Monday, July 5, 2010

The Compendium of Curiosities Challenge - Week Four



Wow!  We've been doing this for four weeks?  Linda chose the Shabby Chic technique for this week's challenge.  Click on the link above to get the deets directly from Linda.  
This is not a difficult technique, but I do have a tip.  Without giving anything away re: directions (which we've all promised), do not be in a rush to do the last step.  That's all I'm sayin'.   I was (patience is NOT my middle name), and that resulted in a do-over.

Anyway, here is my shabby chic piece:


It photographed a little dark.  Here's what I can share:
 
     stamps used:  
the bird on the branch is from Tim's Urban Tapestry set
the nest is from Artful Flight
the words are from a stamp in Wendy Vecchi's Homemade Art set

        colors used:    
 espresso and lettuce

       other:             
the leaves were cut from scraps of paper from Tim's Lost and Found paper stack, using a Sizzix sizzlet die  
the border on the right was cut with Tim's Brackets on-the-edge die

Again, thanks to Linda for organizing this ongoing challenge.  I am really enjoying it, and my little technique journal is growing and is already full of such goodness.

Also, thanks to the sponsors Linda has gotten.  Every week someone is randomly chosen to receive a super prize.  Go to Linda's blog to read all about that.
And last of all, thanks to Gloria, our list mom at ATT who is also giving away gifts each week. 

Have you joined the challenge?  Why not?????  It's probably too hot to go outside anyway (well, it sure is in my world), so turn to page 49 in Tim's book and create something!

27 comments:

c.louise said...

As always very pretty.

Maybe consider "patience" being your first name and forget middle name. Oh you did say it's not your middle name didn't you! LOL

Tammy D said...

Very cool.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Eileen, I can't believe we're in the fourth week already!

Great tip-- I made that same mistake the first time (or three) I did this technique, and you're so right: If you rush it, it just won't look good.

Your card is STUNNING! Espresso and Lettuce look awesome together, and the little bird always makes me smile. You have such a great "eye" for design, anyway, and this is just totally lovely.

Aren't our sponsors the best?? They've been so wonderful. You've convinced me! I'm going to do this Challenge! Oh, wait... ;-)

You're a doll and I always look forward to reading your posts. By the way, is that a Cosmopolitan you're sipping?

Hugs,
Linda

Penny Duncan Creations said...

I LOVE Shabby Chic and this is GREAT!!!

Diann said...

Another work of ART today..you are on a roll. I love this and hate you weren't patient enough with this technique...it turned out great anyway! Diann

Netty said...

This is gorgeous, cannot wait to have a go. Annette x

Kerry said...

Awesome Eileen! I love Shabby Chic! Love the card! I just used lettuce on one of my pages in my AB! I bought his book and it is the greatest! It answers every questions I've had. I'm not ready for any challenges, but I sure am learning and getting quite a book on techniques! Thanks so much.

Helen said...

Love this, the colour is stunning. Thanks for the tip - perhaps that's where I've been going wrong.. off to get the inks out now!

Wanda H said...

Very nice, Eileen!!!

Dorothy said...

Awesome Eileen! I just got off of work and havent even opened the book yet. Maybe tonight.

Lynn Stevens said...

Great card, even if its a redo!

Celeste said...

Beautiful work of art... Thank you fo rhte tip.... You are so talented and such an inspiration....
celeste

Kim said...

Love it!!! GreaT colors and idea! And thanks for the tip; I'll be trying it tomorrow!

Patzee said...

Eileen, your birdie is da bomb! I love the shabby chic, maybe because I relate so well to the shabby. Thanks for the tip. Tonight while I am waiting for the AC to kick in I will open my book to page 49 and think slow thoughts.

Lisa Somerville said...

Great piece, the leaves were a great addition.

Lori said...

Love the color combo you used on this, very nice! Great combo with the stamps, Tim AND Wendy, woohoo! This HAS been fun, I so agree, now to work on mine!

Zoechaos said...

Love what you have done here and can tell you are having a great time following Linda's fab challege.

Rachelle said...

I love that deep green you got! Your piece turned out wonderful. In Arizona you have to do that step pretty quick or it's dry, dry, dry......!

minnie_mac said...

Love the colours and the way all the elements cone together. Fab !

Marilyn

AngieHallHaviland said...

OH Eileen!! LOVE it...so PRETTY!!

Jennie said...

I agree with you about the patience, and love your piece :)

craftytrog said...

Cool art Eileen! Great tip too! x

Bearcrazyman said...

Beautiful, Like it creator :)

Terry said...

Great piece and love the leaves!

Chris Arlington said...

This is gorgeous! it is so hot here all I've managed is painting my grunge black so far.

inge Bekaert said...

Hello Eileen,

nice colorcombination. The addition of the cut out leaves adds extra interest to your tag !

greetings from Belgium
Inge

CuddlyBunny said...

Oy! I love this, especially the additional layer of leaf and brand ... SO great!