Friday, 17 September 2010

Compendium of Curiosities week 14

Welcome Readers, I hope life is good with you.

Firstly a big warm welcome to Lisa at The Purple Place - lovely to see you Lisa and  thankyou for joining me on my creative journey.

Well it's week 14 of the Compendium of Curiosities challenge at Linda's lovely blog - Studio L3. What a week, basic masks, which is something I never do enough of and yet when I was in the classroom teaching, it was a technique I often used with my children when we were bookmaking. Tim describes how to do it on P.58 of his book and I decided to put this to good use on a page of my memories book I am making.

Here are a series of pics from start to finish. The first two show the masks I used, one is Floret mini mask and the other is called Borderline both by TH.
This is the book page and I have printed over the masking and added my embellishments. The idea is to make lots of tags and photo and journalling mats for pics and information to be added in later. These show the page with the tags in and the tags out. You can see a large one peeking out from the page itself.

This last photo shows how the little tags are kept in place - they are tucked in behind the embellishments. I have used another grungepaper flower and added a little lace flower I made, a ticket - with a pres stud, a heart covered in glitter (which doesn't show up too well) and a butterfly. There is also a charm hanging from a mini pin and a string of pearls at the bottom.

I have more pages in the pipeline and hopefully will be able to post them in due course.

Have a great weekend.

Take care. Luv B xxxx

Challenges to have fun with -

Studio L3 - Masking
Wild Orchid - Pearls and Pins  Both are included here.
Lexi's Creations - Flower Power
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Sparkle and Glitter
For Fun Challenges - Glitter
Simon Says - Move It
Cute Card Thursday - Bird or Butterfly
Stamp Something - Digi  My stamp
Stampin for the Weekend - Use a tag


31 comments:

chris said...

Good Afternoon Brenda these pages are just so striking, and that tag coloured in those gorgeous flowers is just so fabulous it reminds me of a tea set my parents had when I was a child( you can't beat a bit of nostalgia) the photographer tag is so fabulous too and the grungeboard flowers, I am once again "suitably blown away" and those butterflies all just so scrummy.
back soon can't wait love chris xx

Lisa Jane said...

Thanks for sharing the technique Brenda - its so pretty when its completed.
I love the shabby flowers
Lisa ;)

Netty said...

This is utterly gorgeous Brenda, love the colours and design and great masking. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

Georgie Hughes said...

They are absolutely beautiful Brenda. The colours are awesome, what a wonderful keepsake you are creating.
GeorgieX

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Junibears said...

Hello dear Brenda!
I am just gobsmacked at your wonderful work! Fantastic, Love the tags on the pages, stunning! It's much harder to do than making pics with a mouse that I do.
Wonderful work!
Hugs
June xx

Kathyk said...

It is indeed developing in to an awesome project - fab

THanks for your message on my own blog

Kathyk

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Dora said...

O wow Brenda, you always amaze me, this is stunning, love the masking technique xxx

Toucan Scraps said...

WOW that is absolutely beautiful

thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. Thought i'd let you know that I've just finished that tutorial you were interested in
http://toucanscraps.blogspot.com/2010/09/spinner-tutorial.html

Linda Ledbetter said...

Brenda, your pages are just stunning! Thank you so much for showing us both the gorgeous, masked backgrounds and the amazing completed pieces. I'm totally inspired! These are beyond beautiful-- everything from the color choices to the stamping to the darling little tags to the pretty embellishments is so thoughtfully chosen, and the results are wonderful!

Julie Forest said...

OMGosh! These are stunning! I love all the depth and texture - fabulously done! :)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is divine! I love the colors!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

Sarah :)

Toni said...

Brenda... I truly hope you post this book after it is completed. It is going to be beautiful... love love love every element of it. All the tags and little cubby holes to place them in. And the color palette you are using is so charming. GORGEOUS !!!

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic masking, such pretty colours the finished page, well finished stage, is very very pretty. xx Zoe

Tracy Evans said...

Love your piece of art, absolutely gorgeous subtle colours and I like the masking and thanks for the start of the project and the end. Wonderful elements creating a lovely piece. Tracy Evans x

Helen Dooley said...

this is beautiful!!! I love the colors and design. THanks for sharing with us at For fun.

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love the soft colours you used!

Val said...

Brenda - this is just fantabulous!! I just love all the elements and the beautiful soft colours. So lovely ...

Have a lovely weekend.

Hugs
Valxx

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This is such a beautiful creation... I love the pretty soft colors and the whole vintage feel! We'd love to have you enter some of your fabulous things in the challenges over at http://www.papercraftstar.blogspot.

Paddington fan said...

Wow, and double wow Brenda, this is just gorgeous, love the soft colours and the flowers are fab !! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck!! Jacky

Sue West said...

Hi Brenda, this is so gorgeous. What beatiful colours and elements to this stunning piece of work.
Love Sue xxx

otomys said...

Stunning and the colours are beautiful, Brenda. Thanks for sharing this with us at For Fun Challenges.
Amelia x

Moshie said...

WOW! This is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the technique! It is so beautiful and so well done!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Lexi's! hugs, Diana

Jo Davies said...

Thanks for sharing the technique Brenda such a great idea, lovely layout and fab colours too!

Thanks for joining in with us again over at Stamp Something Digi challenge this week.

Big hugs Jo xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, Not been over for a few days. Argh!!! Busy me. Love the cards but this is stunning. I love the colours you used they are amazing. Thanks for sharing, Hazelxoxo

Jane said...

Wow!!!! this is breathtaking!!! absolutely gorgeous colours and details! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx

Juls said...

so so gorgeous!! the colours are just so soft and delicate!! I love all the swirl details and your gorgeous tags!! Hugs Juls

Vanja said...

This is just beautiful! I love the tags.
Thank you for joining us at CCT this week! :)
Hugs, Vanja

Heidi-Mari said...

Beautiful card, I just love the colours! The flowers and butterfly is so pretty and the tags are stunning!
Thank you for sharing it with us over at Stampin for the Weekend
Blessings
Heidi-Mari