Hello all and Happy New Distress Color Day!!!
By now, I’m sure that little birdie has told you too…
isn’t it exciting? The new Distress color is …Speckled Egg!!! 💙💙💙
This gorgeous new color was announced by Tim earlier today and what a wonderful introduction it was. We’ve been waiting 5 years for a new color and like always, Tim and Ranger did NOT disappoint. It’s BEAUTIFUL and an awesome addition to the Distress line. I just love how the names of the distress colors give you a feeling…this blue totally gives you that speckled egg vibe, and I just absolutely love it!!
I was thrilled and super excited to get Speckled Egg a little bit early so that I could play and make a few examples to show the color off.
…and, can we just pause for a moment and take a peek at this adorable pin, it truly makes me as happy as a lark!
Today’s tutorial is for a card that I created using the new Sizzix “feathered friends” thinlet set. I couldn’t resist using Speckled Egg with one of those cute little birds, they go so perfectly together, don’t you think?
The background paper that I used to cut the bird out was created using a technique that Tim showed on one of his Super Saturday Demo’s. Tim called it a Faded Resist Technique…you can check it out HERE. For this technique I used a combination of Distress Resist Spray and both the Distress Spray Stain and Oxide Sprays in Speckled Egg, plus a bit of the new Speckled Egg Distress Glaze.
To create the paper, I spritzed a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper with water and Speckled Egg Distress Spray Stain, then I dried it with my heat tool.
I spritzed a craft mat with the Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Spray and spritzed the ink with water, then I dipped my paper into the drips on the mat and dried it with my heat tool. This creates those little tiny dots that you see in the photo below.
Then I put the background paper into a splat box, and covered some of the paper with a layering stencil and spritzed the background with Distress Resist Spray, then dried it with a heat tool. (Then I dropped the stencil into a tray of water…resist spray is a permanent adhesive, so having your tray of water prepped and spraying within a splat box is essential!)
When the Distress Resist Spray was dry, I spritzed the paper with a light mist of water and spritzed it with Frayed Burlap Distress Spray Stain, then I dried it with my heat tool again.
Next, I spritzed a few drips of Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Spray onto the background, sprinkled those drips with Speckled Egg Distress Glaze and embossed the drips with my Heat Tool.
Yummy, check out all those lovely drips of the embossed glazed goodness!
Next, I cut the pieces of the bird out from the paper…
**side note: you may notice that the background that the bird was cut from has changed stencil shape… funny story, I made several papers ahead and took step-out photos of the paper with the Scales Layering Stencil THS140. That background will be used in an upcoming “under the sea” tutorial. 🐟
The bird background was created in the exact same way that I previously described, but with the Trellis Layering Stencil THS074. 🙂
I trimmed a few pieces of a brown distress inked piece of paper and adhered them behind the bird wing, eye and belly, and adhered the bird together with Distress Collage Medium.
I highlighted the birds’ beak, belly and legs, with Rusty Hinge and Spiced Marmalade Distress Markers.
I spritzed another piece of Distress Watercolor Paper with water and spritzed it with Antique Linen and Pumice Stone Distress Sprays and dried it with my heat tool.
I inked up the Roses Background Stamp CMS298 with both Speckled Egg Distress Ink and Oxide Ink, spritzed the stamp with water and it onto the paper, then dried it with my heat tool again.
I created a few other backgrounds using a variety of stencils, stamps, and crackle texture paste, plus the new speckled egg glaze, inks and spray stains.
The rose background was cut using the Stacked Postage Thinlet set and then stitched with my sewing machine.
I lightly painted a few vintage white buttons with the Speckled Egg Distress Paint, and gathered a few pieces of lace and trims from my vintage stash, then I began arranging the card.
A few flowers were cut using the Funky Foliage thinlet set, and a piece of old book page was trimmed to create a fringe.
I stitched the buttons into place with a needle and thread and began adhering the card together with foam tape and adhesive.
I tattered up the edges of the backgrounds with a Paper Distresser and blended them with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
A few more stitches were added to the edge of the card and with that, it was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for letting me share the first of, I hope, many new things to be created with this fabulous new color, Speckled Egg!
Take care and see you soon!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Vines and Roses CMS298, Layering Stencils- Trellis THS074, Scales THS140, Nordic THS070, Rosette THS092, Newsprint and Type CMS266
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Feathered Friends, Funky Foliage, Stacked Postage, Vagabond
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Distress Sprays- Speckled Egg Spray and Oxide Spray, Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone Spray Stains
Distress Paint- Speckled Egg
Distress Ink- Speckled Egg, Pumice Stone
Distress Embossing Glaze- Speckled Egg
Distress Markers- Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Foam Tape, Distress Crackle Texture Paste, Distress Resist Spray
Other- Vintage Buttons, Sewing Machine, Thread, Book Page