Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2 Challenge - Custom Foam Stamps

At long last the day has arrived!  I anxiously awaited the arrival of my copy of Tim Holtz's new book - Compendium of Curiosities II and just couldn't wait to get started on the challenges over at Studio L3

So The Challenge Begins!  Our first challenge is to create a project using the technique found on page 66 of Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2.  This technique is all about creating your own custom foam stamps. I wanted my stamped images to almost blend into the background so the stamps on the tag are second generation.  I kind of like the way they turned out!

I also used a couple of other techniques I've learned from Tim - the background of my tag uses his blended spritz & flick technique and the butterflies were created using his ghosting technique.


Cardstock:  Avery #8 Manila Tag
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – Simple Things
Inks, Stains and Paints:  Ranger Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Wild Honey, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint, Black Soot
Dies, Punches & Embossing Folders:  Tim Holtz Alterations – Tattered Flowers, Mini Butterflies
Accessories & Other Stuff:   Recycled Plastic Packaging, Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder, American Crafts Ribbon & Twine



  1. What a yummy tag, the background is stunning
    Sophie x

  2. Cheryl, the tone-on-tone effect you created is absolutely gorgeous! I love your elegant approach to this technique, and am so happy you joined in! See you for challenge number 2? I sure hope so!

  3. Beatutiful creation, love the stamp and color combinations.


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