Saturday, November 13, 2010

Let it snow with Perfect Distress

This is my card for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge over at Studio L3... it's from Tim Holtz new Book - Compendium of Curiosities, which truly is an inspiration... Studio L3 has started this wonderful challenges based on Tim's book and this weeks challenge is on the pg 38 of of the book - Perfect Distress. if you want to know more about the technique.. hop over to Tim's Demo page or purchase the book on his web page.

On with the challenge, the background of the card is inked with Tim's distress inks - Tumbled glass... sprinkled with water and dried. then i used a snowflake stamp and did the perfect distress on it using Perfect pearl - turquoise. i cut out 2 snowflakes (i couldn't find anything that will go for the card, so i went DIY) , in one i spread glitter... and the other i first used a blue glitter stickler and then used a turquoise outliner to get the 3D effects. then i cut out wordings from making memories slice machine (words & expression chip) and glittered it using sticklers. then embellished with two nail heads for extra effect.

here is a close up

Things I used:

Peddler's Pack Stampworks - Snow flakes background
Perfect Pearls - Turquoise
Silver Glitter
Blue Sticklers
Making memories Slice Machine - Words and Expressions
Turquoise out liner
Blue Nail heads

Challenges i entered;
Paper Sundaes - Let it snow
ABC Challenge - H for Hoilday
CCEE Stampers - Winter Scene
If the shoe first - DIY challenge
Flourishes Newsletter - Timeless Tuesdays
One stitch at a time - Winter Wonderland

Thanks!!! I hope you enjoy my creation...


  1. You rocked this card and the techniques! Wow! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  2. wow this is amazing...that technique is very effective. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


  3. Wow !! Thats beautiful.

    Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for our Winter Wonderland challenge. Good Luck !!

    Choccy x

  4. AJ, what a stunning card! Those icy blue colors and the shimmer from the gorgeous perfect distressing you created are beyond perfect for this winter masterpiece! Your snow flakes are fabulous-- wow, way to DIY!!!

    I'm so happy you shared your talent over at the CCC, and I hope to see you again next week!

  5. this is just GAW-JESS! just LOVELY! WOW! you did am amazing job! Thanks for joining us this week at If the Shoe fits....SCRAP IT!