Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Compendium of Craft Challenge 21

Found this challenge a couple of weeks ago and this is the first chance I have had to participate, each week a technique from Tim's bible is chosen and all you have to do is follow the instructions, adding your own little flair, (if you can), post to your blog and link to the L3 studio blog.  Only other rule is that you don't post how to do the technique.

So for my first attempt it was Perfect Distress, page 38 of afore mentioned book.  Well I tried it last night and it was all looking great until I added water, just a spray honest, then it all seemed to dissolve before my very eyes, boo hoo, gave up then and went off to bed so that I could do my nightly snoring to annoy my OH.  (he misses me if Im not  there, LOL).

Then this morning had another go and I present to you my succesful attempt at Perfect Distressing, showing two photos 'cos one shows up the detail and the colours as they are, the other is with a flash and shows up the glimmer, and I couldn't choose between the two.


So for those that follow me on my blog, I can report a succesful attendance at my course last week and I am now licensed to lend money (form an orderly queue, LOL).  I used to travel up to London every day for work, dont know how I did it , it is exhausting and dirty and my poor feet hurt so much.  The course was opposite St Pauls Cathedral which was nice as I'd not worked at that end of town before, so did my touristy bit from the station, stopping to take in the sights, nothing to do with the fact I was running out of breath, I am so unfit, and this must change, it was embarrassing, having to pace myself to make the walk, whilst my tongue lolled out the side of my mouth and I had taken off everything I could to try and keep myself from overheating, being overtaken by Chelsea pensioners.  Totally didnt have the sophisticated city worker look.

Anyway it is done, I have this week off and then its back to the grind until xmas.  Hope all is well with everyone.

15 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Love your tags and can understand completely why you couldn't choose between the pics they are both gorgeous!
Well done for finishing the course, hope all goes according to your plan:0) xx

Deborah said...

Hey Pidd, lend us some money! :-) Congratulations on completing your course and making a rather fabulous tag. Enjoy your week off and don't forget to post all the lovely stuff you make this week!

MarleneMAZ said...

Your tag is gorgeous! Glad that you put both photos in though as you are right they are very difficult to photograph.

Doone said...

h aha - right there with you - I love London ( never lived there) Niall avoids it like the plague ( he did live there) now he's working there ( hates it) and I feel jealous - cos I'd do the galleries and museums EVERYDAY if i had the chance...and of course like you I would have NOT a Native stamped all over my face...I seem to have lost your ATC request pls coudl you resend?

Dx

Sherry Goodloe said...

thanks for stopping by earlier today and commenting on my alice in wonderland necklaces :)

The detailed wood pieces are laser cuts that have images from vintage books applied to the wood before they are cut.

Sue West said...

Love your tag, the colours are gorgeous.
Sue

Sandi M said...

Stunning CCC tag. The colors are gorgeous!

The Taming of the Glue said...

Congrats on finishing the course. Used to work in London (many years ago) and didn't mind the commute then...I'd feel differently about it now! I suppose if you lend me some money you'd want it back!! Love both the tags. Pam (24)

flutterbycrafter said...

An amazing tag, love the colours. Glad the course went well, hope you do lots of sales and made plenty of commission, lol. xx

Claireliz said...

Love that tag & congrats on passing the course. i keep meaning to join in the compendium challenge but never get round to it, I'll end up doing it at amy own pace I think
C
xx

SannaS said...

WOW!!!! Brilliant tag!! Love the colors!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Lisa said...

Love your tags--the colors are great (glad you went with posting two). I had the same problem when I first spritzed water--better control each time I try it. I lived in Suffolk for 5 years and though I didn't live in London, I loved to visit (miss it)! Congrats on your course completion! And btw, thank you for stopping by to comment on my blog.

Netty said...

Fabulous tag, love it. Annette x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sioban, welcome to the CCC! I'm so happy you joined in, and wowzers, did you ever create a gorgeous tag for your debut! You did a fabulous job on the Perfect Distress (it took me a couple of tries to make it work, too), and your colors and design are beautiful. I love the heart with the tiny gears (can I borrow that idea??), and the entire tag has a truly magical feel, appropriately enough!

Bravo and thank you, and please come back next week!

thekathrynwheel said...

Oh ha ha ha ha ha!! Your blog always makes me laugh. I have a very funny image of you walking to work in London now :-)
P.S. Lend us a tenner ....