Friday, June 18, 2010

"Compendium of Curiosities" week 1

I'm so excited, my friend Linda, is running a challenge on her blog using Tim's new book, "Compendium of Curiosities", and this is week No. 1, Water Stamping.

This is the first chance I've had this week to sit down and try, I was really worried as a little birdie told me that 1 of my friends had a really hard time with this. I won't tell her that I got in in my first try, so shhhhhhhhhhh. Here is my tag...........

If you look close, you will see lighter shades of color, somewhat resembling shadows, or bleach stamping, that is exactly the affect you get from this lesson. Very kewl indeed. I used the David Stamp from Tim's line, and you can see what the stamp looks like here.......


can you see him on my tag now? I hope so........if not....take another look/see.

The reason I added the image of the stamp is cuz my DH couldn't understand what he was supposed to be looking at until I showed him the stamp itself, then he saw it clearly. So this is David. You'll notice that he has some sold hair coming down his face. When I stamped, nothing showed because there was nothing but a solid image. So...to get around that, I made David a hat from some of Tim's new Tissue Tape, luv that stuff, and gave him a flower topper. (If you look closely, you will see some color variation in the center of the hat, those are some of his curls.) I Also decided he needed an eye, an earring and an alpha tat! lol Can you tell I had fun with this!!

I used Chipped Sapphire and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks on my tag, and edged in Brushed Corduroy. I also used one of the new dies on the bottom edge, just because.

There is still time to join in this weeks challenge. Just go the the button on my side bar. I can't wait for the next challenge. hugz...........

14 comments:

Jason said...

I love that-- I was going to try that stamp but was not sure it would turn out! now I need to try it

~Jason

Linda Ledbetter said...

Gerrie, you're a rock star! This is completely fabulous, and you got it on the first try?! Stud! (Or whatever the female equivalent is... stud-ette, maybe?).

I love that you used the David stamp. I was scared to try an image with that much detail, but it worked really well. Your embellishments are perfect (digging that earring!) and the Tissue Tape hat is too cool.

I'm so glad you're doing the Compendium Challenge, and I know everything you make is going to be awesome! It always is.

Hugs,
Linda

Createology said...

Very clever stamping you have done. I shall go read my T!m book and see how it is done. Happy creating...

Jennie said...

Gerrie, this is a fab use of David! I must try and join in the challenge.. I do actually have the book!
HUgs x

Lynn Stevens said...

hahahah I know who your talking about :0/
Showoff,LOL!!!!! It looks great Gerrie, I really should have used a less detailed stamp. Live and learn right?
Glad you joined in. It will be fun!

Terry said...

I was thinking she was talking about me! So who is it Gerrie? Love it and I am glad you did it on the first try!! Really cool idea for the hat and eye!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a cool stamp to use for this tech! Glad you were able to get it to work on the 1st try! Love his hat, earing and tat!

Debby said...

Very kewl! I saw it right away. I may have to take a look at that book. I totally love this effect!

Hels Sheridan said...

I can see him GF, tis FAB.. how is you??? Hope all is well xx

Scrap Vamp said...

Your tag is awesome! Love that you used the David stamp!

wwilloww said...

Great tag Gerrie!! Now, I wish I had the book so I could follow along with the challenges each week!! Oh well! I certainly will enjoy seeing your beautiful results. Is there somewhere I can go to see others in the challenge??

Lori said...

Great card Gerrie! Love the stamp you used, and the idea of the hat was brill!

Basement Stamper said...

I saw that right away and it is super cool! Good for you!

Dezinaworld said...

Ohh i can see him and this is a clever and beautiful piece
hugs June xxx