Pezza's challenge piece turned out so nicely I just had to make one myself to enter into the following challenges
I don't do tags so instead I incorporated my smaller piece into a larger page sized to fit in my 8 x 8 loose leaf journal I have been making in my Journal Soup class with Kate Crane. I followed Tim's tutorial as closely as I could - I was lacking a few products as he comes out with products far faster than my budget can keep up with now that I don't work!
My base page background followed his background and then I added a bit more to it by stamping with bubble wrap and distress paint, then I sponged embossing ink through sequin waste and sprinkled on Distress Embossing Powder for a nice tone on tone effect. Finally, I took the leftover gritty goop mix (the "sand" in his tutorial) and I spread that through the same sequin waste. I am quite pleased!
Here is a closer look at the main part - that Rock Candy crackle followed by Distress Stain is fantastic! For the "around the House" challenge I have used the packaging from an embossing folder for my embossed plastic layer and I tied my metal tag on with kitchen twine I used to use to stake my gladiolas. The Live Now tag is perfect - I am a live in the now type and my poor hubby is a plan for the future type so we tend to drive each other nuts! But there is a good reason opposites attract - we balance each other out.
This was my first time playing with the Distress Glitter - I love how it sparkles in the "tree branch" goop I made. I am thinking I need the rest of the colors - it is quite deelish! If there is anyone who would like some Distress Embossing powder super cheap let me know - I still have several jars of colors in the inventory left from my store and would be willing to part with it quite cheaply!
Thanks for having a look! Let me know what you think as I love to get comments. Did anyone else participate in either of these challenges?