Friday, May 2, 2014

Are you curious??

Hi all,

Earlier this week I got my autographed copy of Tim's book,  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3.  He was even kind enough to spell my name with the @ just the way I like.  I was excited to hear about Linda Ledbetter's new challenges CC3 which will be centered around the book and wanted to play along.  I really like that we will be challenged in no particular order so every two weeks we have to be on our toes and ready to create.  Just in case you want to find out what it's all about just head on over to Linda's blog here.

For the first challenge we are to use the Paint Marbling technique on page 43.  I can't share the technique with you but I can share my tag and some photos along the way so here we go-

I started out with the paint marbling using Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and a touch of Broken China Distress Paints. 

I used some of Tim's Layering Stencils, Stars with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, Stripes with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and finally the Clock using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and then edged it all with Brushed Corduroy. After Stamping using a stamp from Way With Words Stamp Set I embossed the stamped words with clear embossing powder. I colored some Industrious Stickers with alcohol ink & then I added a Pointy Finger Remnant Rub, a couple flowers, some leaves cut with the Spring Greenery Die. Then came some Crinkle Ribbon died with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and finished off with a Philosophy Tag.

Got to run, off to see what the Curiosity Crew has to show me and to leave some comments.  Hope you will do the same.
Always be Curious,


  1. Awesome tag, Sandy! i love the colors you chose to use for the paint marbling technique! You also used some wonderful layering with the stencils and use of embellishments! Great resukt! Thanks for playing along with us!

  2. Fabulous tag Sandy! The paint marbling looks super and I love what you did with those stencils! The way you finished it with that great quote and the embellishments looks great too!

  3. You had me with the base tag S@ndy - it is gorgeous and I love how you stenciled over it. That is a great quote, so true too! Anne xx

  4. Hi Sandy...long time no visit! Love your background, and the stenciling! Wonderful tag! Thanks so much for playing along in our first challenge at CC3 Challenge!!!

  5. Sandy...hey girl! So glad to see you joining in at CC3C! We just can't get enough of vintage or Tim, can we?! Haha. Your marbled tag background is gorgeous. I love how you layered the stenciling, stamping and added Ideaology to your piece. Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog and thank you for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  6. Great Tag Sandy... Love the colors and the creativeness on your tag... Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

  7. Gorgeous marbling - the colours are fab - and I love the layered stencilling creating all that depth. Fabulous tag!
    Alison x

  8. Love this Sandy, the marbling looks amazing and the stencilled layers and other elements have combined to make a superb finished tag xx

  9. Beautiful tag, Sandy. Love your stenciling and that gorgeous background. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!


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