It's been a crazy month, but I did have a little time yesterday evening to hit my studio and catch up on some projects, including my October tag!
- Ranger Inkssentials Manila Tags
- Ranger Distress Ink: Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Walnut Stain
- Ranger Distress Glitter: Broken China, Mowed Lawn
- Ranger Distress Paint: Broken China, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Picket Fence, Spiced Marmalade
- Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- idea-ology: Crinkle Ribbon, Grunge Board, Vial Labels
- Ranger Heat Tool
- Ranger Inkssentials Mister
- Ranger Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool
- Stamps by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: CMS120, CMS167
- Sizzix Movers & Shapers Dies: Mini Apothecary Bottles
- Sizzix Big Shot
This month's technique was really about familiarizing yourself with the Distress Glitter. I have to admit, I'm not really a "glitter" person. I get too easily frustrated by the way it sticks to everything, and you continue finding little pieces of it in various places months later. When I need sparkly, I usually use Stickles. Consequently, I only own 4 colours of Distress Glitter so far, so my options for the tag were a little limited. If I had it to do over, I'd probably choose some different colours, but at least I spent some time playing with them. I DO have to say that cleaning up after this glitter wasn't that difficult. It wiped up easily, and washed off my hands easily, so that was cool. I was a bit frustrated though, when trying to ink over the top of the glittered pieces, that I wound up with glitter sticking to my blending foam and ink pad. It's an interesting technique, but probably not one I'll use on a regular basis.
But it's good to try new things, right? :-)
I'll have another Challenge project to share, either later today or tomorrow morning.