Saturday, August 14, 2010

CCC #9 - Distress Crackle


The weeks are just flying by so quickly!!!  These challenges will be over before we know it :-((  This week we are on page 42, Distress Crackle.  As always all the particulars can be found on Linda's Blog, Studio L3.  I first colored my tag with milled lavender and tumbled glass and then used Tim Holtz's retro circles embossing folder on it... added broken china and a little bit of brushed pewter Crackle paints.  Once those were dry I went over the whole tag with brushed corduroy and removed the extra off the crackle paint with a damp cloth.  Dots (Tim Holtz stamp) were stamped with coffee Archival.  The image is from Tim's Lost and Found Paper stack, cut it out, added Rock Candy crackle over the top, let it dry and added it to the ornate frame... I wish I had avoided the face or had used my finger to make it very thin over the face... next time.  The grungepaper flourish and flowers (Tim Holtz dies) were colored with tumbled glass or wild honey... the flourish was then embossed with the dot matrix and the flowers with retro circles... brushed corduroy added lightly over the flourish and on the edges of the flowers.  I also used my finger to add just a touch of silver paint dabber on the flourish.  Added some coffee ink to the string.  Ideology mini fasteners at the top corners and jump rings and a token hanging at the bottom.  The brads used in the flowers are from Michael's recollections line. 

11 comments:

2amscrapper said...

this is a most amazing tag--love all the details!

Terry said...

I just love that color combination! Your tag is totally awesome! Love it! Happy to follow your blog and have a great weekend!

Netty said...

This is fabulous Wanda, love all the detail and textures. Annette.. oops and I love your crackling... x

Minxy said...

Fab tag, love all the elements, and the crackling is looking super

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wanda, this is lovely, and you've given such great care to the sweet little details here! The crackle looks great, and the colors are so gorgeous together! I like the Rock Candy over the photo-- it adds so much texture and a little mystery! Beautifully done!

Linda Cain said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!

Lori said...

Love it, Wanda! That image looks grand in the bookplate, love the crackling.

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just outstanding wanda. I finally got mine done but need to photograph it and post it. Maybe at halftime. Gotta watch my Packers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda:
Love your tag -- very gorgeous!
Would you mind telling me one thing about it: you said that you colored it and "then used TH's retro circles embossing folder on it" . . . . how did you manage, then, just to get the circles from the EF on that one lovely jaggedy strip of the tag? It's a lovely effect, and I thought you had done it separately, torn it, stuck it on -- BUT if you did it directly on the tag, I'm everso curious to know HOW!!!
Hope you don't mind me asking . . .
Have a good Sunday --
Sally in France
stampsally@yahoo.fr

Shelann said...

There is alot of interest in your tag, love it all!

craftytrog said...

Went in for a closer look! Fabulous tag!