Monday, 13 September 2010

Compendium of Curiosities - Challenges No. 10 to 14

I've missed the last few challenges due to being away on holiday, but have now caught up!  I'll keep this post as brief as possible and let the photos do most of the talking!  All the details are on Linda's blog Studio L3 and all the techniques are from Tim Holtz wonderful book called 'A Compendium of Curiosities'

In reverse order, Challenge No. 14 'Masks Basics' (page 58)

I hope you can just about see the spider's web masking on this Halloween hanging.  It is one of Tim Holtz masks called 'Haunted'.  Once applied to the black background I spritzed a combination of Shimmer and Glimmer mists.

The images are courtesy of Flickr.

Challenge No. 13 'Grungepaper Flowers' (Page 65).  I loved making these - with Tim Holtz / Sizzix 'Tattered Florals' die and distress inks.  I made three simple greetings card.

Challenge No. 12 'Chipped Enamel' (Page 44)

I used a metal flower with distress embossing powder and gold stickles around the edge.  (The glass pebble is one I had left over from last year - the pebble was stuck onto the image with glossy accents).  I've attached a gold ribbon hanger and this will become a Christmas decoration.

Challenge No. 11 'Blended Batik' (Page 36)

This technique used Distress inks and distress embossing ink.  I rubber stamped a bird in a cage over the top for a quick and easy tag.

Challenge No. 10 'Distress Stickles' (Page 46)

I used Tim Holtz / Sizzix 'Fanciful Flight' die and lots of Stickles (it's much more sparkly than the photo shows).  I didn't know what to do for the background so ended up with a simple landscape painted from watered down distress inks.  This will be another greetings card.

That's me up to date with these challenges now - I'll take a little more time and attention with future ones.

Happy Crafting xx


Kim said...

Very nice hangings, tags and cards!! Thanks for letting us catch up with you too!

Helen said...

Well done on catching up, I love all of these!!

donna said...

Wow! Great job of catching up. They are all wonderful. I used the spider web mask for todays challenge too. Waiting for the camera to charge up to post.

Sandi M said...

They are all good. The halloween tag for this week is adorable!

Jan said...

Gosh, you HAVE been busy! Love the tattered flowers and the Halloween tag

Terry said...

A feast for sore eyes! Loved them all! My favorites, if I would have to chose, would be the Halloween tag and the batik! Awesome!!

Meggymay said...

Wow, you have been busy. They are all FAB and its a great Halloween tag for this week.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

They are all lovely, Sherry!

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, you've been a very busy girl! Great job on all of them. Love that spiderweb!

Deborah said...

Gosh, you HAVE been busy since your return! I'm loving that orange/red batik effect.

Yelowflower said...

you have so many great projects all in the same place! good work on all of them.

Netty said...

Oh wow Sherry what a feast of delights, they are all simply gorgeous. Annette x

Sue West said...

What a lot of lovely stuff. Great Halloween card.
Sue x

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, what a lovely array of creative goodies!!
I especially like your Halloween Hanging! :)
Wonderful work!!

Jan x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sherry, it's so wonderful to see you again! I'm thrilled that you're caught up and are diving right back in. You've been a very busy lady!

You a fabulous job on every single one of these!

Your masked spiderweb looks awesome! Its subtlety is what makes it so gorgeous, and the image is adorable.

The grunge flowers are just perfect, and I love how the simplicity of the card backgrounds really allows them to take center stage.

The chipped enamel? Beautiful! Love the bright red and gold, and the sweet little image at the center. It will be stunning on your Christmas tree!

Your blended batik couldn't be prettier! Another brilliant use of color-- it's so rich!

And finally, your Distress Stickle-ized butterfly card is sensational! The colors are YUMMY, and the painted background is AMAZING!

WOW! I feel like I've just visited a really wonderful art museaum! Thanks for all this beauty. ♥

PetraB said...

Gosh, you have been busy! the projects are wonderful.

Sarah said...

These are gorgeous Sherry, well done catching up x

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Sherry! These are all amazing!! I love the grunge flower greeting cards and the birdcage tag! But that Halloween hanging is truly inspiring! - love the web mask on black - genius!! :)

Toni said...

Sherry !!! you have been soooooo busy. Just love the way you interpreted the techniques.... Love love love the batiking one... Wasn't that fun! And the Glimmermist worked really awesome with your spider web... you got a really good masking image... Beautiful job !!!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, you have been busy playing catch up for sure! All your creations are just lovely. Really like the spooky vintage tag!

Gini said...

Loads of lovely eyecandy!
Your grungepaper flowers are wonderful, I love them especially the pink one!

I had completely forgotten by "blocking out" Bumps in the playground! aargh nowhere was safe apart from under ones bed for a month at least!