Monday, May 18, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #28! Inky Blues!

Time for Tim Holtz's Challenge #28! This challenge is the Alcohol Ink Ombre technique, once again a new technique for me! Check out Tim’s tutorial on page 57 of  A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol.3 to see the technique demonstrated.  If you don’t have the book, you can order one directly from Tim, who will be glad to autograph it for you. 

I chose wonderful inky blues for this tag:
I started out using the technique as described in the book with Adirondak Ink colors Indigo, Denim and Mermaid. I then stamped half of Quentin's face on the side. He's from Prima's - Jamie Dougherty collection. I added Impression Obsession's Yvonne Blair's 3 Stars stamp fading down the length of the tag. I then stamped Tim Holtz's Life Quotes at the bottom. I used Jet Black Archival Ink for stamping. After it was all good and dry I wrapped a frayed ribbon around the tag near the bottom and topped it with flowers and leaves from my stash. I inked up the arrow with a statement and stuck it near the top. This was from an old Creative Memories collection I had in my stash. I then added Tim Holtz Mini Gears and topped the whole thing with some twine and a little bling. To finish it off, I bordered the tag with black cardstock.

A “Curiosity Crew’s Choice” winner will receive an awesome assortment of Tim’s products, courtesy of Tim himself and Mario Rossi, his Logistic Director. 

The Funkie Junkie Boutique is the sponsor of this challenge and is offering a fabulous $25 shopping spree for one lucky CC3C entrant! To be eligible to win, simply link your project to Challenge #28 at Studio L3's Blog and include a link to The Funkie Junkie Boutique in your blog post.

9 comments:

Clareene Forbes said...

Great tag! You did an excellent job using the technique and I love the blues...Clar...

Annette Green said...

Ooooh, those blues are so deep and rich. I love your whimsical tag. Thanks for joining us in the CC3 Challenge.

Candy C said...

Hi Leigh. LOVE the blues in your tag. They are really beautifully done. Your stamping is an interesting design and I really like it! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

LOVE these vibrant blues...so eye catching! Your images are fun too! Great tag! Thanks so much for going ombre with us at CC3Challenge!!!

Susan said...

That blue color combination came out so well! You really nailed the ombre technique! Love those fun stamps too, especially the "Yvonne Blair" star stamp by Impression Obsession! As Yvonne would say "wink, wink"

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Funky, artistic tag, very well done! Brilliant color choices, image choices, and Yvonne's stamps give it just the right punch. Love!!

Joi at RR said...

Such a handsome fellow - really like that you only used half of his face! Your blues are gorgeous. j.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your blues! What a beautiful tag. I've never seen that fellow either - he's fab. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C.

Yvonne said...

Hi Leigh Ann...WOW>..your tag is vibrant...LOVE LOVE LOVE the blues! love your quirky tag, wink. Thanks for playing along! So fun to have you joining the challenges.