Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CC2C - Week 13

Wow!  I can't believe we've been doing this for 13 weeks already!  It's just proof that time flies when you're having fun...and I'm having a blast and learning a lot!

The technique for this challenge, hosted by Linda over at Studio L3, is Spritz and Flick Distress.  The deets can be found on page 42 of A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2 by Tim Holtz.  This week's challenge is generously sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.  There is a $25 gift certificate up for grabs and SSS has everything TH!!!  I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp & Show "No Rules" challenge for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher!!  Maybe there will be a shopping spree in my future!!!

Here's what I came up with...

The Distress Inks used were Broken China, Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Vintage Photo.  The stamps are from Tim's Visual Artistry Life's Possibilities, SA Good Thoughts, Kaisercraft and Treasure Cay.  I added the Adirondack Paint Dabber in Snow Cap with the Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Mini Harlequin stencil.  Then I added the Imagine charm from the Ideaology Philosophy Tags.  The decorative corners are from Michael's.

Overall I'm happy with the result.  I was nervous about adding the paint with the stencil.  I worry about overdoing things and then I look at everyone else's work and realize that I stopped too soon!!  So each week I'm trying to take it one step further than I think I should and see what happens.  I'm learning though and that's what this is all about, right??!!  Oh, and having fun too!!!


  1. Love this tag, glad you added the paint, it looks great!

  2. Gorgeous!!!! I love how you mixed up the stamps and made them work together!!! This is so cool!!!

  3. Ok, this is one of my favorite tags! Love how it almost tells a story! Fabulous background and design all the way around! Now I have put cars on a road and the chef from SU, but never thought of Mr. Umbrella Dude! Love this! Just became your newest follower!

  4. really lovely and fabulous colours. Love he nky background! Thanks so much for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

  5. What a gorgeous tag, love the colours and your choice of stamps, beautiful xx

  6. LOVE!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!