Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CC2C Challenge – Week 5

The technique chosen for this week’s CC2C Challenge on the Studio L3 blog is Shattered Stains. The instructions for the shattered stains technique can be found on page 48 of Tim Holtz’s book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. If you don’t already have the book you should! You can buy a copy, autographed by Tim, right here. This week’s challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and that means a randomly chosen participant will win a $25 gift certificate! Sweet!!

I first tried the shattered stains technique during the Creative Chemistry 101 class and the result makes me think of ice crystals…nice, cool, blue ice crystals. I live in Florida and it will be really hot and humid within the next couple of weeks…and it’s going to stay that way for the next 5 months :( …so creating something 'icy' was very appealing! Here’s the result…

I used Tim’s Sizzix Snow Flurries On The Edge die cut from grungeboard. I added one step to the technique by painting the grungeboard piece with an Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Snow Cap White before applying the technique. I used Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Stains. I love how the white background made the icy blue shattered stains effect pop!

The other snowflakes were cut from Tim’s Movers & Shapers Mini Snowflakes magnetic dies. On the white mini snowflakes I applied Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint. The blue snowflake also received the shattered stains technique and then I added Picket Fence Distress Stain over the top of it. The background paper is from Tim’s Vintage Shabby Paper Stash and I stamped over it with the SA Grunge Flakes cling stamp set and inked the edges using Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
The letters were cut from Tim’s Core’dinations paper using Tim’s Sizzix Alphabetical strip die. I lightly sanded the tops of the letters to give a snow residue effect. I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp and Show...Anything Goes challenge also sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.


  1. Donna...your shattered stains technique on your snowflakes looks fantastic! It's a wonderful the background colors and the snowflake on the edge die cut running down the side. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Donna. You're so right-- the Shattered Stains technique makes a gorgeous, icy look, and you've done it proud with this lovely tag. You inked the snowflakes PERFECTLY! What a delightful work of art!