Thursday, 8 May 2014

I'm satisfying my Curiosity .......... Compendium of Curiosities 3 - Challenge

Happy Thursday folks,

Can't believe it's nearly weekend .... again!!!  These four day weeks don't half fly by. 

I was determined this week to get something done for the new Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge which got under way last week.

Now I'm new to this challenge ..... a CC Challenge virgin you could say!  But, I love everything Tim Holtz and I've got the books so, when I spotted that the fun was about to start using the third book I just had to join in ... well it would be rude not to wouldn't it!

The challenge is run by the very talented Linda Ledbetter, and .... every two weeks there'll be a new theme based on one of the fabulous techniques covered in the Compendium of Curiosities 3.

There's also the Curiosity Crew who will be providing lots of inspiration for each challenge. And there's fabulous prizes up for grabs too ....... The first of the challenges is sponsored by .....
Inspiration Emporium

with a mahoosive 50 Dollars Gift Certificate .... WOW!

What is the first challenge then? .... well it's all about .....

Paint Marbling

There's not a long list of rules for taking part in the challenge, but one thing they do ask is that you don't post details of the technique on your blog .......  You'll have to get your own copy of the book to see all that ..... it's on page 43.
Here's my finished results though .....

It took me a while to get a piece of marbled card that I was happy with but eventually, after a few colour choices, and deciding on whether to go with white or manilla cardstock I got there in the end!

The beautiful face is from the Stampers Anonymous Classics #5 set (SCF005)

And the butterflies are done using one of my most used stamps, an IndigoBlu design which was actually a freebie from the Craft Stamper magazine .... ages ago. 
I also used a small butterfly punch, and one of the Movers and Shapers dies from the Alterations range.

The die cut and punched ones were all cut from a piece of paint marbled cardstock, and then I overstamped them using one of my favourite script stamps ..... from the Tim Holtz Letters to Santa (CMS053)

The words I added on a hinged section on the bottom of the tag, one of the sayings from Stuff to Say (CMS110) ..... another of my well used, and loved stamp sets!

To finish off I added the black bow to the ladies neck and some coloured seam binding to hang the tag by.
Hope you like it.

Challenge 2 will begin on Saturday .... I wonder what technique it will be this week!

Thanks for popping by today ..... I'm trying to catch up with everything before the weekend so you might just hear from me again later.

Cheerio for now



  1. I love the colours you chose to do your marbling Linda and the face is beautiful with the flowers as hair. I am a big fan of hinged tags too so this is right up my street - love it! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. This is fabulous! I love what you did with the marbling and the design to boot! The butterflies fluttering around is fabulous! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about your tag! Thank you for sharing your creation with CC3C!

  3. The name of your blog gets me every time! LOVE!!! WOW!!! Your technique and colors are fabulous! This is drop dead beautiful! Thanks for joining us on the first challenge here at CC3 Challenges!!!

  4. I also love the name of your blog, as well as, the colors you chose for your background. They are beautiful. This is one of my favorites.

  5. Linda, thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. Your project is fabulous! Love the marbling and those gorgeous b'flies in her hair.

  6. Love all of your colors on this tag, Linda! So bright and cheerful! Love all the fluttering butterflies too! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

  7. Beautiful, Linda! That face is must mesmerizing against the Paint Marbled background. Don't you just really want to know what she's thinking? Brilliant!


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