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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Compendium of Curiosities - The Final Challenge


The last challenge I took part in was number 21 and this last one is number 35, so I missed out quite a few inbetween.
  I couldn't miss out on this final challenge though - using Tim Holtz' fantastic book of techniques called 'Compendium of Curiosities'
- all the challenges have been set by Linda from her blog

This final challenge focuses on the very last technique in the book
 on page 67 and is called 'Design Details'.

I made a Father's Day card and it was great to use up various scraps of paper - some handmade (not by me!), scrapbook papers and there's even part of a bingo page in there too.


You may notice that my stitching isn't spaced evenly because I didn't have all the required tools, but I quite like the effect anyway (I would say that wouldn't I - lol). 

Having pieced my card together, I needed something extra to go on it.
The image I had stamped and coloured a few days ago and it was laying on my desk and the colours fitted perfectly - so it had to go on!  (It's a Stampotique image called 'Bow Tie')

Here's another close up of some of the (imperfect!) detail.



Linda has hinted that although these challenges are now over, she has something else in mind - and will announce what it is next Monday - I'll be keeping tuned to her blog!

20 comments:

Ange Lee said...

Liking this alot...but then I'm a sucker for stampotique images! I like the stitching...don't call it imperfect...it's not because it just shows it's handmade and it's pairs up with the stamp image very well.

MARY PERNULA said...

I think it is wonderful, great work. HUGS MARY

Ira said...

This truly is ARTISTIC! Well done!

Meggymay said...

Its fantastic Sherry, I will be improvising a bit with mine as well.

akilli melek said...

fab card sherry, love the stitching and the image.

left you a little something on my blog - dated 28feb, but only now able to update the post again now that i am UK based again.

Lynn Stevens said...

What a Wonderfully Grungy Dads day card Sherry!!! The Stampotique image go so well with all your details!

Anesha said...

Fantastic card, love the use of the wire!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Your card is terrific, Sherry! I love the textures of the papers and the stitching is imperfectly perfect!
Hope all is well...have a great week!
Angela
PS Your post just reminded me that Mother's Day is coming up in England right? What day in March? It's in May here, but my "other" mother lives in Yorkshire...I better get a card made and sent huh?!

donna said...

Wonderful card! All the elements go together perfectly!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sherry, it's awesome to see you again, and I'm so happy you made it back for the Grand Finale!

Your Father's day card is delightful-- you did a fabulous job with the Design Details challenge, and that darling Stampotique image is the perfect choice. Your stitching looks great and the Scrabble tiles tie it all together beautifully!

See you on Monday, my dear!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Sherry, how cool! I love it and the ghouly little man!

Joanne Huffman said...

Love it! And, I think the uneven stitching looks great - adds to the atmosphere. The details are wonderful.

Deborah said...

Love the wonky stitches and the scrabble DAD. A fab funky card!

Netty said...

Terrific to see you back Sherry at the CofC and with such an awesome card. Fab work. Annette x

Minxy said...

Absolutely love your take on the challenge x
sTAy iNkY
huGs MiNXy

craftytrog said...

Your card is utterly gorgeous Sherry! x

Daniele said...

cool card, love the stitching
hugs

Terry said...

This just brought a big smile to my face! Love that little guy and the stitching and patchwork is wonderful! It has been so fun and even nicer to meet so many wonderful artists!

Terry said...

PS: Thank you for posting my blog candy on your sidebar! I was leaving and saw that! Have a great weekend!

Rachelle said...

This brought such a smile to my face. You did a fab job on the final CCC!