Friday, 11 March 2011

Compendium of Curiosities week 35 - Design Details

Oh my, this is the last of the CoC challenges and I can't wait to see what our fabulous hostess Linda, at Studio L3, has up her sleeve. My guess is that something will start at 6.00 am on Monday the 28th March and will be just as fab to do because we will be able to distress and grunge and use recyclable materials. At the same time we can sit and have a coffee, enjoy and have fun. Ok Linda I've used your hints - how have I done?

For my last piece I have made my version of a Bingo board.


My inspiration has come from -

Studio L3 - Design Details
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Metal
The Play Date Cafe - Blue, pink and orange
Art Impressions - Embossing

Supplies used -
TH Bingo texture fade
10 second studio metal
AIs - denim, butterscotch, red pepper, watermelon, pink sherbert
TH Lost and Found paper stash
Tissue tape
Hampton Art Stamps - Bingo stamp
DIs - worn lipstick, chipped sapphire, rusty hinge
Cosmic shimmers - rich gold, cosmic blush
Other - music paper, buttons, pin, metal flower brad, book binding thread, bead and fragment charm
On The Edge Die - Brackets
And my new Vagabond


I think the pictures tells their own story and the design details can be found on P.67 of The Compendium of Curiosities by the great Tim Holtz.

Please do go over to Let's Ink It Up and bookmark it for some challenges. They each last a fortnight which gives you plenty of time to enter and each of them has a fabulous sponsor. Although it is a Sunday start, that is Australian time, so if you are in the UK you will see it posted soon after 1.00 pm on a Saturday afternoon. The current challenge is EMBOSSING and will be open for another week. There is some great inspiration from A Team and Team B will be showing their fabulous makes the next Saturday, and I can tell you they are awesome cos I have seen them already.

I hope you are gearing up for a good weekend. I am off tomorrow morning to join my great friend Margaret, her future daughter-in-laws and some of their friends for a fabulous posh hotel and spa weekend. It is Sal's hen night celebration. We are going to the spa tomorrow afternoon for relaxation and treatments before going out somewhere later for a meal and music/dancing then heading back to the hotel. On Sunday morning we can use the spa again before making our way home. I think I will be very relaxed for work on Monday.

Take care, thanks for stopping by and reading my post.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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40 comments:

Fliss said...

Wow Brenda! A really stunning project and the colours are gorgeous. All the detail adds up to a fabulous piece of artwork.
Hope you have a fantastic weekend.
Fliss xxx

Margreet said...

gorgeous creation Brenda....beuatiful papers and details....enjoy your spa weekend...I have a dinner for my mother's birthday tomorrow night...sunday we have a birthday party...Enjoy!!!!
xxx Margreet

DesignerDiva said...

oh this is amazing Brenda WOW WOW WOW I'm spellbound - I love everything Tim Holtz and I can't decide if i'm more envious of your spa weekend or your vagabond!
Have a lovely relaxing time,
Laurie x

Kathyk said...

FAB PROJECT from you Brenda and I'm with DesignerDiva in that I can't decide whether I am most envious of the spa weekend or vagabond ownership!!!!! ENJOY both!

Kathyk

donna said...

What a great idea! Amazing creation! See you on the next journey!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow Brenda what wonderfully bright makes, you have been sooo busy lol! Love them, got myself some grungeboard today, am going to play over the weekend. Saw the top of your blog, so glad you are doing your classes, I have also been busy, have my first on 24th March locally, have eight attending with two to confirm, am so excited! Have a fabby weekend hun, love Me xxx

Sarah said...

A Super project so much detail amazing work on here Brenda just beautiful, have a great weekend Hugs
Sarah x

Netty said...

Terrific finale piece Brenda, great idea to use the Bingo theme. Have loved sharing the adventure with you. Annette x

Gemma said...

this is so fab Brenda, the stitching and the buttons are lovely touches :) x

Zoechaos said...

Another WOW here this both pops and rocks great bingo board. XOXO Zoe

sasa said...

Great piece - so much to look at. Loving all the shades, details and fab stitching!
Thanks for playing along with Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Sarah

Dora said...

Wow Brenda, what a fantastic project, love the bright colours. Have a fantastic weekend xx

Helen said...

I love this, simply beautiful. Sounds like you're in for a great weekend, too!

Maggie said...

Beautiful piece love the bright colours!

SuzanneK said...

Oh wow Brenda, this is AWESOME!!! Hugs Suzanne x

Meggymay said...

Super piece to end the journey, love all your details, especially the button bingo counters.

Rebekah said...

This is a stunning piece of work Brenda such fab colours and stitching I just love it all what a work of art! hugs Rebekah xx

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow! Brenda this is just fabulous!!
I love what you did with the final challenge. It has been fun visiting your blog and hope that everyone who has played along keeps in touch.

Cheryl said...

well hun i think you have done brilliantly this really is one amazing piece hun,great idea to use the bingo cards they work so well hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow Brenda...this is totally fantastic!!! I love all the colors...they are gorgeous.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend and a great time at the spa--woo hoo!!!
XO

Terry said...

I love this bingo themed final creation and the stitching is wonderful! The fragment is a great touch! Fabulous! Thank you for commenting and following my blog!

Julie Forest said...

Wow, Brenda! This is the most beautiful BINGO card I've ever seen! And, I agree, the details speak for themselves! Beautiful! Love all the vibrant colors!!

Have a fabulous weekend at the spa (I'm totally jealous)!! :)

Minxy said...

a super job done, nice & bright and love the buttons as bingo chips :)

Sue C said...

Gorgeous project Brenda ! I'm I love everything about it ! Sue C x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, Brenda! THis is so neat to look at...so many different, cool elements. THanks for joining us at the play DAte Cafe!

Sue West said...

This looks great Brenda, what a fabulous piece of art. Love it.
Sue xxx

Dawn said...

Brenda, what a work of art this is, just love it, the colours are spectacular as is everything about this piece of work. What a way to go out on the last challenge..lol. Hope you have enjoyed yourself at the spa this weekend.x

Tracey said...

This is fabulous Brenda, what a fantastic project to conclude the compendium challenge, I like the stitched detailing betweeen the elements, hope you have a wonderful time at the spa, I have laundry and cleaning planned ( know where I would rather be lol) xxx

Susan Allan said...

Hi Brenda
You must have an amazing fun time making that, it is packed to the hilt with detail.
Incredible creation.

Have a lovely evening
Sue xx

Susan Allan said...

I was going to say packed to the gunnels, but I had forgotten the spelling. Checked it out and I was right but not certain. Why does our spelling go so skewed?
Sue xx

Maggie Ann said...

What a treat to view! Its beautiful!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Brenda, I think you'd make a fabulous detective. ;-)

Your Grand Finale art is exquisite, my dear! I can't stop looking at those gorgeous colors, and the beautiful stitching and embossing and all those cool little embellishments work together for one amazing work of art! I love the little fragment withe the birdcage and bead.

Thanks so much for being a wonderful part of the CCC, and I'm thrilled to know that you're IN for the next chapter! I hope your spa weekend has been heavenly!

Nigel said...

Brilliant, bursting with texture and colour - love it :)

Chocolate Orange said...

Brenda thats such a STUNNING project.. Its gorgeous !!
Choccy xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

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wearestampers said...

Fabulous finale piece! Love the 'details'! My fav is the fragment!!
Pam

Ruby said...

This is lovely!! I love all the detail and texture, great piece!! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Play Date Cafe!

chris said...

Amazing work, love this. hope you are ok love chris xx

chris said...

Amazing work, love this. hope you are ok love chris xx

Jaclyn Miller said...

Wow, what a great collage piece. Such a great fusion of this week's colors at The Play Date Cafe. Thanks for playing along.