15 August 2012

Divide and conquer

Welcome back to my little patch of blogland new and old followers (still get a huge thrill every time someone new appears on my list and oh boy am I honoured by the names that have appeared!) Today I want to share a card created as part of Linda Ledbetter's latest Compendium of Curiosties II challenge. This has been sponsored by the generous people at Simon Says Stamp. Linda wants us to get creative with Coredinations cardstock using the technique in Tim Holtz's latest book. And so...


Did I go over the top?! For some reason it seemed like a good idea to 'deconstruct' each part of one of my fav TH Texture Fades folders using not just one but three of his CCII methods, and boy did it take some time in the end!


So I got 'creative with coredinations' over the whole lot (DI Spiced Marmalade) and used the same technique in two tone on lighter cardstock for a couple of sections. Now I find the card can start to get a bit fragile when sanded but 'The Yorkshire Fox' provided the perfect solution - recycled acetate packaging embossed and cut to fit!(technique two)


I used the same principle with other cardstock types too, inking each one mostly with DI Walnut Stain/Fired Brick. Technique three was the shattered stains one done using grungepaper and DI Antique Linen/Fired Brick (the star, button and 13).


Finally the sentiment, which probably shows off the main technique most clearly. So there we have it. I learned a bit more (always essential) got covered in ink (again, essential) and used lots of orange! Now who'd have thunk it! Time to disappear as the hairy hound is pestering for her breakfast (you don't want 5 stone of dog pestering for too long, trust me!!) Take care and hopefully see you soon. Hugs, Buttons x

12 comments:

  1. The results certainly justify the time you spent on this and no it's not OTT - love it.

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  2. Hi Buttons, I don't think you went over the top at all, I love how you have de-constructed the elements, love the idea with the packaging (I have so much) and also your use of oranges, makes for a brilliant end result. The lovely Neet has given you a mention on her blog today. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  3. Yes yes yes! And you need to come and join in with WOYWW - what's on your workdesk wednesday.... we need you there! LOL

    Thanks for sharing the gorgeousness that is your work....

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  4. Oh my goodness - fab color palette and I just love all the wonderful textures (I'm a texture nut - you simply can't add too much texture for me). And you have certainly nailed the Creative Core'dinations challenge!

    TFS and have a great day!

    Linda

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  5. Oh my goodness - fab color palette and I just love all the wonderful textures (I'm a texture nut - you simply can't add too much texture for me). And you have certainly nailed the Creative Core'dinations challenge!

    TFS and have a great day!

    Linda

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  6. Love all this rich texture ! You sure picked the perfect folder to showcase this week's CC technique... love it!

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  7. Nope, I don't think you've gone over the top, I'd say you've found the perfect balance, it looks stunning and I'm sure it looks fabulous in real life as they always look better than the photo and this photo looks fab!!!

    Sam xxx

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  8. Looks great and love the colours and textures. Have popped across from Neet's blog. Anne x

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  9. Hello Buttons! Sorry I've been absent the past few days but I've come to have a right ole nosy now at what you've been up to! And you have been a busy bee! I tell you something, if I got a present with one of your tags on it, the present would probably be a bit of a let down. Your 'crows' tag makes me think of the Olympic flame petals - stunning use of a negative. Loving classy Mona Lisa - La Joconde has never looked so classy. I like the warm colours of this tag too, but if I had to pick a favourite, it would be the lovely Viennese waltz-esque tag with those gorgeous flowers and the silhouette. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  10. Hi Buttons...loving this piece and what a fab idea. The colours used are great too and what a true sentiment. CRafty Hugs my friend. Going on hols at weekend so no posts for a couple of weeks but I shall visit as soon as I get back to see what you have been up to x

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  11. Fabulous! Love this patchwork!!!

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  12. The texture is remarkable and I love the way you added so much interest by almost creating a quilt of textures.
    So fabulous.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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