Saturday, September 13, 2014

Delightful Distress Effect Powders!

As I am currently traveling with my mother in her home state of Washington, I must confess to getting this blog post in right under the wire for the announcement of the latest CC3C challenge, Distress Effect Powders.  However, I certainly was not going to be left behind on this challenge as I was really excited about participating in this fun one!  I finished my project before I left.  Here it is:
Here's another confession...Can you all believe I have owned Tim's fabulous hot air balloon stamp for awhile and I hadn't used it yet!  I know, I know!  I do believe I am hearing audible gasps right now!

Well, I was playing with stamps and saw my Fabulous Flourishes stamp set.  I thought it would be fun to put the Fabulous Flourishes with the Hot Air Balloon, which, in my imagination, created a "time machine".  Thus, the theme for my tag was born!

I started by stamping and embossing the Fabulous Flourish with Verdigris powder onto paper from Tim's Destinations Paper Stash cut into a tag shape.  I then stamped the Hot Air Balloon over the flourish and again onto a piece of scrap cream cardstock and watercolored it with Distress Inks.  Using a stamp positioner, I lined up the Fabulous Flourish onto the balloon and then cut apart the balloon and the basket from the stamped image.  I used foam tape to adhere the balloon and basket over the top of the stamped image on the tag.

I had some lovely thin fibers that I decided to adhere to the balloon to accent the "ropes."  I adhered them all using Matte Medium.  I finished off the hot air balloon by adhering the flag attached to the basket with foam tape..

The three gents is truly one of my favorite stamps and I knew they would work well with my Time Machine theme, so I stamped them on a separate piece of cream cardstock, colored with Distress Inks and cut out.  Once again I used foam tape to adhere the image below the hot air balloon.

This piece would not be complete without the use of my favorite Ideology.  I dyed some Crinkle Ribbon with several colors of Distress Stain and placed a finished bow I created at the top of the tag, placing a Custom Fastener with the word Traveller in the center.  I also added a sproket gear to the center of the balloon along with a game spinner and as Chit Chat Stickers that spell "Journey Through Time".  The last accent piece was a word band with embossed Verdigris powders around the edges.
To complete this project, I used the technique described on Page 52 to create a "rusted" look around the edges of the tag.  I used Vintage Photo Distress Powder.  I was pleased at how well this technique finished off the project.  Lastly I adhered the entire tag over a black tag.

The  gift certificate for this challenge is generously provided by Inspiration Emporium to one lucky randomly selected winner and the creator of the winning CC3C judge's choice project will receive a fabulous prize package from Tim and Mario.  Another big thank you to them for providing these incredible prizes!

Good luck to everyone
Susan

56 comments :

  1. I especially like Steampunk and this one is a beauty. Those three guys are so funny and serious at the same time.

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  2. You had me at the stitching...love that! Your balloon is amazing, and totally adore the gents!!! So so so cool Susan!!!

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  3. I love, love the flourishes as air swirling around your hot air balloon! Brilliant!

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  4. What a wonderful first outing for the hot air balloon! The verdigris colour on the flourish really makes the balloon stand out beautifully, I love the cog and spinner giving a steampunk look along with the three men. Wonderful.

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  5. Wow Susan this is fun looking... I have never been a balloon, but this makes me want to go up, up and away... love this for a scrapping page... the dynamics are GREAT here... Love it all.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  6. Such a great tag- each detail is perfect for your themed Time Machine

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  7. Oh, fabulous tag! Hope your having fun in my state!

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  8. Love the time machine theme. The flourishes are lovely and seem to lift the balloon right off the tag.

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  9. Now I need to investigate a stamp positioner... The flourish stamp was the first one that I purchased of Tims, the rest they say is history! Love your tag and travel safe with your mom, seems the team is taking it in turns to do that!

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  10. Oh girly!!! This tag is magnificent! you have outdone yourself again! Fabulousness I tell you! Hope you are having fun with your mom! Safe travels sweets.

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  11. Wow love the idea of a time machine. Love the verdigris background.
    Julie x

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  12. Your time machine looks like it is related to a peacock! Lovely!

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  13. Love your time machine tag!!! Well done.

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  14. Beautiful! Love the verdigris shining up from below, and the sweet ropes on the balloon. Glad you showed that baby some ink!

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  15. A great, interesting piece, Susan! The embossing really stands out nicely! Hugs, Cathy

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  16. I love the flourish stamp over the balloon! It makes it soft and floating-like! Love the colors too! So pretty! Love your time machine tag!

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  17. Delightful flourish over the balloon ... such a fun idea ... I love the balloon!

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  18. I think your tag is so pretty. I really like the flourishes and how you positioned them.

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  19. I think your tag is so pretty. I really like the flourishes and how you positioned them.

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  20. LOVE those flourishes Susan, and your hot air balloon is so inviting... a beautiful tag x

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  21. I LOVE your hot air balloon/time machine creation, Susan. The use of the Verdigris on the flourishes is perfect. Such great color and texture! And I love how you cut apart and popped up parts of the balloon. Great dimension. I wish I could see it up close to enjoy all those delicious details.

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  22. Steampunk fabulousness! That balloon is so eye catching against that gorgeous background! Love this tag!

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  23. Love what you did with the flourish, great looking tag!

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  24. You have certainly used this balloon stamp to it's best! I love that you did the verdigris embossing over it. It just grounds the balloon in the composition. Lovely, all of it, and I love you different take on Tim's Effect Powders technique.

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  25. Gotta say, the fibers are the 'special' zing for me! I like how they make me want to touch your project. I also have to admit that I had TH's Balloon stamp for some time before I used it in Challenge 3 for the 'boxes in my brain' entry. Neat idea and great inspiration. Thanks! Hugs!

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  26. I adore your tag , the stamps and the colors you've used! Wonderful, i'm in love with this! BArbarayaya

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  27. Oh my, this is great! Such a vintage feeling.

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  28. Absolutely lovely tag, Susan! The flourishes are divine! And OMG-there's rope on the balloon!! OH--love the 'rope' on the balloon!! It's those little details that you add to your creations--look, even the gents shirts match the balloon!! Love That!! Another WOW creation, Susan! XOXO-Shari T.

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  29. I love everything about this Susan, the serious gentlemen, the balloon and the gorgeous red bow on top !

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  30. Yes, the Flourish does lend a sense of otherworldlyness...perfect!

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  31. Wonderful tag, I love that flourish motive on every packaging, I will need to get a stamp like that, on my wish list :-)

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  32. Oh my goodness, your use of color is fabulous here, I love that hot air balloon. I have a confession too, I have it and haven't used it either. I need to really get it out and make use of it. Fab job you've done!!

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  33. Love the look of the flourishes and the hot air balloon. The 3 fine gentlemen look like they are posing in front of the balloon as it lifts off into the air. Your use of the embossed effects on the edges add so much to the vintage feel. Love it!

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  34. I love the over-stamping and color combo on this. I might have to have this stamps set now... ; )

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  35. Love your hot air balloon with the spinner.

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  36. I love the flourishes combined with the balloon images! =)

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  37. Beautiful tag, the balloon is really an eyecatcher!!

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  38. Gorgeous tag Susan! Love the background. Karen.x

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  39. Fabulous ballon, I love how you over stamped the balloon with the flourishes. I wish I had a time machine!

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  40. Oh, I think this is my favorite one for this challenge. The hot air balloon and the gents look great together!

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  41. This is wonderful!

    I love the combination of the flourishes with the hot air balloon and also love that you added fibers and such.

    The Three Gentlemen are the perfect accompaniment to the hot air balloon.

    I also love that big fluffy adorned bow!

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  42. What an imaginative way to use the powders here. Love the flourish when combined with the balloon that way. Jenny x

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  43. Love your tag and how you used the effect powders!

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  44. Love the tag .. don't feel bad I've had sets that still need to be used and I've had them quite a while .. it happens :) Awesome project !

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  45. This color is fantastic. Another item to add to my neverending craft wish list.
    Jess

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  46. I love this balloon and I have it too, it's still in the package and has never been used. Well no more! Thanks for the inspiration Susan. Your tag is amazing!!

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  47. I love this balloon! Your project is so cool! Thanks so much for sharing!~kim

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  48. what a nice effect. much detail and so nice from hot air balloon to background

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  49. oh what nice..and special from hot air balloon to background

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  50. Beautiful work and use of the powders and great stamp. Great details.

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  51. Love your tag! great imagery and love the way you've used the effect powders x

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  52. oh my, those effect powders flourish are amazing. great technique...

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  53. Such a great tag!! Loving the spinner on the hot air balloon, too!! (can you believe I've only owned that stamp for a month?!?)

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  54. This is beautifully done Susan! Love the flourishes!

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  55. Clever and beautiful piece!! The flourish with the Verdigris gorgeous!! I know what you mean about having stuff and not using it. I've yet to use my sizzix alteration lantern die. its just sitting there

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  56. Love how you embellished you balloon. Really great piece.

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