Thursday, 27 May 2010

How do you distress?

The amazing Tim H has found some of those wonderful (discontinued) storage tins for his inks and has a competition running on his blog to give them away!  You can either comment, and/or email him ONE photo of something you've distressed - but hurry, needs to be in by tomorrow. I[m sure you've all seen it.

This is what I've sent him.  It is a large tag (from Paperartsy) to which I have stuck a copy of a page from the Times newspaper from 1882 (Ann, The Flutterby Crafter) was given the real thing by a friend to use - but obviously couldn't bear to use the genuine thing so has uploaded copies for anyone to use!  Thanks again, Ann - knew I'd find something for it one day!

Anyhow, I've used scattered straw, brushed corduroy and dusty concord inks.  I stuck the page to the tag, tore it randomly, added various Tim/Wendy stamps including a grungepaper heart (rock candy crackle paint) and butterflies (perfect pearl/DI reinker shimmer and bling bodies) and some idea-ology.

By the time I finished it was dark so it has been quite hard to get a good pic to send Tim.   This was taken on the living room window sill with me balanced on the arm of the chair (fortunately the arms are (a) upholstered and (b) quite wide - and the other foot was on the radiator.... (and the battery was running flat) ....The things we do for Tim!!!
 I'd really love one of those tins so am keeping my fingers crossed. Judging by the number of people commenting each day, there is rather less than little or no hope but - hey, if you're not in it, you can't win it....

Oh, and the Big Shot is meant to being delivered to me at work tomorrow - what fantastic service - hope it does, then I can play at the weekend. 

8 comments:

Wendy said...

In my book you win, its fantastic.............

Lynn Stevens said...

Its gorgeous! best of luck in his contest. I missed it :0(

Wipso said...

Sorry I didn't catch up with you Wednesday but my eye just wouldn't allow it. It's a little better today so I'm trying to catch up on a few blogs.
This tag is really gorgeous. Good luck with it.
A x

flutterbycrafter said...

I love this, it's fabby, you should win, hope you win, will will, the power of positive thinking is immense. Good luck.

Tracey said...

What a fab tag!

Julia Dunnit said...

No Helen - the things YOU do for Tim! How funny - but, it's a great piece and a good photo. So if I was on the panel, you'd win. But really H - for a tin??? I know, I know.!

Lori said...

ROFL. I'm picturing you balancing on the chair, gasp, gasp, ok, I think I've composed myself now. You're hilarious. This is just a fabulous work of art, I LOVE the newspaper print, very distress-y. The colors are just gorgeous. Here's hoping for both of us!

craftytrog said...

Fabulous altering Helen! Hope your got your special delivery ok! Good luck with the TH draw! xx