Monday, April 30, 2012

In flight on a spring morning

I have plenty of birds at my feeders and lots of butterflies on sunny days.  They provide a lot of entertainment in my backyard.  This is my entry for this week's Compendium of Curiosities v. 2  challenge that features the Marbled Stains technique found on page 46.  I don't know about you but I had a terrible time with this technique.  This was my 3rd attempt and my marbling skills leave a lot to be desired.  Oh well, with a bit more practice perhaps I can get the hang of it yet.

Distress stains:  Picket Fence, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Tattered Rose
Distress inks:  Old Paper, Milled Lavender, Gathered Twigs
Adirondack inks:  Lettuce, Sunshine Yellow
Archival inks:  Jet Black
Distress stickles:  Rock Candy
Stampers Anonymous:  Nature's Moments
Sizzix:  Tall Grass embossing border folder (Springtime Background & Borders set), mini butterfly die

This week's sponsor is eclectic Paperie.  Daisy is offering a $25 shopping spree to a randomly chosen artist.  I could use some new art toys, couldn't you?


  1. Yes, I struggled too! Your tag looks great though and I think your marbling is great.

  2. Hi Susank - I struggled with this one too, but yours looks fabulous, mine is very 'muddy' looking!! Great choice of stamps too!
    Ann-R x

  3. Very pretty Tag, I love the butterfly :)

  4. Wonderful background and stamping.

  5. Susan, your marbling looks great!!! You really captured a morning sky, and the stamping is perfect. It's a lovely homage to the wildlife in your backyard, and a beautiful piece for the CC2 Challenge. Thanks for joining in!!!

  6. So soft and pretty! I love your tag.