Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge week 1

Bernice sent me an email yesterday which I read first thing this morning asking if I was taking part in the new Compendium of Curiosities Challenges over at http://studiol3.blogspot.co.uk/.  I wasn't going to but when I read the challenge I had one of those moments of inspiration and creativity strike and I thought "ooooh I could make..." and so I have spent the last hour and half (yes I got up early today!) making this:


For the tag background I used Picket Fence, Barn Door, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo stains and then I have inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.  The stamps are by Artemio (stamped in Crimson archival and Vintage Photo) and the telephone is custom die made from a mover and shaker (only bought it yesterday and its already been used! whoo hoo!) stamped in Black Archival and the letters are again from a new die bought yesterday which is the new Word Play die (again whooo hooo!!) - these are inked with Vintage Photo and then stamped over with T!ms reflection number stamp (thought that was cute using numbers and telephones) again in Black Archival, the alphabet stamps are a little boxed set that I have had for years.  Finished off with flower ribbon, Barn Door and Black Soot muslin ribbons and then the two cutest English ribbons I have of soldiers and, of course, Tea.  Thought I would go along with an English theme like I am with T!ms monthly tags.
In order to take part in the challenge you need to use the technique on Page 66 of T!ms new Compendium of Curiosities 2 book and then you will be put into a random draw to win a $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp  so go on have a go - it's lots of fun!

Thanks for looking - Having Fun from Solihull

11 comments:

Bernice said...

Very good

Neet said...

Very nice, almost makes me want a cuppa!
Thanks for pointing me in the direction of this lovely tag.
Hugs, Neet xx

febe said...

Beautiful tag! :)

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Sam said...

Yeay! Glad you have joined in. I have just posted my tag up too!! Was going to leave it until tomorrow but hey ho!
Lovely tag you have made. xx

Sherry Edwards said...

What a lovely and patriotic tag. Your custom stamp turned out wonderfully! I linked my first one up today too - wonder what'll be next!

Anita Houston said...

COOL!!! Love the phone and your sentiment...great colors!

SophieNewton said...

Brilliant tag, I love the design and the colours are stunning
Sophie x

artbyvic said...

Great tag! The telephone wish list.

Linda Ledbetter said...

I'm so glad Bernice sent you the email and that you decided to join the challenge! Welcome, and thank you for sharing your wonderful tag. I hope we see you again next week!

Ann said...

Great tag!! Hugs from Scotland :D
Ann xx

Mrs A. said...

That is so sweet of you to send me some die cuts. Been mega busy this week with Wedding stuff but will send you my addy. hugs Mrs A.