Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities -- No, I Didn't Forget About This Challenge


I've just been so completely obsessed with doing the Tim tags.  Luckily Linda was smart enough to make the challenges go for two weeks during the holiday season instead of the usual one, so I'm not going to break my streak.

We're up to the 24th challenge already; can you believe it?  This one involves the use of one of the best products around, rock candy distress stickles.  It dries clear, leaving just the sparkle behind.  So many applications for this, and so easy to achieve a great look.

I've done a tag (what can I say, I'm on a tag roll), and though the stickles don't show up too well in photographs, trust me, there is plenty of glimmer here:


First I inked the tag with various blues, then ran it through Tim's tall pines embossing folder.  I then inked right over the blues on the trees with just about every shade of green distress ink, and some stained walnut on the trunks.

The larger tree in the foreground is one of Tim's dies, also inked in greens and placed in front of the embossed trees.  The fence was cut from yet another Tim die and then embossed with his woodgrain folder for some authenticity.  I think I used stained walnut again plus some vintage photo on the fence.

The snow is nothing more than white acrylic paint covered with white flock while the paint was still wet.

So where are the rock candy distress stickles? 



Can you see them now?


17 comments:

SusanK said...

Looks like our trees right now - frosty with a bit of snow here and there!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen....That is SO GORGEOUS!!! I love the sparkle!!!

Kerry said...

Eileen, it is sooooo pretty! I love it. I love the greens on the trees - it is such a beautiful scene.

Vic said...

Your tag is great!

Helen said...

I see them, I see them, lol. Gorgeous tag, I need those dies and folders.... wonder if I can buy myself a present!

Alicia said...

Eileen You are still on your streak and this one is no exception to the others- GORGEOUS!! *Hugs* and Merry Christmas!

Kathy2eggs said...

Love it Eileen....it's so chic....I just love the snow too.

Elena said...

Okay!! You are making me so jealous with all these wonderful tags!!! I'm about to just go home and play!!!

Seriously beautiful work my sweet friend!!

Elaine Akers said...

Wonderful tag. Love the sparkle on the tree's.
No snow here in MA, but it is cold.

Diann said...

A fantastic work of ART! And yes, I can see and love the rock candy distress stickles!!! Diann

Tammy D said...

So stinkin' cute!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

GREAT Tag, Eileen!! Love it!

Debby said...

Absolutely beautiful! Everything is all white, frozen and kind of glittery here. It is really cold in Illinois and frozen!

Lori said...

Awesome tag! That sparkle is so hard to photo, have to get it at an angle, just like you have done! lol! Yeah, 24, can't believe it either. Thank goodness you don't have to go into tag withdrawal yet...lol..

Patzee said...

Your Rock Candy is really rockin' in a winter wonderland!

Linda Ledbetter said...

I completely understand about getting caught up in the 12 Tags! You did such a spectacular job on yours, too, and it's SO much fun to see how you reinterpreted them. You are GOOD!

So is your Rock Candy tag! I love the combination of the embossed pine tress and the die cuts, and it's so cute having the little fence in front. Beautiful blend of colors, too, and the Distress Stickles truly look like snow.

As always, you've made magic. I hope you have a beautiful holiday, my beautiful friend!

inge said...

Hello Eileen,

just another yummy tag from you !
I love the last photo where you indeed see the distress stickles !

greetings from belgium
Inge