Hello!!! Goodly Morning and welcome to the very first Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge. If you haven't heard of the challenge before, here's a little precis of what it is all about: A few years ago, Tim Holtz published his Compendium of Curiosities book and my lovely friend, Linda Ledbetter, came up with the great idea of making a challenge based around the techniques in the book. Needless to say, it was a fab challenge and I was gutted when it ended... however! Tim then published his second Compendium book and again, Linda set up a challenge as before. Well, it is now time to start the challenge again as Tim has now published the third book in the series. HERE are all details about the challenge, how to join in etc.
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Things are a little different this time however... Linda has asked a bunch of us to become part of the challenge and join her Curiosity Crew, I am so honoured to be one of those lucky peeps! Each challenge will have a sponsor and... extra special news time: Tim & Mario have donated a mahoooosive haul of goodies for prizes too. So, not only will there be a chance to win a prize from a sponsor, you can also win a prize from Tim & Mario!
Every two weeks, there will be a new challenge, we will be working our way through the techniques in the book - and not in order either - tis fun to mix it up! If you haven't got a book yet, you can order a signed copy direct from Tim HERE. As ever with the challenge, we won't be showing you how to do the technique, instead we are sharing all our creations :O) This week sees us turning to Page 43 and the Paint Marbling Technique and is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium and the prize this week is a whopping $50 gift certificate!!! Plus, IE have very generously offered a special code for all entrants of the challenge: just enter CC3C at the checkout. For my entry, I have used a Size 8 manila tag and Marbled Shaded Lilac, Frayed Burlap, Tumbled Glass and Old Paper Distress Paints. Once this was dried, I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink for the next step of the technique.
I wanted my tag to be quite faded and neutral in colours so I could really make the gorgeous feather, from Tim's Bird Feather stamp set, pop. I stamped the feather using Tree Branch and Potting Soil Archival Inks and then cut it out, adding little snips through the design to make it a bit shabby. Next up, I stamped the large nest, also from the Bird Feather stamp set, this time using Tree Branch, Fern Green and Potting Soil Archivals. The swallow (same stamp set!) was stamped using Jet Black Archival, cut out and coloured with Tumbled Glass and Walnut Stain DI's. I also inked the reverse of the birdy as he is 3d, I want to make sure there's no little white bits of card showing. The sentiment, which is from Tim's Nature Walk set was stamped onto card that I had also Marbled. I added a few bits of stamping to the background of the tag and then layered all the elements on, adding a tie of raffia to make it a bit more natural looking.
Please do take a few minutes to pop around to all my fellow Curiosity Crew members... All of their bloggy details are HERE. Oh and... just a little heads up: if you comment on each one of our blog posts, you will be entered into the extra prize draw to win something stashly from the goodies Tim & Mario have donated ;O)) I shall away now... hope you have fun playing along with the challenge - don't forget, you have two weeks to play until the next challenge starts and you can join in as many times as you want :O) Thanks for looking, have a great day! TTFN