Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Doubly Distressing-Not!



Wow! Week 23! That is were we are at Linda's Studio L3 and the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge. And this week, page 40, Double Distress. Now, the horder in me just can't run amok with the grunge stash--you just never know when you might not be able to get more! but I did practice on a few pieces, and they came out just fine-I guess there really is something in reading directions twice! (note to self--make sure you do that with the pumpkin trifle recipe!) So ready to boldly step forth--I fan through my few texture screens and then..there it is....the Peppermint Swirl that came with a giftcard die!! Eureka! (You see--I have a thing for peppermint swirls--oddly enough not to eat them-but my Christmas Tree would be covered in swirls and candy canes--except that my husband has some say in decorating)
Now, from the batik challenge, I learned you have to think color backwards--see, I can learn! And here, as with all my great ideas, things went awry! To get the white I started with the pearl adirondack dabber; can't imagine what could go wrong. Step three with Barn Door DI, still good. Next step, with aged mahogany, also still good. And then the next step---oh boy. Edging with foam smudged the ink and the dabber together, leaving not a nice dark border, but a pink smudge!! (hmm, just like challenge #4) Ah well, The dark was nice, but the effect is quite cool!
So, with my fav mice (Stampendous) colored with Prismacolor pencils (and I am amazed how the white one can even stand out against white paper) we are set to go. Now, if only this could be done a tad quicker, but I still have 23 cards to make--and the clock is ticking! And I'm still typing! Yikes---oh, and to see a humorous challenge that came up while working on this--visit my previous post--WOYWW...I swear--not staged at all! Thanks for stopping by, and sticking the ranting monologue out! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

9 comments:

  1. Hi Kim. Love your card, that background looks so pretty, and that stamp is really sweet.
    Sue xx

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  2. A real cute card, super background

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  3. What a cute little card. A lot of my favorites are represented on this card-mice, red and white and christmas candy! This brought up an old child souvenir. Thank you for that!

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  4. Love the card! great background with the peppermint swirls :)

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  5. Smashing card and your technique is terrific. Annette x

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  6. Love this card, Kim!! And using the swirls die on the background is genius with this stamp!! :)

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  7. aaww, that is so cute! love swirls too

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  8. Love your background! The mouse is just so adorable! Love this!

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  9. Did you say "Pumpkin Trifle?!" Oh, my... that sounds amazing!

    As for your card, it's just spectacular, Kim! The peppermint swirl embossing folder is the BOMB! How perfect for Christmas. I love it and need one of my own! The little mouse image with the candy canes couldn't be more perfect. And, I like the smudgy pink border- it's a dreamy look!

    This is wonderful and happy and filled with holiday spirit. Great job!

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