Sunday, May 17, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities #28

Hi my friends and happy Sunday-

I live in the southwest portion of the US.  More specifically - in the beautiful Sonoran Desert where we have blue skies most days of the year.  When I saw the challenge over at Linda Ledbetter's blog calling for the Ombre Technique from  CC vol. 3, page 57, I knew I wanted to do something southwestern.  The way the colors fade from dark to light remind me of  a sunset or, all though I don't see many, a sunrise.
This time around the challenge is sponsored by the lovely Linda Coughlin, of
The Funkie Junkie Boutique and she is awarding a $25 shopping spree to the winner.  Also Tim and Mario are sending out some goodies to the person chosen by the Curiosity Crew. 

Here is what I made for the challenge.

I played a little bit with the colors before deciding what I was really going to do.  I made some feathers with Tim's Feather Duo using the technique but I didn't feel that it showed up as much as I wanted. 

Next I made a panel using the technique with blue and caramel and I got just what I was looking for. 
To add a little interest I did some stenciling using Tim's Stars and Bubble Layering Stencils and some Orange Blossom Archival Ink.  I was pretty happy with that so I cut the top of my panel to look like a tag & punched a hole in the center.  I added a charm that I sanded and then a feather that I added Alcohol Ink to.  I also added a couple feathers from the Writing Desk Die.
When we travel in the summer one of the things I like to do is color with my PrismaColor Pencils.  I had a desert panel in my stash so used it for the center.  Next came the feathers with a brad and I was ready to go. 

 Have a wonderful and crafty week,

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