Click on the link above to be taken to Linda's blog, Studio L3, just in case you've been out of the country for the past few weeks and have no idea what the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge is all about.
First, congratulations to Gerrie, who won a prize on Linda's blog, and Nancy D., who won on the ATT group for last week's challenge.
Distress Powder, this week's technique, is one I've done before, and one I enjoy. So much, I wound up with two samples. The first is a tag, and I used soot black distress embossing powder and barn door distress ink.
Did you notice (sneaky me) that I also did a little water stamping on the right, one of the techniques we've already covered? I added some dots and dashes with white and black glaze pens. I'm surely not the sticky sweet sentimental type, so I generally like any love themed pieces I do to have a bit of an edge. This technique, and Tim's cool stamp go together really well, I think.
I recently got a stamp from Red Lead that I absolutely love. It is of a vintage all girl class photo, and I wondered how it would work with distress powder. Pretty good, in my opinion. I used those little cut-n-dry pen nibs to color individual sections. I also used the black distress powder on this piece.
The notebook paper on the left and the three pen nibs are Tim's stamps. The bottle of India ink stamp.....I wish I knew where that came from.
Keeping up with this challenge has been fun and I find myself looking forward to 8am (well, that's the time on the east coast anyway) when Linda posts the new challenge. Why don't you play along this week too?