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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.

13 comments:

  1. Great colors and a beautiful card!

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

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

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

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  5. Love it! That bird image is terrific!

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

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  7. Very wonderful card! Beautiful!
    Pam

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

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  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
    Inge

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  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!

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  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

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