Thursday, November 11, 2010

CCC #21 - Country roads, yeehaw!

This week's Challenge technique #21 from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities has been fun. Check out the details at Studio L3, the lovely Linda will fill you in on the details. Also, go check out what Lori did with her tags, they are fabulous, totally awesome in every sense of the word!  Since this is my first attempt at the CCC it took me a few tries before I could get the result that I liked. It took me a while to get the hang of it

The background is inked with weathered wood distress ink. The farm and pick up truck stamps are from Artistic Outpost. I thought they were kind cool to use for fall. They were inked in my favorite DI aged mahogany. The small flowers are from Wendy Vecchi's Botanical Art and stamped in pine needle. Isn't this shimmer cool? It reallly turned out better than I could've hoped. The technique adds so much to the stamping. Next time I try this I'll add some embellishments, like maybe a cornstalk or a bale of hay! lol!

Thanks for stopping by today. Feel free to let me know what you think and what I could add to give it more dimension. Until later, go make something fun!


Lori said...

Ooo, I hear a John Denver song in the background... love him. And I'm not ashamed to admit it. Your tag is fabulous, love that shimmer. AM is one of my most favorite colors. You got the technique down pat! And I see you figured out how to load pictures.. yay! And you're making me blush with these comments... the blog is coming along nicely, you're doing great, gf!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wow, Vicki, this is a spectacular debut! You couldn't have picked a more lovely stamp set for this technique, and you did such a great job with the Perfect Distress! I love the little flowers and the gorgeous shimmer.

By the way, it ALWAYS takes me a few tries before I get the result I want! ;-)

Boy oh boy, I can't wait to see what you do next week!!!


Gerrie Johnnic said...

had to stop here and say I luv this and so happy to see you know AO! Wait till you see the line up for next year!!!