Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Compendium Of Curiosities 5 Distress Embossing


This is my tag from the lesson of the week at StudioL3 Compendium Of Curiosities challenge. I used Antique Linen embossing powder, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage and Faded Jeans. I couldn't resist embossing the number with some Broken China. I did 2 of these first because I can't seem to get much of the powder to release. Anyone else find that happening?

I had intended just to do technique tags and make a booklet at the end of the challenge but I love some of the beautiful work I'm seeing and may have to branch out ! Thanks for looking...can't wait to see everyone's projects!

23 comments:

Rhonda said...

Wow! This is fabulous! Cheers!

Helen said...

Stunning! Love the colours you've got on your tag.

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous results, have been looking for a review of the Compendium and that is a stunning creation.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wow, Nan, this is stunning! You did an fantastic job with that Distress Powder. I love how you embellished the metal number, and your color choices are just perfect.

I do sometimes have a hard time getting the powder to release, and someone just suggested to give the container a really good shake before you use it, because the "release crystals" tend to settle at the bottom of the jar. I'm going to go add that to the blog post!

Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous hunk of art at the fifth Compendium Challenge!

Faye said...

Nan, I think this is beautiful. I seldom use distress powder and really don't do much grungy stuff. But it looks like you've nailed the technique.

Zoechaos said...

Fab tag, love the idea of making a book of them but can see why you might be tempted to try other things as well. The powders look good and released to me very effective. xx Zoe

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous colours on this tag, bet it's really textural IRL - yummy!!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag Nan! x

Crafty Mom said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love the different effects and the layers! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you now and I can tell I'll learn a lot from you!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great tag, lovely colour and the texture looks great. Love that number too. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x

MarleneMAZ said...

I love your tag, great colour combination. I too did not have good success with the release crystals, maybe I need to try it again.

Lori said...

Love it! The colors are gorgeous, and brilliant idea of the use of the lesson number! Very creative!

Sue said...

Nan your tag is beautiful - don't know how but you've made grunge look elegant. Your embossed numeral is the finishing touch x

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous. Love the colours and stamps you have used.

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous, love it.
Annette x

Jane said...

I love your tag. Great color choices!

Sherry said...

Beautiful tag - love the colours you used.

Otter Blue said...

Great play on the week/theme. Lovely piece.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is just beautiful! I luv the colors you used and the composition! I'm in SW FL, Cape Coral, where are you?

CuddlyBunny said...

WOW! LOVE this! Maybe you should be a textile designer ... I'd WEAR this!

Terry said...

Your tag turned out fantastic! I think I had too much powder release and I did actually shake it up first. Love the colors you chose!

Shelann said...

I'm amazed at how many times I am drawn to your submission and it's not because I recognize your name, but just love your work, thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

This is beautiful, Nan. I love the contrast of the colours and your embossing works really well.