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Entries in Distress Markers (2)

Wednesday
Jul022014

Distress Watercoloring: CC3 Challenge 5 #CC3C

This week my husband and I finally got to get away and take a short vacation for our 10 year anniversary. We went to Michigan and spent the week with my best friend from college, Kim, at her family's cottage on Crystal Lake. It is simply beautiful and inspiring there. The water is so clear and the weather was wonderful. I knew when I got back from vacation that I would have tot many things to catch up on, so I took my traveling Art Box with me to work on the Distress Watercoloring Challenge. It felt wonderful and peaceful to sit in the grass and feel the cool breeze coming off of the water as I stamped and colored.

This is one of my favorite tags that I created beach side using the Distress Watercoloring technique. I love this color palete. It is so easy to work with and seams to be my favorite go to colors.

 

I love seeing everyone's take on each challenge. There are truly some very talented crafters out there. Thank you Linda Ledbetter for organizing this challenge bi-weekly and a huge Thank You out to Inspiration Emporium for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate just for playing along in the challenge this time.

Wednesday
May072014

Distress Paint Marbling: CC3 Challenge 1

While surfing Facebook I discovered a bi-weekly challenge that I taught would be fun to participate in. It's called the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge. This challenge is based on Tim Holtz's new book released at CHA winter. Every other Saturday Linda posts on her blogthe new challenge. You then look up the technique/product in Tim's Book and complete a project that uses that technique/product. Then link your project back onto the challenges post page. I like that you can then click on each one of the projects linked and see all the amazing pieces of art that others have created. There is even a bonus, Inspiration Emporium donated a $50 gift certificate for one lucky random winner of this challenge. So now that you know a little more about cc3, let's get started!

For the CC3 challenge 1, I decided to create a tag using the Distress Paint Marbling technique. I like to practice techniques onto smaller surfaces like tags and then once I have them mastered try them on a larger surface like an Art Journal page. I usually then end up putting the tags into my Art Journal too as embellishments and layers.

  I'm totally in LOVE with the new frameworks dies that Tim Holtz released at the winter CHA show. These are an awesome way to use up all of those scrap pieces of paper that you can't find yourself throwing out. When I'm done with a project, I'll run the scraps through my Big Shot machine with one of the frameworks dies and then throw all of the random die cut pieces into a basket to dig in later. All of the embellishments on this tag, were fished out of my scrap basket that I had used previously on an Art Journal page. The frame is die cut from Ranger's Foil Tape. The inserts were die cut from wood paper, sticky back canvas, patterned paper with glossy accents on top, dictionary pages and a scrap embossed paper covered in gesso.

The Queen Bee is from Unity Stamps. I stamp the bee onto watercolor paper with Archival Ink and colored the image in with Distress Markers. For the crown I added a little of Pewter Distress Stain with my water brush and Silver Liquid Pearls on the tips.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation. Please feel freee to leave a comment.