24 July 2010

BasicGrey Challenges 25 - Stitching / Studio L3 - Compendium of Curiosities challenge 6


Hi everyone, Hope your weekend is off to a good start and you're enjoying some good weather. It's the start of another challenge on BasicGrey Challenges and this time our theme is stitching. My DT friends have made some beautiful cards for inspiration and there's a great prize from our only sponsor 'Simon Says Stamp'. As long as you use something from a BasicGrey Collection on your creationand follow the theme then you'll be entered into the draw, I hope you can join us.

I'm also entering my tag into the Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities challenge which is already on week six. I wanted to do this from the start :D....... well various reasons why not  mostly to do with not having the right materials :D but this time I do have the materials so I'm very pleased I can join in. The Challenge is multi-media collage on Page 66 of Tim Holtz's 'Compendium of Curiosities' book and basically the challenges are working through every page in the book but not sharing the techniques on the blogs. So my tag uses the multia media technique and the materials I used were BasicGrey Wisteria paper, white card, dusty concorde/antique linen/walnut stain distress ink, Tim Holtz stamps, Sizzix Tim Holtz bird cage and tattered florals dies, crepe paper, book page, grunge paper, fully purple glimmer mist, piercing tool for the stitching element of the BG challenge, brown fine liner, cricut die cut leaf, sizzlets die cut leaves, Viva Decor glitter liner, gems and ribbon. There's a boo boo with the  paper, I wonder if anyone notices because I didn't until I'd uploaded the photo :D  

Have a good Saturday and thanks as always for your lovely comments, much appreciated.

30 comments:

megastamper said...

wow how fabulous and so wonderful
have a nice weekend.
hugs, bea

Netty said...

Another Wow from me, this is totally fabulous, gorgeous colours and textures. Annette

Zsu's Blog said...

Oh wow! I'm just stunning! Your tag is absolutely gorgeous!

SannaS said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous piece of art!!! Beautiful!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Rica said...

Can you believe I'm here so early - my new mid year resolution - to be disciplined and organised !! (Won't last).
An awesome creation, love the fabulous colours and totally stunning details. The boo-boo - is the cage paper upside down, if it is does it matter, looks great, love it all!!
hugs Heather xx

IsaNorris said...

OMG Chris, this is stunning !!!!
isa

Anesha said...

Just stunning!!!!

JWood said...

oh i LOVE your rich colors! very nice!

Terry said...

OMG is right! The birdcage is one of my favorites and I love how you used it. The entire piece is gorgeous!

NANCY DARE said...

Very pretty!...love it!

Pam S. said...

Awesome collage work Chris! If you hadn't mentioned the booboo, I'd have never noticed! I am always seeing stuff "after the fact"! so annoying about myself!!! lol It sure doesn't effect my enjoyment of your creation!!! I ♥ it!
Pam Going Postal

minnie_mac said...

Absolutely gorgeous. So many elements beautifully brought together.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is stunning Chris!! I just love all the texture and those colors!!!! Hope you are well friend!!

Sherry said...

Well, what can I say - it's my favourite colour and my favourite die - I love it!!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Chris, I'm so happy you were able to join in with this week's Compendium of Curiosities challenge, and wow! What a debut! This is absolutely, mind-blowingly gorgeous!

You did a great job with the Multi-Medium technique, and the way you inked this is so far beyond elegant I don't even have the word for it. I don't see a boo boo, I just see stunning!

Thanks so much for sharing this over at the CCC, and I hope we see you again and again!

Hugs,
Linda

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Chris,This is so wonderful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Michelle said...

Looks wonderfully perfect to me Chris.
x Michelle

mckinkle said...

This is such a beautiful tag Chris!

If you hadnt mentioned it I wonder how many of us would have noticed it! Lets face it, we went looking for it after you warned us! lol!

Keryn x

ps, its obviously an australian birdcage!

Cami said...

Stunningly beautiful tag, Chris! Seeing are through your eyes is amazing what can be done. I love how you used this bird cage die and how you did the crepe paper flowers with that Tattered Flowers die. Everything is so well put together and (sigh) in my favorite colors. If there's a boo-boo, I can't see it, and can only think of it as something creative coming out of it. Beautiful as always. Hugs, Cami

Fiona said...

What an exceptional tag you have created Chris. Just so elegant and I love the colours and the delicate stamps you have used. Very beautiful indeed.

Fiona x

Fleur said...

Gorgeous tag Chris, love how you've used the Tim Holtz die, & your flower is truly beautiful
Hugz Fleur xXx

Karen said...

Totally Stunning Chris !

Love Karen x

chris said...

Blown away with this one chris, its so so so beautiful. hugs chris xx

Donna said...

Stunning tag Chris, such beautiful colours and so much attention to detail...a really beautiful and elegant creation! :) Donna x

Beth Norman said...

So beautiful. Nice and soft. The inking is stunning.

Juls said...

Just Stunning!! I love it! Hugs Juls

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Chris this is incredible!
Stunning work!
hugs
kim x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow - this is totally gorgeous Chris! Love love love it!
HUgs, Sylvia xxxx

Diane Whitehouse said...

An absolutely stunning tag, Chris - beautifully put together!
Diane x

kim-paperbabe said...

LOVE it Chris and your use of the dies is fabulous sweetie, Great minds think alike hey...? and looks great on a tag, should make more of them myself!!! I really like the understamping too looks so magical!

BiG HuGs hun, Kim :)