Monday, October 18, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities, Week 18 and Simon Says Stamp And Show


It seems like I haven't done a challenge piece in forever.  This week's CCC challenge is "dabber resist."  Click on the above link to check out Linda's fab creation and learn more about the whole CCC thing.  Not to mention the fantastic prize up for grabs.
Over at Simon Says Stamp And Show, the challenge is "anything but a card." 
Well, I received my order of Wendy Vecchi's "art parts" just before I left on the cruise, and have been dying to play with them.  The "anything but a card" phrase made that lightbulb go off over my head, and here's what I came up with to satisfy both challenges. 



 The bottom layer is white dabber and wild honey distress ink.  The next layer (the technique doesn't show up too well on this layer) is white dabber and crushed olive distress ink.  Both of these layers are art parts.
The final layer is white dabber and rusty hinge distress ink, done on a tattered floral die cut made of a scrap from a tag.
The center of the flower is a fragment with some patterned paper underneath.
The stem is an art part and it is wrapped with Tim's tissue tape.

The flower is in a stand made from art parts (the circles) and an actual old spool (which was painted and also wrapped with tissue tape).  The circles are covered with some more patterned paper (brand unknown), and I finished the top circle with some beautiful trim.  The gathered ribbon on the top I found at a stamp expo this past summer, and the lovely ribbon with the beaded danglies I bought when the cruise ship docked in Boston and I went on a fantastic bus trip to Absolutely Everything......the best scrapbook store I've ever been in!

24 comments:

Victoria said...

Fantastic!!

Joan Fricker said...

This is fantastic. I love the colors and all the details.
Thanks for sharing!!

It looks like you had a blast on the cruise. How fun!

Joan

dblanken said...

This is really cute - I love the colors

Wanda H said...

This is wonderful, Eileen!!! I'll probably be getting my art parts out for the SSSS challenge also :-)

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, so beautiful!

Diann said...

How fun is that! I bet it did seem good for you to enter a challenge and get to use your ART parts too! Diann

OhSuz said...

Simply smashing! What a cute idea, Eileen! I've just discovered Wendy's art parts, though have not had a chance to actually play with them. This is inspiring! Suzie

teri said...

This is so sweet! You've seen a lot of stores, so that one must be amazing for you to call it the best ever!

Bearcrazyman said...

Amazing as always. I posted about your goodies on my blog. Thanks for thinking of me.....

Stephen
http://bearcrazyman.blogspot.com/2010/10/more-cruise-goodies.html

Judy C said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks for Sharing!!

Dorothy said...

great art Eileen!!

Kerry said...

Eileen - how wonderful! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

JenW!~ said...

Oh How cute. Love the colors you used.

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh what a fun piece Eileen. I love that wild honey, don't you! Hope to get something made up tomorrow.

Lori said...

Fantastic arty party piece! Love it totally. I hope whatever I make using this technique turns out just as gorgeous. You rock!

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow fabulous! definitely not a card :)

Nancy said...

Very cool, Eileen! I have yet to play with my Art Parts - need to, soon!
Isn't AE a great store?!?!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wow, Eileen, this is spectacular! What a great approach to the dabber resist technique (which you ROCKED!). I love those flowers, and you've totally sold me on the Art Parts-- how much fun have I missed not playing with those yet??

The base is brilliant-- it's so whimsical and pretty, and those little beaded dangles are the bomb!!!

I need to get caught up on your cruise log-- holy cats, I'm behind!

Yelowflower said...

wow, this is just awesome! so many new things going on and the technique is great!

donna said...

Great idea for the this technique, Awesome creation!

Terry said...

Very unique! I love your little flower tree!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Ooh this is neat! I love the dangley parts and the colors!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sara

Netty said...

Terrific idea and it looks great, love everything about it.
Annette x

minnie_mac said...

The technique is brilliant on the petals. Love this piece.

Marilyn