I just couldn’t wait until the Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge had begun! I had gotten my Compendium of Curiosities book late and I’m not even sure if I had a chance to participate. I knew that I HAD to get the second book the moment it came out because the first was jam packed with inky crafty goodness that only Tim could put together so well! For those of you who follow along with me, you’ve already known that I’ve dipped into the book and found wonderful tidbits! This time I was ready and eager! So I just waited until Linda over at Studio L3 (who is a fabulous gal) was ready to start up the challenges again 🙂 The challenges just started this past Friday.
Now the way it works, you need your own copy of Compendium of Curiosities 2 it’s like we’re in this virtual classroom where we all have our own textbooks and we follow along. It’s not cool to post the techniques from the book because they are Tim’s to share, plus you’ll want your own copy. 🙂 There are wonderful explanations in the book with regards to different tools, accessories and other ideas then there are 35 illustrated techniques. It’s these techniques that the challenges will be based on (please visit Linda’s blog for the exact deets of the challenge).
Soooo the first challenge is…Custom Foam Stamps on page 66 in A Compendium of Curiosities 2 and to help kick it off, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky entrant chosen by random draw!
I was working on this tag Friday night while watching the Canucks game and many of you know that I am a little bit of a Canucks fan soooo I started the tag but got a little caught up in the game to finish it in one go. Plus I had to wait until my Magenta Stickles had dried!
Rather than go into everything in this tag, I’ll go over the highlights or fun facts! LOL
-The seam binding was coloured with Purple Twilight Adirondak Color Wash and I really LOVE the intensity of colour and feel but BOY does that stuff REALLY stain your fingers!
-On the top and bottom of the tag, I had used Snow Cap white Paint Dabber on my custom foam stamp, I used the stamp again on the sides but with White Picket Fence Distress Stain so you can see that the white wasn’t as intense.
-Where you see the Magenta Stickles, I had originally used Perfect Pearls Mists – Pearl that I had sprayed on the tag using a Crafter’s Workshop flourish stencil. You couldn’t see the flourishes very well so I had outlined them using a black Copic fine liner and then something hit me (probably the score) so I grabbed the stickles because I felt that something needed blinging!
-The sentiment says…A dream is a wish your heart makes.
If you need more deets on what I used, please look through the tags below. The only thing I can’t give you details on are what Distress Ink colours I had used. (Although, I just had a thought that I should create a tag in good ‘ole Canuck colours in future!)
I just popped over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and their challenge for this week is..Anything Goes! So I thought, gosh, golly, gee, I’ll enter this fushiatastic tag there too! 🙂
I highly suggest you get your hands on this book (you can even order it directly from Tim and he’ll sign it for ya) and then you too can play along with us!
There’s one thing that I’ve learned by doing the Creative Chemistry 101 class and that’s if you don’t do the technique it doesn’t fall into one’s repertoire of techniques. I can’t believe how many of the techniques I’ve learned that I don’t have to think about doing anymore. They’ve just been added to the tool chest and it comes out easily when I need it. I’m not sure if I’m making sense here or perhaps that adage works here, practice makes perfect! 🙂
Thanks for dropping in today!