Sunday, March 13, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #35

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #35

This is the last of the CCC and we are sure going to miss them. I know that Linda has more fun stuff up her sleeve, but it can't be the same...or can it?

Anyhoo, this is a card I made for the CCC#35....Design Details for Studio L3, presided over by the Awesome Linda!!! These challenges have come straight from the mighty Tim Holtz new book, A Compendium of Curiosities (which you can get here) and I must say these have been fun. I never did take part in a challenge prior to these and I am SO glad I did!!!! I am also going to enter this one at All Things Tim and at Simon Says Stamp and Show (which I didn't know until just now when I went to see what their challenge was this week - metal, works for me)

So, here we have the Back of my front lol (I almost always do a 'front' that is a quarter inch smaller than the card, that way I can have items which would otherwise show on the inside of the card, like brads and stitching.) I just wanted you to see how kewl it looks, nothing like the front, but I think it's neat.

Then here is the overall finished card

And then there are a couple of the design elements....I am almost ashamed to say that pretty much, the DI in Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint are about all the Tim stuff I used! Oh wait!!! I used alcohol inks on the letters!!!! Whew, I feel better now! lol

Here we have a bingo piece from a very old childs game.
This is showing the details of the letters, which started out bright shiney silver and i applied various shades of alcohol inks to obtain that look.
Here you can see the stitching which is done with a holiday thread with real metal in it...
This is a piece of ribbon from my stash, started out pink, but then it got a dose of Antique Photo and a spritz of water
Here you can see one of my 'smashed' brads
a few more smashed brads

and that's it, my last CCC card. sad I think, but now I'm looking forward to what else Linda has in store for us. See you next week!!!!

Studio L3
Tim Holtz
Simon Says Stamp and Show
All Things Tim

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenges #34

(no I do not know why it will not turn correctly, sorry)

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #34

Dimensional Collage Fragments

Wow, again at the last minute...I'm not usually this scattered, but lately? just wow.

anyways, the challenge is from Linda at Studio L3 and she has hosted this for a very long time now, obviously, we ARE on #34! The book these techniques come from is "Compendium of Curiosities" by Tim Holtz and you can buy your very own copy here.

This is a very simple card, using a fragment, some odds and ends from my craft table and a failed attempt at an enamel techniqe from an earlier challenge. My colors are spiced marmalade and antique photo. And that's about it. hope you like it

Studio L3
All Things Tim
Tim Holtz