27 April 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 1

Hi everyone. Well I've crawled out from under a pile of samples to share a new card and news of honours bestowed on me recently. First up the honours; well you could have knocked me over with a feather when I was awarded a Blogworthy Link from the one and only Tim Holtz for my Olympic take on his March tags! One of the most exciting and wonderful things about this was the fact that I was listed alongside so many of my fellow crafting friends and team mates. Huge congratulations to all of you!


Then my BFF Anne let me know that we'd both been listed as Top 3 winners over at Eileen Hull's Art With Heart challenge for our April Showers projects. We are both huge fans of her Artist Trading Blocks (as you may have realised recently!!) and I felt so incredibly honoured to have been picked out for my Spring Flowers box alongside Anne and our fellow Top 3 winner, Lucyana. If you haven't seen their projects yet please do.


And Anne was also kind enough to let me know she'd already received her copy of June's Craft Stamper magazine, and I'm in it again!! It is such a massive buzz to see my work published in such a well respected magazine.

And now for that card I promised you...


This one's for me - I made it for fun and because there was no way I was going to miss the start of Linda Ledbetter's latest Tim Holtz challenge Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge. Based on Tim's latest book and sponsored on alternate weeks by Inspiration Emporium and The Funkie Junkie Boutique, Tim and Mario themselves have also added to the prizes too. And if that's not enough you want to see the line up of talent Linda has arranged to form her Curiosity Crew; seriously, it's like a who's who of the great and the good in the industry many of whom are my absolute idols! Head on over to the Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge to find out more.


Each fortnight the challenge looks at a technique in Tim's new book, and this week it's the turn of Paint Marbling with the challenge sponsored by Inspiration Emporium. I had great fun marbling two sets of card which would contrast and compliment each other. Having stamped the bird's nest on the red version I tore into it to create this organic 'spidery' shape, and then the inks came out to play to emphasise and embellish the marbling.


You just might see where I stamped the large bird feather underneath the red layer before adhering it. Some gel pen doodling added to the drama of the web. Then it was down to the embellishing part. I stamped/embossed those beautiful lacy leaves onto a matching piece of pale brown paint marbled card, used the paint/ink distressed grunge paper technique from Tim's current tag challenge on the key and added some inked die cuts.


From this angle you'll spy the rub and industrious arrows; gotta say arrows are becoming a mini addiction (as if I needed any more!) as they really help to add movement and structure. Can't wait to get my mits on that arrows Frameworks die :)


I had a ball making this card for the Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge and look forward to the coming chapters.
Why not head on over yourselves and join in the fun.

For now take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

45 comments:

  1. Congratulations Jenny on being chosen as one of Tims blogworthy links and for all your projects printed in recent Craft Stamper publications. I loved your Daisy card in the May edition and adore your triptych, atc and card inspiration using the freebie bird stamp in the June edition. Mo x

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  2. Wow, what an amazing scoop of mentions and awards - congratulations Jenny! Your card is fantastic - fabulous art as always! xx

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  3. Jenny
    Applause should be ringing in your ear.... from me, to you because I am thrilled at all the acknowledgements you have received and not only that but to be published (again) in CS.
    An amazing card with that bolt of colour and that sweet little bird. You and I must have feathers on our minds at the moment (all will be revealed soon).
    Wishes & Congratulations.
    Lynne

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  4. Congratulations Jenny. I was so pleased to hear that so many of my blogging friends got Blogworthy links from Tim. I have just seen the Craft Stamper too and your talent continues to shine through. Back to the card you created for Linda's blog Challenge and it is absolutely stunning. I love the bright colours. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  5. I really love everything about this one. Just my cup of tea. Congratulations on all of your accolades.

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  6. Well deserved congratulations, Jenny.
    Rosie xx

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  7. Congrats :) Well deserved :) Your card looks fantastic, great details. Love the background.

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  8. Jenny, wow, what a buzz!!! You make fabulous art so absolutely everything is well deserved :) Love this card too, another winner me thinks!
    Dot x

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  9. Jenny, first of all BIG CONGRATS on both your awards!!! So verry well deserved. This wonderful inventive card is just one other example of your amazing talent! Oh and I totally LOVED your time traveler card in the Craft Stamper! I think that must have been one of my all time favourite cards of yours!!

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  10. Congratulations! Congratulations! and Congratulations Jenny ... well deserved recognition.
    Love your card for the CC3C too ... great colour choice and lots of detail. Hugs Linda xx

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  11. Where to start Jenny? Firstly I love your card, the colours are glorious and the design is beautiful, you really rock your card making with such incredible designs. Secondly congrats on your Blogworthy mention from Tim, I am not surprised he watches what you do, then next up well done on your win and having another amazing card in a Craft Stamper. Woo hoo, lots to celebrate xx

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS Jenny well deserved your wonderful work needs to be seen, you are so talented.
    Just LOVE this fantastic card, everything about it is amazing.
    Have a fantastic week
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  13. Wow Jenny you must be buzzing and so you should!! Congratulations on all your "wins"
    Love this card iit's full of the fun you must've had making it.
    Suzi B xx

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  14. Its lovely, I can see you had great fun with this! I haven't got the book yet so not playing along at the moment despite my papercraft mojo returning! Congrats on all your achievements this month - living the dream 😃

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  15. Congratulations and well deserved :)

    Love this stunning card you created.

    Chrissie x

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  16. Fabulous marbling Jenny and I love all those colours together! A fabulous week for you all round! Congratulations on all your wins - so well deserved. And I loved your Eroded Metals card in Craft Stamper (the most stunning project in the magazine). Have another lovely week. xxx

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  17. Well done Jenny, all well deserved! Love this card, the composition is fab, so original and creative. Chris xxx

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  18. Well, if you are going to do it, then a treble is a great place to start!! Congratulations again Jenny for your much deserved accolades, you are one very talented lady and I am thrilled that it is being recognised so publicly.

    Your card is stunning, how clever to add that spidery piece, it looks absolutely amazing, I love this! Thank you for your kind words too, you are a star! Big hugs, Anne xxx

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  19. I opened my Craft Stamper and who do I see? Good on you Jenny! It is wonderful to see all the accolades coming you way as your art is wonderful.

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  20. Jenny this is fantastic. Love the use of the two different marbled papers and the contrasting colours. Fabulous! Jean.x

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  21. Jenny...congrats again on your Blogworthy Links! That is just awesome! I also love your card that you've created for CC3C. Your marbled background is awesome! I love your design, too. Thanks for sharing and playing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  22. So cool that you've been awarded with a blogworthy link! And what a great take on the first CC3C! Love the beautiful contrasting colors! Hugs, Sandra

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  23. Super duper duper congratulations Jenny. Very well deserved honours and I'm not surtprised in the least. I have my copy of Craft Stamper and think your chemist card is awesome. I thought I may have a go at it until I noticed the metallic paint, which I don't have. But I hoard all my magazines, so I can try it one day. Congratulations again Jenny :o) Mo x

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  24. Congratulations Jenny! And I love the red fire colour of this beautiful card!
    Lys.

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  25. Congrats on the blogworthy mention, Jenny,

    and the marbling effect on this card looks so stunning! Wow!

    Don't you always know for sure if your projects for Craft Stamper get published? I usually do. (Was just wondering...do you also send projects that weren't arranged with the editor first?)


    Claudia x

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  26. Such fantastic news Jenny and you already know I am so thrilled for you. Your recognition is so well deserved.
    Loving yr CC3 entry...fab design and colours

    TFS and huge hugs Annie x
    Hope you bought a lottery ticket too x

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  27. Congratulations on being chosen as one of Tim's blogworthy links and for all your fab projects printed in Craft Stamper...all so well deserved!! I love your card that you've created for CC3C.. Sooooo striking!! I also wanted to thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog for my shabby canvas :) Jan x

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  28. Congratulations with your great Award Jenny!!! You really deserve it...so enjoy :-)

    Your card has so many awesome details...love that marble background!!
    Kind regards Alie :-)

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  29. Firstly CONGRATS!!! I am smiling a big old smile at you hun, am so chuffed for you x Secondly... WOW, that is one seriously awesome card... loving the details and elements you have added... thanks for sharing your art with us and joining in with the CC3C x

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  30. Love the card especially the red spidery part! Thank you for stopping by the blog. I am on a little mini holiday right now so I am not going to be able to blog for a while or reply to comments, but I had to steal a few moments to come by and say thank you so very much for your lovely comments - everytime you come by I smile for the ret of the day!

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  31. Beautiful card you made and the marbling looks amazing! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  32. Congratulations on all your awards...this card is amazing...I really like the colors that you used!

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  33. Jenny, this is gorgeous! I love the unique mix of elements you've layered and clustered together... that is so up my alley. The paint marbling is fantastic, too. So glad you were able to join in with CC3C, and massive congrats on your BlogWorthy Link status!!

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  34. I was so thrilled to see your name among others I know on the Blogworthy Links! Way to go...so deserved! Your card here is just beautiful with the bold red outlined like this too! Love the little birdy! Thank you so much for playing along in our first CC3 Challenge!!!

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  35. Wow! That is such great news. Both you and Anne and Brenda are such talented ladies. You inspired me to try some inky cards and now I ma geting ready to try some darker colours for some masculine cards next

    Love this new card and the vibrant look of movement to it!

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  36. Huge congrats Jenny on being published. Its so well deserved as your talent knows no bounds. Just adore this awesome creation of yours.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  37. A triumphant trio of accolades - and so well-deserved for your amazing, creative, inventive work. This is another example of how you push the boundaries technically and imaginatively and it's just brilliant. Bravo and a standing ovation for all your successes from over here!!
    Alison xx

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  38. Double congrats to a most deserving artist, so happy for you. Now on to another winner in this Marbling beauty. Love that background with the bird feather peeking though. So many great elements for the eyes. Hugs!

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  39. amazing card design, Jenny! So bright and beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  40. LOVE it, Mixed-Media-Girl!! Great texture and layering. And, of course, gotta love the bird!!

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  41. Congrats on your blogworthy link!!! Such a fun creation you did...love your marbling...thank you for playing along in the first CC3 challenge!

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  42. Congrats on all the adulation, but rightly deserved, your work is always gorgeous.
    This has to be the coolest marbling i've ever seen and the most unusual too, love it xo

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  43. I love the color and composition of this!!! Wonderful.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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