Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Comprendium of Curiosities Challenge (CCC) Week 5


Glad you dropped by to see my Week 5 challenge!  (If you haven't heard about the challenge, check out "the other" Linda's blog and then join the fun!)  This week we turned to page 43  for the Distress Powder technique.

Hmmmmm, Distress Embossing Powder (DEP)!  I have one container of Vintage Photo (VP).  What can I do?  My first thought was a bear (you have noticed the name of my blog, right?  There's a reason for it, which is a story for another time.) 

On Saturday, I received the set of stamps I won from Tim's (Holtz) blog.  On Monday, I sent Mario a note to thank him and Tim for the stamps and mentioned they sat all weekend unused.  He wrote back, "Get those stamps out and start stamping!!".   I saw Jason's entry for CCC #5.   Good idea!  Maybe I could use my new stamps for the challenge.  I started thinking about what colors I could use for the witch (she makes me giggle),  I could use soot black, dusty concord., shabby shutters or peeled paint, barn red, oooh I need spiced marmalade too!  Then I saw Stephen's entry and decided not to use the witch.  (BTW Stephen, THANK YOU, you saved me some $$ ! lol)   Then it hit me - the owl would be perfect with the VP DEP!  Thanks guys for the inspiration!!!!   So here you go!

Both the owl and the "happy halloween" are embossed with VP DEP.  I used Tim's embossing folder for the tree and inked with distress ink (Black Soot & Walnut Stain.  (The paper is from my scrap bins, so I have no idea who made it.)

I made an extra owl for my journal and played a bit with a frame and saying:

Both owls have Crushed Olive distress ink as well as a bit of Rusty Hinge.  The beaks and talons are an orange Glaze pen.  The white highlights on the beak and around the eyes are also a Glaze pen. And I also used black Glaze pen on the eyes.   The "Journey" is embossed with plain ol' detail black embossing powder on paper from Tim's Retro Grunge Paper Pack.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you take a moment to leave a comment and come back real soon!

Take care,


  1. Linda! This is AWESOME, girlfriend! LOVE that owl, and your use of that tree folder is just brilliant. It's the perfect combination of Distress techniques!

    The frame looks great, too. Isn't that just the best, most versatile stamp? It looks perfect with the DEP.

    BTW, congratulations on your big win at Tim's blog! How cool is THAT??!

    —With hugs and applause from the Other Linda

  2. Awesome! Love that tree background too - Both the paper one and the real one! Good advice from Mario - the more you play with those stamps the more great ideas you will have.

  3. Wow! Did I know you won a stamp set? Hmmm, how could I forget? And it's so cool he emailed you back! This looks fabulous, great idea with the owl! That woodgrain is great, I don't have that one, YET. The "other" Linda, too funny.

  4. I love your use of the embossing folders in your projects, they look fabulous. Congratulations on the stamps. Annette

  5. Linda, That is so creative ,well done!

  6. Very cool project! Love what you did and big congratulations on a fabulous win!

  7. Totally COOL! Between you and Stephen I'm getting excited about Halloween (usually I'm one of those annoying Christmas schmucks).