Monday, 9 August 2010

Compendium Of Curiosities - Week 9

Its week 9 of the Compendium Of Curiosities challenge and Linda has set us the challenge of using the technique, Distress Crackle.  Turn to page 42 of the book for all the details re the technique.  Pop over to Linda's place, Studio L3 for all the details re the challenge and some fantastic prizes.
This week I decided to make an easel card.  I have used Bazzil card as the base and Snowman by Imagination Crafts as my main image.  The Distress Crackle technique has been applied to the heart.
I have used faded jeans crackle paint and applied silver paint dabber to the edges.
The card measures 10" x 5" and scored at 2.5" and 5" to form the easel.  I have painted the background with Gesso and then stamped the snowman on top of the Gesso.  The Distress Crackle technique has also been applied to the snowman's hat.
Details:
Stamps - Imagination Crafts
Ink - DI inks broken China, StazOn Ultramarine.
Card Stock - Blue Bazzil, Dovecraft Winter Wonderland Pack
Other - Gesso, Distress Crackle Paint Faded Jeans, Sizzix Snowflake, Thread, Snowflake Brad, Lace, Dymo Machine

Have a good evening, Tracy x

15 comments:

Netty said...

Terrific crackling Tracy and a great card. Annette x

Chris said...

Great card!

Rachelle said...

Ohhhhhh! What a sweet snowman. Love your take on the challenge this week!

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby-dabby-doodles Tracy, loving your Easel card, these still mystify me LOL think the folding bit is a tad too techernical for me :O)) Hope all is well with you x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Tracy, I just love crackle paint, love your card, gorgeous snowman and really great colour:) xxx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Tracy, this is so wonderful it actually put me in the Christmas spirit! The Distress Crackle is perfect on the hat and heart, and the easel card couldn't be cooler! Love the blue and silver together-- that's such a lovely holiday look. Frosty must be very proud to have a home on your sweet card!

Lori said...

Wow! This is fantastic Tracy! I just love where you placed the crackle paint, really stands out!

Julie Forest said...

This is beautiful! I love all the layers and the denim crackle paint is awesome (adding that to my shopping list)! I love that you crackled the hat,too - very clever!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How lovely. I am glad to see you get good results with the distress crackle. I have been unable to get decent crackles with the product, no matter what I do. It was thick and didn't spread well for me, either. Nice results on your end, though.

Helen said...

Love this - the snowman is so cute, but the heart is gorgeous, love the silver edge, inspired!

AngieHallHaviland said...

FABULOUS piece, Tracy!!

Terry said...

Love your Christmas Easel card take on this challenge. The placement of the heart is very clever! Wonderful!

donna said...

Great card!! Your snowman is adorable. I wish I had faded jeans crackle paint. It is such a cool color. I am glad I am not the only one thinking Christmas.

craftytrog said...

Wow! This is a really special christmas card Tracy! x

Sherry said...

It's gorgeous - I love it!