Saturday, September 04, 2010

Chipping Away

It's week 12 of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge , and this week it is Chipped Enamel. I have to say in all honesty that the Distress embossing powders are not my favourite product, although the stamp I have used is!! lol To find out how to do the technique you need to go to page 44 of Tim's book.
I used a very very small tin that slides open, and covered the tin in Stonewashed Alcohol ink before I started. I can't tell how to do what I did, suffice it to say I used Mustard Seed, Broken China and Worn Lipstick on the tin with the cogs background for the stamp.
To join in  just hop,skip and cyber jump over to Lovely Linda's blog.
Have a creatively super Saturday!

29 comments:

Lori said...

Jennie, what a great idea to use the little tin! It's awesome! and I love the colors you chose!

craftytrog said...

Brilliant Jennie! Love that background & all the colours! I really must do my piece today! xx

Sid said...

Looks fab Jennie, the textured effect is very attractive !!

She said...

Lovely little tin Jennie. S xx

Inge said...

Hello Jenny,

What would you have created if distress powders were a favorite product ! ????

I really, really love your tin : completely, the colors, the chipped enamel on it... Completely my stuff !

I love the background on the tin with the gears on in distress ink and then the chipped enamel on the metal embellishments. I keep this creation in mind !

greetings from belgium
Inge

Jennie said...

Inge, it is all distress powders, not a distress ink in sight :)

Cheryl said...

oh jennie this is really some beautiful piece or art really love that little tin,great chipped enamel too hugs cheryl xxx

Dorothy said...

very cool!

Dawn said...

Love yr tin (I really must get some more DEP) I only have one lol any way lovely project hun

love Dawn xx

Net said...

Wow jennie that looks fab!

cathy said...

Very pretty.

Jan said...

love this...the contrasting colors really make this a show stopper :)

Hels Sheridan said...

Oh those stamps are so USABLE!!! LOL
Loving the ickle tin :O)) So, are you flat on your back yet hun??? ROFL

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, how COOL! Jennie, you've done it again. This is utterly brilliant!

Great idea to use the AI as your background-- the color is so rich. I LOVE the stamp, and your creative way of combining the Distress Powder colors worked so well.

Are you sure this isn't one of your favorite products? I'd never have guessed. You gave it the star treatment here! Love the little watch parts inside, too.

You just... ROCK!

Evelyn S. said...

Wow, Jennie! I didn't consider a tin for that technique! Yours is wonderful....and I have a sliding tin I might have to try! Beautiful work.

Robyn said...

interesting look.

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Jennie! This is very cool! Might I ask where you found that cute little tin? I love the cog stamp and your chipped enamel looks fabulous!!! The colors on this are brilliant!! :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Darling! and what a great place to store bits and bobs!

Heather x said...

Love it! So beautiful Jennie :)
*hugs* Heather x

whyducks said...

Love the colours as well, great piece Jennie

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS Tin, Jennie!! :)

Sue West said...

What a fantastic idea. Your little tin is brilliant.

minnie_mac said...

What fabulous textures. Brilliant idea.

Marilyn

Minxy said...

Fantastic effect Jennie, especially with the colours you've choosen, really striking

Shawn Caro said...

This is sensational- Jennie!

Michele said...

this is amazing! very impressive!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Jennie,
Wow, this is amazing! Fabulous creation!
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

Rachel said...

It's a totally gorgeous piece, but I do agree that the Distress EPs are not my favourite distress product! Thank you for inspiring me to try out this technique.

Shar said...

Love the way you altered this tin! Awesome!