Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Distress samplers

After having shown the cover, here are 2 of the pages I have made for my 7x5" sampler book.
I will be teaching these techniques next month so wanted to get a few examples of what can be done with them.
The Simon Says Stamp joint challenge team hop asks for a Holiday themed something so I made the first one with that in mind using the Water-stamping technique with Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky and Broken China Distress Inks and a Hampton Art swirl stamp. Then raided my draw for a few bits: Alcohol-inked an old peel-off and metal snowman, who then got stuck on to white-core card and sanded and scraped within an inch of his life. Used more peel-offs as masks to the Distress inks and then slopped a lot of glitter glue over it (More than intended as the nozzle shot out at one point!) and pressed a piece of hessian in to that before sticking the snowman on 3D foam.
Water-stamping was the first Compendium of Curiosities challenge on Linda's L3 blog so this is a bit of a catch-up too. And this week's challenge - #14 already ! - is Masking as per p58 of Tim Holtz's book so there's a bit of that there and even more here:
This time I used Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Scattered Straw Distress Inks over Tim's Idea-ology mini-mask 'Florets'. I then over-stamped with Tim's 'Flights of Fancy' stamps and Archival Sepia ink.

AND, I have a place on Tim's workshop at the UK PaperArtsy event in February: I shall be learning from the master himself and meeting lots of blogging buddies: I am sooooooo excited!

17 comments:

  1. Very cool cards! Love the colors on the winter one, and the warm colors on the second. Both are great techniques! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Hop!

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  2. I would never have thought to replicate wind that way, awesome interpretation!

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  3. Great card, I just love the colours you used on it.

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  4. Karen, how exciting that you'll be taking Tim's class! I'm so happy for you, and can't wait to hear all about it.

    Both your cards are sensational! Your masking work and water stamping are both just perfect-- the way you visually depicted the wind is ingenious!-- and the colors and embellishments are lovely.

    This book is going to be an absolute masterpiece! ♥

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  5. Gorgeous, and well done for getting on the class!

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  6. Congratulations on getting into the workshop. I love your pieces, they are lovely, x

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  7. They are beautiful! Wonderfully created! You are so luck to be taking Tim;s class. I am envious!!

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  8. Fabulous cards :-) both of them are gorgeous !! :-)

    Ooh to be going to a TH workshop !! brilliant :-) I will look forward to hearing all about it !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Stamp-tember Holiday Hop :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  9. Brilliant work.
    Thanks for joining in the SSC and our BlogHop.

    Domi

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  10. Gorgeous pages wonderful examples of a great fun technique. xx Zoe

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  11. Gorgeous works of art! Love the colors on both pieces!

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  12. Love the contrast, making nice bold elements.

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  13. Absolutely gorgous!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the floral cover!! GORGEOUS!! :)

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  14. Karen, love how the masking makes it look like snow flurries... outstanding idea. And the use of the mesh is a great compliment of texture... How cute is this!!!

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  15. Karen, had to comment on your masking piece also... Brilliant, just love the colors you chose, so vintage looking. And congrats on getting into Timmy's class... Im sure you will have a wonderful time.

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  16. Both of these are just wonderful. Love how chilly the first one makes me feel ;)

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  17. isn't this challenge great! i LOVE doing the latest challenge each week, then using the techniques we've learned in new stuff! thanks for stopping by my blog...

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