Monday, April 30, 2012

CC2, Challenge 3

So we are on week #3 of the Compendium of Curiosities 2 challenge, and this week's technique is "Marbled Stains," found on page 46 of the book.

I first learned this technique during our wonderful online class with Tim Holtz, Creative Chemistry 101, and now that I have had a little more practice with it, I am getting better at it. The trick for me is to use LOTS of white!!

So for this little card, after I did the marbling, I ran the cardstock through my trusty Vagabond using Tim Holtz's music texture fade. Then I inked the raised areas with some blues and browns.

I made the branch and birds with Tim's Bird Branch die; I inked and embossed the branch with some Distress embossing powders. I also embossed the phrasing in black on a couple of banners from Tim's Tattered Banners die. A few embellishments from my stash and some custom-dyed trimmings complete my card!

Many thanks to Linda at Studio L3 for these weekly doses of fun, and a shout-out this week to eclectic Paperie for sponsoring this week's challenge!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


  1. Suzan, this is so beautiful!! Those little birds are just so cute - love your soft colours and the embossed wording on the tattered banners!!

  2. I love this so much. The two birds are cuties. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very pretty Susan - love the embossing &little birdies :D
    Ann-R X

  4. This is so sweet, and I love the way you've embossed the background after marbling it.
    Sue :)

  5. What a sweet, beautiful card! I love the embossing with the marbled stains-- that's a great way to approach the challenge, and looks so classy! The birds are darling, and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this at the CC2 Challenge!