Monday, December 6, 2010

Rock Candy Distress Stickles

just doesn't photograph well!  Time for another challenge out of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities book.  We're at week 24 now and are allowing ourselves 2 weeks to finish our projects during this busy month.

I got my idea after watching a video on Tim's blog today (Day 6 of his 12 days of Christmas tags).  This is such a cool, cool, COOL idea!  First I used a white paint dabber to create a resist on the tag with the snowflakes.  I overstamped  his tall pines on the snowman texture fade.  Prismacolor pencils were used on Frosty to accent some of his features.  Stamped 'Merry Christmas' in Fired Brick DI but really should have used an archival ink.  Rock Candy Distress Stickles was smeared over the entire tag.  Once it was dry I added Frosty's scarf.

Here's another photo of the tag, hopefully you can see the RCDS better.

'Twas a very productive day.  I finished gluing my pile of styrofoam snowballs.  Covered a hall door with wrapping paper and stapled strips of ribbon horizontally to hold the holiday cards that have been arriving.  Got a cool thank you tag made based on Linda Cain's idea the other day.  Also got my version of Tim's Day 6 Christmas tag completed.  Now to work on the Wendy style tag.  And I even finished my project for the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog but need something from the store which I'll pick up tomorrow.  Whew!  Can't wait to show you all the finished pieces but you'll have to wait for a new one each day this week.

As I look out the window I see more snowflakes are falling.  Makes this tag fit right in with the mood of the day.  Hope you're having fun following the various holiday challenges!

8 comments:

  1. Happy Holidays Susan! Love your tag and the snowman's scarf *smiles*

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  2. What a crackin tag, love the snowman and his scarf, and how it shimmers well too :D

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  3. Wow, you have had a busy day! Did you remember to breath too, or was there no time for that?! Love this tag, it is gorgeous.

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  4. Well done! your blue background looks like velvet and the stamping and embossing give your tag a nice vintage feel! I love this tag!

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  5. Ooo, this looks grand! Love that snowman, and all those stickles sure make it sparkle!

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  6. Gorgeous tag and I love the scarf addition!

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  7. Susan, this tag is gorgeous! I love that you used the techniques from 12 Tags along with the Rock Candy for this piece. It's a perfect combination of good ideas! The Stickles give it a great shimmer, too!

    I hope your holiday is wonderful!

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