Distress Stickles Challenge

I've missed a few challenges at Studio L3...life gets in the way. The challenge this week is to use Distress Stickles from Ranger. I thought I'd try a creative background, rather than using it on any one item. Brushed Corduroy Distress Stickles was used on the background on both the image and on the mat. It may be difficult to see, I had a very hard time getting a decent photo with all of the metallic glare. (Anyone have a suggestion for this?)
The mat piece was made using metallic inks. When it was dry, I rubbed the stickles all over the paper for texture. The image from Club Scrap was stamped and gold embossed on a distress ink background. When it was dry, again, I just rubbed distress stickles on it.
Thanks Linda for your consistency in offering these challenges.
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Netty said...

I enlarged your beautiful piece Julie and can the distress stickles perfectly. Its gorgeous.
Annette

Cheryl said...

Wonderful job on this Julie! I can really see the stickles also.

Maria Ontiveros said...

The distress stickles work perfectly with that stamp (which I have!).
Rinda

Maria Ontiveros said...

The distress stickles work perfectly with that stamp (which I have!).
Rinda

Linda Ledbetter said...

Julie, it's great to see you again, and I'm completely inspired by this gorgeous card! I love your creative use of the Distress Stickles, and they really do show up well in the enlarged photo. I love that stamp, and the Asian elements you incorporated are perfect. This should be framed and hung on a wall-- it's that beautiful and elegant!

Kim said...

Very nice image! I love the Asian theme. You may want to try placing your light source at a 45 degree angle, it will reduce glare, and help show texture, and try not to flash from the camera (yeah, says the photographer; as if it worked for hers! I so need a digital SLR! LOL!)

Rachelle said...

Wow! Julie! This turned out fantastic. It looks like it's actually done on metal. Really cool!

Julie said...

She is just the cutest with her new do!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful! So talented!! Absolutely love this one!! Love, your sister, Dawn