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Friday 19 August 2011

butterflies, distress stickles, tim and bling...who could ask for more!!!

Hey there bloggers,
I amazed as I am actually on time for a grungy monday challenge, my first ever!
I decided not to do a card or tag this time and to decorate a little notebook I had bought to alter, so here it is....
I crackled the cover and then added distress inks in milled lavender and dusty concord.
Once dry, I overstamped in dusty concord with a flower head stamp.Then when dry I added distress stickles in milled lavender.
The flower was made using tattered floral die, cut from old book pages and coloured using distress stain in dusty concord and milled lavender distress ink(I haven't got stain yet ... but I will!!!). Then I added some bling, with little gems.

The butterflies, again Tim holtz, were stamped onto grungepaper with archival black ink, coloured with distress stain and when dry painted with distress stickles to give smoother finish.
Once dry the background of the book was stamped using black distress ink and a Tim flourish.

The sentiment is again, you've guessed a Tim Holtz one and I love it!

Hope you like it and I am entering this for the following competitions:

Grungy Monday #   - distress stickles party @ http://studiol3.blogspot.com/
Simon says stamp and show challenge - bling @ http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/
Try it on Tuesday - Anything goes @ http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/

Well thats all for blogland tonight, ta trace x
happy crafting!
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  1. Hello. Your little altered notebook is so cute! I love the stamped images you used and the butterflies and flowers! So pretty! Your little additions of bling are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  2. Great job, love the crackle! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  3. Love your notebook Trace! Great colours and details! Awesome job on the butterflies and flowers! Didn't get a chance to enter GM this week! Thanks for your kind words about my Configuration Box!

  4. Your notebook is delicious and love the colours,thanks for sharing at TioT, luv Georginax

  5. Awesome job on putting the techniques and colors together! Really beautiful!


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