Wonderful Life...Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #1 36

Mona Pendleton | Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 7:54 PM | , , ,

Hello! I'm so excited to be joining along with the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #1! The challenge is based on the new book by Tim Holtz! One of the challenge guidelines is that ALL participants should work from their own copy of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 3. This is required out of respect and appreciation for Tim, who put countless hours and passion into writing the book. If you don’t have a copy, you can order one directly from Tim, who will even autograph it for you :) 
Challenge #1 is PAINTMARBLING ~ the "how to" may be found on page 43:
Here's a photo of the colors I used to create my paintmarbled paper. Be sure to check out Tim's A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 3. page 34 for an awesome step by step tutorial!
I decided that I am going to create a 5" x 8" grungeboard book for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge. Not only is that a manageable size to work with but I will have all the techniques and projects in one place so I am able to refer back to them for inspiration when I am having one of those creative blank stare moments! 

My first page features a photo of my dear sister Tina ~ who is also my weekend riding partner :) Peeking out from behind Tina is my marbled paper which I stamped and heat embossed one of Tim's stamps:
To create the base page, I collaged tissue paper on the grungeboard, applied various Distress Inks, randomly stamped the mini blueprint gear image and added a rub-on. Once I layered the photo and marbled paper to the page, I embellished with a trio of flowers that were made using Tim's pinecone die, foliage and grungeboard die cut gears:
I finished it off with a die cut grungeboard crackled heart and painted gold grungeboard gear:
For inspiration, I joined along with the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge and I am also entering this in the Sunday Stamper challenge where Hels is challenging us to feature wheels on our project (in the photo :)
Thanks so much for visiting! If you would like to join along, please be sure to visit the Studio L3 blog HERE. Challenge #1 is sponsored by:
Be Sweet :)
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36 Sweet Comments So Far:

BevL said...

So gorgeous! Love the colors, the layers and the beautiful flowers! Wowzers!

Sue Lelli said...

Love your colors and your flowers, Mona! Just Gorgeous!

Davi said...

Love the colors and those flowers are are so beautiful! Fabulous creation Mona!

Anna Rogalska said...

It so gorgeous, Mona !!!

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

Wonderful page, dear Mona! The flowers are gorgeous and I like your choice of colors for that grungy background, great!
xxx Evelyn

Ros Crawford said...

This is absolutely beautiful ... I love your colour choice!

Christine L said...

This is a stunning creation Mona... with lots of fabulous pink!! A lovely photo too of your riding partner!! We have exciting cycling news here - the Tour de France is starting off in our part of Yorkshire - The Grand Depart.... and we're all gearing up ready for July!!

Hugs
Christine x

Marjan Küppers said...

Absolutely wonderful! Love those textures and I am in love with your roses!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Mona!! I love the beautiful colors!! Your paint marbling technique looks perfect!! The flowers are fabulous!! I love, love this!! It's stunning!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Diane Jaquay said...

So amazing, the marbled background is gorgeous with the the white embossing, and the flowers and grungeboard embellishments are fabulous!!

Betty Wright said...

The whole thing is amazing! I love the background you created and the white embossing on top must makes it all look so striking! Great page, Mona!

Lisa said...

Another amazing project Mona! Love the contrast gears and pink prettiness!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wow! This is amazing! I just love the marbled heart and all of the gold! Such beautiful flowers!! I gotta get this book and that pinecone die!! What an enabler!!

Anita Houston said...

Hello wonderful! You never fail to impress Mona! Love the background, the pinks, the base piece, and the flowers! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along in our first challenge at CC3 Challenge!!!

Heather Jensen said...

This is gorgeous, Mona! Love the pink and gold marbled paper. So very feminine and chic. :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Mona as always! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

Joy said...

Stunning, love your feminine twist, gorgeous, hugs

Minxy said...

Great offering love the colours and flowers x

Candy C said...

Mona... Oh my gosh! Your marbled background piece for CC3C is stunning! If this is just the first page of your Grunge board book, you are in the process of creating a real keepsake! What a special way to honor your sister! I love everything about this! Thank you for joining us at CC3C and also for the lovely comment you left for me, <3 Candy

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful, love the marbled background and all the layers too. ~Diane

Bonnie McLain said...

Love the way you have created this very pretty frame and masterpiece... very pretty and elegant... thanks so very much for sharing this all... Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

Kerry said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love those flower and these gorgeous colors! You are a constant inspiration! TFS!

Lisa S. said...

Wow, love how this technique looks on paper. My book is on the way and can't wait til it gets here. Love the gorgeous flowers (which we've come to expect from you) Mona. :D Your idea of creating a book where you can refer back to all the techniques is brilliant. Thanks for the inspiration and great idea! Hugs, Lisa

KathyO said...

Stunning!!! OMG, this is so beautiful, Mona!

Redanne said...

Your marbling is stunning Mona, I love the wonderful colours you have chosen and those flowers are divine! Anne x

Julia Aston said...

How freudian Mona - I just joined in on these fun challenges as well! This size project is perfect for a book showing all the techniques - Great colors, background and cluster of flowers! Can't wait for challenge #2

Ashley said...

Stunning work once again, Mona! I'm so blown away! Absolutely divine!

Marjie Kemper said...

How gorgeous, Mona! Love your stunning background and the super texture from the embossing. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

GabrielleH said...

Breathtaking page! Incredible colors and love the beautiful flowers! OMG! WOW!

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow....soooo beautiful! Love the different techniques, which are layered and are so beautiful and soft! Love the black and white photo too! Awesome! Just wanted to also let you know, you were TOP spot at Scrap Africa's Distress Challenge....congrats! xx

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW, Mona, AWESOME use of the Marbling technique, love the beautiful colours you used... your LO, as ever, is amazing... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper AND... for playing along at the CC3Challenge x

Paula Cheney said...

really, really nice Mona...always love what you do.
paula

iGirlZoe said...

This is so pretty! I love the colours and all the layers. You've made steampunk pretty. :)

Petra Swart said...

Absolutely stunning, Mona!!! TFS.

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Wow! Seriously really cool! Love how you used the marbled piece with the white heat emboss and love all the pinks. You constantly amaze and inspire!:)

Stephanie Kraft said...

gorgeous, Mona! Love the colors and how you framed this great photo of you & your bike!


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