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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Compendium of Curiosities 24 - Rock Candy Stickles


Hi,

Managed to get a lot of the Christmas preses wrapped today .......phew and at long last managed to complete Cof C 24, Rock Candy Stickles (page 47) hosted by the lovely Linda of Studio L3. With a miniscule amount of Rock Candy left in my bottle I had just enough for this tag. Not exactly how Tim Holtz has demonstrated in the book as I wanted to try it out on fabric to see what happened. Unfortunately the picture does not pick up the lovely gentle sparkle, but it really glistens beautifully so will definitely use it on fabric again.

Products used... White Paint Dabber, Inka Gold and the stamp is by Art Journey......ooh I love that stamp.

I hope it will be OK for the challenge, will just have to wait and see. After making the 12 Days of Christmas tags I have set myself a challenge to make a tag for each month of the year and then mount them. This is my one and only resolution for 2011; have you made any yet? Will catch up with you all later this evening. Thank you again for popping by and your great support. Take care, Annette x

59 comments:

donna said...

I can see the glisten. You are so clever to try it on fabric and what a wonderful image. Perfect! Hey ,Kathy Eddy and I are going to do a Tim tag a week starting Jan. We are going to start with Tim's Christmas tags 2007. You might want to join in.

PetraB said...

You can see the lovely sparkle which works so beautifully with the lovely image ... haven't set myself a New Year's resolution yet apart from maybe doing more crafting (lol)

Susan Allan said...

Very pretty. I like the use of fabric and cardboard.
Sue xx

Helen said...

That is brilliant! It is a stunning image and looks gorgeous all sparkly.

Patti J said...

Yet another masterpiece! Wow, Netty - I am SO happy that you are making all of these tags for me to ooh and aah over! Thank you!!!

Anesha said...

Wonderful and trying it on fabric as well! Love your give a go attitude. have a great evening. Hugs Anesha

Daniele said...

the twinkle from the rock candy stickles looks lovely on the fabric Annette....yummy
hugs

Doreen said...

This is great Annette I love the fabric and a gorgeous image.xxx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous Netty, Love your stamp.
Thankyou for your beautiful card, it arrived today. xx

Joan said...

This is lovely Annette,I do love that stamp ! Well done you, I still haven't wrapped a single present in fact still have a few bits to get, hope we don't get snowed in again !

Sarah A said...

Absolutely stunning, love the contrast of the textures and that image makes me feel so tranquil!

Sarah x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

The technique works wonderfully on fabric, great idea and the image works beautifully on fabric too. A lovely piece. Hope the kitchen is coming along nicely. Best Wishes for the Christmas Season and the New Year. Tracy Evans x x

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful tag, sure Linda will be blown away by it. Bet your twelve months of tags will be both great fun and eye candy. xx Zoe

joanne wardle said...

so beautiful

Cheryl said...

hun I can see the glisten too and amzing it looks on fabric one brilliant tag hun I was going to use paint,but too impatient wanted to get it done,hehe,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Faye said...

Netty, I can see the sparkle fine. How very beautiful this is! I know you are delighted that it can be done on fabric.

sue-bubbles said...

Welldone on wrapping pressies...can you come and do mine now?! lol! A beautiful tag Netty - I love rock candy glaze, Im on my second jar...its fab isnt it!
Have a wonderful Christmas!!!
Sue x

Lori said...

The fabric adds a great texture, this is a beautiful creation! That stamp is really divine!

craftattack said...

Another lovely tag, I love all sparkly things. That birdie is sweet,too! My resolution? Not to make any resolutions except to enjoy my life!

Sandy said...

Wow this is really peaceful.
Fantastic card. Love them.

Have a lovely weekend my dear Netty.

Andrea C said...

Netty I don't really know how to say this and you're not going to like it but I think you are GREEDY, you really have to start selling your stuff and allow others to have a little piece of your art Greedy, greedy greedy I tell you!! hehe this is STUNNING!!!!! x check out etsy it might pay for some of your tim holtz obsession hehe x

Kristel said...

This is a gorgeous creation Netty! Looks so wonderful dear!
Hugs Kristel

Jan said...

Netty,
This is beautiful and love the image of the little girl in prayer!

McCrafty's Cards said...

its brilliant, i love that image and all the sparkle
Kevin xx

Linda Robinson said...

So many wonderful textures you have used here.. I love it!

I still have presents to wrap! Yikes.. I better get busy!

Hugs, Linda

Martina2801 said...

Annette, this piece is gorgeous!
Fantastic piece of art!

Have a nice weekend!
Hugs
MARTINA xxx

coops said...

wow this is fantastic netty.i love the beautiful image and corrugated card.the effect of the rock candy is fab :D


xx coops xx

Susan Allan said...

Netty, you are sweet to leave a comment about my rantings...I am so embarassed now, but I am leaving it up, as it was how I felt at the time!
I already said how much I love this piece...the little bird is so pretty, as little birds are. Did you see the wonderful BBC2 programme on butterflies tonight??? It was fantasic!
Best wishes
Sue xxx

Terry said...

Netty, this is so beautiful and I know how she shimmers and I can actually see the sparkle! No wrapped presses here, but I did go shopping!!!! Have a great weekend!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great idea doing this on fabric Netty! Haven't thought about next year yet. still trying to catch up with Christmas to do list! LOL

CuddlyBunny said...

Another beautiful and brilliant piece of art Netty!

Around our house we make and break resolutions every day. :)

Gaby Bee said...

This looks gorgeous, Netty!

Merry Christmas to you and yours; may the New Year keep you safe, healthy, and creating more art so I can continually be inspired.

Gaby xo

Jules said...

Hi Annette

Oh this is gorgeous!!

Love the different textures and colours.

Well done on getting some of that wrapping done. Mine is coming along .. .. but still no tree up!!!

Love Jules xx

Esther said...

This is beautiful - what a stunning stamp image. Well done with ur prezzies...got some of mine wrapped, just need to add tags and bows etc..always spend ages fiddling! Esther xx

minnie_mac said...

Great piece. Love that stamp.

Marilyn

Rosietoes said...

Lovely Annette. I've used rock candy on the petals of flowers and it's just so glisteny (if that's a word!) LOL
Beautiful work as always.

Edna x

2amscrapper said...

I like your resolution! And this is a lovely tag.

kay said...

its gorgeous,love the idea of using stamps on fabric,x

Debs said...

Gorgeous!

Netty thanks for sharing all your fabulous work on your blog, I have really enjoyed following it and look forward with eager anticipation to seeing your work in the forthcoming year.

Here's wishing you a great Christmas and a very creative 2011 xxxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Annette, just dropped by to let you know there is something on my blog for you
Kevin xx

Chris said...

I can see some of the sparkle Netty...I bet it's even more gorgeous in real life.
That stamped image is really beautiful...love it.
No resolutions for me yet...I only break them...rofl
hugs
Chris xx

Shar said...

Gorgeous! What a lovely hanging!

MarleneMAZ said...

Just gorgeous! I love that stamp, didn't you use it on one of your 2 tags? This is the first challenge I am missing, just had too much going on to do it. Hope to do the next one.

Mandy said...

Oooo this is stunning Nettie, I can see the sparkle, you are so creative and dare I say it "clever" lol
hugs Mandy xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, Netty, this is absolutely, take-your-breath-away gorgeous! It's more than okay for the challenge-- it's perfect! The stamp is amazing, and the way you've used it with the fabric and the soft sparkle of the Rock Candy makes it all the more beautiful. I love the corrugated background, too.

I love your resolution, and though I haven't made any myself, I'm looking forward to following your tag journey for 2011. You're an incredible artist, and it's always a delight to see what you've created.

Have a wonderful Christmas, sweet friend!

agypsyangel said...

Fantastic Tag. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Kim

Shirl said...

Wow Netty, I think you definitely rocked this challenge. You've just inspired me to try the rock candy stickles on fabric too! I can imagine the sparkle!

Thanks for dropping by my blog and congrats on your win at Lynne's too!

Merry Christmas!

stampdiva said...

The rock candy adds a magical touch. Lynne M x

Terri Kahrs said...

Wow! Just look at all of these well-deserved comments, Nettie! Your tag is gorgeous!!!! Good luck in my drawing, and warm wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Holiday Hugs, Terri xoxo

Healing Woman said...

What a beautiful collage. I love the rock candy stickles you used. I see you also made this lovely girl into a tag, shown on an earlier post. Just love it!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is incredible Netty, how genius to put it on fabric, I luv this piece. Great stamp too. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas GF, enjoy.

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Annette, I love this tag, the inka gold looks fabulous on the corrugated card and the stamp and rock candy is fabulous on the fabric.
I hope you have a really good rest over the Christmas break and if I don't manage to pop back this week I wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful new year.
luv {brenda} xoxox

Minxy said...

Oh wow, never would of thought to use fabric, it looks so pretty Annette x

Lynn said...

Beautiful tag Netty, it has been so nice to meet you this year, hope to see more of you in the New Year too.
I hope you have a blessed holiday season, filled with much love and happiness :)

Carolyn said...

Hi Annette. What a great idea to use the candy stickles on fabrice. What a beautiful composition.

I wanted to take a minute to tell you how much I appreciate your time to visit so many blogs, mine included, to leave comments.

Your 2011 resolution to make one take a month on your own is a terrific idea. It will be fun to see the final display come Dec 2011.

HAVE A WONDERFUL, SAFE CHRISTMAS.

Carolyn S

Michele said...

stunning! true work of art! xo

Nan said...

Hi Netty...Just love this tag... that image is beautiful and I love the sparlky stuff! :) Nan

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I am so enjoying all your gorgeous tags,Annette! What a wonderful display on canvas, as well. Beautifully created. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and may the new year bring all good things your way. Hugs,Gayle (in Canada)

Wrightboysmum said...

I'll have to give that a try as it looks really nice. No to resolutions as I always break them lol but your tags are gong to be good. Roll on 2011.