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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Compendium-of-Curiosities-Challenge week 15 and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge




OK its Gonna be a Two for Tuesday this week.

Over on Linda's Blog Studio 3L it's week 15 in the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge and the technique is Alcohol ink Agate.

Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show its Show Your Grunge.

Being pressed for time this week I rolled both challenges into one. I created an Altered Tin, covered with Harlequin embossed grunge board and covered with grunge paper and Prima flowers. I love the look of the agate technique and even dabbed some on to the flowers that I used both a paint dauber and distress ink on too.
Finished it all off with an ornate plate, adage ticket, and a dragonfly button and Wah-la!

Hope you like it.


A close up of the flowers.


You can really see the surface of the tin in this shot.


28 comments:

  1. AWESOME! Your overall piece is beautiful, and I love how you lifted the agate onto the flower petals!

    Your harlequin grunge looks like vintage velvet upholstery! WONDERFUL!

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  2. Wow, Stephen, your color choice is awesome! I found that agate technique hard to photograph, but yours looks wonderful in the photo. The whole piece is fantabulous, the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

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  3. Stephen, this is superb! I've got to try this week's technique!

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  4. Amazing piece in my favorite colors. Way to go!

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  5. What a wonderful tin! I love those flowers, and the colors are scrumptious.

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  6. This is just gorgeous! love the colours and your flowers are just great.

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  7. What a beautiful project and LOVE those colors!

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  8. Another fab project. I really like the colors you used for the agate technique. I agree with Lori....this can be difficult to photograph, but yours really shows how you nailed the technique.
    Eileen

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  9. Wow Stephen! In a word - dreamy - comes to mind :) You can send it to me if you're trying to think of what to do with it after the challenges :)

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  10. This turned out beautifuly. Love that harlequin grunge. I think that is my favorite pack.

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  11. This is such a stylish piece of crafting, love it.

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  12. This is beautiful! I love the colors used. The layered flowers are awesome and I love that harlequin grunge.

    Awesome job on this project!

    The dragonfly at the bottom is a great finishing touch!

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  13. This is so lovely! You did such a beautiful job on it. Stacy h-w

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  14. I love the frame around "dream"!! The colors & textures are amazing too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!

    -Sarah

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  15. fabulous work-just love that agate color....I think I have a new fav.

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  16. OMGosh! I absolutely LOVE this altered tin!! The colors are spectacular!!! WOW!!!!!

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  17. Steven, this is gorgous, I love the colours,
    this would make a fab book cover.
    well done on such a spectacular job.
    Kathleen

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  18. fantastic piece love the depth of the coloured background

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  19. For me blue is the colour of dreams! really nice project!

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  20. Oh, COOL! Stephen, this is one fabulous altered tin, my friend! The Harlequin paper makes such a great veneer for the metal, and wow, did you ever choose some gorgeous colors for the AI Agate technique!!! The flowers tiny dragonfly are the perfect additions, and the Ornate Plate anchors it all. It's just exquisite!

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  21. Stephen, this is fabulous. Thanks for showing the close up so we can see all the effects.

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  22. Wow!! Fabulous piece of art love the harliquin paper with the technique and great choose of colours.
    Maggie

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  23. the layering really makes this piece. very nice

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  24. Wow, totally fabulous! I really like the embossed harlequin pattern and the colors you have used are wonderful. You've inspired me to get busy and try the Al Agate technique with your beautiful work. So happy you could join in the fun this week with Simon Says Stamp and Show.

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  25. How clever and I seriously covet that 'dream' metal plate. The surface textures and effect is really beautifully done.

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