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Thursday, 25 November 2010

CofC - Double Distress








Hi,


The lovely Linda of StudioL3 gave us page 40 of the Compendium of Curiosities this week, Double Distress. So off we go, embossed on Grunge - fine.... and then it went wrong! Reason: far too heavy handed.... Result: a total mess, so reversed the grunge and did the technique on the leaves instead - Now was this a 'cop out' or being resourceful? Either way a lesson learn't.......Yep most definitely an adventure into this amazing book. Distress Inks used were Worn Lipstick and Dusty Concord.

Also will enter it into Simon Says Stamp - Distress Inks

The picture on the right is my entry for the Gingersnaps Challenge GC80 - Vintage Hues, its a small book cover 3.50 x 3.50 which has a little bit of decoupage on it and some Fimo mouldings plus Distress Inks, so it could go in for Simon Says as well, couldn't it!

Studio L3, Simon Says Stamp and Gingersnaps are terrific places to visit as the craftings are just amazing and full of inspiration, so if you get the chance they are well worth a visit.

Thank you for popping by and for your great support and kindness. Have got to start clearing out my kitchen ready for a new one to be fitted starting on Monday.......or shall I get on with some Christmas stuff.......yea......forget the kitchen can always do it at the weekend..... Take care, Annette x




52 comments:

Yvonne said...

Both are absolutely beautiful, Annette! I agree, kitchen can wait until the weekend :)

Kristel said...

Wowww this is stunning Nettie! Looks really gorgeous!!
Hugs Kristel

Chris said...

WOW two totally gorgeous works of art... love them :D
hugs
Chris xx

Sue said...

These are both gorgeous Annette, I love your fimo pieces. I actually set fire to mine a while ago - maybe should not have put it in the microwave lol x

Jane said...

Your entry is gorgeous. I love it all. The colors, the flowers, the leaves....I may need to do a little shopping and pick up the leaves die.... Your art is always so inspiring.

They are predicting the coldest winter in 30 years...I've been in AZ that whole time - It's looking pretty nice here right now. I guess we'll see how the day goes. Enjoy your Thanksgiving day!

Meggymay said...

Clever you, to think of an alternative use. We crafters don't like waste do we.
The book is awesome, two fantastic pieces

Jolanda said...

both of your peices are beautiful. I always prefer to craft rather than tidy up! There's always time later :)

craftattack said...

I like them both Netty, really beautiful work. And creating is all about using your own resources and doing your own thing, so this was abs. right!!

Daniele said...

for something that went wrong it looks great .....I bet your're excited waiting for your new kitchen, just in time for Christmas
hugs from Daniele

donna said...

They are both beautiful Annette but that book cover blows my socks off!

Andrea C said...

netty you really have to check out etsy you would make a killing with your art work. the first is so beautiful and the second is just divine I so love it, seriously amazing stuff x

Sue A said...

What lovely pieces and such a depth of texture you have incorporated into them. I do not have that book, but I enjoy seeing what people make for the challenges.
Sue xxxxx

Plume said...

Great creations and I love your pink leaves cut out of the crackle texture fade grunge! Fabulous!

jules said...

oh my! just stunning! how clever you are!

Kathy Eddy said...

These are both such wonderful creations Netty! Gorgeous!

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous works of art Annette.xxx

agypsyangel said...

Wonderful work; I think the pink is my favorite. I love pink.

MarleneMAZ said...

Your tag is gorgeous! definitely being creative flipping the grunge board, something I have done before!
Love your other piece too :)

Sandy said...

Yeah your new pieces are so wonderful.
Amazing work and design. Love them.

Chris said...

Both are fantastic Netty! good luck with your new kitchen. Hope it's finished by Christmas (speaking from experience LOL)
Chris xo

Pops x said...

Gorgeous creations love both of them, you have really inspired me to have a go with distress inks, big hugs love Pops x

Helen said...

Gorgeous! I hate wasting grunge too! Good luck with your new kitchen - sounds like major disruption.

maxine said...

Both are stunning Annette hugs maxine x

Maggie said...

Fantastic pieces love them both, the book cover is very unusual love it!
Clearing up is that H********k never comes before crafting!!

Maggie x

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Nettie, these are beyond gorgeous!!!
Truly sensational!!
XO

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Annette, love both of these beautiful pieces of art, good decision........... the kitchen can wait.......... get crafting, enjoy:0) xxx

coops said...

wow, these are both amazing netty.i love hopping onto your blog, always a treat for the eyes :D

xx coops xx

Joan said...

Annette, these are both beautiful, the book cover is just amazing ! I think I have to have the leaves die!

Faye said...

Annette, your beautiful entries from the C of C book have so encouraged me. If there is an oops in the entry I sure do not see it. It looks perfect to me.

Lori said...

These are both beautiful works of art, Annette, just really lovely!

Paula said...

both great creations Annette

Rosietoes said...

Inspiring work as always Nettie. Love the tag - probably because the colours really appeal to me.
Have you seen that Sir Tim is about to start his new series of the 12 Tags of Christmas on 1st Dec? Should be well-worth watching!

Enjoy your new kitchen!!
Edna x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous, i love your flower
Kevin xx

johanna said...

it´s always a joy to come to your blog:)

SmilynStef said...

Love all of the fabulous texture in your book cover ... so glad you joined the Fashion Fun this month at Gingersnap Creations.

Dawn said...

Lovley work Netty Like it all LOT'S

Love Dawn xx

Lynn Stevens said...

OHHHHH thats pretty, both of them are but those flowers are yummy!!

Annika said...

OK, the tag is nice but the picture just took my breath away. It looks amazing with all the sombre tones and the decoupaging adds so much depth. Utterly smitten. Just stared, for a long time. Then blew up, trying to figure out how you did it, lol
Hugs
Annika

Linda Robinson said...

These are both amazing works of Art!

Rein said...

These are stunning!

Sherry Edwards said...

Your double distress piece is amazing Netty - my favourite colours too! Love your embossed leaves, so sparkly! The reverse side of the tag looks great too - that is resourceful!

Love your book too, so very grungy and dimensional.

Congratulations on being published in Craft Stamper, I did see the article.

Yelowflower said...

both of those projects are awesome! Love those colors!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Amazing posts GF, luv the vintagie feel of the last one!

PetraB said...

Stunning creations, absolutely fab - both of them.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are both gorgeous! that sweet pink tag really tugs at my heart strings! so sweet! :)

Terry said...

What can I say?? Both are just stunning as always!

Hells said...

I can't believe I have missed so many of your fab projects! I particularly like the latest and the pink one but they are all fabulous. love Helen xxxx

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful work Annette. ~Diane

Linda Ledbetter said...

Netty, these cards are pure magic! What gorgeous art, sweet friend! Your double distress is amazing, and you most definitely didn't cop out-- you were TOTALLY resourceful and created something amazing. Wow, those leaves are COOL!

Your Vintage Hues piece is lovely, too. I love little books, and this one is a stunner!

You're so talented, hon, and it's such a joy to see your art.

penny4thoughts said...

I think you are being totally resourceful, Annette! Terrific tag! Your vintage hues piece is also wonderful - perfect choices for colours.

Linda64 said...

Gorgeous both of them Netty, but I must admit the book cover is my favorite. I have just been through the kitchen thing and know how busy it can get, but then again it is so great when the new one is in. Pacs was wonderful, I met lots of beautiful and creative girls.. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.. Hugs ... ps. still waiting for that adress of yours ( would love to send you a x-mas card )

Wrightboysmum said...

I don't know how I missed this but the book page is fab. I love it and wish I could be as inventive. I may get some Fimo now for a play.