Challenge 10: Distress Stickles!
Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!
Happy Monday morning, everyone! Can you believe it's already the middle of August, and that we're on Challenge number TEN??
I have to admit, I've been looking forward to this particular challenge since Day 1. I love, Love, LOVE Distress Stickles! Grungier and far more interesting than your average glitter glue, you can use them to add texture and a little pizazz to your art without feeling like you've hung it on a disco ball! Check out the Compendium of Curiosities, page 46, for the low down!
What's your favorite way to use Distress Stickles? I can't wait to find out!
As always, there are two prizes up for grabs!
Simon Says Stamp is back with another awesome and generous $25 shopping spree for the randomly-chosen winner of this week's challenge! You know them, you love them— the have an AMAZING inventory and are taking pre-orders for all that awesome new Tim stuff... including the Holy Grail of 'em all, the VAGABOND!
By the way, did you know that Simon has a brand new challenge blog of their own, and it's specifically geared toward the vintage, shabby, Tim-esque style we all adore? Check it out, it's just awesome:
You're more than welcome to create a piece that fits the criteria of both challenges, anytime. I'm honored to be in such good company!
And, the wonderful Gloria, List Mom at the All Things Tim group at Yahoo, will send a special surprise to one lucky member who adds their creation to the Compendium of Curiosities album at the group's home page. Please be sure to tag your photo "CCC #10" when you upload it there. If you're not yet a member, please check it out! It's a wonderful community of supportive, talented Tim fans, and they'll welcome you with open arms.
Your submission must specifically incorporate Distress Stickles (not regular Stickles or any other glitter glue). Please list in your blog post the color or colors of Distress Stickles you used (or, if you don't have a blog, list them in the Comments form here). Easy and totally fun— be as creative as you dare!
Thanks so much for being part of this series. Seeing your art is a huge highlight of my week, and I'm so inspired by your creativity and enthusiasm. You guys are the best!
Okay, just one more thing:
Please be aware that I'm changing the weekly deadline a little, and I'm going to be closing submissions at 8 pm MDT Sunday nights from now on (which is, I think, 2 am Monday GMT). I apologize if this poses a problem for anyone, but I'm having a hard time getting everything done and making it to work on time Monday mornings. Closing submissions a few hours earlier will allow me to wrap things up before bed Sunday night, which will be lovely. Thanks for understanding!
And that means: This Challenge is open until 8 pm (MDT) next Sunday, August 22.
Okay, let's STICKLIZE!
My sample above was made with Tim's awesome new Falling Leaves stamp set. The leaves were stamped onto handmade (not by me!) paper, cut out and coated with a Distress Stickles (in Pine Needles and Peeled Paint). I used the same shades to create the border around the canvas. This piece also incorporates Adirondack Paints in the background, some hammered jewelry wire for the leaf "hangers," and some cool Girls Paperie letter tiles for the too-groovy sentiment. ;-)