Monday, April 16, 2012

Compendium of Curiosity Challenge

Tim Holtz has just released his new book out, The Compendium of Curiosity Vol.2.  Studio L3 has started a weekly Compendium Vol 2 challenge working our way thru the book.  I have never actually completed a challenge like this so it should be interesting but I am excited.  

This first week is Custom Foam Stamps.  We have been asked to NOT explain the technique on our blogs (it is on page 66 of the book) so I shall try to keep my month shut.  I will add that I added an extra step to the process using a sharp stick to impress details into my foam stamp.  The effort ended up looking much like a hand-carved stamp.  
I made a nest with shredded paper and glued it down with Glossy Accents. 
The bird is a chipboard piece from Maya Road- painted.  I added a rhinestone eye and some rub on details. 
This butterfly was "carved" to add the spots and lines.
I added the ribbons, pin, a crystal dangle and the "journey" charm.
I love how the "carving" looks on the leaves. 
The metal tag was impressed with the word "Inspire" and distressed with Tim's distressing hammer.  I added some Paint Dabber to further distress it. It is held on with a brad.
The butterflies were all embossed and fussy cut.

The detail on the butterflies is evident.
Simon Says Stamp is offering a $25 gift certificate to one randomly chosen participant. 

Laters Baby. ...


  1. Lovely tag! Love all of your distressing.

  2. Beautiful tag! I love butterflies!

  3. This is absolutely wonderful, Dani! Not only did you do the technique beautifully, you added so many sophisticated touches. It's really special, and I'm thrilled that you chose the CC2C as your first challenge. Thanks so much for joining in-- I can't wait to see more!

  4. Fabulous tag, I love all the little details
    Sophie x


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