Compendium of Curiosities Challenge

I used to take part in different scrapbooking challenges, but lately it seems like I have good intentions to join in but never find the time to actually do them.  One challenge I have always wanted to do was, Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge.  For those of you who haven't heard of it, Linda and her creative team do bi-weekly challenges based on the Tim Holtz technique books, Compendium of Curiosities.  She will randomly pick one technique from his current book and challenge everyone to create something using this technique.  It's a great way to try new techniques using Tim's books.

Last week she started a new challenge based on Volume III, which was released this year.  I decided to try the first one, and hopefully I will do all of them!  This first one is based on his technique, Paint Marbling.  All participants are asked not to reveal the technique out of respect for all the time and hard work that goes into producing these books (which I totally support!).  So, if you plan on participating, make sure you pick up a copy.

So here's, my tag project (and hopefully not the only one):


Love this technique and I can see it being a bit addicting!  I used plain stamping cardstock, Tim's new Motif resist paper for the leaves and birds, Tim Holtz Nature Walk stamp, Ornate Plate, Industrious sticker, rub-on, and my flowers were from Petaloo and Prima.  I can't forget the die used for my birds is from Sizzix, Tim Holtz Birds in Flight Decorative Strip.

I like challenges, they help you to try something new.  Sometimes we all need that push!  So if you are curious or need a creative boost, head on over to Linda's blog and join in.  There are also prizes to be won!
Have a great weekend,  don't forget it's National Scrapbook Day tomorrow!


Jan

14 comments

Ruth said...

Beautiful combination of colours, lovely birds and unusual flowers, fab!

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant!! Totally love the colour scheme you used and the idea to use the resist paper for the birds is inspired! Love the flower embellishment too, a truly wonderful tag!!

Deborrah Cannizzaro said...

That is gorgeous!! I love the colors and the birds, and especially the element at the bottom. I feel your pain! I want to join

Julie Steed said...

Wow! I love the paper you used for the birds and these colors are gorgeous.

Jane said...

I love your tag! The colors for marbling are a gorgeous backdrop for all the wonderful elements in the scene. I love all the details.

Anita Houston said...

An absolute WOW!!! The birds are just amazing! What a wonderful design Jan! You are wonderful to participate! Thanks so much for playing along in our first challenge at CC3 Challenge!!!

Becky said...

A beautiful tag the colours and birds are lovely.
Becky x

isisimaginings.com said...

So, so beautiful! The colours are gorgeous.

Bonnie McLain said...

I LOVE the way you have used these colors... very elegant !!! Love it... looks like a tunnel.. and so very interesting... uniquely created... love it. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Paula Cheney said...

Jan, Really amazing work. I keep staring at the tag to figure out how you did it. Love that about you, always a surprise.
paula xx

Hels Sheridan said...

That is a stunning tag you created there... love the embellishments you used too... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 challenge x

Annette Green said...

Oh, Jan. I absolutely adore every single thing you create. This is such a lovely tag and perfect technique. The color combination gives me goose bumps. Stunning beyond belief! So glad you're joining in the CC3 Challenges.

Buttons said...

Positively gorgeous Jan. Love this colour mix. Jenny x

Marci said...

I'm usually not a fan of red and green together, but you have used the exact shades that look good together. Beautiful!

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