Thursday, August 26, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 11



The challenge continues...we are on week 11 and the ever lovely Linda at Studio L3 has chosen a most wonderful technique called Blended Batik which is featured on page 36 of T!m's A Compendium of Curiosities book.

I chose to do my card in silvery blues & greys because looking back, so many of my submissions were red and yellow and orange (which is really not me at all). So, hold on while i bore you with all the details (that i can share). The flower shapes are from Outlines Rubber Stamps which I cut on my QK Silhouette (my most favorite toy...i mean tool, ever!) as is the leafy vine image. The flowers were inked with Broken China & Pumice Stone distress inks. The buttons and the butterfly bookmark are from my stash. Most of the papers are from Club Scrap's Destinations kit (with the silver from the Culinary kit). 2 of the stamps used on the flowers are also Club Scrap (Henna & Michael Strong Paisley kit), the other flower uses the friend definition stamp from Hero Arts...they are sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist (which is an absolute must to own..i use it VERY frequently). The ticket is made with Autumn Leaves ticketed stamp set. Oh...and last but certainly not least, there's a hint of faded jeans distress stickles near the bottom.

9 comments:

  1. Chrissie this is totally beautiful, smashing. Annette x

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  2. Oh, I LOVE this color combo, Chrissie! What a lovely card, and you really did a great job on the blended batik technique on those stunning flowers! I love the background stamp, too-- it has a sweet, retro feel that works so well with the design you created.

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  3. Fabulous flowers and just perfect for the Batik challenge! Love this!

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  4. Chrissie, you have outdone yourself. I really really really love the color combinations. Fantastic!

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  5. Wow! This is stunning! Love your color combo! And the batik on the flowers - so cool! :)

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  6. Your color choices are fantastic! And the different centers and designs on the flowers keep the eye moving. Great piece!

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  7. Hi Chrissie... thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Yes I do try to have a sense of humor, life is filled with enough speed bumps, laughter mmmmmm good for the soul.

    Your batiking came out wonderful !!! What a fun technique, it took me back to the 70's when I would batik with crayons, lol, yea I was a wanna be hippie. Love the colors you chose. TFS xoxo

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  8. I love those flowers! the texture comes from the stamps I think, just beautifull1

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