Saturday, September 25, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities, Week 15!

I WON!!!

no, REALLY - I am SO excited....

from Studio L3's blog:

Gorgeous Gloria from the All Things Tim group at Yahoo has chosen her winner for Challenge 15, too:

Congrats to YelowFlower Mo!

this is so kewl....thank you Gloria, I'm excited...can you tell?
(and what's so funny about this is that I have no clue at all what I won....doesn't really matter in the end, the point is I WON!!! lol)

Challenge 15: Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge

Ok, here is this weeks submission for the Compendium of Curiosities challenge over at Studio L3. (this is such a fun place to visit and there are SO many Great and talented artists who freely share their artwork - go there NOW!!! lol)

The challenge this week was to do the Alcohol ink Agate technique on grunge...never having done this technique before, I kinda hesitated a bit, but decided that I should try anyway...not positive the outcome is anything like anyone else's, but in the end, I like it.

I didn't have the pearl paint so just used white acrylic for the base..worked out. Here is a list of all the stuff I used...didn't seem like that much at the time, but wow, when I wrote it all down?

Tim's stuff:

grungeboard butterfly
flourish stamps
alcohol inks:
sail boat blue
mixative copper
distress inks:
vintage photo
tattered rose
antique linen
milled lavender
faded jeans
frayed burlap
tea die
(that is all of the DIs that I own with the exception of soot!)
perfect pearls mists
small game spinner

Other items used:
sentiment stamp from Cornish heritage Farms
tickets stamp from $ bin at Michaels
estate sale lace
blue sparkling gem
bagin basement holes ribbon

whew, that's it...I also covered the butterfly with glossy accents and let it dry to add shine and then stamped and embossed the black musical score to add a little more dimension.

I just realized that this would work for the

Simon Says Stamp and Show your Grunge!

challenge as well!!! stop over there and take a gander at some really awesome artwork


Kim said...

This is awesome! I love your agate look! And the butterfly is great! And yes, it is amazing how many items/supplies get used on some cards...and how few on others! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Oh Goodness...this is SO GORGEOUS!!!!!

Rhonda said...

This is a terrific piece! The background is gorgeous and your butterfly is fabulous! Cheers!

Netty said...

Its gorgeous, it positively glows. x

MarleneMAZ said...

This is so pretty!

Nancy Wethington said...

Really pretty & love the techniques! Thanks for playing along with Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog!

Angie Hall Haviland said...


Kathy Eddy said...

This turned out beautifully! I love your butterfly and the lace behind it!

Judy Wood said...

lovely grunge, thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog : )

Terry said...

Oh my!! This is a totally stunning piece. Your gorgeous butterfly on the lace is amazing! Love it!

newfiecrafter said...

Beautiful piece of art . Love the colors in the background and how you gathered the lace behind the butterfly.Just gorgeous

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, wow, this is fabulous!!! Effortless beauty for certain, though it's obvious you put a lot of thought and care into this lovely work of art. The agate technique worked great with the white acrylic paint as the base, and the colors are so soft and lovely. The shiny butterfly is just awesome, and the stamping and lace couldn't be more perfect. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love your butterfly! x

Sandi M said...

This is beautiful. It has a wonderful softness to it.

Jackie said...

This is lovely - the background works really well and I love the lace and butterfly!

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful and your butterfly is amazing! :)

Mandy said...

Just popping onto say thanks for becoming a follower of our new challenge,Sparkle Dreams Challenge look forward to seeing you on the 1st October for our first challenge...
The Sparkle DT

Sue West said...

This is just lovely. All the elements work together so beautifully.
Sue x

SannaS said...

Oh WOW!! This is amazing!! Love the lace behind the butterfly!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Sarah said...

Gorgeous butterfly. Well done on winning the ATT prize!

LynneForsythe said...

Your butterfly is GORGEOUS..the colors and all!!! what a wonderful addition to your card!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the eye catching beautiful details. Congratulations on your win. Thanks for playing with us at Make-it-Crafty. Hugs, Maria

Mirka said...

That buterfly is gorgeous, wonderful colours!

Nancy Y said...

This is so BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on winning!!
Have A Wonderful Day!