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August 8, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities - Week 8

Whew!  Again this week I'm making it in just in the nick of time....I've been going through stamp withdrawal all week, as I didn't bring any stamp projects to the lake with me!  We had  a wonderful time, now it's time to get inky again!

This week's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge is Inking Grunge - here's what I came up with, using this weeks challenge and inspiration from MTSC85.

I die cut the Birdcage from the Grunge, then followed the directions found on page 39 on Tim's book.  I inked up the flourish grouping from the Serenity plate from Artistic Outpost in Black Archival to add interest to the birdhouse.  I cut away part of the bird cage to add the butterfly.  The butterfly is also from this plate, stamped in Black Archival on Watercolor paper then colored using the Marker Watercoloring Technique, and placed on dimensionals.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost
Ink - Black Archival, Tempting Turquoise, Victorian Velvet
Card Stock - Black, Watercolor, Celery, Turquoise
Other - Big Shot, Grunge Paper, H20 Brush, Antique Brad, Glue Dots, Wire, Seam Binding, Basic Grey Paper, Bird Cage Die

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slbt17 said...

very nice Lisa - you have great ideas!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luvin' it Lisa, Butterfly looks great on/in the cage!

Suzanne C said...

LOL! Stamping withdrawal indeed! Well it found a fix with this beautiful card. Love the birdcage and the color behind it is fabulous.

Netty said...

This is smashing Lisa, love how you've designed it. Annette x

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Lisa! The birdcage looks so cool with the Artistic Outpost images you chose, and your inked grunge is perfection! Beautiful colors, too-- I love those shades of blue and green together. ♥

I'm so happy you had a nice vacation at the lake. That sounds wonderful!

Terry said...

That is my favorite die and I so enjoy what you did with it! Not to mention you used a butterfly!! Awesome as always!

Jean Franks Beck said...

This looks gorgeous - love that pop of chartreuse in the background of the cage!

BarbaraW said...

Awesome! The cage looks great with the AO bits stamped. That butterfly is wonderful on the cage. Love the ribbon and button at the top and the beautiful blue Pearls? along the bottom of the cage. Hope your trip was relaxing and fun.

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty card, love the color combination you used on this. The ribbon & half back colored pearls are gorgeous!

SmilynStef said...

I just picked up the Compendium book this weekend at Hobby Lobby, so hopefully I can join in the fun ... love your fabulous design.

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