Thursday, April 19, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities - on the road again!

I was so glad Linda brought back this challenge but even more glad that it will be following Tim's new book, Version 2!  I love this book as much as the first and it's great to have it at my fingertips whenever I want it.

The first technique involves creating custom foam stamps (see page 66 of the book). I used the Pine Tree die as well as the Snowflake on the edge die for this awesome idea.  Another new idea for your to try - cut the '25' out of the tag and back it with colored paper or another tag.  Sure looks like it's on top of the tag, doesn't it?

Stampers Anonymous:  Tall Trees stamp

Sizzix dies:  Pine Tree, Snowflake on the edge, mini 25 and mini reindeer

Ranger:  Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Tea Dye and Weathered Wood distress inks; Snow Cap paint dabber; Picket Fence distress stickles; Jet Black archival ink

Techniques:  Custom Foam Stamps, Wrinkle Free Distress

Misc.:  brown fun foam (deer), thread, white card stock, #8 manilla tag,  snowflake punch

I love the depth created by the layers on this tag!  The base (1st layer) is Wrinkle Free Distress, second layer - stamped image, third layer - custom stamp images, fourth layer - torn cardstock, fifth layer - deer.

Now what technique will Linda choose next?????  Inquiring minds want to know NOW!  lol

PS - How could I forget to mention that Simon Says Stamp is offering a shopping spree to a randomly picked lucky winner?!?!?!?  


  1. I love this Susan! I only got my copy of the book yesterday so think I will be too late for the cut off of challenge 1, but hope to join in next week.

  2. Cool tag Susan! Great idea to use that die for the stamp!

  3. Beautiful tag! All the layers are fabulous. (Please consider turning word verification off. I love commenting but it makes it so difficult.)

  4. Gorgeous tag...Love it!!
    Ann xx

  5. Susan, this looks like a fine art painting! Seriously gorgeous work, on the challenge technique and the entire piece. I love your clever layering and all the texture you created. Thanks so much for being part of the new challenge series!

  6. The snowflakes are so dreamy.... what a great choice to use for the custom technique!