Saturday, September 11, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 13

For this weeks Studio L3 challenge, Linda has us making Grunge paper flowers using the instructions found on page 65 of T!m's Compendium of Curiosities.

I don't normally do "cute" Halloween...I'm much more into the macabre, but I chose to use my flower as an embellishment to a paper drawstring basket which I will fill with Halloween candy for my desk at work. The instructions for how to make this cutie can be found on the Club Scrap site here (I'm not sure but you may have to be a member to view the video, if you wanna join, let me know!!). It's very easy to make, and if you can't view the video, i'm happy to send you written instructions. The green paper is from Club Scrap's Wheel & Sprocket kit and the black is from the Expressions kit. The patterned paper is from a DCWV Halloween pack.

My flower is inked with DI's (peeled paint & dusty concord) and embossed with the checkerboard & retro circles texture fades. Leaves were cut with pinking shears. I added the eyeball eraser center & plastic spider just for fun.

Thanks for looking and be sure to take a moment today to say a prayer for all of those touched by the events of September 11, 2001.


  1. Love your rangoon. That eyeball is cute.

  2. This is really clever! I must check out the link. Love that spider too!

  3. Clever idea, using the eyeball as the flower center. Really fun! Off to check out the tutorial link :)

  4. Chrissie, this is AWESOME! What a cool design-- I've never seen this particular style of paper folding before, and I just love it. Fill this baby with Halloween candy and you're ready for Trick or Treat!

    Your grunge flower is fabulous, and the little eyeball eraser at the center is brilliant! Great background paper, too. Love the colors and the zigzag leaves... love the whole thing!

  5. This is fantastic Chrissie! I made the flowers and never got around to figuring out what to put them on. Looks like I may be borrowing this fantastic idea!!

  6. WOW! I'm sorry I missed this last week..very, very nice!