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Friday, 22 May 2015

Compendium of Curiosities #28

Hello friends, thank you to all who commented on my posts whilst I was on holiday, I really appreciate it!  Internet access was poor and on return home I found over 300 posts in my reader, which I don't think I will ever catch up on, but I will see and comment on any new posts ....

Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities #28 is all about Tim Holtz's Alcohol Ink Ombre technique and the Curiosity Crew have created some wonderfully inspiring projects which you can see HERE.  You will find the technique on Page 57 of Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities III.

I would like to say a huge thank you to the Curiosity Crew for choosing me as an Honourable Mention for my seahorse hanging for Challenge #27.  It is such an honour to be recognised by such a talented team!

The sponsor for Challenge #28 is the lovely Linda Coughlin of the Funkie Junkie who will award one randomly selected individual to receive a $25 Voucher to spend in Linda's on-line store.  Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi have also donated a fabulous prize of Tim Holtz goodies for one person chosen by the Curiosity Crew.

I made a simple tag for my entry, I cannot share how I did the Alcohol Ink Ombre technique but I can tell you that I used Lettuce, Meadow and Pesto coloured Alcohol Inks to create the background.

I wanted to 'brighten up' the background so I stamped and coloured the flowers from the Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp set in Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink for the petals and Gathered Twigs for the cone part.

To finish off I added some Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon coloured with Ripe Persimmon Distress Spray Stain and added the words from Tim's Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers.

At Inspiration Journal, the challenge this month is 'Get Pasted' where we would like to see you use Embossing Paste somewhere on your creation.  As always, there is a fantastic prize of $50 for one randomly selected individual to spend at Inspiration Emporium.  There are still a few days left to enter!  If you do make a purchase from Inspiration Emporium and you use my code Redanne, you will get a 10% discount off your whole order too.

I hope you will not mind this indulgence, but my wonderful friend Rita of  RMG Creations, gave me an early birthday present when we visited her and her hubby Andrew when we were on holiday in Scotland last week.  Rita made this gorgeous bag with Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabrics that she won last year from Paula Cheney. Am I not just the luckiest Tim Holtz fan ever!!  The beautiful bag is lined, has inside and outside pockets and a zip closing - very professionally finished....



As always, thanks so much for looking, I always appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you again soon!  Hugs, Anne xx







Products from Inspiration Emporium - Click on the link
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Lettuce
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Meadow
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Pesto
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink Cardstock
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon

44 comments:

  1. This tag is so beautiful Anne, I love the marbled look of the background and the flowers look so pretty on it. Gorgeous colours. I'm off to check the links you left :) Cathy x

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  2. THi Anne, welcome back from your holiday! Your tag is beautiful, I love the colours & textures, the flowers are gorgeous, hugs Carole Z xx

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  3. I was already jealous that you were getting together with these wonderful crafty ladies, but now I'm garden green with envy about that beautiful tote bag from Rita! It's really fantastic!! (She could sell those!) And, of course, I adore your tag! The background looks like marbling and those cone flowers and bow are SO vibrant! I would never have thought of these colors together, but they BELONG together!! I'm glad you're home safe and sound and I hope you take your time to settle back in. Thank you for your visit already and your sweet words!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  4. Fabulous tag Anne.
    Gosh what a super gift...I am so green with envy.
    Toni xx

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  5. Wonderful tag, Anne. Love the background - the effect is fabulous - and the red flowers and ribbon are just the perfect embellishments. Spotted the bag made by Rita on Facebook and thought it was absolutely gorgeous - lucky you :) Elizabeth xx

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  6. Hi Anne, welcome home. I hope you had a fantastic time on your holibobs and don't need another break to recover, lol. We've missed you.
    A perfectly stunning tag with it's brightly coloured cone flowers. And what is there to say about your incredible gift from your friend, other than, WOW! {{Hugs}} xxx

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  7. Hi Anne, Thought that was you in the photos I saw at Rita's blog. Oh I'm so glad you all had a chance to have some fun together, and see some intriguing places. Enjoyed seeing your lovely Rita bag all over again. And thoroughly enjoyed this fabulously colorful floral tag. I'm really liking these flowers in that set...the way you've done them, they look so tactile (I hope I'm using the proper word. I just want to reach out and stroke that fuzzy center!). That mottled background is just beautiful too...it makes the pretty flowers just pop. Rest up, and don't worry about catching up 300! My goodness. You'll never get any work done LOL. We all understand. Big hugs & Happy wkend. Glad you're home safe once more.

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  8. Anne...your art always is so beautifully done. This alcohol ink ombre background in the green tones is lovely. And oh my goodness...I totally love your stamped flowers. That color is perfection against the green background. And the dyed ribbon to match and the shabby bow....gorgeous! I love the simplicity of this tag. It's just stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  9. What a truly beautiful tag! I absolutely adore coneflowers and these are just gorgeous against your exquisite ombre background. Fabulous, as is all your art!

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  10. Hi Anne beautiful tag love the mix and of colours. Sounds like a great holiday with wonderful gifts too. X

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  11. Nice to have you home Anne .... glad you had a good holiday.
    Love your tag ..... the colours are just gorgeous! And what a lucky girl ..... that bag is beautiful, what a fabulous gift. Enjoy the weekend ...... hugs Linda xxx

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  12. Your tag is stunning Anne. I love the background colours and the flowers are so beautiful. The gorgeous ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.
    The bag Rita made for you is gorgeous, such beautiful fabrics.
    hugs Sue xx

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  13. Fabulous, gorgeous tag, so different, the flowers just pop on that ombred background...and the bag you received form Rita is awesome...love it! Ruth x

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  14. okay , firstly I am incredibly jealous - that bag is just stunning!!

    Secondly, I love that tag, it's bright, it's cheerful, and the sentiment just makes me smile!! xx

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  15. So glad you enjoyed your break Anne and welcome back. Love your tag, the flowers are gorgeouse set against the alcohol ink backdrop and I just knew you would love the bag when I saw it on Facebook. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

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  16. Welcome home Anne n hope you had a lovely relaxing time on your hols n thx so much for scheduling posts while you were away so we didn't have to miss seeing your creativity ! This tag is gorgeous . Love your choice of colours- the brightness of the cornflowers are so effective against the duller tones of the alcohol background. A perfect quote n embellishments too .
    Such a lovely birthday present that Rita made you - very special !

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  17. Hi Anne, pleased you enjoyed your hols. Great bag , love it. The tag is gorgeous, the colours work so well with the technique and the ribbon is a lovely touch.
    Sending big crafty hugs, Angela x

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  18. Gorgeous tag Anne! Your alcohol ombre background is so wonderful and the colour of your flowers is such a great contrast! I love your purse, what an amazing gift, happy early birthday! hugs :)

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  19. Gorgeous tag, the background looks amazing.
    You have a lovely and generous friend.
    Rosie x

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  20. Love your Ripe Persimmon flowers against that background - it's bold and bright. And Rita's bag looks fabulous. Glad you had a good holiday!

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  21. Beautiful tag! The flowers look oh so pretty! Great gift from your friend!

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  22. What a gorgeous tag Anne! love the bright pink against the ombre greens! and you sure are one lucky girl receiving that gorgeously made bag from Rita! Love the design of it and, of course, Tim's wonderful patterns! Sounds like you had a lovely time away! Julia xx

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  23. Gorgeous darker colors in the background! LOVE that! Your flowers are gorgeous too! LOVE your bag from talented Rita!!! Thanks so much for playing with Alcohol Ink with us at CC3Challenge!!!

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  24. Think you are going to be on a winning streak at CC3C Anne as this is stunning and so elegant. Beautiful background that gives your flowers a wow.
    Your bag from Rita is such an adorable keepsake, lucky you !
    Julie x

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  25. Stunning tag and I saw your bag on Rita's post absolutely love it huggles Sue xxx

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  26. Congratulations on your CC3 mention Anne and your tag is likely to get one too.....its stunning. Your bag is absolutely gorgeous and a real wee treasure

    Hugs Annie x x

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  27. hiya Anne - absolutely stunning tag - so very beautiful!!! I adore the colour choices! Big hugs rachel x

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  28. How lucky indeed to get that beautiful bag, love it. Also love your tag, the colors go together so nicely and those flowers are to die for. As always, love what you make.
    S@ndy xx

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  29. OK--First an early birthday serenade---Ahem...'You say it's your Birthday...dadadadadadada...It's my birthday, to..dadadadadadada...You say it's your birthday..dadadadadadada...We're gonna have a good time!"....Take it Anne...You know the words!! :) :) LOL :) :) But really--What a WONDERFUL early birthday gift from your friend Rita!! Luckyyyyyy! It's a wonderful bag!!
    OK--your CC3 #28 AI Ombre tag--WINNER AGAIN!! :) :) It's just beautiful, Anne!! Your AI ombre background is beautiful--you're making me 'need' to get the families of AI colors :) Not that that's a bad thing :) :) Have a Fabulous rest of your weekend!! XOXO-Shari

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  30. Hi Anne - so sorry for not stopping by recently - life a little hectic. A wonderful tag and wow what a fabulous bag - you are indeed one lucky lady and Rita is one clever one! Nikkixxxx

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  31. Love your gorgeous tag, Anne. The colors and the embellishments are so beautiful. The bag is from Rita is so lovely :)

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  32. Ooh your tag is stunning! The colours are wonderful - I have treated myself to that stamp set but am still waiting for it to come! You have used my favourite image! Lucky you with your present - mega cool bag! xxx

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  33. Huge congrats on your honourable mention, Anne - so well-deserved - and I hope there's another one in the offing for this stunning tag. I adore the stippled effect you've achieved with your ombre inking and the Ripe Persimmon flowers and ribbons zing brilliantly against the background... Love this!
    Alison xx

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  34. Wow, this is utterly beautiful Anne. Gorgeous subtle marbled background and then those fantastic flowers and bow popping like crazy - a work of art. Huge congrats on your honorable mention, sooo well deserved. It was a gorgeous make as are all your pieces. Lovely to see Rita's exquisite handiwork again, that bag is exceptional. Hope you are taking it easy back home. Nicola x

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  35. Hey Sugar! Beautiful tag and your birthday bag is really something special. I can't imagine being able to sew that well.
    The thing about catching up is that the more you try to catch up, the more emails and posts keep coming in ~ it's like a cat chasing its tail. I am forever trying to catch uo!!
    Glad you had a nice stay in Scotland and I understand they you saw Astrid too!
    Sandy xx

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  36. Those red flowers are GORGEOUS, Anne! I love your Ombre technique and so pretty the way you tied it all up! That handbag Rita made you is a treasure! Love it! Hugs!

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  37. How clever to add those beautiful cone flowers to your ombre background for a real stand out pop of colour. A fantastic tag Anne. Please bring that amazing bag with you when I see you next as I want so much to drool irl!!! Jenny x

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  38. What a beautiful tag, I love the mix of colours & that sentiment too. That bag is gorgeous!, wouldnt mind one myself, what a lucky lady :-)
    Amy x

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  39. What a beautiful tag, I love the mix of colours & that sentiment too. That bag is gorgeous!, wouldnt mind one myself, what a lucky lady :-)
    Amy x

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  40. Anne, your tag is STUNNING! The contrast in color makes those lovely flowers just jump out at us. And you certainly are a lucky girl getting that wonderful bag as a gift. It's so pretty!

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  41. Absolutely gorgeous, Anne! Love the background and those amazing flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  42. Oh My! This is stunning! Fabulous colours! Chrisx

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  43. Gorgeous tag Anne, your beautiful persimmon flowers really pop against that lovely ombre background. And what a gorgeous bag! Not sure when your big day is so will wish you a happy birthday now, have a wonderful day celebrating you!

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  44. Ann...this is absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE the simplicity, the coloring well, just everything about it! Thanks for playing along with us at CC3C!

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