Sunday, October 24, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week #18

Here is my entry for the Compendium Of Curiosities Challenge Week 18 hosted by Linda on her blog L3 Studio. Every week she hosts a challenge based on the techniques in Tim Holtz's book, this weeks techniques is paint dabber resist. I am really enjoying these weekly challenges, I do them every week, but don't always get done in time to enter becasue I always seem to forget or mix up the time zone difference! I have been thinking about setting up a spreadsheet of all the challenges I like to participate in - yes I am addicted to paper crafting...

Here is my entry, the card base is SU Baja Blue, the Many Thanks stamp is by American Craft I think, The label around the sentiments is SU's Vintage Label and matching punch. I used Willow and Denim paint dabbers for the butterflies and vine stamp (Tim Holtz). I used the following Distress Inks: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint,Shabby Shutters and Brushed Corduroy. The big blue butterfly is grungpaper. Bling is Recollections. I sprayed the grunge butterfly and the the sentiment with a Faded Jeans/ Silver Perfect Pearls spray.
For technique instructions pick up a copy of Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities book, it is a must have resource!
Thanks for looking!



  1. Oh, Karla, this is gorgeous! I love the way you designed it, and the dabber resist looks amazing with the stamp you chose and the dramatic colors. I love the pretty, feminine embellishments, and the lacy edge is beautiful!

    I'm glad you were able to participate this week! I finally realized I should put a local time clock on my blog, so it's right at the top now, and I hope it helps you and all my other friends make the time zone conversion more easily. :-)

  2. Wow, I love this! So pretty. Love all the stamps you've used, and such gorgeous colours.

  3. Karla, this is fantastic! I love the soft colors you used and they really make the resist pop.

  4. Wow! Gorgeous, and congrats on the win, you deserve it.


  5. Karla, congrats on your ATT win :) This is a lovely card with it's butterflies, blues and golds.

  6. Simply beautiful... the colours, all of it. Love it!