Sunday, May 20, 2012

Another Two-Fer

Before I get into today's challenge(s) piece, I just noticed that my last blog post was my 600th.  And I wonder why my laundry never gets done.  Who knew?  Well, here's to having the right priorities, and onward to the next 600 posts. 

This week's Compendium of Curiosities 2 challenge can be found on page 38 of Tim's second book.  It is called Tissue Wrap Collage, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I have.  As an added bonus, The Funkie Junkie's Boutique is the sponsor, so there is a chance of winning a gift certificate.  Just sayin'.

When Linda announced the challenge I already had an (unexecuted) idea for the current Make Art! challenge on the Wendy Vecchi yahoo group, so I used the tissue wrap technique for my background and some Wendy stamps for the rest.  The challenge there was to make a tag and include a house.

So, here is my tag, ready to go out to the next person I know who is moving to a new home. 




Tim's Branch Tree die (cut from grungeboard) is what I used for the tissue wrap collage.  With a little snipping, I transformed Wendy's Art Market stamp (from the Destination Art set) into a pickup truck, hauling a house (which is also a Wendy stamp (from the Homemade Art set), also edited somewhat.  Both pieces were stamped with archival black ink on scraps of manila tag, and colored with distress markers.



11 comments:

Alicia said...

Almost makes me wish I were moving just to receive it- LOVE it! *Hugs*

Dorothy said...

Very cool!!

teri said...

I love the look of that tree, Eileen.

SusanK said...

What clever ideas you combined to make this perfect!

Monica said...

Very interesting use of the stamp and groovy idea of a move. thanks for the laundry reminder!

artbyvic said...

Great tag!

Ally White Cat said...

clever clever tag..wonderful art
susan s.

Tammy D said...

Super cool! What a pick me up!

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Oh, I really love your tag!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is so cool and totally unique! Love your idea to put the house "on the move".

Linda Ledbetter said...

How wonderful!!! Eileen, this is the cutest housewarming tag EVER! The house "on the move" is the BEST-- love the whole design, and of course you rocked the CC2 technique!