Thursday, April 19, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 Challenge

Howdy Candies…I’ve been looking forward to the start of this challenge for over a month since I got my autographed copy of Tim Holtz amazing “Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2” book.  I’m so excited because it all starts with an incredible neighbor who just so happens to be a Ranger U Educator with a Fantabulous blog StudioL3.  I stumbled upon her looking up information about Ranger University about the same time I returned from CU2012.  I absolutely fell in love with her artwork & in the process discovered that she does these amazing challenges from Tim’s books!  So of course I had to carpe’ diem…it’s all apart of my new artistic journey & I’m truly excited to participate along with several of my Student Body members from Creative Chemistry.  This is such an exciting journey for all of Us.   So without further ado my CC2C Technique 1 Challenge: (To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post & scroll to the bottom)

Sneak Peak & Close-Up of the First Technique Page 66 – Custom Foam Stamps:

(Click the Photo to Purchase your Personal Copy from Tim Holtz of Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 today!)


I ended up creating a 5x7 card & was able to incorporate tons of different ideas & products wrapped up into this special message to all my Student Body.  This was pretty neat because I just received my CTMH “Dotty” NSM promotion paper & thought hmmm…there is the perfect color combinations to work with using my Distress Inks “Peeled Paint” & “Broken China” & who would of thought that it goes very well with CTMH “Lagoon” & “Pear”?  I used a couple stamp techniques to get the base flower images I wanted (of course it wasn’t without playing with several different outcomes)  I have to admit I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.  My very first mixed medium card exploring outside of my comfort zone & admittedly I have to say, that this Custom Foam Stamp making is totally addicting!


Inside of the Card – Please click the photo below to find out more about joining in the FUN with CC2C at StudioL3 & This incredible Technique I learned creating custom foam stamps from his “Compendium of Curiosities 2”:


What a way to start off these weekly challenges!!!  The generous sponsor of this weeks challenge is: I’ve ordered a few hard to find items via SSS & some class materials during Creative Chemistry and I have to admit they are good about shipping and offer International shipping too…Thank You SimonSaysStamp for sponsoring our challenges.  I also want to give a HUGE cyber HUG to all of my Student Body for the generous shares of artistic talents.  This card is for YOU!   Thanks so much for Stamping By…& don’t forget to grab your “Dotty for You” National Scrapbooking Month paperpack via my blog badge to shop.  In order to qualify you only need to spend $35 in our current Spring/Summer Idea Book & get the “Dotty” pack for only $5 (while supplies last)


Jen said...

WOW! Way to go Nichole! Thank you for your card and all that you are doing. I'm sure I can speak for the rest of the group in saying we are receiving just as much inspiration and friendship from you in this journey as you are from us. I love your card. The colours and layering are gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you do for week 2. Jenny. xo

Wanda H said...

Your card is gorgeous!!!

Sara Jansen said...

This is lovely! The colors are fabulous and you've included so many great details. I particularly like the colors on the ribbon; nice to see so many of them. Great job.

Sara Jansen said...

I love your many lovely colors and the ribbon is to die for! Great details...really nice job.

Maria said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! Love your card!

Barb said...

Beautiful card Nicole!!! Thanks for all you do and the FB group, as well as your upbeat inspiring attitude - I really appreciate it.

Robyn said...

TFS. I like the colors on the ribbon

Bonnie said...

That card is stunning! Love the colours.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Nicole, thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so excited to know we live so close by each other! Your card is spectacular, elegant and delightful (much like yhourself!), and I'm beyond happy that you're taking part in the challenge. Can't wait to see more of your art!