15 Jun 2010

Water Stamping - Challenge 1

Now I love all things Tim Holtz and his new book A Compendium of Curiosities has fast become my most used crafty item it is always on my desk imagine my excitement when I spotted a new Challenge Compendium of Curiosities is being run by Linda Ledbetter at Studio L3 where each week a new challenge will be set using the techniques from Tims book - not in order either so the excitement mounts; well  I nearly burst as I had to wait until Monday 14th  for the challenge to be launched, then anticlimax set in as I have been soooooo busy I have only just tonight had time to play :-))   I am intending to bind  all my pieces together at the end into a book; I have cut all the card ready using my new Nestibility labels die not sure whether I will use my bind it all or just metal rings mmmm decisions decisions lol.  It seems some of you are also making books out of this challenge will be interesting to see them all when they are finished.
Distress Inks used were mustard seed, faded jeans, vintage photo; Stamps Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collention. We have been asked not to describe the technique used to be fair to Tim.

Here is my piece of art and I must just say a BIG thanks to Linda for hosting such a great fun challenge - roll on next Monday !!!! lol

Close up of the top as its not showing up so well in the main photo.  I stamped first with the technique and then over stamped with same stamp.

close up of the bottom I love how this stamp at the bottom worked with this technique.

Off to blog hop and see what everyone has made.

Bye for now


  1. Paris oh my fave! so love yr stamp and what a fabby example you have to share.

    Love Dawn xx

  2. Maggie, this is awesome! You did a beautiful job with the water stamping, and I LOVE the personal touches you added with the overstamping and die-cut base.

    Thank YOU for sharing your gorgeous work! I'm so glad you're playing along, and I'm looking forward to more of your art!


  3. Love it! Great job with the stamping, love the overstamping!

  4. I love how you used the technique to create a shadow effect---just brillant.

  5. This is fabulous! Love how this stamp turned out and your colours are great - cheers!

  6. The Paris theme is great and the water stamping worked beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

  7. A lovely piece of art - great water stamping effect. I like the idea of keeping them all in a journal too.

  8. Beautiful tag! you've got this down pat!

  9. This is so pretty....I really liked looking at your blog too. I'll be looking forward to seeing what else you're working on!


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