Saturday, July 26, 2014


The newest Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 3 challenge comes from p. 46 called Painted Industrial.  I'm guessing that usually brings to mind steampunk types of things or perhaps picture or mirror frames.  As usual, I went outside the box.
Don't forget there is a Curiosity Crew winner of an awesome prize package from Tim & Mario but also a $50 gift certificate donated by Inspiration Emporium that will go to a randomly chosen winner.  But you must also leave a comment on all the blogs of the Curiosity Crew to be eligible.  What are you waiting for?  This challenge ends August 1st.

Sizzix:  Layered Butterfly & Embossing Folder, Birch Trees Embossing Folder, decorative strip dies (Tattered Floral Garland, Spring Greenery, Tattered Banners, Typeset)

Idea-ology:  Tissue Tape

Ranger:  distress paints, distress stains, distress markers, distress inks, Glossy Accents, Inkssentials Black Enamel Accents

Miscellaneous:  #8 tag, watercolor paper, metal foil tape, Kaisercraft pearls, black wire

I love this technique and can't wait to try it again with other folders and different colors.


  1. Your use of the techniques is just beautiful!!

  2. WOW WOW WOW!!! This butterfly is fabulous, and love the tree background! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks so much for joining on this metalicious challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  3. Susan...this looks fantastic! I am so jealous! I'm still waiting to get my layered butterfly, bee, etc. die cuts! You did a fabulous job on this tag! Your butterfly is awesome! I love your painted industrial technique on it. Great background tag, too. Thanks so much for sharing your art with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  4. Fantastic tag.. Susan you did an awesome job on this !!! Great technique and you made the best of it.... Thanks for sharing your art !!!
    Hugs from SPAIN

  5. Susan, I LOVE this... it is so delicate and yet strong at the same time.. if that makes sense! Great take on the technique hun... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

  6. Ack...I love this...Butterflies are my go to and I am still waiting for this one as well!!! Fabulously done! Love love love!!!! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C!