Monday, 12 July 2010

Compendium 5 - distress powder

It's time for another Compendium challenge - page 43 - distress powders. Under the rules of the challenge I can't give you detailed instructions - you'll have to check the book for that.  Head on over to Studio L3 where Linda is hosting this addictive challenge, to see some more great art.

I made two tags - the first one using the owls (Simply stamps) from last week again, but this time with their big brother!  I've used vintage photo powder, stormy sky and dusty concord inks for the sky and antique linen and wild honey for the birds. 

For the second tag, I used Tim's large wooden numbers stamp and broken china powder, and coloured it once "cooked" with a variety of distress inks. Apart from "imagine" which is Wendy V's, all stamps are Tim's.    The idea for this came to me whilst I was waiting for the first tag to set.       There are some great prizes on offer, so if you've got the book, give it a go!
(And for those of you who liked the flowers in the last pic, there's plenty more from Hampton Court flower show up on my other blog - click here or the fountain in the side bar)

20 comments:

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, Helen, you know I LOVE that owl stamp, and now you've added another little feathered friend-- I'm beside myself! These are both spectacular! You've obviously got the Distress Powder mastered.

It's always such a joy to see your art, and right now I'm going to go back and admire your tags again!

Hugs,
LInda

Sue said...

These are both brilliant, I love your owl stamps, and your background on your numbers is brilliant x

flutterbycrafter said...

I just love that owl stamp, it's gorgeous. Love both tags, fabulous colouring and blending.

minnie_mac said...

Brilliant tags. The texture is wonderful for the owls and branch, and I love the colours on the numbers background.

Marilyn

Kim said...

These came out great! I particularly love the numbers background!

MarleneMAZ said...

Great tags! I love the colours in the numbers tag, must find that stamp..

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh I love that owl stamp and then I scrolled dowm and saw the second one. I can't pick a favorite! They are both terrific! Isn't this challenge the best opportunity yet! I'm so glad Linda came up with this!!!!

donna said...

Both your tags are wonderful.!

Rhonda said...

Fabulous tags! Love your colour combinations and designs - cheers!

Jennie said...

ooh love the owls :) Great tag too !

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful tags. Love the owls stamp and the numbers background is great.

Lesley said...

How cute are those owls!

Both lovely pieces Helen.

Lori said...

Very cool! That distress EP almost makes them appear fuzzy, I think! lol Great tags Helen!

Sherry said...

I love both your tags - but those little owls, look so cute - and of course so very distressed (in the nicest way of course!)

Tracy Evans said...

Love the owls Helen, and the embossing powder does make them look like they are all fluffy LOL. How strange I have used a girl with wings for my tag, great minds. Well in my case I found the stamp by accident and had never used it tut tut. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

craftytrog said...

Both tags are brilliant Helen, I do love those owls! x

Netty said...

Both terrific tags, Annette x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Those owls are really cute!
rinda

CuddlyBunny said...

Wow, neat pieces with two very different "feels."

Especially loving that winged, ahm, fairy boy? NEAT!

Terry said...

The owl tag is just adorable and I love the sentiment!