Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Shabby Chic

This week's Compendium of Curiosities challenge hosted by Linda Ledbetter is Shabby Chic.  On grungeboard is stamped the Grunge Alphabet.  I smeared Butterscotch and Terra Cotta paint dabbers.  The tag was colored with Tumbled Glass DI, edged with Walnut Stain DI.   Tim's floral spray with stamped using Broken China DI.  Grungepaper leaves were colored with Lettuce & Clover PI and Brushed Corduroy & Peeled Paint DI before being crumpled.  The nattily attired grungepaper robin is wearing Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy, and Black Soot DI as well some Terra Cotta paint dabber.  The fragment was edged with the Juniper paint dabber.  All die cuts and stamps are Tim's.  'i', 'r' and 'd' are bubble monograms by Li'l Davis Designs.

I clearly need to use my paint dabbers more often.  Many of them are nearly solid.  Some I can spritz with water and revive them; others are in dire need of a complete reconstitution.  Using pigment inks with the distress inks is fun and often results in some fabulous new colors.

If you aren't participating in the challenge, you should!  You can click on Tim's book cover to take you to Linda's blog for all the details.  Not only is this a great learning experience but the work that has been shared is really cool!  And the prizes have been quite awesome too so a big "Thank you!" to all the sponsors!

11 comments:

  1. I am doing this challenge too and it's one of my favourites! I love this, the colours are fab, the robin is gorgeous - it's all gorgeous, but you know that!!

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  2. That is fantastic, Sue! I absolutely love the way you colored the bird.

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  3. Great tag, love the bird :) I had the same issues with my paint dabbers too, some were solid chunks of paint.

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  4. Love how you grunged the robin and highlighted the "b" with a fragment.

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  5. Oh, Susan, GORGEOUS work here! The Grunge Alphabet stamps makes a fabulous background for this technique! Very cleaver use of the little tokens to spell out "Bird," too! And the robin is beyond sweet. Well done, girlfriend!

    My dabbers are always drying up! I'm at the point where I keep a squirt bottle and some popsicle sticks in the basket where I store my paints, for quick re-hydration!

    Thanks for rocking the Compendium challenge again this week!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  6. Looks awesome, Susan! Love the colors you chose, really gives a rustic look, love that bird!

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  7. Brilliant tag Susan! Seems like a lot of us need to use our dabbers more, mine were in need of a spritz too!

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  8. Totally gorgeous. Annette x

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  9. Fabulous tag! Love the bird and all the delightful elements you used!

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  10. Love that robin and the leaves. Great tag.

    Marilyn

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