It is so good to be back doing the Compendium of Curiosities challenge again with Linda Ledbetter over at STUDIO 3. The celebration of all things Tim Holtz. I only joined in towards the end of the last challenge but really enjoyed taking one technique at a time from Volume 1 and getting to grips with it. So with Volume 2 now published here I am at the start of this challenge.
Linda took us to page 66 for this first challenge - custom foam stamps. There are rules to this challenge and I can't explain the technique only direct you to the page in the book. But I can say I didn't think I would manage this as my foam was very thin, but Kling On cuts very nicely in the Vagabond, so all was not lost and I found it made a very good stamp. You can get details about the book on Tim's block HERE.
I am also entering this into the ARTISTIC STAMPER CREATIVE BLOG monthly challenge which is Lace and Ribbons - my favourite embellishments! The Design Team have created some lovely projects, so worth checking out.
The card is for my friend who celebrated her 60th birthday two days ago, but is currently on a beach holiday in the Mediterannean - no surprise birthday party for her! So this will be ready for her return in a few days. She loves the colour green, which I don't particularly, so it is always a challenge to make a card. I got some lovely ideas from Paulien's card tutorial this week at Swirlydoos for the flower and general layout.
Enjoy the weekend and I hope the weather starts to improve soon ........