Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #29!

Can’t believe we’re up to 29 challenges already over at Linda Ledbetter’s! It has been so much fun to follow along in Tim Holtz’s third Compendium of Curiosities book, and while I’ve missed a few due to not having the right supplies or life just getting in the way (as it tends to do!), I feel like I’ve gotten so much out of this book, thanks to Linda, and gotten to know so many great gals in the “Curiosity Crew” through their stories and artwork.

This time we’re turning to page 44 and learning the “Eroded Metallic” technique. There are several steps to the process, and the end result is awesome!

I did the technique on a tag using the new Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint, which is a gorgeous color. I had a wee bit of trouble with the final step in the process until I changed up the way I was using the “tool” and then I really loved the results. Want to know more? Check out the technique in Tim’s book!

The balloon image is from Stampington; it’s one of my favorites. I mounted it on corrugated cardboard which I’d painted and swiped with black ink. Then used my favorite metallic Distress Paint, Antiqued Bronze, on some black Dresden, and stained a bit of white lace with Mermaid Lagoon and Stormy Sky Distress inks and added this to the bottom along with some tissue tape. I stamped the background with a “fairy dust” stamp (which is basically just random dots in various sizes) and then finished it off with copper colored metal corners.

balloon tag

You can join in the challenges at any time and there’s always a ton of inspiration, as Linda’s “Curiosity Crew” each creates their own version of the technique. And prizes are waiting to be won! Wouldn’t you love a gift certificate to spend at The Inspiration Emporium? Of course you would. 🙂

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4 Responses to “Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #29!”

  1. Susan Mostek Says:

    I love that Balloon image as well. You did such a fabulous job with the technique and the layering is so well done too! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

  2. cherylspaperartz Says:

    What a beautiful tag, Lisa. Your hot air balloon is so dreamy and floaty and works really well with eroded metallic. (Floaty is a word, right? 😉 Thanks for playing along on CC3C!

  3. candycolwell Says:

    Hi Lisa. Wow…this is such a nice design. I love the cleanness of the lines. Your eroded metallic background looks great. The addition of the polka dot-ish splatters in the background really adds alot of interest. Love the corrugated piece behind that fabulous hot air balloon. I also love how you pulled the blue from the balloon with the blue lace trim. Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. ❤ Candy

  4. Anita Houston Says:

    LOVE that balloon stamp! Love the subtle background too! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3Challenge!!!

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