Monday, 16 August 2010

Compendium of Curiosities 10

Linda Ledbetter (find her here) is running a series of challenges, each featuring a technique found in Tim Holtz's book 'A Compendium of Curiosities'. This week the challenge is to use Distress Stickles, a type of glitter glue made by Ranger. A week or so I visited LB Crafts and found some black tags; I hadn't seen these before so I bought a packet. So this seemed the ideal opportunity to try them out.


To start, I sponged on some peach colour acrylic paint onto the tag. I then stamped over it with a Paper Artsy number stamp using turquoise acrylic paint. A spray of peach Glimmer Mist in strategic places added a bit more colour.  To make the embellishment, I used a piece of patterned, peach coloured card and distressed the edges. The picture of the girl is a Paper Whimsy image. Again, I distressed the edges, and this is where the Distress Stickles came in, I covered her with Rock Candy Stickles. This is clear so it gives the image some dimension without obscuring any of it - I hope you can see it in my picture. Double-click on the girl for a better view. I attached this onto the orange card, and also added the ticket, using my Tiny Attacher (tiny staples). I tied some sari waste around this before attaching it to the tag. I attached some more sari waste at the top as a ribbon.

21 comments:

paperqueen said...

Great color combination and I love your use of the rock candy stickles.
Eileen

Lori said...

Love the colors! Great tag!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Gorgeous!

scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous tag...wonderful colours.

Sherry said...

Beautiful tag!

Chris said...

A really beautiful tag Jackie!

Kim said...

Your tag is wonderful! I love your colors and your ribbon!! Sari waste? Where can you get it? I've never heard the term before..

Shelann said...

Very cool colors and just the right touch of distress stickles.

Mary-Beth said...

Love your tag Jackie, wonderful colour scheme!! And I love the Paper Whimsy image, Rock Candy looks wonderful over it!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Minxy said...

Great colour and texture on your piece, cute image too

Linda Ledbetter said...

Jackie, this is FABULOUS! I love the black tag-- so elegant and dramatic, and the Rock Candy looks awesome on the photograph. I love the background, too-- great colors and a really pretty effect. Makes me wonder what that girl's story might be...
:-)

Terry said...

Lovely colors and an awesome tag! Love the image you used. Read your profile and I am right there with you. Started making a card three years ago and boy I have not stopped! Happy to be a follower!

craftytrog said...

Amazing background! Gorgeous tag Jackie!

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely colour combination and the background works so well with your image. Tracy Evans x

minnie_mac said...

Love the colours, and the black tag makes a great background.

Marilyn

Shawn Caro said...

Hi Jackie, I love all the worn and vintage look you have on your tag. Black tags--I have to hunt some down! I never thought of covering the picture with Rock Candy, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing. - Shawn

Cheryl said...

oh love this tag its just so beautiful love cheryl xxxxxxx

Toni said...

Jackie. I just love the colors you chose... beautiful work !

Zoechaos said...

Love the peachy colours on this fab tag. The Distress stickles on your image give her a very pretty sheen. xx Zoe

CuddlyBunny said...

Outstanding! Your tag looks like real stone! Cool!

Kari said...

I love this! I love using stickles. I have been dying to get a copy of Tim Holtz's book as I love the products he designs.

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