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Saturday, 22 January 2011

CofC 28 and a Tile






Hi, dear Linda of StudioL3 who is running Compendium of Curiosities has given us page 57, Colourful Layered Fragment........whoopee I said, I have a fragment (of sorts) yay then turned to the page..........oh no, haven't got the other requirement, but with a bit of nosing around the other entries I found another way of doing it.........tried it...........result utter mess, so cleaned it all off and started again and again and again......ooh am so fed up by now........then I thought I would try something else just in case it would work.........well it did, but trouble is I only had one colour.........so dropped a bit of gold in and by accident it also went onto my dragonfly. This is obviously Not the way to do it, but you can see the gorgeous effects of some the others over at Studio L3. I also had a tea bag left over from the Gingersnappers Tea Bag Template Challenge so used this as well, plus a spare small book cover; so put it all together and this is it........lol

Frustrated with it all decided to use a couple of the alcohol inks on a spare kitchen tile and see what happened.........wow am really pleased with this, such a great effect and wanted to show you in case you had thought about having a go. I saw this first on A Penny for Your Thoughts - Penny Benningtons Blog, oh wow she creates some fab things. If you have these sort of inks and a spare tile have a go, its such fun.

Sorry this is a long post but had so much to tell you. Have a great weekend whatever you are doing and take care, Annette x

50 comments:

Martina2801 said...

What a brilliant work, Netty! Really fantastic!
Have a nice weekend my dear!

Junibears said...

Your tile is fantastic Netty and I love your card. It seems to me as a non stamper you have to have so many things, elements, inks etc. to do these challenges.It must cost you a fortune. Hugs xx

Doreen said...

Your tile Annette is just amazing I love the colour and how it has all blended in.xxx

joanne wardle said...

I don't have CofC so I've no idea what it's supposed to look like, but this looks lovely to me!

Healing Woman said...

We all have craft moments like the ones you had. You turned the event into something wonderful though..Your tile is so lovely. I think sometimes it's all about having a creative mind and letting the magic happen as it will. You certainly did.

Rachelle said...

Love your fragment! The gold splash onthe dragonfly works so well; I love when accidents are happy ones.

Zoechaos said...

Have not had time to explore the alternative methods thought I'd have to try to get a pen tomorrow. Love your total messes just wish mine were half as good. The tile is great as well AI is great on so many surfaces XOXO Zoe

Helen said...

This was a technique I couldn't get to grips with at all... but I love your tile. Are you going to leave it like that, or (I am sure you will) turn it into something fabulous?!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

wow what a lovely piece x

Dawn said...

Netty what a beautiful card and very striking with the inky boarder you have chosen I was almost there with mine but hit the same problem oh wht to do? Now what will you do with your beautiful tile?

Love Dawn xx

craftattack said...

Well, you always seem to make something really good out of your catasrophes, love these two creations!!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

This looks great...wonderful colors too.

Fliss said...

These are both just fabulous Netty and your tile came out so well too. The card is gorgeous and the dragonfly looks as if it was meant to be like that.
Hooray for serendipity!
Hope you're having a good weekend too.
Fliss x

Jolanda said...

I love your fragment project - its so beautiful!
I don't think I'll be entering this week as I dont have any fragments unless I quickly come up with a substitute!?!

Meggymay said...

Its a smashing fragment piece. I love how the tile worked as well. xx

kayc said...

What beautiful colours. Love it. Have a good weekend. Kathleen x

Yvonne said...

Totally fabulous outcome, Annette!

donna said...

Whatever your way of getting there Annette - it turned out beautiful!

Andrea C said...

this is freaking fantastic netty x

wearestampers said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! Fantastic job! If I were only so talented! Great tile piece too!
Pam

Donna said...

Gorgeous work Nettie, love that tile, must have a go at that! Your card is gorgeous too - love the border.
Hugs, Donna x

MarleneMAZ said...

Your card is gorgeous! I really admire you that you kept trying, I would probably have not:) Love the tile too!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab piece - love all the distressing - great way to use that Tea Bag - maybe I'll go did mine out of the trash! Love the alcohol ink tile - fab colors

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Sorry you had such a hard time, know how that feels, but your result is wonderful. I've been thinking of dragonflies a lot lately also.

Lynn Stevens said...

Netty it looks so cool and what you did with your tile is beautiful, Penny's tutorial is just awesome. I had a go myself a while back.

Faye said...

Netty, the art with the dragonfly is really a WOW! It has so many areas that I find fascinating. Even the fringy look to the edges. I'd love to know how to do that but it's probably one of the C of C secrets.

Your beautiful tile gives me an idea for next year's gifts for my Bible study ladies. I could make trivets for them with the alcohol ink on tiles from Lowes. Put little felt feet and they'd be gorgeous. Now to dream up how to seal them so AI didn't rub off (or will it?).

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both beautiful, I love what you have done with that tile.
Kevin xx

Chris said...

Fantastic Netty and I know how this technique can be LOL! Love what you came up with it's so beautiful and I love your tile too, two for one :D. Hugs, Chris x

Linda R. said...

You alway make me smile. I just love reading about your art adventures.. Another wonderful work of art here my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Netty said...

Faye asked about sealing the tile. Apparently Diamond Glaze is good for this. When my tile is finished this is what I shall use.
The edging of the book page is edged with Black Paint Dabber - just swiping it will create this effect.
Hope this info is useful. You can always email me, am always happy to answer questions where I can.
Annette x

Rosietoes said...

I wish I had some of your adventurous genes Annette. Love your work (as you might know) and this is no exception. Fab!!

Edna x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just amazing gosh you are so talented hun brilliant work,hugs cheryl xxx

Jennifer said...

Fantastic as always Netty! xx Jenny xx

Kathy Eddy said...

I think it is just gorgeous! What colors!

Faye said...

Thanks for the answers about the fringy edges and about sealing the tiles.

Jan said...

Netty,
Your tile is just beautiful!

Lori said...

Love the edges on that card, and your tile for the tech turned out stellar, I think! The kitchen tile looks grand, too!

Shelly Hickox said...

I love your Fragment tag! I'm horrible at using AI's, they always go wrong in some way for me. Your card is so striking - I love it!

johanna said...

haha, i always love to read about your "makings"... and the result is just beautiful!

Annika said...

If I had all the time in the world I would most likely spend a substantial amount of it just staring at your work - stunning!!
Hugs
Annika

June said...

Oh Netty its gorgeous. beautiful work on this one
hugs June

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How fantastic, love especially the first one.

coops said...

both stunning netty.i love the effect you have created on the tile. :D

xx coops xx

gayle said...

I think it looks wonderful, love those alcohol inks! :)

maxine said...

Hi Annette This is stunning work hugs maxine x

maxine said...

Hi Annette This is stunning work hugs maxine x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Netty, I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! Your improvisation paid off hugely with a beautiful, sweet Fragment on a STUNNING card! Wow, the dragonfly is magnificent, too!

I love that tile, and I really need to give that a try! Thanks for the reminder!

minnie_mac said...

It turned out beautifully. Love the tile too.

Marilyn

Barbara Mason said...

Netty- I love how this all come to being---it really works so well together even tho you sounded a bit frustrated it is lovely!

Shar said...

Stunning, Annette! Totally gorgeous!