting pot is?? x

penny4thoughts said...

I think you made a wonderful piece for this challenge, Annette! I just love the fun droplets you create with this technique. Congratulations on being a visiting artist at Gingersnaps - I'm so happy for you!

Shirl said...

This is a gorgeous piece, Netty. I'm clueless on why its called Wrinkle free distress myself... my guess is when it is dry it looks like the effect of a inked wrinkled paper, but its not even wrinkled? LOL

Have a great Monday!

stampdiva said...

Such a sense of whimsy to this piece of art. Very beautiful indeed. Lynne M x

tessyluv45 said...

This is just an amazing piece!

Yelowflower said...

this piece makes me smile.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sweet Netty, you've made another gorgeous work of art this week! What a brilliant use of the birdcage-- the little Stampotique girl is DARLING, perched there, gazing at the flower, and the soft pastels in your beautiful background and on the cage itself are just perfect. I LOVE this, honey!

Tracy is right about why it's called "wrinkle free" distressing. You can get a similar effect by wadding up a tag and dragging it through different colors of ink, but of course you end up with a REALLY distressed tag!

Lee said...

What can i say it's all been said.This is just wonderful and magical i love it.You are major talented.xxx

Lee said...

Oops lol.Forgot to say.It's so good to meet up with yer buddies.Glad you all had a great time.xxx

Chris said...

Hi Anette! Sounds like you had a perfect day at the show, it's always great to meet up with blog buddies and find out new things to try too. I love your little work of art, so gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Chris x