Monday, July 12, 2010

CCC Week 5...

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Here is my attempt at this weeks technique, make sure
you have the book and then go to Linda's blog to see
what challenge she has set for this week.

All I can say is that it needed Distress Embossing Powder
which I did not have so had to run out and buy a jar of it.
I had tried this powder before and really did not get the
hang of it and sorry to say I still don't, perhaps I need
some one on one time with Tim so that I can get to love
this product.

I will say that I loved the new colour of distress ink that I
used, Pumice Stone, it is hard to describe as it looks like
it would be gray but comes out kind of tan. I used it to
ink the background and also to stamp the flourishes, it
definitely looks grayer when used to stamp with. 

I have really been enjoying doing these challenges as it is
making me use up my stuff and I am getting to try things
I normally would not do, thanks Linda for organizing this :)

12 comments:

donna said...

" A skull in distress." Cool! I think it turned out great. Pumice stone is one of my favorite colors.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Marlene, it turned out beautifully! Cool design, and your Distress Powder really does look great!

I know that this product can be hard to make friends with, but I love that you gave it a chance! Thanks for playing along with the 5th Challenge. You art is always so lovely, and I look forward every week to seeing what you've created.

Lori said...

Cool piece, Marlene! Love the red skull. The flourishes look great in Pumice Stone, I didn't think I would like that color either, but now I love it.
Good luck with the one on one with Tim, lol.

craftytrog said...

Brilliant! x

Sue said...

I love your piece, it almost looks like it's been made out of leather, and the skull is one of my favourite stamps x

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful. Love the colours.

Netty said...

Brilliant, love it. Annette x

Lisa V said...

Excellent! You should have called--I would have met you since you "had" to go shopping! LOL

Julie Forest said...

Your artwork is awesome! I love all the pieces you've done for the challenge so far! Fabulous color choices on this one! That skull stamp is very cool and suprisingly fun to play with, isn't it?!

CuddlyBunny said...

What a fun piece! Great sentiment (though I'm pretty sure I AM actually lost, ha ha), and FANTASTIC use of the pumice stone ink!

Your embossing is beautiful, so hope you do give it another chance or two. :)

Terry said...

Well I am loving it and it turned out perfect! This was my first attempt at and also had to go hunt down distressing EP. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I just luv how your project turned out, really skullfully done! lol