Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Volume III: Challenge 1

I'm so glad Linda Ledbetter on her blog
is once again setting (bi-weekly) challenges, this time
 based on the latest volume of Tim Holtz book,
as it forces me to actually use the book rather than
just wistfully admiring it!
The first challenge is to try out the
technique on page 43 of the book -
"Paint Marbling".
I messed around with the technique on plain
paper (see above pic) and
on old book-keeping pages
I cut out a piece I liked and decided to use
one of my painted girls (I still have quite a few
hanging around on my desk)

I gave her some clothes using  Distress Paint.

I made it all into a card - layered it onto
a scrap of graph paper.
The flower is made from the
'Tattered Florals' Alterations/Sizzix Bigz die.

The 'Happy Birthday' is rubber stamped
onto more of the scrap graph paper.
I stitched some yellow crosses onto
the girl's neckline too.

This first challenge is being sponsored by
who are generously offering a $50 gift certificate
to one lucky winner.
Also, the main man himself Tim Holtz and Mario
are also providing some amazing prizes for
each challenge - all the details are on 
Thanks for looking at my entry and I'm looking
forward to seeing what everyone else does too.


Tammy C said...

Sherry I love your card. I can totally relate to your about me comment. My initial goal was to post artwork and join some challenges. OMG.. I need an extra day between Sat. & Sun. LOL I look forward to seeing your next submission.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic piece, love the colours.

Anita Houston said...

LOVE your's different, whimsical, and FUN!!! The colors are just stunning as well! Thank you so much for playing along in our first CC3 Challenge!!!

Deborah said...

I love the graph paper, Sherry. It just adds that extra something different to an already fabulous design.

Candy C said...

Sherry...your card is super cute! I love your marbled background and I really like the girl that you've used as your focal point of your card. She's so cute and beautifully blends into your background. Isn't it crazy what you can do with a little paint and ink, water and paper? Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC3C! <3 Candy

Алексровер Анна said...

Sherry! How I love your woks in your own original style! So fresh work! Love the yellow stitching on girl's blouse!

Ira Huberts said...

How wonderfully put together Sherry, love the touch of yellow/green here, too, works splendidly with your purples! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

JansArtyJunk said...

Sherry...your card is soooo cute! I love how you marbled background the old book keeping pages and your painted girl looks fab on your card. She's a beauty and goes so well with your background :)

Yvonne said...

This is so the colors you chose! So cute...thanks for playing along!

Jackie said...

Such a fabulous card, Sherry. I love the colours. The hint of yellow really makes the background 'pop'. great drawing too.
To answer your question about my decorative tape, yes, I use a glue stick to make sure the masking tape sticks. It does have some adhesive, but putting it on the card to paint it removes a lot of it.
Hope you have a good weekend. J

Shelann said...

Your painted girl is cute and love your bright colors too.

Angela Radford said...

Loving your choice of colours Sherry they work really well with the technique. The card is lovely.
The girl finishes the card perfectly.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Createology said...

Lovely card and fabulous fun techniques. T!m always rocks the art world. Creative Bliss...