Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Compendium of Curiosities Challenge


I love a good challenge.  I love Tim's book.  Put the two together and you have the CCC -- Compendium of Curiosities Challenge.
Linda from Studio L3 had this great idea....present a weekly challenge to try one of the many techniques from the book.  No, we're not going in order.  You have to check out Linda's blog every Monday to see what we're doing.
There will be random drawings for cool gifts.  Linda got us a sponsor!  Gloria, the list mom from ATT will also be doing giveaways.
Are you excited yet?
Most people seem to be using their techniques as backgrounds for cards, etc.  I'm going really basic here.  I have a little moleskin journal and I'm doing my techniques in it.  No embellishments, no stamped sentiments, just my experiments with the weekly challenges.
Our first challenge:  Water Stamping.  I used tumbled glass, stormy sky, chipped sapphire and pumice stone, and a fabulous flourish stamp.
Hey, I told you I was keeping it simple!  No tutorial here....sorry, but that really wouldn't be fair to Tim or for that matter, to everyone who has bought the book.  If you want to learn more about this do yourself a favor and get the book!  It is wonderful and you will love it.  Besides, you'll need it to be a part of this challenge, and it's too much fun to pass up.  And remember, I mentioned sponsors, giveaways.....

10 comments:

Linda Ledbetter said...

Eileen, I love your idea to keep a journal of all the techniques, and boy-h-boy, did you ever do a gorgeous job on the water stamping! Those blues are so soft and lovely, and the piece has a very ethereal, dreamy look.

I'm thrilled that you're doing the Compendium Challenge, and can't wait to see what else you create!

Hugs,
Linda
StudioL3

Tammy D said...

Looks awesome!

Diann said...

You are indeed a lady that loves challenges! You have done the water challenge perfectly...just love it! I'm pulling for you to win all kinds of prizes! You go girl! Diann

Kerry said...

What a beautiful technique. I also like the idea of a journal of all the techniques. The water stamping is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. KerryP

Lori said...

Love the journal idea, fabulous! I really like the colors you used, and your stamping turned out really well..this is gonna be fun!

Linda said...

What Lori said!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

I love how it turned out. That color choice w/a flourish stamps works so well together.

Rhonda said...

Beautifully done! Gorgeous colours too - cheers!

Sherry said...

Your simple example shows up the technique perfectly! Great idea journalling them too.

Chris Arlington said...

very soothing colours and love the images. I think I will make a tag book. Oh know another shopping excuse!