Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Curiosities Continue...



Wow! 5 for 5! I'm pretty amazed..this will be 1/7th of the journey completed!! So this week Linda at Studio L3 chose Page 43.. Distress Powers. Now, I did have two jars, and had used them a bit, with some "eh" results. And after seeing the early posts, I went and got 3 more colors, and paid particular attention to step #4....(hmmm, a trend; patience!!!) and I will say this time I had much better results.


I used the Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans for the powers, with the Distress Embossing Ink...which does make a bit of a difference over regular pigment inks. Then I used mustard seed, dried marigold, spiced marmalade, milled lavender and dusty concord on the background. The stamps come from Tim (but you all knew that!) and the Flight came from Inkadinkado.






I liked it so much, I then did my husband's birthday card this way... Yeah! A new technique to add to the creative tool box!

Oh, and on a side note; it has become apparent that I now Hate those silly bags that have the self-adhesive on the flap...really!! What ever happened to good old zipper bags?? They didn't stick, tear, get mangled, and leave 3 sets of stamps precariously loose from their covers! Hurumph!

13 comments:

  1. Kim, look at you go, girlfriend! These are AWESOME! Oh, man, that hummingbird is gorgeous, and I LOVE how you did your husband's card, with the birds and that cool old car. I can see that you've got the Distress Powder technique down perfectly. ♥

    BTW, I'm so glad I'm not the only one with a deep disdain for those stupid adhesive-flapped bags! They stick to everything!

    But, that's beside the point. Your cards ROCK!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  2. Fabulous distress pieces! They both look great and that old car just lends itself perfectly to this technique - cheers!

    And I am with you on those sticky strips! I cut them off because I just can't stand fighting with them.

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  3. Wonderful pieces! I love them both! Great card for a hubby and I am sure he will so appreciate it!

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  4. Great pieces using the DEP! Love the colors AND the choice of stamps, hee!

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  5. Kim, these are awesome! I love the b-day card! Well, the heat is on...all these fabulous samples...I'd better get busy with mine and quick!

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  6. Wonderful cards ! I am totally with you on the self stick bags. They are a nightmare!

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  7. Very nice work using great stamps! I always cut off the self stick flap.

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  8. Love your backgrounds, they have such depth!

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  9. Beautiful cards! I'm especially drawn to your husband's Birthday card. A bit of visual poetry there, Kim.

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  10. Such beautiful cards Kim, love the bird one particularly, and the car one is very masculine, great card for a birthday.
    Luv B xxx

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  11. Great cards, love the one with the bird my sorta colours and images. Betting OH loves his such a strong chaps card. xx Zoe

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  12. Love them both, but the humming bird is beautiful.

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