Birds & Words

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge


We begin!  Welcome to CC3C!  I'm so excited to be going on this journey and I hope you'll play along.  You can get all the details on how this challenge works at the website of our fearless leader, the lovely Linda Ledbetter.  Linda is so gracious and invited the CC3C team to come together to host this challenge.  Check out the CC3C page.

Compendium of Curiosities III is Tim's best book yet.  I really love the techniques, all very doable and crazy awesome results!  You can get your copy at Rocky Mountain Memories or get a signed copy from Tim

Our first challenge is Paint Marbling.  The technique can be found on page 43 of Compendium of Curiosities III.  If you haven't used Distress Paints yet, you gotta get some!!  Yummy, rich, opaque color.  You can change the color of just about anything.  Color safe?  I don't think so.

Here's the tag I did using Paint Marbling on the background.

After creating my Paint Marble background with Crushed Olive, Spun Sugar and Broken China Distress Paint, I used Wendy Vecchi's Fancy Floral's background stamp in Dandelion Archival Ink.  I scratched the edges with a Paper Distresser and Vintage Photo all around the edges.
I stamped flowers from Wendy's Blooming Art set and from her Build-a-Blossom Stamp-It Stencil It set.  Build-a-Blossom has a coordinating stencil and stamp for the little sprig in Blooming Art.  The flowers are stamped onto the tag itself with Carnation Red Archival ink and in Jet Black onto Clearly for Art Whiteout.  More about that later.
I stenciled the leaves onto the tag with Wendy's white Embossing Paste, tinted with Fern Green Archival ink.  I stenciled a few more leaves onto a scrap of paper, let them dry and then cut out those stenciled leaves for a little layered dimension.
I used Wendy's Archival Alcohol technique (I just named it that, just this second!!) that she demoed at CHA this January.  Check out her technique by clicking here.  I used Blue Violet and Chrome Yellow Archival reinkers on Clearly for Art Whiteout.  CFA takes the ink in a very weird, awesome way, so you have to play with it a little, which I'm always happy to do!!  I stamped the flowers in Jet Black, cut them out and then heated and shaped them.  Apply the flowers with some Ranger Matte Medium and sandwich a little Grungeboard or Grungepaper behind them to get them to glue to the tag.
I added words from Wendy's Framed Art set.  (I LOVE this set.  Its got an awesome frame that could be used a bunch of ways.  Love.  It.)   I just wanted part of the words, so I cut and separated the words.  I could have just inked part of the words, but I like to do it this way.  I love cling stamps for many reasons, but one is that I easily cut them up and use parts of them and then put them back together.  When cutting away part of a stamp, if you cut an angle or a notch, its easy to fit the pieces back together on an acrylic block and use it and originally designed.  If you look at the left edge, you'll see the little notch I cut.
I added Wendy's Blossom Bucket door (SUPER cute!!) to the tag for a hopeful message to go along with the hopeful message in the Framed Art set.  I like hopeful things.  I added a little brad head embossed with Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel (the same on the smaller flower centers).  I hand wrote the word "open" with a fine tip Sharpie and detailed the letters a little.
I resisted putting a little bird on the top of the door.  Don't get used to it, I won't be able to resist often!

Make a comment on all of the CC3C host blogs for a chance to win prizes from our sponsors Inspiration Emporium,  Funkie Junkie Boutique, and from Tim Holtz!
Linda Ledbetter
Candy Colwell
Hels Sheridan
Yvonne Blair
Susan Mostek
Anita Houston
Annette Green
Marjie Kemper

164 comments:

  1. Amazing background, I love the cute door on your tag!

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  3. This is just lovely!!!! LOVE you soft color pallet!! I need those flowers now!! hehehe....So honored to be part of this challenge with you and all my other Ranger girls!!! big hugs.

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  4. Love the entire piece, and the outlining around the flowers. Very cute!

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    1. Thanks, Jan. That's actually double stamped. I inked and stamped again and liked it so I kept it!

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  5. Beautiful tag Cheryl, love the marbling effect.. and what you have done with it...the little door is fab too!.... I have just got my book and can't wait to play along with you all ;) Jan x

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    1. Thanks, Jan! Can't wait to see YOUR art!

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  6. Great tag - love that door - want to go through it! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Steffi. Hope you'll play along with us!

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  7. Anything with a door is a good thing! I love all the colors of Distress Paint and especially: Crushed Olive, Spun Sugar, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberries, Gathered Twigs, Shaded Lilac, Frayed Burlap, Tumbled Glass, Old Paper, Salty Ocean, Barn Door, Mowed Grass, Bundled Sage, Squeezed Lemonade, and Dried Marigold!

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    1. Me, too, Mary! Just a few of my favorite things!

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  8. Your tag is beautiful (even without the bird!), I love the soft tones you have used and Wendy's technique goes so well with the marbling technique too.

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    1. Thanks, Redanne. The bird will fly in on the next challenge, no doubt!

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  9. Loved the flowers, loved the door, loved the colors and the sentiment. Wonderful!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Melody. Hope you'll play along with us!

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  10. What a fantastic tag, Cheryl. That door is the BEST! I am a huge fan of Wendy's embossing paste, so I especially loved that treatment in your background. Lovely!

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  11. Love your fabulous flowery tag.

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    1. Thanks so much, Karin, and thanks for playing CC3C along with us!

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  12. Cheryl, loving your tag and thanks for sharing. Can't wait to follow along with you all. Jean.x

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    1. Thank you, Cardgenie. Its going to be a fun ride!

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  13. Your tag is altogether lovely. Those flowers are gorgeous and that little door is so cute! I like your subtle background using the techinque x

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Sherry. Hope you'll play along with CC3C!

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  14. Stunning make! I love the colours you have chosen for the technique and the finished result looks just fabulous! Thanks for this great inspiration!!

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    1. You're very sweet, Astrid, thanks. LOVE this technique!

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  15. Love the sunny colors you picked to use on your tag with the contrasting Broken China behind the door. Beautiful tag. I saw so many fantastic colors when stopping by the Curiosity Crews blogs, way more than 9. Love all of Tim's colors. Look forward to seeing more of your work. Congrats for being on the team.

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  16. Good on you for resisting the bird...don't know how you did it! I have been waiting for today like Christmas! Thanks for your inspiration.

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  17. what a wonderful sun shiny tag full of spring and summer promise...

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  18. Wow! So many details. The tag is fantastic.

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  19. This is so beautiful Cheryl. Love the colours and the images. Fabulous piece
    x catherine

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  20. You guys are so kind! This technique is totally addictive. I'm reaching for Distress Paint constantly now. AWESOME on metal.

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  21. Great project - lovely composition, Nikki xx

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  22. Love this bright, cheerful card! The flowers are wonderful!

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  23. Such a beautiful card. I especially love the flowers and the soft muted color theme

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  24. love, love, love this tag! The flowers are incredible! Thanks for sharing this with us!!!!

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  25. Hi chery - beautiful! Thanks for the tip on cutting stamps. Great idea.

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  26. Love the project! I like the door and flowers. I have been practicing making flowers. Thanks for sharing your expertise!

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  27. Love, love that tag, Cheryl! So cute and perfect for Springtime! I'm really enjoying taking this journey with you and the rest of the Curiosity Crew!

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  28. Gorgeous tag .... I love the colours, so pretty. Linda xx

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  29. So beautiful, Cheryl! I love your marbled background and the door is so inviting! Love your tag! Enjoy the weekend!

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  30. I absolutely LOVE this tag, Cheryl! I want to walk through that door and hang out in the sweet little world you created!

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  31. Great color choices, thanks for sharing

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  32. and behind door #1... Is there a bird? Love the way this tag moves your imagination.

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  33. Love the yellow - so happy! Thanks for sharing Wendy's technique with us.

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  35. pretty spring tag! Love the flowers!

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  36. Love the hopeful door, and the clearly for art flowers, I am still practicing shaping them. Igot my clearly for art paper from my favorite Inspiration Emporium.

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  37. Pretty pretty flowers - the texture is great. Thanks for sharing

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  38. Very pretty color combination! I love the door!! have a wonderful day!

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  39. Wonderful tag Cheryl. Love the cute door. I can't wait to get started. Your newest follower Karen.x

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  40. Cheryl... Your tag is so YOU! It has a quiet elegance to it! So beautiful and so uncomplicated. I love your design and how you used Wendy's flowers and her little door here. I am so honored to be on this artistic journey with you, my sweet friend. Enjoy your Sunday. Candy

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  41. A beautiful and cheerful tag, and a great example of Tim's wonderful technique!

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  42. Beuatiful and I love the sentiment you chose.

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  43. Techniques! Techniques! Thanks for sharing! Great job on the first challenge.

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  44. What a lovely tag, Cheryl. Great colors and I love that door!

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  45. i love the door!!! a very pretty tag!

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  46. That little door is so cute!!! Very pretty :)

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  47. Beautiful background for a beautiful card.

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  48. This gas given me ideas for the stamp/stencil. Very pretty indeed!

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  49. Beautiful tag! Love the idea using the door!

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  50. This is so beautiful, Cheryl! Love how the flowers are cascading down toward the door.

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  51. Great tag! That yellow makes for a great Spring card. Love it!

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  52. As a huge Wendy fan this is so up my street. I love the way you've used the door and your beautiful yellow marbling. So good to see you as part of this fabulous crew. Jenny x

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  53. Love how seamlessly Wendy's and Tim's products line work together. This is such a vibrant spring tag.

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  54. What a fun piece! Unique color combination-love it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  55. I just love your flowers using the white CFA. I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  56. So amazing! l I love the mini door! And your flower is a wonder for the eyes! BArbarayaya

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  57. So pretty - those giant flowers are gorgeous, and a door is always so full of promise... step through into a new world! Lovely inspiration, thank you.
    Alison x

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  58. There is not one bit of this I don't like, its so gorgeous and clever.

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  59. I love the little door on your project .. too cute ! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  60. I don't know what I like more about this tag--the Awesome flowers or the Fabulous door?? :) Or the Fantastic background? Just a whole bunch of Wonderful on this one!! Thanks for the inspiration on the CC3 challenge :) XOXO-Shari

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  61. Wow! I love the stenciled leaves and the flowers.

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  62. What a stunning tag. Love the soft but colorful palet! Hugs, Sandra

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  63. Cleverly done! And so very artsy! Love this extraordinary tag of yours!
    Claudia x

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  64. Such a sweet tag. Loving the marbling technique.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  65. Your tag has the look of yummy vintage wallpaper.... love it! So soft but looks like it has seen some history!

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  66. Great tag you created! Loving all of these projects already.

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  67. Your tag is certainly an ode to spring!

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  68. wow, your tag is so fresh and it makes me think of sunny days... love it x

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  69. Love your tag with all the pretty flowers!

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  70. I love the flowers! I wish I could hold this in person; the textures look amazing.

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  71. I love the flowers! I wish I could hold this in person; the textures look amazing.

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  72. I loved your tag with it's flowers and door. TFS:)

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  73. Beautiful, really loving the flowers. Thanks for sharing!

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  74. I LOVE seeing your work Cheryl! The door and florals are perfect! Gorgeous tag! What a thrill to be on this creative journey with you!

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  75. Great flowers on a great tag.
    Becky x

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  76. Love your tag, the door is so cool.

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  77. Your playing with scale really make this tag pop, very pretty.

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  78. So soft and feminine. I'd love to go through the little door and see the garden beyond.

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  79. Brilliant and I love your door!!

    Sam xx

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  80. Your tag is so pretty and fun, yet profound - esp. with the door.

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  81. Love your tag! That door is so cool! Love those flowers too! :)

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  82. Love the door! Great marbling background.
    Sandra

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  83. I miss your little birdie! Love the door, though!

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  84. So clever. the colors, the door, all the elements worked so well together. I look forward to more of your creativity.

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  85. LOVE the colors you used and the Pretty BG you created! AWESOME flowers and thx for your tip about cutting the notch in the stamp to put it back together!

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  86. I LOVE this tag! The flowers are gorgeous! I need to get my hands on some embossing paste...that looks fun!

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  87. I love the leaves! I hadn't realised they were stencilled until I actually read your tutorial. And I really want to know what is through that door!

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  88. love your gorgeous tag, it's soooo beautiful!! =)

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  89. Beautiful tag! The marbled background is stunning! Love the pretty blossoms!

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  90. A fun fresh project, I love the use of the wee door, too cute

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  91. Loving the tag Cheryl. And I am so new to all the crafty lark it is fabulous xx. I cannot wait to play, I received my Cc3 today woo hoo x
    Denise x

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  92. What a fabulous tag! The door is just darling!

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  93. A very springy start to this fun challenge, nicely done!

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  94. Beautiful bright colors. Really like the door and the flowers. Just lovely!

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  95. Wouw very beautiful, especially the flowers

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  96. Love the wonderful spring yellows on this with your pretty florals and wonderful little door!

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  97. What a great idea to cut up your stamps to make them more versatile! And I love your little trick of cutting an angle so you can fit them back together. Genius! I'm definitely going to be stealing that little trick. :)

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  98. Gorgeous tag, love the colors, flowers and especially that little door, it is like a little secret door, something hidden behind!

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  99. I love your door! Beautiful flowers too!

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  100. Lovely colors! I love the die cut door over the top.

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  101. I think a bird makes everything better. I say don't resist next time. :) I really like the flowers. I have not come across the CFA yet. It's on the must have list.

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  102. The door is adorable! Really nice project

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  103. Cheryl, your tag looks so vintage- very romantic feel- lovely!

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  104. Such a lovely tag. I love the colours, flower and that little door is TOO CUTE! Thank you so much for including the link to Wendy Vecchi's reinker technique, I tried it a couple of times with the wrong paper, so it wasn't working. I will try again now. Thanks for leading and inspiring us in these awesome challenges. :)

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  105. What a sweet tag, I love the yellows xx

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  106. Fabulous background and I love your 'Wendy' flowers x

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  107. Love your color combo on that background! The flowers are amazing and love their centers too !!

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  108. stunning tag - great background and the flowers look fab xx

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  109. Such a cheerful and happy tag! =)

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  110. Gorgeous, lively tag, thank you for the inspiration xx

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  111. Beautiful tag! Love all the layers and the many different uses of the Marbling technique.

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  112. A wunderful tag! A perfect composition.

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  113. Beautiful tag. I love the OPEN door.

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  114. The yellow tones are gorgeous!

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  115. fantastic piece, love the layout and colour, Px

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  116. Hi Cheryl!!
    Thanks for letting me play along in the CC3C!

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    1. Thanks, Mandy and congratulations on a fabulous entry!

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  117. I just really like the over-all design of your piece. Those giant flowers and that little door. Reminds me a bit of Wonderland.

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  118. Lovely tag! The door just looks ready to open to explore what is inside :)

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  119. I love Clearly for Art and this looks great!

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  120. Cheryl this is another beautiful creation!
    Love Ya, Donna Mc

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    1. Hey, girlie! Thanks for commenting on my blog. <3

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  121. This is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the colors!

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  122. very pretty - love the colours x

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  123. Beautiful, subtle colors. Love the door!

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  124. Love it! Thank you for sharing your cc3c

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  125. Love it! Thank you for sharing your cc3c

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  126. Thank you for sharing your CC3C piece and being part of the Crew. Your blog is wonderful!

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  127. Pretty pretty tag - loving the color theme you used and the door is so much fun.

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  128. love it! The background is so soft and the flowers are beautiful, but that door steals the show- so much fun!

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  129. The door! Love this tag, Cheryl. Gorgeous flowers, colors and design.

    Angi@MakingMayhem

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  130. The door is really neat!

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  131. love your card! what a great sentiment

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  132. Love the layering of your tag. Whimsey is my favorite. I want to see whats behind the door!

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  133. This is beautiful! I love the "open" on the little door!

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  134. Wow Cheryl ... I adore how you used this technique to create such a fabulous backdrop for your tag. Perfect for Wendy's door! Love the colors and the flowers and I really would have loved the bird on top of the door too :) Thanks for the inspiration! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  135. A really beautiful tag!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  136. Beautiful! I love the Tim & Wendy combo!

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  137. Awesome tag Cheryl! Love the sentiment!

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  138. Adorable design using the miniature door. Great colors too! Thank you for sharing your talents and ideas with us.

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  139. Such a beautiful tag! Love the flowers and the little door. So inspirational!

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  140. Terrific tag and I love the idea of using that door. So cool!

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  141. This is sooo cute. The door is a really unexpected embellishment!

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  142. such a great saying and wonderful spring colors

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