Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry Week 3 -- Perfect Pearls Part 2

Ah ha!  Notice ... no butterfly this time.  If you check out Part 1 of Summer of Creative Chemistry Week 3 post, you will see my favorite Tim Holtz stamp (this week).  However, I went with a train theme for my tag today. 

Again, I'm using Perfect Pearls.  This time I've focused on Tim's Perfect Distress Mist Technique.  color combos were Antique Linen with Perfect Gold, Picked Raspberry with Gumball, and Vintage Photo with Plum.  Here are the background tags that I made.

I made tags with all of the backgrounds; however, I only got around to photographing one of them this afternoon.  Here is the background that I started with.

Next I used Distress Crackle Paint in Vintage Photo with Tim's Clockwork layering stencil.  I gave the cracks more definition with some Black Soot Distress Ink.  I also added some shadowing with a Black Soot Distress Marker.  Next came Tim's "Getting There" train stamps.  Great size for a tag. 

I did some shading with Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy and Hickory Smoke Distress Markers around the stenciling.  Then the whole thing is topped with twine and a clockface fastener.  What fun!!!! 

Well, tomorrow starts a new Week of Summer of Creative Chemistry and Tim's 2nd Live Chat happens tomorrow night.  This experience has been fabulous.  I'm so very inspired by my classmates.  If you haven't had a chance to join in the fun, there is still time. -- Mary Elizabeth


Brenda Brown said...

Love the crackle Mary Elizabeth, it looks very striking especially with the shading and the train fits with it perfectly xxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is gorgeous x love the colours and the crackle is fab x

Annie said...

Looks like you are really enjoying CC refresher Mary Elizabeth x love your tag....yummy texture and great stamping
Thank you too for the lovely comment you left on my appreciated

Hugs Annie x

A Pink said...

fabulous! Mary Elisabeth . x

Team Clark said...

Wow wow wow! I never thought of using my crackle distress paint through a stencil. Great take on this weeks topics.

Sara Barker said...

FAB-U-LAAS crackle! I do love that vintage photo with the reds in the background and the train is the perfect image to go along with this grungy look! A favorite so far! Hugs!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the way the embossing came out...just a wow! Glad you are playing along!

butterfly said...

Ooh, love that grungy stencilled crackle and the warm colour tones are lovely. The train is a great stamp choice and I love how the stamping is partially over the crackle too - very cool!
Alison x

Barbara Schiassi said...

The start of your post made me smile!!! your work is stunning, love this unusual palette and the crackle effect is extraordinary! barbara