Friday, 26 November 2010

Compendium of Curiosities - Challenges Nos 22 & 23

These two pieces were both created following the challenges set by Linda on her blog Studio L3 working from Tim Holtz book 'Compendium of Curiosities'.

Challenge No. 22 Alcohol Ink Splatter

(Technique detailed on page 52 of the book)

The alcohol ink colours I used were Cool Peri, Cloudy Blue and Pink Sherbert.  I hadn't used this combination before, but love it and will be using it again!
Most of the effect is covered up by the detailed stamp (Stampers Anonymous 'Pattern Pieces' CMS 012).  I used an archival ink for the rubber stamping but it wouldn't dry properly even with the heat gun.  In the end I used some embossing powder over the top which has sealed in it (hopefully!).
I had some lace and buttons which matched the inks perfectly so they became the accents of this very girly birthday card.

Challenge No. 23 'Double Distress'

(Technique detailed on page 40 of the book)

Nothing girly about this birthday card!  I embossed Grunge Paper with one of Tim Holtz Alterations textured fade embossing folders and coloured it with the following inks and distress stickles

The obscure man image is from Paperartsy, stamped and coloured with more distress inks.

I know I'm too late for the no. 22 challenge, but still wanted to record my efforts!

Thanks for looking - and if there's any where you are, stay safe in the snow!


Anonymous said...

Great work Sherry and also it looks a lot of fun
hugs June x

Createology said...

Love these pieces you created. I have the book and there it sits on the shelf. I really am intrigued by the depth of the colors and techniques. Lovely art Sherry. Happy creating...

Mrs A. said...

Love them both but the top one is my favourite. I had a suit just like that once! No snow here at present but due to fall to -4degrees tonight. Thanks for explanation of rules. Methinks I will makke a cloth one.

Meggymay said...

Both are brilliant Sherry,love the vintage shades of the second one.

oneoff said...

Love them both. I see what you mean about the Peri colour - it's gorgeous.

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Sandy Ang said...

What amazing effects with mediums on your projects !

Netty said...

Terrific work, but I adore your CofC with distress that is total magic. Annette x

Yelowflower said...

great work on both. love that color combo on the distress project

PetraB said...

Both are amazing, the double distress piece is my favourite. I just love everything about it.

Terry said...

Both of your challenge entries are wonderful! Love the images you used with the alcohol splatter and your DD is remarkable! Love them!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wow, Sherry, double distress, double challenges AND double GORGEOUSNESS! You rocked both these techniques, my dear! I love the colors and imagery on your Alcohol Ink Splatter card-- that really is a fabulous palette!-- and the ribbons and buttons are such a sweet and perfect touch.

Your double distress is spectacular, too! That stamp is a treasure, and you couldn't have picked a better embossing folder for it! I love the addition of the Distress Stickles, and the game spinner looks like it was made specifically to be used just like this!

Bravo, times two!!!