Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #29!

OK so can it really have been 3 weeks since I have posted to my blog????
Answer : yes

Can you say really busy start to 2011? Believe it or not I have been playing along with the challenges but just not finding the time to upload and blog about it. Lame excuse I know but it is really the truth. I have missed sharing and getting feedback from everyone. I hope everyone is doing well and 2011 is our best year ever!

On to the challenge. Linda over at Studio L3 has done a great job of keeping us on track and we have learned a lot.

This week the challenge is Weathered Wood.
I used this challenge to make a birthday card. I inked mine in walnut stain over peeled paint. I love the organic feel it gave the project. A rock candy covered swirl some metal, ribbon, addage ticket and wa-la!

Oh yeah, here is a close up of the bird image I used. I took the technique that Christie over at Creations by Christie shared so I wouldn't have those pop dots showing. I really like the way it turned out. It really gave it much more dimension.


  1. Great colors and a beautiful card!

  2. Terrific weathered wood and a fab design. Annette x

  3. This is lovely - that foam really adds great dimension. I hope you find more time to blog! :-)

  4. This is awesome! I love your bird too.

  5. Love it! That bird image is terrific!

  6. Your card is wonderful!! The peeled paint worked very well with this.

  7. Very wonderful card! Beautiful!

  8. WOWZA!! FABULOUS Card, Stephen!! LOVE that GREEN!!

  9. Hello Stephen,

    I completely understand how weeks fly by ! As long as you feel good about it, that's no problem, but if you feel you are lived, it's time to reset your priorities ! :)

    The challenges ... such a great idea, but I don't make it anymore... but I'm still creative in making other things :)

    The colors you used give the card a real nature feeling !
    Nice image or stamp(?) of the bird.

    greetings from belgium

  10. Stephen, I've missed you! It's great to see you posting again, and yes, 2011 really did start off with a bang around here, too!

    Your weathered wood piece is absolutely beautiful! The colors are lovely and that little bird is gorgeous! What a great design-- elegant and earthy and perfect.

    Here's hoping for more crafting and relaxation time in February!

  11. Wow Stephen how lovely to see your blog (love the back ground) and the card, is realy lovely too the bird is just me

    love Dawn xx