Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Depths of Distress

What a great title for a challenge theme, and this is exactly what it is over on Simon says Stamp and show this week.
For the challenge I have made this little Memory Glass Hanger. I stamped the image and then coloured it using alcohol inks in the fillable pens, then placed it into the memory frame. I filled the frame with clear distress crackle. When it was dry I lightly applied some butterscotch alcohol ink to age it slightly.
The frame and fleur-de-lys are aged using vintage photo distress powder.
I added the swivel clasp to the top and then decide to drill a small hole in the top corner to put a brad into so it I dangle a philosophy tag from it.

To see the challenge have a look on the Simon Say's stamp blog .

Carol x


Suzanne C said...

LOVE it! Very cool effect!

Bella said...

I wondered about filing a space with Clear distress crackle. I find it cracks off non porous surfaces...This looks great.

Candy C said...

Hello Carol. Your memory glass hanger is awesome! I love your stamped butterflies and then coloring them with alcohol inks! Beautiful job of aging the metal accents with Vintage Photo Distress Powder! This is DEFINITELY the depths of distress!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

inkypinkycraft said...

A great piece,love the cool effect! Trace. X

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous hanger Carol, love the distressed feel and I love the colouring too. The crackle is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stwmp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh wow...how cool!!! I like the cracks and the different embellishment pieces you used with this...really does look vintage!

Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

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Marijke said...

wowwww, this is just awesome, love it