Friday, August 20, 2010

CCC #10 - Distress Stickles


LOVE Distress Stickles... I love that they are not really glitzy (not that glitzy is bad but sometimes you just don't want total glitz)... I love that the glue dries matte, not glossy... and I love that you can dry them with your heat tool.  So of course I love that this weeks Compendium of Curiosities Challenge is Distress Stickles :-))  Page 46 of The Book.  All the particulars of the challenge can be found on Linda's Blog including prize information.   All stamps used on my tag except the leaves are Tim Holtz.  The leaves are Wendy Vecchi Studio 490.  Background --  Distress Ink weathered wood applied over the whole tag with a blending tool and foam, dried with a heat tool.  DI dried marigold rubbed on the craft mat, sprayed with water, tag pressed in and then dried.. repeated pressing and drying to get all the nice blotches of ink.  Next I stamped a weed/flower image several times with DI victorian velvet and dried it... then covered the whole tag with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  This caused the weed images to bleed a little but that was ok.  Dried the rock candy with the heat tool.  Added a piece of tissue tape, stamped the small diamond background image below the tape with Archival ink jet black, added DI black soot around the edges of the tag giving a very cool look because of the stickles.  Added some dots with black Enamel Accents.  The bird was stamped onto grungepaper with jet black and cut out, colored with DI broken china and faded jeans...Distress Stickles broken china added just to the wings and tail - the head and body left without for a nice contrast.  One dot of black Enamel Accents for the eye.  Rose was made from the largest flower on the Tattered Florals die... cut the pieces from grungepaper for the rose, colored them with DI victorian velvel, stamped them with the cracked image (Ultimate Grunge set) using Archival Ink coffee, assembled the rose, added Distress Stickles tattered rose to all the petals.   Leaves were stamped onto grungepaper with Archival Ink olive, cut out, colored with DI peeled paint, flipped them to the backside, stamped with cracked image using olive ink.  Added a bit of peeled paint and victorian velvet to the soar ticket and popped it into a memo pin.  Assembled everything as shown.  To finish it off I colored some raffia with victorian velvet, dried it, stamped using the cracked image and coffee ink, dried it, put it through the whole and used a mini pin to hold it. 

11 comments:

Dezinaworld said...

Simply gorgeous. I love the whole tag but especially that glorious rose
hugs June xxx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wanda, this is SO pretty! I love the gorgeous, subdued sparkle from the Distress Stickles, and the sweet bird and gorgeous rose are wonderful together! Beautiful little details, too-- the "SOAR" ticket and Enamel Accents are great, and the background is stunning! Beautiful art!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, Wanda!!

Nan said...

This is GORGEOUS ! What a wonderful job you did with the stickles too. The photo really shows them.

Lori said...

Really gorgeous piece, Wanda! I just love how you sticklized everything! Beautiful!

Kathy Eddy said...

Just look at all that sparkle! Wow, it's just beautiful Wanda!

Mary-Beth said...

Wanda, this is so very pretty!! Absolutely love the rose and all the pretty shine and shimmer!!

Terry said...

Oh my! This is so pretty! Your flower looks so real and perfect! Love this so!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, you went all out with those distress stickles. I especially love how you dotted up and down the sides. The entire piece is just glorious!

Yogi said...

fabulous tag. Love the dimensions of the flower.

Sarah said...

Simply gorgeous, love your colours and flower.