Monday, July 12, 2010

The Compendium of Curiosities Challenge - Week Five

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?

28 comments:

Lori said...

Oo, first one today! Lucky me! lol LOVE the rock star tag, that stamp is the coolest. Looks awesome with the Barn Door, which I bet is brighter in person. Yea, I was a little surprised at the "LOVE", hee. LOVE the school photo, too, looks very cool with the distress EP, and all that colorin'. Fab!

SusanK said...

I've never been particularly enamored of the Rock Star set but between you and Lori you've moved it way up on my 'get' list. Love it and, like you, don't do much along these lines so you do have to go out of the box to make it feel right. Kudos on a job well done!

Kathy Eddy said...

Great job on both of them Eileen and you are sooooo fast! I have been eying up that school girl stamp myself.

Helen said...

Just love your rock star tag - what a colour! I think that stamp has to be one of my fave fave stamps! good job it's nearly time to go home to play!

Helena said...

Nice job on both of those, Eileen. And yes, I noticed the water stamping :)

Netty said...

Both terrific pieces. Annette x

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful artwork. Love them.

Nancy said...

VERY cool tags!
Your creations are about the only reason I look forward to 8am on Monday! *lol*

Linda Ledbetter said...

Eileen, you and I are on the same page when it comes to "touch-y, feel-y love ar"t: It's gotta be grungy! As always, you've come up with two glowingly gorgeous examples of how to do the week's technique! Love 'em both, and adore that bit of waterstamping you sneaked in!

Hugs,
Linda

Nancy Lynn said...

I love both of the pieces that you created. The school photo stamp reminds me of my actual school photos that I have when I was a kid. I guess I need to photo copy them and use them in my art. I enjoy your blog and all that you create.

Victoria said...

Both are great, I especially love the class photo.

Maggie said...

Terrific Tag love the colour and stamps Wow

Maggie

Penny Duncan Creations said...

WOWZERS Eileen...This tag is AWESOME!!! Love the impact of the red and black together!!!! FANTASTIC

Sherry said...

I LOVE your two pieces!!! The tag is fabulous and the school class is amazing, love how you've put it all together.

Sue said...

I LOVE both of your pieces, the colours on your tag are brilliant, and I love your school photo stamp x

Kerry said...

Awesome -- simply awesome!

Wanda H said...

Eileen, both pieces are great!!! The tag has a wow factor and the school class does really look good with the powder... was thinking about that stamp myself :-))

minnie_mac said...

Love them both. These stamps work really well with the Distress Embossing.

Marilyn

Angie Hall Haviland said...

BEAUTIFUL Pieces, Eileen!!

Kim said...

Fantastic! And like some of the other comments..the rock star set never did "it" to me...but you definately made it work! And I love the school photo...I'll need to explore that line..

donna said...

I love both of them!

Heidi Davenport said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! I keep thinking about buying that RED LEAD stamp and NOW I must!

2amscrapper said...

wonderful art to look at here on your blog!

craftytrog said...

Both pieces are fabulous Eileen! x

teri said...

eileen I just LOVE that pink tag. I'm usually not a fan of the love things, but you got it just exactly right with the soot on there. I don't mean that the way it sounds, as a metaphor, just that it looks fab!

Jason said...

both are great I like the Class picture, it turned out great

CuddlyBunny said...

Both of these are wonderful! First, a steamy punky kind of thing and a colorized vintage photo.

COOL!

Terry said...

I love the Rock Star!! So much detail in both of your wonderful cretions!