Good Evening everyone. I had a little free time this afternoon to complete my challenge entry for week 10 of Compendium of Curiosities II. This challenge is hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. This weeks technique is tissue paper flowers and the instructions for this technique can be found on page 37 in Tim’s latest book, Compendium of Curiosities II. The Funkie Junkie Boutique is sponsoring this week’s challenge and is offering a $25.oo gift certificate for their online shop for one lucky participant.
I kept this week’s tag pretty simple. It was fun and allowed me to test drive some new product. First up is the background. Earlier this week, Kaz over at the The Little Shabby Shed shared a technique that she recently discovered by accident. Click on the hyperlink to be taken to that post. I love the results and will definitely use it again on future projects. The stamps I used to create the background were from Tim’s winter CHA release, Mixed Media and Words For Thought. The colors I used are from Tim’s latest summer Distress Ink release, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean. These colors are so vibrant in person. Afterwards, the tag’s edges were distressed and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I followed Tim’s technique on page 37 to make a tissue wrap flower using Terminology Tissue Wrap from Ideaology. After the flower was assembled, I lightly sprayed Perferct Pearl Mist spray for added sparkle and added an accouterment to the flower center. I then adhered the flower using pop dots to the tag and attached a green chenille stem using my tiny attacher stapler. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment using Jet Black Archival Ink and used Shabby Shutters Distress stain to color Stampin Up Seam Binding ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by. I have been busy behind the scenes making custom ink palettes for forthcoming Compendium of Curiosities II challenges. I will share those in accordance with those challenges in future posts. I am also in the process of reorganizing my studio and am taking pictures of the process. Next up is to finish my June Tags of 2012 that Tim features each month on his blog. Have a great night and hope that you will stop back again soon.