This week (we're up to #28!) the Compendium of Curiosities challenge is colorful layered fragments, and the Simon Says Stamp and Show theme is polka dots. Not related? I can make it work!
I took a break from my current tag mania, and did a little (4x4) wall hanging on a coaster:
You know the rules of the CCC are that I can't give you the directions for the colorful layered fragment (you really need Tim's book anyway, so if you don't already have it.....get it!) But I do want to say this: if you do not have the tool mentioned to do the coloring, there is another way, and it can be found on Tim's blog here. It's what I did, and it works really well.
I used broken china and shabby shutters distress ink on the background, then stamped over it, first with gesso, then with olive archival ink, using a Wendy Vecchi polka dot stamp.
The image on the fragment is, of course, my all time favorite Wendy stamp, the art chick, and though the text is a bit tongue in cheek, I really do think she's gorgeous. But, some find her strange or even creepy. Go figure.
To continue the dotty theme, I made a hanger for the coaster with some spotted ribbon from Stampin' Up.