Thursday, June 17, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #1

Linda, from Studio L3, has started a great new challenge.  It is based on the new Tim Holtz book, Compendium of Curiosities.  The first challenge is the Water Stamping Technique on page 35.  My friend, Donna, from Paper Crows and Dragonflies, and I decided to make a TH technique book; we used the TH Alterations - Baroque die for our paper shape.  I used Barn Door, Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade distress inks for the base.  I stamped the fabulous flourish using the water stamping technique and added some fabulous butterflies that Donna had in her collection.  Then, as always, a smudge of black ink was the biggest challenge of all - how to disguise the almost hole in the paper created by trying to remove it!!  agh! - carefully placed words were my final my final addition.  What do they say about no mistakes, only creative challenges....Cheers!

17 comments:

  1. It's all worked so well....and love the finishing touch of the butterflies.

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  2. Really lovely, great colours.

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  3. Rhonda, this is STUNNING! I love that you used the Baroque die for your base card. Your book will be incredible!

    You did a fabulous job on your water stamping, you color choices... everything! I'm so happy you're playing along, and can't wait to see more.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  4. Wow, your water stamping turned out great! I'm envious that you were able to make such a detailed stamp look so good! (I need more practice, obviously.) And nice save on the ink blob! (I hate when that happens.) You can't even tell!

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  5. Oh I am loving this new challenge and you have dona agreat job to

    Love Dawn xx

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  6. I have been waiting for you to post. Looks beautiful! I am making new ones for the challenge, but still in the baroque shape. This is a really fun challenge ! cheers...Donna

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  7. Love your choice of colors - beautiful piece!

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  8. Wonderful coloring. Love how you stamped your main images in black. The Baroque die is just the perfect added touch.

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  9. Rhonda yours is so pretty and shows much better than mine!
    hugs Lynn

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  10. Oh wow. Yours came out so beautifully! I just love the colors and stamps you used.

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  11. What a great idea! wonderful artwork Rhonda, and I can relate to those creative oops. Can't tell though,

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  12. Hi Rhonda
    Bet you thought I'd dropped off the planet. A million apologies for not visiting in an age!!
    This is gorgeous. I have Tim's book and it's very inspirational isn't it.
    The colours you've used and that swirl water stamping is gorgeous and I've looked very hard and can't see any smudges!!!!!!
    What a brilliant idea to make a book of all the techniques, can't wait to see more.
    Hugs Lisax

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  13. I love your idea of making a book! And you colors! and your waterstamped image came out so clear! Great job!

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  14. it looks so great - seems i should buy that book too...

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  15. This is fabulous Rhonda, I love your colours and the butterflies x

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  16. Your card is so beautiful! I wanted to enter that challenge but I never got it right with the waterstamp LOL I will try another time :)

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