Saturday, June 21, 2014

Compendium Of Curiosities Challenge 5

Hi there bloggers! So happy to be back for yet another CC3Challenge!!!
Again I have to say THANK YOU for all the kind comments and love!
Truly, this is my happy place...getting inky!
I have been completely wowed by all the art that has been being shared throughout this challenge!
So fun!
As before, if you want to join in the fun and you don't have your Compendium of Curiosities Book III yet...you can order an autographed copy here.  Tim and Mario will get it shipped right off to you! We have two weeks in between each challenge so you definitely have time to get yours.

So here is my little piece. 
This time I did a tag.  
The challenge this week is found on Page 39. Distress Watercoloring.
I chose to do butterflies! Is that a surprise???  hehehe.
Once I did the technique I "fussy" cut each butterfly.
 I used Tim's postage stamp die as part of my background. 
I blended Broken China Distress Ink on the postage stamp cut out. 
I love the look of the same color stamped on blended ink, so I used Broken China and stamped postage style stamps to create the monochramatic feel. 
I attached the butterflies using Glossy Accents.

The Sentiment stamp is one of Tim's. I stamped it and then cut it apart so it resembled wood planks.
I thought that would tie in the postage stamp part with the woodgrain tag.


The main tag was stamped with Tim's Woodgrain background stamp in Gathered Twigs. 
Then I blended Gathered Twigs Distress Ink onto the whole tag adding a bit of Broken China to help pull the two together. I also used yet again my favorite speckled stamp to add more texture.  I cut the bottom piece (imagine) off the main tag so it could be attached with jump rings.  I adhered the "Imagine" piece of tag to another tag that had been covered with Tim's Tissue Wrap and colored with Broken China Distress Stain. 
Below is a close up of the butterflies so you can see the watercolor effect better. 
I loved this technique.  Of course I had to add some stickles.  
I cannot seem to do anything without a little sparkle added! 
(and butterflies!!!)

So, I hope you will visit all the other Curiosity Crew's blogs...again they have blown me away with their creations! I love that we are such a diverse group.  SO many different styles!
I love that we get so many different takes on the same technique! 
Surely there is something for everyone!!!

This weeks generous sponsor is Inspiration Emporium
They have donated a very generous gift certificate to be given away.
Not to mention the wonderful array of donated prizes from Tim and Mario themselves!!!

So go get started and share your art! Leave a comment on all the crew's blogs to be entered in for the fabulous prizes!!! Make sure to follow the rules listed on the Compendium of Curiosities page



87 comments:

  1. Your butterflies are beautiful. The textures and details go together so well.

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  2. What a beautiful wall hanging! I love the contrast between the cork-like background and the fluid translucent watercolors. How fun.

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  3. Love how the butterflies pop on the blue background.

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  4. Yvonne...your tag is gorgeous. I love how you've added the "imagine" at the bottom separately using the jump rings. That looks so cool! And of course, I LOVE teal...so your choice of using the teal-ish background with the brown immediately drew me in. :) Your butterflies are so pretty and beautifully colored using Tim's technique. Your art always has such a feminine quality to it. Love this! <3 Candy

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  5. What a great way to make a tag not just a tag! Love the dropped piece and all the embellishments!

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  6. this is fabulous - so beautiful and such great details - hugs rachel x

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  7. I love the fresh look of your tag... really creative and wonderfully done... the butterflies are fresh and brightly colored.... all in all... a 10 PLUS... love it... I think that teal is the best color... finding myself to use it more and more... Love, Light and Peace....Bonnie

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  8. Oh...this has to be my new favorite of yours! Love this! I I especially love the attached bottom piece! Gorgeous!

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  9. So lovely in the blue with the colorful butterflies layered on top! love the extra piece on the bottom of your tag - and that wonderful sentiment!

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  10. Yvonne this is really nice! I love the blue background with the butterflys and the message on our piece.
    The entire message and work is really well done.

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  11. Beautiful butterflies and love how you used all the different pieces of hardware on your tag. Such a lovely piece.

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  12. love you water color butterflies!! The way you used the different elements on your tag is beautiful

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  13. Beautiful butterflies ... fun "connections" and colors!

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  14. Love your rich colors, Yvonne, and those funky butterflies. They're beautiful, and so is your tag!

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  15. Your piece is so beautiful, Yvonne! I love that you use butterflies a lot and like sparkle for your glittering personality! the watercoloring on the butterflies is so well done - perfection indeed! you are amazing!

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  16. Everything about your piece is just gorgeous, Yvonne! The watercoloring is so perfect and I love the postage stamp edges. So cool with the butterflies. Knocked me out!

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  17. great big postage stamp! funny with the little "tag" underneath

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  18. Love, Love, Love this piece and the beautiful effect you've achieved using so many different distress products to create what I thought was patterned paper. Love the use of jump rings to attach the plank at the bottom and along with the other hardware, you've even have an idea-ology corner peeking out from under your bow. A perfect showcase for you beautiful watercolored butterflies. I am amazed and inspired. Thanks!

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  19. What a beautiful tag, I just love everything about it.

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  20. Beautiful! Love the colors and all he little additions.

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  21. Great tag, beautiful butterflies and wonderful color.

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  22. Cool shabby chic design.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  23. This is wonderful. The color on the butterflies and composition is stunning.

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  24. Would love this on my wall, the background looks like cork its amazing

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  25. Love your tag and the watercolouring looks fantastic with those stamps. Fantastic details and design too. :)

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  26. Gorgeous piece, Yvonne! I love that you cut apart the tag and created a hanging piece. Genius! The technique is perfect with those butterfly stamps.

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  27. I just LOVE the colors! You did an amazing job. Very inspiring.

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  28. What a beautiful bright background. And I love love love that you attached a piece underneath the main tag.

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  29. Fantastic take on this challenge.

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  30. I love everything about this!! The composition, the colors, the metal accents and that blush of pink on the top butterfly. LOVE it!!!!

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  31. I love butterflies and I love hinged tags so it follows that I love your beautiful tag. The colours are gorgeous!

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  32. At the first moment moment that I've seen this tag I loved it so much! I love every little detail .. and I love butterflies too!!! So beautiful and fresh , perfect for this summer season! BArbarayaya

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  33. Love the colour combo, especially the blue/green my absolute fav. I wear something that colour almost every day! Lovely butterflies that contrast really well with the metal embellishments ....fab!

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  34. Love the background and the butterflies on it are gorgeous, all the embellishments are adding more and more to you tag!

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  35. Gorgeous butterflies. Love the layout of your tag. The postage tag die cut was a great idea.

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  36. Beautiful use of the technique...and butterflies, and sparkles, and...well, just everything!

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  37. Yvonne- your piece is sooo awesome! I love everything about it! From the color choice- to the elements- superb! Bravo! Great inspiration! ")

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  38. Glitter and butterflies--would could go together more perfectly?!! Love this tag, Yvonne! I have a thing about wanting to touch stuff and I'd love to (lightly) run my fingers over every detail of your creation :) You've put in such TLC with this tag and it shows :) Fabulous CC3#5 challenge inspiration!! Thanks soo much for keeping us inspired!! XOXO-Shari

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  39. A beautifully designed extra long tag with gorgeous colours and all topped off with those special butterflies. Inspiring indeed. Jenny x

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  40. Wow, all my favourite elements, gorgeous colours and embellishments. Love this!

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  41. Gorgeous tag. Great, how you've added the "imagine" at the bottom separately using the jump rings. That looks so cool!! Many thanks for your inspiration. Kerstin

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  42. Fabulous watercoloring! Love your tag and the gorgeous colors and the floating butterflies! The separate hanging piece is wonderful as well! Enjoy!

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  43. I adore this.. I love butterflies.. Gorgeous colours, great inspiration for the challenge, Px

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  44. Wow! This is superb. I love the extra bit hanging from the bottom. All the elements work so well together.
    Jess

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  45. Absolutely wonderful; the color combination is fantastic and I do love those butterflies! Genius to use the postage stamp as a background; really like that look.

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  46. I want those glittery butterflies to visit my flowers

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  47. Oh I think this is my favourite - don't tell the others . Ha ha , those colours are so great together & I love the butterflies too.
    The pineapple shop looks good too , just a bit far from me in the uk :-(

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  48. Gorgeous - the butterflies look so pretty against that fabulous teal background, and the earthy kraft accents are fabulous! Wonderful tag!
    Alison x

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  49. Ah yes, butterflies and glittery glitzy stickles. I know where you are comin' from!

    That background is a wonderful effect and your butterflies are so pretty against it. Thanks so much for sharing your techniques with us!

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  50. LOVE your butterflies, the postage die and your jump rings! FAB tag with lots of cool details!

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  51. OOH I saw this on pinterest and loved it instantly. Such a great composition and so well put together. Yours, with envy, Nikki xxx (LOL)

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  52. Fabulous! Love this, the blue of the background is so pretty and the butterflies look amazing! Hugs, Sandra

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  53. I love butterflies. This is a beautiful project. =)

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  54. Your hanging is wonderful, I am in awe, it is so amazing overall! Thanks for the tremendous inspiration! Have a lovely day~kim

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  55. Love that background, I will have to give that a try, and the butterflies are gorgeous

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  56. Thanks for letting me play along. Love the teal colors you used!

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  57. Your tag is beautiful. How odd; I've never paid attention to the postage die; you've shown it as a "must have"! What a great idea with it off-set.

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  58. So beautiful. Love the colors and subtle textures. I really like your detached part with jump rings. I'm with you on the sparkle! Love your ideas and your work! Thanks!

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  59. Gorgeous butterflies! I love the blended effect you get with this technique!

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  60. Simply Beautiful! Love everything about this, the butterflies, colors, the hanging part on the bottom and the quote. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Gorgeous colour combination and love the butterflies.
    I like the way you have seperated part of it and rejoined it, works really well.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  62. Love this card. I would like to make a card like this soon.

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  63. Lovely! Love the colourful butterflies!

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  64. Your tag is beautiful Yvonne...LOVE the colouring and those butterflies!! :)

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  65. I love the butterflies and the quote used.

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  66. Love the project ! That wood grain background is pretty cool. Not a stamp I would think to have, but it really looks cool. Awesome project !!

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  67. I love your tag Yvonne! So many wonderful details to take in. :)

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  68. A REALLY beautiful tag!! Love the little hanging piece.

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  69. fabulous piece!! love the colors!! =)

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  70. Love the colors on your project! Simply beautiful....

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  71. This is oh so pretty Yvonne! All butterflies need a little sparkle!

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  72. Loving your tag, the colours are fab and I love the flutterbys. And the added extra piece attached to the tag at the bottom xx

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    1. I love everything about this tag. Thanks for being inspiring

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  73. The postage stamp is the perfect backdrop for the beautiful butterflies. Love the hanging piece at the bottom. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Yvonne this is awesome! I love the color choice and attached bottom piece!!!

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  75. I love everything about this, the color choices, the butterflies are beautiful

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  76. Wow! Your butterflies are gorgeous!

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  77. This tag is gorgeous . . . the colors, the technique, and the composition are outstanding.

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  78. I love your butterflies and the blending of the colors on your tag. Beautiful!

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  79. This whole piece is just fantastic....the hinge, the colors, the butterflies, the pen nib (a personal favorite!), the composition! There's a lot to see and a lot of great lessons here...thanks!

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  80. Great project. I love the butterflies and the coloring...

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  81. Such a unique tag Yvonne. Beautiful background colors really showcased these butterflies. Love your metal embellies.
    Hugs, Katie

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  82. Your tag is superb. Love the colours, butterflies, the extra hanging sign and the faux postage frame. It just works perfectly and the mottled background is gorgeous. Sorry I couldn't play this time, I was on holiday, but look forward to getting inky this challenge. :)

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