Monday, February 7, 2011

Rusted enamel: A Studio L3 Compendium Challenge

Finally at week 31 of the Compendium Challenge we've reached a technique for which I'd completed a project well in advance (is two weeks well in advance?).

What a relief that my Holtz collection has finally reached the point that I can try out whichever technique I want to ... instead of waiting for the challenge, then hoping I have the necessary products (or a local source to purchase them).

I don't mind using some non-Holtz products to add my own spin, but I get frustrated when there's no other choice (like nearly everybody alive ... I'm not good when cornered).

Anyhow a couple of weeks ago Yours Truly also found herself with the dishes done, a weekend in full bloom and an itch to try out Tim's Rusted enamel technique!

I'd been sort of dancing around waiting for this technique challenge to pop up since it's one of a handful of techniques that immediately caught my eye after purchasing the Compendium.

And whew was I correct! I'd like to turn everything into a gungy Rusted enamel project!

Hmmm ... how much embossing powder do you think I'd need to refinish the top on our kitchen table? I bet to afford that much I'd have to get a second job (which I might soon need to do anyway, ha ha).

Thanks for dropping in again this week for the Studio L3 Compendium Challenge! Make sure you get your creation finished and posted before 8 p.m. MST Sunday, February 13.

Until then, take a minute to check out my Blogaversary post! Follow and comment for a chance to win a gift certificate worth Ten Whole Dollars!

18 comments:

  1. Well I am so loving your yellow rusted enamel tag! The time piece pointing to grin is so you! I made a little tribute to you on my CCC30 on yesterday's blog posT! Thinking it really would take a ton of EP to cover your table!

    Have a great week!

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  2. This is one great piece! Your flowers look wonderful and I like the stamp you used. A closeup certainly shows the 'rusted enamel.'

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  3. Grin so apt I picture you with a big ear to ear grin all the time LOL. Fab piece how wonderful to be ready like this. XOXO Zoe

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  4. Oh wow were you ready.......brill. Terrific tag and great enammel. Can't wait to start on mine. Oops nearly forgot, your flower is super terrific. Annette x

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  5. Wow, you have a fantastic tag, love the flower as well.xx

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  6. Heck, in my life, two weeks is like a few LIGHT YEARS in advance (okay, okay, technically, "light years" is a measure of distance, but you know what I mean...).

    This actually DID make me grin, CB! What a fun, happy, uplifting tag. I adore the colors you used for the rusted enamel, and the flowers, frankly, ROCK!

    Hmmm... I wonder how Rusted Enamel would work on my wretched kitchen floor...

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  7. Great challenge project - just enough rust.


    Hugs,
    Penny

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  8. Looks awesome, I ran out of time and never got mine done :0(

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  9. Great tag. You've really nailed the enamel look.

    Marilyn

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  10. Wow, great choice on the background color, I love it! Awesome tag! This is one of my favorite techs, too..love, love, love, it!

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  11. Love the yellow rusted grunge. Maybe you can just accumulate enough enamel on your table over time ; )

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  12. Love your tag such a gorgeous bright colour!
    Oh and the stamp you used is awesome, love it!

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  13. Wonderful tag! Love the colors!
    Pam

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  14. So pretty! Love the color combo you chose for the technique and your flowers look fabulous! :)

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  15. Wow, congratulations on your TH collection, nice to know you have the product to try out the challenge. I would love to see that kitchen table when you get it done - ROFL!! Hilarious! Love your tag, it really did make me GRIN - cheers!

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  16. I would only need to add a little heat to my table for it to be embossed. That stuff multiplies until it is in everything. Wonderful rusted enamel and I love the grin. Cheers.

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