Sunday, November 14, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 21

My muse is apparently back on it's late track. It's been a crazy busy week for me, so I'm just happy to post anything. Starting school is proving to put a real cramp in my crafting, so I've got to get better about budgeting my time.

This week the challenge put forth by Linda at Studio L3 is called Perfect Distress. All the wonderful details of which can be found on T!m's Compendium of Curiosities Book Page 38.

I really do like this technique all the way up to the last couple of steps. Then it feels like I'm ruining a perfectly (pun intended) lovely image! Oh well, I did it anyway and didn't get a lot of result from it, so I was happy with the way it turned out. This is the E for my CRE8 banner. Just one more letter to go and I'll have to come up with another inspiring word (suggestions welcomed and appreciated!)

I've used papers from Rusty Pickle & Club Scrap (Gratitude & Scholarship kits). Fired Brick & Vintage Photo distress inks. Heirloom Gold perfect pearls.

Have a great week y'all!


  1. This concept was a stroke of genius. I love this E pennant. The technique is very cool, too. Great job!

  2. What a beautiful job! I love your banner idea, and your perfect distress technique came out wonderfully!

  3. I am always fond of INSPIRE.

    You have inspired me with your art! Hugs!

    The perfect distress looks fabulous on your E!!

  4. Your muse is doing just fine, Chrissie! I'm so glad you were able to find time to play along during such a busy week, and you created such a fabulous pennant for your banner!

    I know what you mean, it's kind of hard to pick up that mister and have at it after you've stamped something so carefully, but it really does end up looking cool. Your colors here are just gorgeous.

    Let's see.. how about "BE BOLD" for your next banner? Or, in a very Tim-like way, you could do "JOURNEY."

    Whatever you do, I know it will be exceptional!