Gooooodly Morning to all you lovely Compendium-ers! Today sees the start of a
brand new Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge. To see all the details
on how to join in with the challenge, CLICK HERE. Also, if you pop across to Linda's blog, you will see all gorgeous creations that my talented teamies on the Curiosity Crew have made... well worth taking a cuppa and a packet of Digestives :O) The challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique this time... so you will have a chance of winning a very generous Gift
Certificate to spend there. As ever, Tim & Mario have very kindly
donated goodies for an extra prize... which will be awarded to the
"Curiosity Crew's Choice"... so you have two chances of winning fabby
prizes! If you haven't got your Compendium book just yet, you can order
a signed copy directly from the man himself... HERE. And... Linda has also done a FAQ page for you.. HERE it is... all the info you will need is listed there.
This week we are turning to Page 50 of the book and doing the Layering Stencils - Embossing technique. As ever with the Compendium Challenge, neither I, nor the Curiosity Crew, will be posting the technique
instructions and participants must not do so either. We all want to
encourage people to buy Tim's awesome book; giving away the instructions
wouldn’t be fair to him. Linda will have no choice but to un-link any
entries that don’t follow this rule.
I have another tag to show you for my entry this week! Yes, I have quite a collection growing now and I need to find a mahoosive bookring to store them all on - I have used up all available space on the 3" one so I thinks I needs a 5" ring... mmm, where to get one from! Here's a piccie of my tag before I did the stamping and embellishmentizing:
I used Tim's Holiday Knit stencil for the technique and then added smidges from the Holly Stencil. The ink I used for the main technique is Tumbled Glass DI and the Holly is a mix of Iced Spruce and Forest Moss DI. Blending around the edges was Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap (where would I be without Frayed Burlap huh?) and Gathered Twigs. I decided to scruff the edges with a paper distresser to add a more shabby look to the tag. Of course, I had to add my little harlequin stamp.. this was done with Jet Black Archival Ink.
The rose (cut from the Tattered Florals die) was made using cream card, inked with Broken China and Frayed Burlap, overstamped with Pumice Stone and then once assembled, I dipped it into a Melt Pot full of beeswax.. I love the effect dipping into wax gives the rose and it also makes it a lot more sturdy too. The leaves are Tim's Holiday Greens cut from Distress Core-dinations and then I popped a few bits of Idea-ology onto the tag to finish. Ooh, I meant to say... the little jingle bell Idea-ology charm was painted with Distress Paints to jazz it up a bit.
That's all for now - don't forget, you have two whole weeks to enter the challenge... and a bat at the chance of grabbing the Crew's Choice prize which is a mahooosive haul of stash donated personally by Tim & Mario... so if you are joining in, remember to comment on all the Crew's blogs and you will be in with a chance of winning that too *believe me, this is one gigantic pile of goodies*! I will just say a big thank you to every one of you who has taken part in the challenge so far, it has been great to visit your blogs and see your wonderful interpretations of the challenge themes! Thanks for looking, have an inky inspirational day! TTFN