Saturday, January 22, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #28

This week's CCC challenge - Colorful Layered Fragments - was a tough one for me. I am down to my last few Fragments and all I had to choose from was a bunch of tiny ones or one giant piece. I chose the giant one, but had a hard time figuring out how to fill it up! I decided to stamp it with images from one of Tim Holtz's clear stamp sets. I think these are such pretty stamps! I don't have the AI pens, so I just painted on various Adirondack alcohol inks with a paintbrush.

This was such a giant piece, I wasn't sure what to do with it. I ended up covering a piece of wood with French pages, gesso-ing over it, and then stamping it with the flourish from Tim Holtz's Reindeer Flight collection. I wanted a bit of a frame, so I inked some Tissue Tape with black ink and applied it around the edges. Love how it stays somewhat transparent and you can still see the print. Very cool! To finish it, I added Idea-ology corners and an Ornate Frame holding an Adage Ticket.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you are all having a wonderful, arty weekend! :-)

15 comments:

  1. amazing...I gotta check out this CCC thing.

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  2. Awesome! And quite a different look for you. I think it's the colors. This looks really cool!

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  3. Simply put, this is stunning! Love it to bits, and your coloring is gorgeous! Now, that reminds me, where the heck did I put that one big fragment? lol..

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  4. Shelly, what a gorgeous piece! Although it's a large fragment, you filled the entire fragment brilliantly! I love how you "framed" and mounted it all together too!

    Simply fabulous!

    Hugs

    ~Spike

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  5. Gorgeous card Shelly, love the colours on your fragment!
    Been having a little nose through your blog - so much inspiration! Love your altered mini mister holder particularly!
    Alison xx

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  6. Beautiful and colorful fragment! I love your card! And that mist holder pinball thingy is just da bomb!

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  7. Sooo lovely. The colors and attention to detail are fabulous, just adore this.

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  8. Love how this turned out with all the texture & color-beautiful piece.

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  9. What a spectacular card, Shelly! WOW, is that Fragment ever beautiful! I love the cheerful colors, and the entire design of the card is so elegant. What a brilliant way to attach the Ornate Plate!

    Bravo, sweet lady! It's FABULOUS!

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  10. hi ~ thanks for stopping by my blog, it looks like we BOTH like that black background, very chice'... have a creative week! judy

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  11. WOW, your one really pops too,everything works perfectly together, i love this too :P

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  12. Gorgeous piece!!! Absolutely brilliant!! Love how you "filled" your fragments piece!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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  13. Possibly the most amazing blog that I read all year off the shoulder wedding dresses?!

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