Monday, 27 September 2010

CCC meets SSSS - wrinkles are distressing

Once again, my fave Monday challenges have allowed me to combine a piece of work - and, don't all faint but it's NOT a tag....

Linda's Compendium challenge is set on page 33, and this is one of my favourites and one I use a lot. Simon Says Show us your Distressing/Sanding, so I've done both.



I started with the compendium challenge which I can't tell you how I did it, but I used chipped sapphire and fired brick inks and in the top 'layer' of colour I added some perfect pearl/di reinker mix for a bit of shimmer.
I used part of a large tag (oh, I said it wasn't a tag, didn't I!!) as the base for this. Stamped some Wendy stamps and a Tim text on the card.

I hope this doesn't give away too much from the technique, but you can see it better here before it's behind the glass in the frame!!








For the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge - and I have had this in my head all day at work, trying not to forget my idea!! - I took a frame, gesso'd it, covered it in a thinnish layer of terra in a neutral colour, which I heated quite close to get some bubbles; then added some ferro (I used steel) to partly cover the terra, and some Inka Gold paint (goop as Lin B and Leandra call it) in steel blue, which I applied watered down with a paint brush, again leaving a patchy (distressed!) finish.
Think it may be time to get a new craft sheet soon!
I used an ornate plate from my idea-ology stash that I sanded down to expose the base metal and placed this over an adage ticket which I coloured with fired brick distress ink, tying in with the CCC piece.  Finally I used a word stick and some foliage to which I added some alcohol ink straight from the bottle (thanks for the tip, Linda, on Saturday!)

I'm not 100% happy with the "picture" in the frame so may change that another time, not sure that it really matches the frame.  Sorry, the photos seem a bit wonky!
Once again, both challenges have some fab prizes on offer, so make sure you check them out. They should be linked above, and also in my side bar.

23 comments:

Tracy Evans said...

Love the frame Helen, is that one of your new purchases LOL. Love the Terra when it is heated too, I love the bubbles they add so much texture. Have a good evening, what's left of it. Tracy xx

Deanna Cosgrove said...

You rocked this one.

MarleneMAZ said...

It looks fabulous! great job with the technique.

Shawn Caro said...

I really love this! Gorgeous color combination.

Netty said...

The Pink and Silver together are beautiful, Love your picture. x

flutterbycrafter said...

I love the colour combo here Helen, it really stands out and what;s this inka gold (goop) how on earth have I managed to miss this stuff??????

Linda Ledbetter said...

Helen, this is an absolutely GORGEOUS example of the wrinkle-free distress technique and a truly wonderful card, all the way around! The combo of chipped sapphire and fired brick inks is fabulous-- the contrast is so pretty. And that frame is just amazing. It looks like stonework, and has such incredible texture. The little metallic touches are perfect embellishments, too!

Your craft sheet looks like mine! We're hard working crafters, and those poor little pieces of teflon can only take so much! ;-)

Jackie said...

Wow, great work and thanks for sharing how you did it. I love the picture and I think it provides a nice contrast against the frame.

Yelowflower said...

oh my goodness...this is too cool! love how you managed to tie it all together!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh that's very real and clever distressing. Love tha tyou had to keep thinking about it to not forget it - I do that! The photo of the piece before being framed is much brighter than I thought - really delicious.

Sandi M said...

This is soooo cool! I have no idea what some of the products you used are, but wow the effect is awesome :)

Scrapping With Sherry said...

I just love your frame. Lots of neat stuff going on. I have heard about this challenge before and stopped by to check it out and some of the artists that join in. Alot of talent here. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sherry

Neet said...

I love pink and silver together, this is fabulous.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great sentiment! I love the silver too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Linda Elbourne said...

This looks fabulous Helen ... Thanks for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week.

Maggie said...

Lovely piece for the CC challenge your colours are lovely great technique. Love the frame too thanks for sharing

Maggie

LynneForsythe said...

hehehehe....that is one LOVED craft mat!! looks just like mine.

Love your creations....glad you were able to get it outta your head!!

Thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

Kathlene said...

Such beautiful color choices. Love it!

Daniele said...

Love the Terra frame and the background colours look great together

Sue West said...

This looks fabulous, what a gorgeous creation.
Sue x

Julie Forest said...

Absolutely stunning! Great color combination!! LOVE the frame!!! :)

Terry said...

Beautiful framed piece. Love the colors and images you used.

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