Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Dreamy Challenge!

Let the challenge begin!!  Over on the Studio L3 blog, Linda Ledbetter is famous for not only being such a sweet lady but also for the "Grungy Monday" and "Compendium Vol. 1" challenges. For this challenge she will be choosing a page/technique from the amazing Tim Holtz book Compendium of Curiosity, Vol. 2 every Friday and the event will be sponsored by Simon Says Stamps.  

The first challenge is to make your own custom foam stamp, see page 66 in the book for detailed instructions.
 After making my foam stamp, I used the stamp to create a background of flowers on my tag using Distress Stain. I also stamped the flourish using Wild Honey Distress Ink and then added some ink to the edges of my tag with an Ink Blending Tool. 

I colored the flowers with the new Vintaj Inks by Ranger to pull the colors in from the background. I really like how the Word Band fits perfect inside the oval Ornate Plate. 

I hope you checkout Linda's blog and join in on the challenge, it's going to be FUN! 

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Beautiful tag! (Please consider turning word verification off. I love commenting but it makes it so difficult.)

  2. Richele, you should have heard the happy squeal I emitted when I saw your tag! It's SO wonderful to see you (even virtually), and as always, your work is absolutely gorgeous. The color palette is great, and I love how you incorporated the Ornate Plate and Word Band.

    Yay!!! You're so wonderful. Thanks for being part of the CC2C!

  3. Wow Richele, your tag is absolutely gorgeous, I really must get my head down and try making a stamp too - yours worked beautifully.

  4. Yummy colours, fabulous entry
    Sophie x