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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Compendium of Curiosities #20

It is so hard to believe that it is week #20 at Compendium of Curiosities and even less that it is nearly February!

The technique for Challenge #20 can be found on Page 40 of Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities III book - Distress Watercolouring Part 2. The rules are that we cannot share the technique and we must use our own copy of Tim's book.  If you still do not have a copy you can get a signed one from Tim direct, HERE.
  
One lucky person, chosen by the Curiosity Crew, will win a fabulous parcel of goodies from Tim Holtz and his Logistics Director, Mario. 

This challenge is being sponsored by the lovely Linda Coughlin of the Funkie Junkie Boutique who will give one lucky person a $25 voucher to spend at the Funkie Junkie!  Linda is getting lots of the new Tim stuff in very soon and Linda always offers discounted prices too.

When we did Part I of the technique I used some of Tim's Blueprint stamps so I have done the same for Part 2 and I made two simple cards, to enter into the challenge with.  
The seahorse from the Nautical Blueprint set is one of my all time favourite stamps so he took centre stage on this card.  I distressed all the edges to give a shabby look.
My second card uses the starfish from the same set.  I used an Idea-ology word band and some thin rope to add my sentiment to the card.

So there you have my entry to CC3C #20.  Thanks for looking and I hope to see you again very soon.  A big thank you to my latest followers, it is lovely to have you along on my crafty journey!

Hugs, Anne xx

38 comments:

  1. The distressed edges and the splattered backgrounds work an absolute treat for your stamp choice and such beautiful colours you worked with.
    Anne, sorry I have been so quiet.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. Both so beautiful Anne! Now I'm dreaming of summer sun and beach holidays... not so easy in this cold weather! but you bring on the sun with these. Jenny xxx

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  3. Both look fabulous Anne, - great to see some summery cards on a cold winter's day!

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  4. two stunning cards Anne - I hope to catch back up with this challenge soon! Also AVJ!!! So much to try to do! Big Hugs Anne. Rachel xx

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  5. Fabulous Anne - they are both very beautiful and conjure up memories of summer even with this snowy weather! Stay warm! Jennie x

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  6. Such beautiful watercolouring, Anne - delicate and so summery... It's one of my favourite techniques and you've done it to perfection here.
    Alison xx

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  7. These are both gorgeous! The colouring is fab and I love the distressed edges. xxx

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  8. These are delightful, Annie, with superb coloring! I love all the extra interest and texture you get by distressing the edges of your card and mats in your pretty seahorse card; and by using hairy twine to attach the awesome sediment on the second sensational card, rather than a simple piece of string. You are a genius!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  9. Oh, I love that set and you've certainly done it justice here. Perfect color choices.

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  10. Oh what cool cards, Anne! The Seahorse and Starfish are just fabulously watercolored and a great way to say, bring on Summer! Love the distressed edges and inky spray! Hugs!

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  11. Anne, you nailed the watercolor technique with these two cards! Great job! Thanks so much for participating in this challenge!

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  12. These are gorgeous Anne, such wonderful images and beautiful colours. The distressed edges work so well and I love the sentiment on your second card.
    hugs Sue xx

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  13. Ooh love these Anne! The colours are gorgeous & love the splattered backgrounds...two fabulous cards! Hugs Carole Z xx

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  14. Both are beautiful cards Anne. I love seahorses too so that one is my favourite.
    A great nautical theme, makes me think about the summer, hope we get a good one this year.
    Amy x

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  15. Both are beautiful cards Anne. I love seahorses too so that one is my favourite.
    A great nautical theme, makes me think about the summer, hope we get a good one this year.
    Amy x

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  16. Bring on those 'Lazy Hazy Days Of Summer 'Anne and these two beautiful pieces certainly puts me in mind of those days.

    Well not today Brrrr x x

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  17. Beautiful cards Anne. They remind me of warmer days too :D but we have snow today :(
    Hope it's a little warmer with you ((hugs)) xx

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  18. A beautiful pair of cards - love your colour schemes and your matting and layering. So neat even if it is distressed!! Elaine xx

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  19. Beautifully executed technique Anne, I have to say I always associate you with the blueprint seahorse and no one uses it to better effect!! Gorgeous cards..Hugs Ruth x

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  20. Just wonderful Anne! I love the stamps you chose and all of your wonderfully distressed layers! Fabulous! hugs :)

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  21. I have always adored that seahorse and the way you give him life is just amazing. Also... Loving the starfish, two brilliant cards Anne xx

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  22. I collect seahorses... my bathroom used to be stuffed to the fins with them but then we had it tiled so I had to rehome them... currently in a box in the garage!!! Anyways, I LOVE your cards, the images are coloured beautifully and you cracked that technique :O) Thanks for playing along with the CC3 x

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  23. Both are WONDERFUL Anne! Your shading and shadow work are perfect! Love the color too! These are so pretty and FUN!!! Thanks so much for watercoloring with us this time at CC3Challenge!

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  24. Both cards are wonderful Anne - I like your coloring on the first one expecially. I am going to have to look into this tecnique. I won't be creating for while but that won't stop me from snooping!
    Sandy xx

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  25. Hi Anne! Both of your blueprint cards using sea related images are so pretty. Beautiful job of coloring and using the watercolor part 2 technique to achieve such lovely shading and depth to your images. Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  26. Love the layering and beautiful coloring, Anne. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

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  27. These are lovely cards Anne , I do love my blueprint stamps and you have made these look fab x

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  28. Lovely cards, Anne!! Perfect examples of Tim's Distress Marker water coloring!! These cards look like they're ready to celebrate Summer!! I'm ready, too :) XOXO-Shari

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  29. Lovely Anne, the watercolour technique is so soft and love how you've distressed the edges of your cards.

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  30. CAS maybe but definitely gorgeous cards. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  31. Your cards are fantastic!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  32. Your CAS cards are just as fantastic as your detailed 3D projects! You've certainly captured the shimmery colors on the seahorse, as well as that starfish. Both cards are just super and good luck in the challenge. TFS & Big Hugs.

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  33. Beautiful CAS style! I love the watercolor technique and distressed effect, Anne. Great creations. :)

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  34. It's very chilly here so it's a stretch to ask my brain to think 'sunshine and beach' but my goodness I've now been transported to a warm sandy stretch.... What a feat! Gorgeous cards Anne. Nicola x

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  35. Two wonderful cards Anne! love the watercoloring on both!

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  36. Gorgeous designs and colours - really warms me up. xxx

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  37. Gorgeous designs and colours - really warms me up. xxx

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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