Friday, 27 April 2012

A Compendium of Curiosities 2 - Challenge No. 3 - Marbled Stains

I'm following the challenges being set by the lovely Linda
on her blog Studio L3 working from Tim Holtz' new book
A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II.
I must own up to missing the second challenge as I
didn't have two of the products used - I know I could
have improvised, but opted out
(sorry again Terry - lol!!) 

 To my utter dismay for this third challenge again I didn't have
the main ingredient - Picket Fence Distress Stain.
I wasn't going to let that stop me this week though!
I chose the lightest shade of Distress Stain I had - being
Spun Sugar - and using the technique on page 46
of Tim's Holtz' book created my own 'Marble Stains' effect
as shown on the tag in the photo above.
I don't think I really achieved the marble look,
but it's quite a nice background nevertheless.
I made it into an Artist's Trading Card
 The figure is moulded in air dry clay
modelled on my own fair figure - well, it could have been!
It's actually from Krafty Lady Art Moulds.
I stamped the word 'Belle' and edged the card
with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
This week's challenge is sponsored by
who are generously offering a $25 gift certificate
 to one lucky participant.
You've got to be in it to win it -
now where have I heard that before! 


sassy said...

nudity!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh my word you saucy minx lol!!! fabulous hunnie i really think this is special as it looks like me hahaha ..brillaint hugs sassyx

Jenny said...

Gorgeous ATC Sherry... I love your background... and I love those distress stains... they are so wonderful... watercolor in a bottle... your gorgeous background technique in the ATC book is just divine also... so inspired by it and its beautiful colors... I have never heard of brusho powder but I have to try it...

Jenny x

Createology said...

Hello are busy creating. I missed your last post with the fun fabric pages. Love your distressing and your own fair figure...very art masterpiece inspired. Blissful creating...

SusanLotus said...

How do you know how I look like!? :o It´s me on the card!!! :D

Happy weekend to you!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

that is one fluffy nekkid lady, Sherry! :O)

Jenxo said...

you make me laugh , my own figure is much more rounded...:) love your atc and a beutiful backgroundxx

Deborah said...

I was going to say you must have used me as a model but you beat me to it. I don't have TH's new compendium so cannot judge how marbled it is, but looks fab to me.

Jackie said...

A fabulous ATC - the background looks great, even without the Picket Fence.
(I haven't tried it, but I reckon some thin/diluted white acrylic paint would work just as well.)

Ira Huberts said...

Very artistic Sherry, great background, you must have had Rubens on your mind whilst creating this ;-) Ira x

sandee said...

Well that mold is a sassy thang, isn't it! I love that you stamped Belle along with it too! beautiful background! waving hi from the beautiful hills of North Carolina :)

Sam said...

Love the naked lady, reminds me of the goddess of Wiilendorf(sp?)! Will have to check out those molds, have been looking for some face ones like you use on your art dolls x

Jackie said...

Hi Sherry,
To answer your question about drawing on the IPad - there is an app called 'Brushes' which you can buy and enables drawings such as I did. It takes a bit of practise! J x

Linda Ledbetter said...

You improvised beautifully, Sherry! This is SUCH a cool ATC. I love the little clay figure and the colors are magical! I'm so glad you joined the CC2C, and just love seeing your art!

Ann said...

Gorgeous atc Sherry, I love the colours & the little clay body is a brilliant addition!!
Ann-R x

Mrs A. said...

Least mine had clothes on!!!! Love the colours on your tag. Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Least mine had clothes on!!!! Love the colours on your tag. Hugs Mrs A.

Anonymous said...

Oh, sassy! Your ATC is great!