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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 5 - Note Cards

Firstly, I want to apologise for not visiting you all whilst I was on holiday.  My new mini i-Pad works beautifully but Google would not allow me to comment, for some ridiculous technical reason!  I could see your beautiful creations but could not comment.....  It was fantastic to meet up with blog friends Rita, Annie, Kath and Astrid and Scotland is such a beautiful country, which we enjoyed visiting very much!  Thank you so much to each of you lovely ladies for making it a very memorable trip!

One of the reasons for our trip was to attend the Everest Charity Event held by Kath who generously donated her time (and did all the prep) and amongst others, Tim and Mario kindly donated prizes (they were amazing).  Kath raised a staggering £1,124!!  How fabulous is that! 
The challenge this fortnight at CC3C is Distress Watercolouring which can be found on page 39 of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. #3. As Linda Ledbetter says, this is technically a two-part technique. We have the choice to do only the portion on page 39, or go ahead and work through page 40.  I decided to stick with just page 39 and save page 40 for next time.
This fortnight  is an odd number and will be sponsored by Inspiration Emporium who will generously give a $50 gift voucher to a randomly selected person. In addition, there will be a “Curiosity Crew’s Choice” winner who will receive a fantastic collection of Tim’s products, courtesy of Tim himself and Mario Rossi, his business manager. 
I searched through all my Tim stamps to find one that I could use the watercolour technique on and I decided to make a couple of note cards using Tim's Vintage Things Blueprint stamps.

I cannot give you details of the watercolour technique but I can tell you that I used Ranger Watercolour cardstock and  stamped the images with Black Archival Ink. I used Festive Berries, Barn Door, Antique Linen and Tea Dye for the colouring on both images.

The frame was cut from the Postage Stamp Frame die and the Movers and Shapers Sized Rectangles to cut an aperture.

I cut two frames, one with a rectangle cut out and one plain and glued the two together, adding white card to the inside to write on.  I love the idea of using the postage stamp frame to make note cards.

For the sentiments I used my new set of #Hashtag phrases, stamped in Black Archival.

Thanks for looking and thank you to my latest followers too, it is a pleasure to have you along on my crafty journey!  Hope to see you soon.  Hugs, Anne xx




51 comments:

  1. So glad you had a lovely holiday, Anne - and I've seen some evidence of how much fun the crafty rendezvous-ing was!

    Love your notecards - the bold red watercolouring is fab, and those black postage frames really make them pop. Fantastic!
    Alison xx

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  2. So pleased you had a lovely holiday Anne. I love your notecards, the pop of colour against the black looks fantastic. Love the images too. Tracy x x

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  3. Your notecards are so crisp and elegant. Your holiday sounds terrific with the bonus of meeting IRL your web friends.

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  4. Incredible Anne! The postage stamp frame on either side of the card works a treat and your watercolouring of these two images is beautiful. Huge round of applause!!! Jenny x

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  5. Anne!! Your two cards are so cute! I love the postage stamp frames in black around each of them. The black stamping of the images and the bright red coloring of each image really makes them pop. The little touches of the brown are a great shadowing effect. I've honestly not been a huge fan of the hashtag stamps but you're making me rethink that here! I love your use of them! I guess I need to get "with it!" haha Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  6. Welcome Home Anne! Sounds like you had a lovely trip! I love how you've used red for your prominent color on both of these lovely watercolored cards - the shape is so fun and your coloring is wonderful!

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  7. Both are fantastic Anne. I dread using black whilst crafting but whenever I see you use it I realise what a super impact it has. Superb colouring too. You will love your mini ipad - I recently got a sony tablet and now dont know how I lived without it! Well done to Kath and all the generous attendees and sponsors. Nicola x

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  8. these are brilliant Anne and you have used the technique so very well! Great notecards! Loving the hashtags too - loved them when they came out but i haven't seen them around much since - they look brilliant though! Big Hugs to you! rachel x

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  9. Sounds like you had a great holiday and got some crafting in too! Love the notecards with the postage stamp frame and you've matched the images with the hashtags beautifully!

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  10. Hello Anne. Love these fabulous cards. So perfectly coloured too. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  11. woohoo love your fabilicious note cards...beautiful as always and I loved meeting up with you and David...thank you so much for making the trip to my little workshop haste ye back to my neck of the woods...love of love kath xxx

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  12. Anne, you have so rocked this challenge! Using the postage die for a card base in black is brilliant and really makes those beautifully watercolored images pop! Love these! Sounds like you had such a great time and how fun to meet up with blogger friends and also take time for a worth event! Hope you will be sharing some photos! Hugs!

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  13. Anne I love the RED phone... use to have one like this... OMG that tells my age... LOL... I really did... Loved it too... Great Cards... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  14. These are fabulous Anne! Love the watercolored blueprints on the stamp cards! The hashtag words are perfect for these! LOVE!!! Thanks so much for joining us on this painty challenge here at CC3Challenge!!

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  15. Glad you two had a good holiday - and you met other crafters too. How fabulous! Off to see what this Everest event was in a mo but first of all want to say how much I like your postage stamps. Fabulous colouring - the red and black really compliment one another.
    Hugs, Neet xxx

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  16. Welcome home, Annie! How wonderful that you were able to meet up with these delightful crafting friends! Your note cards are so fun and unique!! I love the idea of making note cards out of the postage stamp design and your choice to use red for the phone and alarm clock makes them pop! Excellent watercoloring and I love the little sediments, too!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  17. These are just gorgeous Anne, the postage stamp frame works so well and makes something so original and the fabulous bright, bold colours stand out perfectly, such a great idea and beautifully made as always. Love them xx

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  18. Anne, You're back! I've missed you, so glad you had a lovely time in Scotland with all your friends. I love both of these cards, a great idea to use the postage stamp die for note cards. As usual your watercolouring is lovely, I must get more practice with mine. The hash tag sentiments work really well here too. Mo x

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  19. So lovely to have you back home and hopefully restored after your vacation, and having a fun time with good crafting friends. Saw Rita's post where ya'll were enjoying a beautiful sunset, and was so glad you could spend some 'happy time'. Loved your postage stamp shaped notecards. The black fairly pops thost gorgeous TH stamps off the card front and that is some awesome watercoloring. As always. TFS & welcome home too. Hugs

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  20. Hi Anne, Glad you had a lovely holiday here in Scotland and the weather was kind to you. Love your note cards a very striking design.
    Julie x

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  21. Brilliant idea Anne, love your note cards they turned out fabulous. The black frame and white card makes those red water coloured images really pop. Very striking, I love them!!
    Happy to hear you enjoyed your trip to Scotland, I am missing our caravan in Monreith which we sold last year. I love my i-pad mini though it can be a pain when blogging. Thank you for your comments today. Hugs Lottie x

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  22. Gorgeous idea Anne, I adore the postage stamp die...the images are coloured beautifully...So Glad to hear you enjoyed visiting Scotland...It must have been lovely spending time with blog friends...Hugs May x x

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  23. I really like the effect of the postage tamp die. What size does it cut Anne? like the cards you made, they are very unusual and I like the colours too. :o) x

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    1. Hi Mo, the finished card is 4" x 5". I used the sized rectangles to cut the apertures which measure 2.3/4" x 3.3/4". A xx

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  24. These are fabulous Anne ..... great idea to use the postage stamp die for your cards, and I love black, white and red! The images are watercoloured beautifully and I really like those sentiments.
    Glad you had a great time in Scotland ..... it is beautiful up there. Nice to have you back though xx

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  25. Hi Anne so glad you enjoyed your holiday in Scotland.Love the postage notes and all the colours.x

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  26. Anne, these are wonderful! Your watercoloring is fabulous, and the high contrast colors give the images so much pizazz! Thanks so much for sharing your art at the CC3C-- you're very talented!!!

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  27. HI Anne, so pleased you had a fabulous holiday! These notecards are fabulous and your colouring is totally gorgeous, love the colours, especially the red telephone..good to have you back! Hugs Carole Z xx

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  28. Oh Anne this looks fantastic!! Those bright colours really pop against that black. Love how you mounted these, such a great set!! Glad you liked Scotland and it was wonderful meeting you at last!!

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  29. Fantastic cards. Love the colours you chose. Hope you had a great holiday! Mine is coming in next month.

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  30. Hi Anne, just popped back for another look and realised I hadn't left a comment but thought I had, it must be my age Lol! These little notecards are a great idea and I love the colours.
    Have a great weekend and happy crafting, Angela x

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  31. Glad you had a good time in Scotland Anne and wasn't Kath wonderful to arrange such a fabulous event to raise so much money.
    Your note cards are gorgeous. I love the images and fabulous colours.
    I hope you are having a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

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  32. Fabulous cards, love the stamp design with the TH stamps and your colors are so beautiful with it. What a great gift set these would make with one of your boxes! Glad you were able to have a nice holiday with your friends. Sounds like a wonderful time and also raising money for a good cause is so rewarding. Have a crafty weekend!!
    Hugs Kelly

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  33. Fantastic watercolour makes Anne x I love the design. We had such a great time with you and David too.

    Enjoy the cycling xx

    Annie x

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  34. I am glad you had such a lovely holiday! These notecards are fabulous! The images are so cool and I love your brilliant watercolouring! xx

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  35. These are fantastic, I love the shape! Your colouring looks so beautiful too.
    Rebecca.

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  36. Your note cards are very striking Anne and beautifully coloured in. Glad you had a great holiday, I love Scotland too! Xx

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  37. Hello Miss Anne, yikes Scotland is my favorite place, imagine being there with all those fabulous creative woman, that's a Dream vocation for me :O)... I love the shape of your note cards, the coloring is so beautiful, they are perfect for anybody, thanks for sharing, have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

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  38. Hello! Anne, glad you enjoyed your holiday in our beautiful country.
    Your creations are wonderful as always. I love your little cards, the stamp Die is very effective and super little images.
    Have a great week ahead

    Patricia xx

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  39. Scotland is indeed beautiful. I love the colours you have used for these two stamped images. They pop off the screen.

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  40. Anne, so glad to read you had a wonderful time and how special to meet with the lovely trio that is Annie, Rita and Astrid during your trip.
    The impact is amazing, very dynamic colour palette which suit the stamp choice to perfection.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  41. Glad you had a good trip!
    Sometimes it's good to just get away and take a break :)
    And your notecards are pretty fabulous!

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  42. Glad to hear you had a lovely holiday in Scotland Anne. I would love to have a holiday there sometime. Great note cards & watercolour effect. Love that postage stamp die too.
    Amy x

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  43. Hi Anne! I have seen your pretty smiley face around the blogging world and thought I must visit... and what a gold I have struck! Amazing work! All of it! I have joined your blog and now look forward to some more inspiration from you! Ingrid xx

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  44. I love your notecards and these stamps are just the best aren't they. You've colored each one beautifully and I love the postage stamp shape!

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  45. Hi Anne! Thank you for our sweet comment and for joining my blog! It's amazing to be able to share my projects with such a pro! :) have a great day! Ingrid x

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  46. Hi Anne, Thanks for your recent visits & kind comments. So happy if you enjoyed the holiday cards (they are the same colors as your UK flag has too!). The broken bit on the vase should be easily glued. One of my Kiwi visitors had a cute saying of her Mom's "best side towards London". I'd never heard that expression and thought it was so cute. Hope you are doing well, and I certainly enjoyed the Scottish pictures you & Rita shared. Hugs.

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  47. Just dropping in to see what you have been creating lately. Sounds like a terrific event you went to. Love your cards you made. I like the postage stamp shape too.

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  48. Just popping in to say "Hi"
    Love, Neet xx

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  49. These cards are just too stinkin cute for words. Simply Fabulous!!!!

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  50. Hi Anne! Hope you're well?
    Thank you so much for your sweet comments! Much appreciated! X
    I can't wait to see more of your gorgeous creations. I'm like a sponge when it comes to your blog.. Just sucking it in :))
    Hugs, Ingrid xx

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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