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?