Saturday, August 1, 2015

Compendium Of Curiosities Challenge #34


Hello everyone! 
Can you believe it is our last Compendium of Curiosities Challenge for Tim's third installment of his fabulous book?  It has been such an honor to be a part of this fabulous "crew" of women. 
It has been so fun to get to know some of you and see all the wonderful art that ALL of you have created! It's been a heck of a journey.  I have gained so much insight as I have traveled this creative road with the Curiosity Crew and all of you, tried things I wouldn't normally try, found new ways to create that I love, and discovered things about my creative process I hadn't noticed before. 
I want to thank Linda for asking me to be a part of this journey, part of a sisterhood of women who I have a profound respect and love for and part of an amazing artful journey that has brought new friends into my life that have a love of this art too! 
Thank you all for embracing me and my art and leaving such kind, sweet comments. 
This artsy world is pretty amazing! 

So here we are, our last challenge for CC3.  
(however we do have some fun things planned to continue our journey together!)
Let's take a moment and thank Tim and Mario
They donated a ton of goodies to be given aways to make this journey even more fun! 
Thank you Tim for creating these Compendium of Curiosities Books. 
You have inspired so many and helped us all discover new and fabulous ways to create! 
for sponsoring with generous gift certificates, I hope that you will continue to support them. 
They are both family run stores that truly care about their customers. 

Our sponsor this week is The Funkie Junkie along with Tim and Mario of course, wink. 

So, has anyone guessed what the challenge is? 
It is Layering Stencil Monoprint found of page 48.
Truly this is one of my favorites.  Love the way it works and the end result! 

I couldn't not use butterflies in this last challenge, wink. 
I also have a number 3 in there, hehehe. 
Can you see it? 
Fussy cutting is therapy for me.   It truly allows me to zone out and just be. 
Maybe it's weird or even a bit quirky, wink, but I love it!
I think Susan gets it too...she is another fussy cutter! 
While I can't give aways the technique, I can tell you I used 
Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks. 

Pink and Orange are two of my favorite colors together...they just make me totally giddy. 
Do you have colors like that? 
If you haven't visited the rest of the Curiosity Crew what are you waiting for?
I absolutely love seeing the different pieces of art...it's amazing how different we create using the same techniques. That's part of the fun for sure! 


Okay...don't forget to follow the rules to be entered for a chance to win. 
You can find them here

Now, just a bit of a teaser, hehehe.
We will be launching a new website on September 1, 2015. 
We will have lots of creative fun in store for you! 
I hope you will join us...stay tuned for more information coming very soon! 


Also, we will be flying to Costa Rica in September of 2016. 
We will be the Sisterhood of the Traveling Paints! 
We are so excited to be able to take this artful journey together and hope you will join us. 
There is a payment plan set up and all the information you can find here

38 comments:

  1. What a way to wind up the challenge, Yvonne...vintage Yvonne! The pink and orange are beautiful together. Like a big dip of sherbet. Love the butterflies fluttering up the tag. Your positive message completes the beauty of the tag. It has been such an honor to be a part of Compendium with you.

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  2. what a stunning tag Yvonne!!! love the colours and the butterflies but the quote is so perfect!!!

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  3. Yvonne, your tag is gorgeous! The colors are so vibrant and I love the background and pretty little butterflies! Happy Weekend!

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  4. This might be a new favorite! LOVE the colors, love the butterflies, love the background, love the doilies! It's been great to be on this adventure with you!

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  5. Love the color combination you chose...not ones I'm comfortable using so it's nice to see how sweet they are together. The butterflies tie all the elements together. Gorgeous!

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  6. I SEE YOUR 3 SHOWING :) :) LOL!! :) :) I was hoping you were going to close out your CC3 creations with butterflies & a #3 somewhere, Yvonne!! This tag is ALL YOU and I LOVE it!! Thank You sooo much for all of the creative inspiration you've given me throughout all of the CC3 Challenges, Yvonne! I love you and your style and can't wait to see what's up with the new website next month!! FUN!! XOXO-Shari

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  7. Yep, you low me well, Yvonne! I just LOVE the fussy cutting too! I find it very relaxing! I have so enjoyed this journey with you and look forward to many happy days creating with you in the future! Love your final tag - I never get tired of those beautiful butterflies!

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  8. Gorgeous Yvonne and as always, so inspiring! Love all the beautiful details and butterflies ! Many thanks for this creative journey!

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  9. Hey, pink butterfly girl! So glad you've used your signatures elements on this last project for CC3C. Fabulous, as usual, of course. I always learn from you and am more joyful and thoughtful having been in your presence. Well, not your actual presence, but in your artful presence. ;-) Thank you, thank you, never stop creating. You are awesome. <3 <3 <3

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  10. Pink and orange... perfect! And butterflies - OF COURSE! But I couldn't find that "3" --- need to get my iPad out so I can enlarge the picture and do a search! (wink)

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. You said that, in this this challenge, you "tried things I wouldn't normally try, found new ways to create that I love, and discovered things about my creative process I hadn't noticed before." Well, you did the same for all of us! I shall miss this challenge!

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  11. this looks like tons of fun - I will be watching and waiting!!
    sandy xx

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  12. so inspiering, love the colours and the butterflies are so cute.

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  13. Beautiful tag Yvonne! The background looks wonderful! Love all the shimmery butterflies fluttering about! The trip sounds fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Pink and orange, energizing colours combination, I agree! Like this beautiful bright tag!

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  15. Oh my, what a lovely color combination! Like sherbet or a delicious sorbet. Yummy. I love how you consistently used your signature butterflies in all your creations, and the number 3 as well. You are such an incredible talent, Yvonne, and I'm honored to have been included in the Curiosity Crew with you and the girls. I've grown and learned so much, and been so inspired by all of you. I'm looking forward to our next step in our creative journey together. Big hugs!!

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  16. Yes please... may I have another? Holy Mackerel, Sweetie, this is one GORGEOUS tag. Love your background and the butterflies. Beautiful! It's been a delight sharing this journey with you, Yvonne, and watching you soar with all your beautiful new product releases. I'm so happy for you and looking forward to working together much more in the future!

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  17. Gorgeous tag Girfriend !! Okay and no I did not find the 3 could be because my eyes are watery ( tears welled up as I got to this the last post ) ... what an amazing Journey it has been with you Big Girls ... you've been such a great part of my days. I learned a lot been stretched beyond my wildest dream... and been "loved on" too !
    Thank you so much for all the visits , kind words and encouragement ... Bless your heart !

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  18. Beautiful tag Yvonne, your colour palette makes me think of raspberry and orange sherbert, it's lovely! Wonderful stencil monoprints and your butterflies are equally beautiful. Thank you for sharing it and for your continuing inspiration.

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  19. Well, as one fussy cutter to another .... I love your gorgeous butterflies and the fabulous monoprint background you created in those glorious colours!! It has been a true pleasure following along on the CC3C journey, you are such an inspiring group of ladies, I am quite sad that it is ending.... hopefully Tim is writing No. 4 now and that it will not be too long before we all meet up again in cyberland! Thank you so much for all your encouragement, support and most of all - your talent! Hugs, Anne xx

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  20. Gorgeous colors - some of my favorites! (You do pink so well!) The ribbon is absolutely scrumptious; I could look at it all day! I'm also one who enjoys fussy cutting; it can be very therapeutic and the results well worth the effort. Butterflies are my favorites, too; I just found a set of pretty yellow wings while we were on vacation last week and they have a place of honor in my travel journal. Thank you so much for all the inspiration these past few months; I have enjoyed this journey so very much!

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  21. Hi, love this pretty tag, beautiful background AND those butterflies! I will mis this challenge and all the inspiration. Hugs Jan x

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  22. What a nice ending Yvonne! A beautiful flight of butterflies through this bright sky full of feelings! Thanks for your inspirations!

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  23. What lovely summery butterflies and in such gorgeously bright colours. This is so uplifting.

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  24. Great colors they scream summer, and you butterflies in flight age gorgeous. I looked and looked and no I couldn't find the 3. Wonderful tag!!

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  25. So pretty. Love the butterflies and the doilies.

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  26. I'm so glad you ended on butterflies! This is such a pretty tag...but I can't find the "3"! I thought it might have been the empty space between the doilies; but no. And my colors: Blue/green, not that I've shown much! LOL!

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  27. I'm so glad you ended on butterflies! This is such a pretty tag...but I can't find the "3"! I thought it might have been the empty space between the doilies; but no. And my colors: Blue/green, not that I've shown much! LOL!

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  28. I love the colors and the butterflies Yvonne! =)

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  29. Such a beautiful - & very fitting for the ending in this summer heat- color set of layers!!! And what a wonderful sentiment to send off everyone with!!! I have been so...amazed by such talents shown....awed by such ideas shared.... and touched deeply by such friendships developed from ppl all over!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all you've put into all of these Challenges and for taking the time to get to know, and inspire so many others!!! I am truly humbled to say I've been involved in such a WONDERFUL JOURNEY !!! ❤️ ~Lyla~

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  30. I agree with everyone, your colors and use of butterflies is perfect for the final challenge. Beautiful creation Yvonne and that truly goes for each one you've shared along the CC3C way!

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  31. I agree with everyone, your colors and use of butterflies is perfect for the final challenge. Beautiful creation Yvonne and that truly goes for each one you've shared along the CC3C way!

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  32. Yvonne, this has to be a favorite creation of yours for me! I love the colors and those gorgeous butterflies! And your Stenciled Monoprint came out just beautifully! It has been such a pleasure to see your work with this challenge, and you have inspired me greatly!

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  33. Omy, I almost missed to comment on you beautiful tag Yvonne, I saw it when you posted it and was meaning to comment since them... The background and monoprint are so pretty. You did a great job with the butterflies and the saying is very deep and meaningful. I love how the whole tag is so well balance and the soft feeling it has. Thank you for putting with us throughout this journey and for providing so much inspiration. I will miss these wonderful challenges.

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  34. I'm so sorry Yvonne that I am rather late with my comment.... I have no idea how I missed this INCREDIBLY lovely tag. It is my favorite color - orange and to top that off - I adore doilies. Soooo need I say I'm in love with your creation!! You know... it's near perfection - I see nary a flaw. It's just perfectly symetrical - just the right amount of on the page/off the page - the right number of lovely butterflies.... it's just sooo appealing to me. You get a HUGE HIGH FIVE 100% INCREDIBLE vote from me!!!! Thanks bunches for such a wonderful treat. j.

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  35. Such a happy tag! So glad you used butterflys - these guys are beauties. Anything in the blue family makes me happy and I esp dialysis love blues and greens together. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  36. Yvonne, Your tag is beautiful. I love the combination of colors and of course...the butterflies. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity through these challenges.

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  37. Yvonne, such a beautiful tag. Love your quotes that have always given the right inspiration when I needed some. I have enjoyed getting to know your work during the Compendium of Curiosity challenges. Thanks for the kind words along the way. Check out my Compendium of Curiosity iii tribute project. I was unable to finish in time due to a car accident!
    http://vic-n-stuff.blogspot.com/2015/08/belated-final-compendium-of-curiosity.html
    XoXoXo!

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