Monday, August 16, 2010

Compendium challenge week 10...

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Well after throwing away my first idea here is my piece
for this week's challenge. The challenge this week
involved the use of Distress Stickles and the lovely Linda
wants to know what colours we used. On my piece I used
some of Tim's Shabby paper stack and then used some
7 Gypsies stamps on the background, a grungeboard
butterfly and some bling. I used Fired Brick and
Worn Lipstick distress stickles on the butterfly and
liberally applied the Rock Candy distress stickles
over the swirls and stamped butterfly. I took 5 pictures
of this and I cannot see the Rock Candy stickles,
but trust me it is there :)

I want to thank Linda for putting this challenge together,
every Monday I look forward to seeing what we have to
do for that week's challenge. Also I am definitely going
outside my box with some of these pieces, particularly
today's. Anyone who knows me knows that pink and
butterflies are not my thing, so today is definitely a
change for me. Looking forward to seeing what
everyone else does.


Linda Ledbetter said...

Marlene, this is indeed "Molto Bello!" What a gorgeous expression of this week's challenge! The colors really are fabulous (love those hot reds and pinks!) and the Stickles all look awesome! I can see the Rock Candy fine when I enlarge the photo, and it's so gorgeous on the stamped images. Great job!

Deb said...

I just love all the different techniques you try, Marlene. I am just not that adventurous, I suppose. Your butterfly is lovely, even if it's not "your thing" you still made it work!

Terry said...

I like your little bit about not being a fan of pink, because I feel like that and have found myself using pink more often! Anyway, I love your pink and butterfly! Great work!

Helen said...

I love the butterfly! The stickles show up great when you enlarge it, I had trouble taking my pics too.
Gorgeous art.

Jackie said...

Yes, I used Rock Candy & had the same problem but I can see yours - it's a gorgeous piece, Marlene. Love the colours.

craftytrog said...

Absolutely beautiful Marlene! Love the colour & composition!

Lori said...

Yay, at first I had to rub my eyes, thought I was on the wrong blog for a! Great piece Marlene, you need to step out of your box more often, looks great!
p.s. as for the Studio Cloth from US ArtQuest, you can order it directly from them online or sometimes a LSS store can get it for you, or an art supply store.

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely rich colours for your challenge this week, love it and the stickles work great on your piece of art. Have a lovely evening, Tracy Evans x

Shawn Caro said...

Gorgeous Marlene, I love your take on the challenge and Rock Candy Stickles is one of my favorites.

minnie_mac said...

Beautiful colours and I love the texture you have given to the butterfly.


Netty said...

This is fabulous Marlene, just beautiful. Annette x

Lynn Stevens said...

oh this is so pretty, well done!

Toni said...

Marlene... I can definitely see the Rock Candy.... I love the texture it adds to your pieces. Simply beautiful :)

Zoechaos said...

Very pretty great colours love the butterfly. xx Zoe

Nancy Lynn said...

Very very nice piece Marlene. Your work is beautiful.

Nan said...

I can see your stickles! The whole effect is very pretty. I had a horible time getting a photo to show the stickles too! Thanks for the kind comment. :) Nan

CuddlyBunny said...

Whew, this is, in fact, very beautiful!

Love the colors (I'm a schmuck for pink) and the shapes!