Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Crackle, crackle as a Curiosity .... and a 'thing with wings'!

Another goody from Tim's "Compendium of Curiosities" is the challenge from Linda of Studio L3 this week.  It's "Distress Crackle," and I think I might have come up short.  But I do love my tag!  (I don't have any Rock Candy Crackle paint, so I had to skip that part of the challenge.)
I struggled mightily with this particular challenge.  All of my crackle paints had to be thinned so I could use them; then I couldn't find a piece of grungeboard that I wanted.  So I started all over this morning with a wrinkle-free watercolor distress tag as my base (Dusty Concord and Broken China Distress inks with Vintage Photo on the edges).  The grungeboard wings and heart were painted with Dusty Concord crackle paint and edged with gold.  Although I followed Tim's directions, the 'distressing' didn't seem to work well.    Stamp is one of Tim's and the flower is from Prima.  A hanging basket of vinca was the perfect summer background.

This is a good entry for the Things with Wings challenge on the Simon Says Stamp blog spot! 





BUT....that's not all!   My fabulous drawing prize arrived from Linda yesterday!   What a haul of Tim's stuff!  The card is one of Linda's fabulous creations...heavy and dimensional and loaded with wonderful details!   (click for a closer view)
     Thank you, Linda! 



20 comments:

Sherry said...

Firstly, congratulations on your prize - that must have been pure joy to open!

Your tag is lovely, I like the gold edging - it's altogether very classy!

(I had the same problem with one of my pots - the paint had completely dried up)

craftytrog said...

Congratulations on your fabulous win Evelyn! Your tag is simply stunning! x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Evelyn, I think your card turned out beautifully! The crackled heart and wings look awesome, and the colors are so rich and beautiful. Love that intricate flower at the center, too.

I'm so happy you like your prize package and the card! Have SO much fun with all that great Tim stuff!

Terry said...

I can see the crackle on your heart and wings and your tag is just awesome! I love it all and the background and flower just are perfect! I hear you - I gave up yesterday and began again this AM and had a heck of a time with distressing!! Love yours and congrats on the fun win!!

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful creation for this challenge. Your crackling turned out just fine! Love the colors, of course. lol The Prima flower really tops off the tag. Lovely work. Denise B.

thestampinglady said...

Just an awesome tag--I had to comment. Congrats on your prize package, the goodies look so fun to play with. darlene

Cheryl said...

oh congratulations,on your prize hun,and as for your tag oh wow its just beautiful,love it bless you for stopping by my blog that was really kind,of you hugs cheryl xxxx

Netty said...

Congratulations. Love this piece its so beautiful. Annette x

studiorose said...

Wow, what a great tag. I am SO in love with the colors and that beautiful flower! And yes, a bit envious of the awesome T!m haul...the fact that it came with a card from lovely Linda makes it 150% better!

Nan said...

I really like your tag...I forget about dusty Concord but it really looks pretty! Wow...what a great prize....you will be having some fun!

donna said...

Congratulations! Have fun with your stuff. That Linda is simply amazing! I love the colors you have used on your tag. It is beautiful!

LynneForsythe said...

Evelyn....WOW...this is so ELEGANT and BEAUTIFUL!! amazing color palette!!

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

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is really a lovely piece. I'm very partial to tags and your colors are wonderful. Love the crackle paint too. I had the same problem with having to thin mine last week too. I wish they didn't dry out like that! Your Prima flower matches perfectly and is one terrific finishing touch!

The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the first Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week. Thank you.

ScrappyPam said...

Fabulous tag! Love the background, and the crackle, and everything about it!

Linda Elbourne said...

I LOVE this tag ... the background and the colour ... just great! Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp and show for our very first challenge ... I hope to see you again next week :0)

Terry said...

Hiya Evelyn thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show for our first challenge. wowww just love your tag, Just love hearts and I just love your heart. Wow and have a lot of fun with your prize that you won. Hugs Terry and hope to see ya next week for another challenge. xxxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv this challenge today, and drooling all over your prizes!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wowzers Lucky girl!!! And have to add your tag is awesome! and two challenges in one! I'm falling behind again :0)
hugs Lynn

Neet said...

First of all Congratulations on your prize. Secondly I love your tag - the colours are beautiful and the composition is just right.

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Oh, so pretty. Love how you edged the heart and wings w/gold---such the perfect touch.

Congrats on winning that yummy lute!