Saturday, June 7, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 4


 Hi everyone...I am so excited to be back for this new challenge!
So if you haven't gotten Tim's book you can definitely still do that.  He will even send you an autographed one if you order from here
If you are sitting on the sidelines still thinking about joining in the fun now is the time to jump in! 
The sooner you get your book the more fun you can have!!! 
Tim and Mario also donated a TON of prizes that we will be giving away throughout the course of the challenge.  So that is even more incentive.  Have you seen the prizes! All I can say is Holy Molly! LOTS of fun stuff in each prize package! 
Now let's get onto the challenge...

 I am loving Tim's stencils as I am sure all of you are!!! They are so fun to use.  I love that they are one-in the shape of a tag, two-great designs and three-they are nice and thick (not flimsy at all!)
So the challenge this time is Layering Stencil-Modeling Paste from page 49. 
I started with the tag in the center and as you can see I got a tad carried away! 
I couldn't stop! hehehe. 
I used Tim's Modeling Paste Technique from page 49 to create layers on the tag. 
I had a bunch of pre-cut tags using the mover and shaper word dies...love those..sad they were discontinued.  Luckily I have a hoard of them, wink. 
I stamped the seahorse and shell from Tim's new blueprint stamp set. 
Inked those up with various Distress Inks. 
Cut some of the Garden Greens to use as sea weed. 
This is when I couldn't stop!
Next, I "painted" a 9x12 canvas with Broken China Distress Stain.  
I then stamped it and stenciled on it.  The more layers the more texture. So fun. 
I inked up some old dictionary pages with Gathered Twigs and a little bit of Broken China Distress Inks. Adhered this to the canvas and popped the tag with dimensional foam. 
This is when I thought we need some words.  
I inked up three small tags using Broken China and stamped my very favorite speckled stamp all over them.  Then I stamped the sentiment on another tag using Gathered Twigs. Dry. Blend on Broken China.  Cut the Sentiment stamp into three different sections and adhered them to the three smaller tags that I had tucked under the main tag. 

 Of course you have to have a little sparkle...so I used Diamond Stickles (one of my faves) to do just that! If you look closely you can even see it atop the modeling paste. 

 Next I painted some Idea-ology findings with Broken China Distress Paint and once it dried a removed some of the paint to give it that shabby look. 

 Then I thought...hmmm I need a little more sparkle. I filled Tim's Corked Vials with Broken China and Rock Candy Distress Stickles...shook it up and tied the two vials together with some twine. 
Glossy Accents was perfect for adhering those to the canvas. 
 One last little close up.  
So I hope you enjoyed and found some inspiration! I know the other Crew Members have rocked this challenge! Make sure to leave a comment on all the crew's blogs to be eligible for the prize pack once you enter your challenge piece on the CC3Challenge blog
We also have a very generous gift certificate to give away from The Funkie Junkie
What are you waiting for...go get creative and share your project today!!!

126 comments:

  1. What a fun canvas. I love this seahorse die, I just got mine in the mail and can't wait to play with it, you have provided some wonderful inspiration to get me started! The background has so much visual interest too, the stenciling is so perfect for this project!

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    1. Thank you! You are so sweet! Hope you have fun playing with it...I sure did, wink.

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  2. Great piece! I love the beach-y theme.

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  3. Another stunning project from you, beautiful colours, beautiful theme.

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  4. Super project, I love the colour and the built up of layers and texture xo

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  5. Such wonderful colors on this and so many fun and inspiring techniques! I love the sea theme and the stenciling looks great.

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  6. Great use of those layers Yvonne- lovely tag!

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  7. LOVE this! I just ordered the Nautical Blueprint stamp set for a special project and you have given me inspiration on completing it.

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    1. Yay!!! You will love it! It is a great set and I have lots more plans for it! thank you for you sweet comments!

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  8. Wow Yvonne, this is awesome. I absolutely love the colour and the theme (the sea is my favourite place). The layering is fantastic and the stencilling is perfect. This is fabulous!! Jean.x

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  9. Yvonne... Your canvas is gorgeous! I totally love all of the underwater elements you used here. The seahorse and the shells are colored so perfectly for the color palette you used. Love the layers of stenciling and your design. The three little tags on the left and the JOURNAL cut out on the right beautifully frame your piece. <3 Candy

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    1. Thank you Candy!!! I loved this challenge!!!! You rocked it as well!

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  10. Seriously!!! This is an amazing piece, Yvonne. Oh my goodness. The bubble stencil is perfect for this. I love all the layering and dimension, the colors, the corked vials. Gorgeous!

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  11. It is beautiful just like you! Love the tiny circles in background - like bubbles. Again, you rocked the colors!

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    1. THank you miss Mary!!! You are too sweet!

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  12. Love all the layers of paper goodness and also the layers of thinking that are involved in this masterpiece... love it all Yvonne.... great piece of ART.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  13. this is stunning - I love the seahorse and you've used it beautifully - gorgeous xx

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  14. This is fabulous Yvonne. so much wonderful details and amazing colour
    x catherine

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  15. Oh this is brilliant Yvonne, fantastic stenciling behind the sea horse and the colours on this piece are to die for!! Really, really love how you put this together!!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I had a ball creating this one!!!

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  16. Oh I feel like by the sea, thanks for sharing that beautiful tag/canvas!

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  17. I took a sharp intake of breath when I saw this gorgeous creation, I love, love the seahorse stamp set and I love what you did with it - gorgeous, just gorgeous! Anne :)

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    1. Well...thank you so very much! I am so glad you liked it and coming by and leaving such a sweet comment!!!

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  18. Your canvas is so "Bluetiful" ( love the colors) ... oh where to start ... OK since I don't want to write a book on your blog... I'll just say I LOVE IT ALL; the stenciling/pasting is fabulous; every detail is amazing; ALL that Tim goodness going on... <3

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    1. Thank you so much Rea! I am so glad you enjoyed it! I love this challenge! It is really giving me time to play with all things inky!!!

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  19. So very beautiful! I feel like I am swimming in the deep blue sea.

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  20. This is beautiful - such deep and vibrant colors. I love how you used the circle stencil behind the seahorse. It was the perfect choice

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  21. A textural ocean dream Yvonne! LOVE the bubbles, and that seahorse makes me smile every time I see it! Absolute brilliant color too!

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  22. I so love this gorgeous, aquatic work of art, Yvonne! You rocked the technique, and wow-- those colors!!!! Beauteous!!!

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much girly!!! I am having a blast doing these challenges!!!

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  23. I like all the blue. I love how you kept adding just a little more to the piece. It is beautiful.

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  24. Wow, I had to really study this to encompass all the wonderful elements you have in it!!! I love the blues and textures. Beautiful piece...

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    1. Thank you Jan! I had problems stopping, wink. I finally just had to walk away and stop myself, hehehe!!! Thanks for you sweet comment!!!

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  25. What a fantastic canvas, I adore the under the sea theme of it. Great layout love the seahorse.. Great inspiration for the cc3 challenge.. I shall be digging out my stencils for this technique.. Px

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  26. absolutely adore all of this

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  27. The two bottles are a great addition!! love the nautical theme, may have to borrow that!!:) Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. I can't decide if this is stunning or stellar. It's StunningStellar. Love it! I love the way the little seahorse tail is tangled in the seaweed. The stenciled circles suggest little bubbles coming up in the water. Awesome!

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    1. You are too funny and sweet!!! Had a ball with this one! The whole crew rocked it I think!!!

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  29. Amazing inspiration. I love it all. The dictionary paper is wonderful behind the Journey die cut combined with the stamping of the curiosity definition on the blue panel below. Love the colors and the theme. So many wonderful little details and the texture is fantastic.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comments! I am having so much being a part of the CC3Challenge!!!

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  30. I really love this sample, the colours, the texture and the images, gorgeous.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  31. This is just an amazing piece! I love all the wonderful details. love the seahorse and shells!

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  32. WOW !!! What an awesome piece. I love all the detail

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  33. Sometimes, some things just all come together perfectly

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  34. Oh, Yvonne, I am loving your creation! The colors are so rich and the texture is amazing.

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  35. Wow all the colors blended so beautifully and the great detail every where. Truly a fun, beautiful piece.

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  36. I'm SO digging the seahorses!! LOVE!

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  37. That bubble background looks so cool with the seahorse and ocean theme. Plus the bright blues and greens really knock my socks off.

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  38. i couldn't wait to see what you did with this technique, Yvonne, and, of course I wasn't disappointed! I just love seahorses! the texture paste creating bubbles is just perfect as well as every detail in the composition! i LOVE it!

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  39. What a wonderful undersea world canvas Yvonne! love the seahorse and the stems and all of the texture on this!

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  40. Absolutely LOVE this canvas, Yvonne! Spectacular! I do see the glitter atop those stenciled bubbles behind that gorgeous seahorse! WOW! Love all of your details and those vials with the mixed Distress Stickles--WOW, again!! Totally in awe with what you've made for this #4 CC3 challenge! WOW!! XOXO-Shari

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    1. Thank you so much Shari! It's my happy place for sure! Love all things inky, hehehe. thanks again for your sweet comments!

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  41. Love, love, love your canvas & that seahorse die is awesome! The textured background & all those shades of blue are spectacular!

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  42. The intense blue on here is perfection. I love the bubbles.

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  43. So many beautiful details, this is another piece I'd love to see up close and personal, I love it! xx

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  44. I love it! the blues and the layered stencils are perfect for your Nautical looking work of art, it just adds the depth and layers like water! TFS

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  45. Beautiful piece! Love all of the blues. These are my happy colors. Putting that sea horse stamp on my wish list now.

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  46. Dont tell anyone but I think this is my favourite out of all of them listed in the bloghop. So many absolutely intricate, painfully interesting details to the point that I find myself looking over it tiny bit by tiny bit and the glare from pc scren is strting to hurt my eyes. Dont worry - this means that I cant stop looking at it. Its like I dont want to miss a thing. I so super loved this - cant even tell you how much!

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    1. Awe...you are to kind! thank you so much for your kind words! I hope your eyes are not hurting anymore, wink. You are so cute...thanks again..this is one of my faves I have ever done! You made my day!!!

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  47. I love the colours you used and the glitter in the jars just finish it off so nicely. What an interesting and beautifully layered canvas this is.

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  48. beautiful sea life, pretty colours with an interesting texture background!! Kerstin

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    1. THank you so much Kerstin! I appreciate your kind comments!

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  49. I think broken china is my new favorite color! It works so well with the seahorse and the dot stencil.

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  50. This is fantastic! I'm glad you couldn't stop; I love the glitter vials, and the textured background is perfect!

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    1. awe...thank you....it was a hard one to walk away from because I was having so much fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  51. Your use of color made your piece rock! Like others have mentioned, your addition of the glitter vials are a perfect touch. TFS

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  52. Lovely canvas. The stencil is like bubbles under water. I love the vials you attached and the sea theme is perfectly summery. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  53. I love the journey theme and blue inks you used. Great project.

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  54. Absolutely love the colours here - the wonderful ocean blues and greens, and those fabulous bubbles, with the grungy book page so beautifully layered in... and I adore the tags with the sentiment. Brilliant!
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and your sweets comments!

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  55. Loving this wonderful watery scene. The stencilling really adds to the whole undersea effect and I love your choice of colours. Jenny x

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  56. Stunning colours, textures and composition. Nikki x

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  57. I love love love your project, it would look so good in my bathroom ;) I love all the little details, especially the glitter in the vials, I cant help myself when I have an empty bottle is just seems to beg me for some glitter. I think the paper edging really set the whole thing off lovely. Fab project :)

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    1. That is were my daughter wants it to go in our house!!! Thanks so much for your kind comments and stopping by! Hope to see your creation!

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  58. What an absolutely beautiful aquatic card. Love the seahorse and the blue used.

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  59. Love your project...as always, you provide lots of inspiration. I feel like I could dive into your canvas and swim with the seahorse. I love how you used the texture paste technique on the background.

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  60. Yvonne I love all in this canvas! Really, each detail is wonderful ! The seahorse and the flowers especially are incredible! Thanks for sharing with us your inspiration! BArbarayaya

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments...LOVE your art! Thanks for stopping by!

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  61. Lovely vibrant colours, the background looks like beaten copper , but blue of course :-)
    Very summer !

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  62. "Under the Sea....under the sea....Darling, it's better, everything's wetter, take it from me!" Your project made me happy so I had to sing this ditty from Little Mermaid! Thanks!

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    1. Hehehe...the little mermaid is one of my very favorite movies!!! Love that...thank you for your sweet comments!

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  63. WOW those colours are fabulous. I love, love, love this canvas. Beautiful!

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  64. Beautiful textures and sea blue colors. Thanks for inspiration!

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  65. Beautiful!!! I love ocean themes and this is fabulous. =)

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  66. Lovely! Such a fun looking project.

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  67. beautiful canvas!! Love the theme and colors!!!

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  68. I can't stop looking at your project! It's so beautifully blue and sea worthy! I enjoy the close ups as each little section is a work of art. Thanks for creating it and sharing!

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  69. WOW!!!! And thrice WOW!!!!!! This is awesome my friend, I love what you did, how you made all the different layers and bits and bobs come together so perfectly x

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  70. Totally love images from the sea and those stamps - used them in my creation too. So cute how you have curled the seahorse's tail around the foliage - just like they do in real life.

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  71. Major love of your seascape creation! The colors and design with all the layers are simply amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much Terry! Thanks for stopping by.

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  72. This piece just makes me happy. Loving the blues and sea theme. The dots under the seahorse are just glowing. Great texture and composition. Feel like I'm under the sea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you so much Sharon! So sweet of you to leave such sweet comments! I love getting inky!

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  73. I love anything under the sea, the colours are gorgeous! X

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  74. How fabulous is this, it made me want to go swimming. The colours are just perfect.

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  75. Beautiful project! Love the under water theme! Stunning! Hugs, Sandra

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  76. Love your artwork, Thank you for sharing your ideas, so much inspiration and need that under the sea set now

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  77. Love your theme and the colors are stunning. Everything comes together in such a wonderful way!!!

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  78. Just love the colors and the depth you got on this piece. So very well done.

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  79. WOW!!!! This is amazing ..... love the colours, the stamps, the texture, in fact I love everything about it .... fabulous inspiration piece. Linda xx

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  80. wow!! amazing piece of art!! fabulous details!! =)

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  81. Beautiful piece! I love using the bubbles stencil too - it's just so versatile, I find myself reaching for it again and again. It always adds the perfect touch.

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  82. Wonderful canvas. Love the bubble effect behind the seahorse.

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  83. love this stencil with the seahorse - fab piece x

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  84. I really love your blog and your creations! The theme is so perfect for summer, the colors are so soothing. Thanks for so much inspiration. Have a great day! ~kim

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  85. Love this! I love the bottles with glitter on the side! How awesome! I love the scene that you created too! :)

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  86. Really enjoyed your "sea" theme and how you utilized the movers and shaper die cuts....see you next week! TTFN

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  87. I would never have used that stencil for water and it's SO PERFECT!!

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  88. Your canvas is fabulous.
    Have a nice day, Eva

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  89. Wow this is just beautiful and so vibrant xx

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  90. Love the dotty sea backgrounds! & vibrant colour!

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  91. What a bright color and very nice effect of those three tags in the left side

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  92. Awesome inspiration as always!!…How fabulous is your creation Yvonne ... So many wonderful details!!…Love the added tags and those cute little bottles.... Looking forward to seeing what you do with the next challenge now…Jan x

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  93. Ooh this is fantastic! I just love the seahorse. Thanks for sharing!

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  94. Gorgeous Yvonne love the theme and thoser lovely deep blues ! x

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  95. This is fantastic! Everything was so well thought out and coordinated. It's perfect!

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  96. I adore your design. The bubbles stencil makes great water. TFS

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  97. Wonderful project, love the color combination, the dimension from the texture paste and all of the little details you added to make it pop.

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  98. Wow the tag, then the canvas - just fantastic. Very delicious in fact. I love the colours and the detailing. I am glad you decided to get carried away - truly inspiring.

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