Sunday 3 October 2010

Compendium of Curiosities week 16

Hi there  everyone - how has your weekend been? Have you had the torrential rain that seems to have swept the whole of the UK? If you are somewhere else in the world I hope the weather has been treating you better than it has us at the moment.

Well I had to miss week 15 of the Compendium of Curiosities challenge as I was away with Mum, but I certainly got stuck in this weekend to produce something for week 16. Oh my, how quickly the weeks go by. So pop over to see the lovely Linda at her blog, Studio L3, to see what the challenge has been about and this time it lasts for 2 weeks so you will still have time to enter. Don't forget these are all based on the fabulous book by Tim Holtz.

This week it is to create something using the wrinkle free distress technique on page 33. The instructions are so easy to follow and this is a great little technique and one I experimented with on Hels workshop last month.

I followed the technique to make this tag and the colours I used are Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss and Chipped Sapphire. The trees, snowflakes and birds are all TH stamps and the snowman is a Melissa Frances sticker.

The trees have been embossed with a glitter effect embossing powder. I sanded the snowflakes and edge of the tag to distress and fade them and added white pen to them, the trees and the grass.

Challenges to have fun with -
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Distressed and sanded
Daring Cardmakers - Christmas
Lots to do - Vintage 

Monday tomorrow - so have a good week.

Take care, luv B xxxx

And the winner is ..............

Happy Sunday Everyone

I have been to see my sister today and had to travel back in all that rain, oh my goodness the spray was awful on the M1 and there were delays on the M25 (as usual) because of the road works. But heyho I am back now.

So onto my blog candy - I have looked through all the suggestions for what I had done differently on my 'To Do List' card. Surprisingly there were only 10 guesses - but then that means there was more of a chance for those who did have a go. Anyway ................................

What did I do that was different and new for me? Well as you know I love using my distress inks and had recently been on a workshop with Hels Sheridan to explore ways of using them, but one thing I had never done with them until I made that card was  ...............................


All my colouring up of images had been with promarkers.

So who is the lucky person who guessed this - and yes there was one!!!!


Hazel said   -     "MMm struggling to see what it is. Could it be the colouring medium you have used inkpads instead of pens??????"

So well done Hazel, a box of goodies will be wending it's way to you soon and I am adding a few other bits and pieces. I hope you have fun playing with them.

See you all again in a while as I have another post I need to do to get a challenge in before tomorrow.

Luv B xxxxx