Who loves technique challenges? I do! I do!
This is one of those that you are sure to be able to participate in because you are sure to already have what you need. Do you have a bottle of alcohol ink? Do you have a piece of felt and an applicator tool? Some glossy card stock? You're all set.
My niece's birthday was April 30 and I wanted a card that would be sassy enough for a 20 year old. Thank you, Dina Wakley LOVE her silouhette stamps and this one had the particular attitude I was going for. I used the whole ombre piece for my background. I added a bit of stenciling with Tim's Typography stencil. I used some Indigo Alcohol Ink at first but it wasn't quite rich enough for me. So I repositioned the stencil and stenciled the letters again with "Night", from Dina's Media paint.
I differed from Tim's technique in Compendium of Curiosities III by using different colors, but other than that the technique is the same. I chose Willow, Meadow and Stream.
I gave my girlie some interesting wings using Stamper's Anonymous Classic #17 stamp set. Love that mariposa collage. I cut out the butterfly wings and colored them with Broken China and Mustard Seed Distress Inks, blending the color with a blending tool.
Tiny butterflies from the same stamp supply two points at the bottom right of my card.
This challenge is sponsored by the lovely Linda Couglin at Funkie Junkie. A random winner will receive a $25 dollar gift certificate to her website for a shopping spree! Our Curiosity Crew choice will go to their mailbox and find a cache of Tim Holtz treasure, donated by Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi. SO very cool!! Find the few simple rules and guidelines on Linda Ledbetter's blog here. Don't forget to leave some love on the Curiosity Crew blogs:
Cheryl Grigsby (that's me, do it below!!)
Grab you copy of Compendium of Curiosities and create!!