Double Distress!

This week over at Linda’s blog, we’re in BIG trouble!  It’s Week 23 of the Compendium of Curiosities challenge, and we’re starting to run out of tags!  (THE HORROR!!!)

Okay, wait…I just remembered I picked up more tags a couple weeks ago.  Whew!  Never mind.

This week’s challenge has us turning to page 40 of the infamous Tim Holtz’s Compendium, and we’re trying a technique called Double Distress.  Why is it called that?  Honestly, I have no idea.  Maybe it’s named after the feeling you get when you realize you’ve ruined yet another tag by doing something really dumb (ie, not reading the directions).  Or maybe it’s just a fun name and we should simply roll with it.

I’m going with the latter.

Anyway, not much to say here (especially as we’re not allowed to reveal the how-to) except that I did the technique on both the tag and the frame, using Distress Ink colors Broken China, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.  The crown is a grungeboard piece that I colored with Worn Lipstick.  Then just added a whole lotta bling and some touches of Stickles.  Simple, elegant, not at all distressing.  (Wait!  Where did I put all my tags?!!)


8 Responses to “Double Distress!”

  1. Marlene Moore Says:

    Great tag! you did a wonderful job with your double distressing:)

  2. Evelyn in Oregon Says:

    What a creative idea! Wonderful tag….special feature!

  3. Sue Says:

    A really great tag, love the design and colours you have used.
    Sue x

  4. Annette G Says:

    Beautiful tag, love it. Annette x

  5. Yelowflower Mo Says:

    lol love the commentary, but I love the tag even more. colors are cool together and the distress is great

  6. papillon Says:

    very cute! and the shape is really original!

  7. Terry Says:

    Love your double distress and the cartoon was real fun!

  8. Linda Ledbetter Says:

    OMG, it’s Dick Dastardly! That’s AWESOME, Lisa!

    And, so is your fan-TABULOUS double distress work! This is pure class, girlfriend– understated, rich and gorgeous. I love the framed lady with her turquoise bling, and the crown says it all– she’s a princess! Great use of the rhinestones, which echo the dots in the background and pull it all together beautifully.

    I love it!

    Hope your holiday season is going well so far!

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