Saturday, July 14, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge - #13 Spritz and Flick Distress

The 13th Challenge from Tim Holtz's book "Compendium of Curiosities 2" is up on Linda's blog. This time the technique is Spritz and Flick Distress on pg. 42 of the book. I love this technique! And it is the second Friday of the month, and Simon Says Stamp will be giving an awesome $25 gift certificate to one lucky, randomly-selected participant in this week's challenge!
I'm making an ATC, so I did the spritz and flick distress technique with these colors on a piece of manila folder cut to 2-12"x3-1/2". The instructions for this technique is on page 42 of Tim's book. Love how the Distress inks blend so well and keep the colors vibrant!
 Stamped a tree image with white acrylic paint and let dry (remember to wash acrylic paint off of your stamps immediately).
 Used a variety of coordinating Distress inks to repeatedly stamp a butterfly image instead of leaves all over and around the tree.
 Stamped a saying with black India ink, also another small butterfly image near the bottom and colored the edges of the atc. Attached a small butterfly sticker.

16 comments:

Bearcrazyman said...

This turned out great!

Adrienne Goodenough said...

Lovely!

Sue said...

Wow oh wow! I love the simple but beautiful effect of this tag. Something I must try soon!

Kirstin said...

Beautiful!! I love the snow cap dauber over the bright distress, it is such a lovely effect!!

Keren Howell said...

Love those colours, so vibrant - beautiful.

Jane said...

Stunning! I just looked and we used the same colors - wow, your intensity is beautiful. The White really pops off the card.

Jane said...

Stunning. I love the way the white tree pops off the card.

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I love it. The colours are gorgeous. I haven't got the new colours yet. This technique is my favourite and I use it a lot.
Carol

CreativSpirit said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carol, love the colour combination,well done.

Michelle said...

Your ATC is a kaleidoscope of luscious colors! I love the sentiment you chose, it is perfect.

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally gorgeous!

Amy* said...

Carol this is so beautiful! I just stopped by Studio L3 to see what was up and my eye was immediately drawn to your gorgeous creation. As if I needed an excuse to update my distress ink collection...but now I MUST get on the horn and order the new colors after seeing this beauty :)

Redanne said...

Wow Carol, a riot of beautiful colours! Love the way you used the butterfly stamp instead of leaves and love the white of the tree, it is so effective. A x

Plume said...

great technique and I love your tree stamp!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Carol, this is utterly gorgeous! AND, guess what? Simon Says Stamp chose you as their winner for the Compendium 2 Challenge! Here's the post from their blog:
http://simonsaysstampblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/simon-says-play-in-challenge.html

Congratulations!!!

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Lovely work Carol and congrats re Simon Saya Stamp win!!!