Saturday, August 7, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #8 & Things With Wings Challenge


It's week 8 already & the technique challenge is "InkedGrunge"
on pg 39 of
Tim Holtz new book
I had so much fun doing this tag & I'm really pleased with how it turned out!
I used Tumbled Glass-Pumice Stone-Black Soot Distress Inks then
a coating of Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the Grunge Board wings
You can visit the lovely Linda Ledbetters blog StudioL3 to get all the
info about joining the challenges & to see all the great artwork being done
I'm posting both pictures I took because I can't decide which background I like better!
I'm also entering this piece over at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Blog
their first challenge is "Things with Wings"


  1. Oh wow, how fab is this, its gorgeous. Annette x

  2. OMG!! This is awesome! Love the colors and everything about it!

  3. Holy cats, this is SO COOL, Nancy! Spectacular laying going on here, and what great imagery, too! Love the beautifully-inked butterfly wings, and the vintage lady with her winged friends. Perfect use of those Idea-ology pieces, too-- I like the spinner pointed straight toward the flying clock.

    This is the kind of piece that makes you want to create a story to go along with it! Well done. :-)

  4. this is an amazing steam piece... I am waiting for my G45 Steampunk Debutant paper to come in the mail.... ugh... I'm not very patient... love all the detail and the wings just set the whole piece off perfect...

  5. A totally fabulous piece of art Nancy and such inspiring use of the grunge technique. :)

  6. very nice! great job! i think i like the dark background picture better... but then, what do i know?!? lol

  7. Girl, you knock my socks off!!!! So LOVE these tags!!!!

  8. OMG this is amazing!! LOVE it. The wings look awesome, love the spinner thingies (hope I'm not getting to technical here, LOL!), the image - everything's great!

  9. I'm super pleased with how it turned out too! Let me tell you again how happy I am to be seeing all this craftiness from you lately. :)

  10. so ROCKED both Challenges!!! your take is stinkin' AMAZING!!!! Thanks Bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

    (still shakin' my head) wow!!

  11. Wow this is a stunning tag Nancy ... the colours are amazing and all the little details too ... beautiful! Thank you for joining in with the very first Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge

  12. What a gorgeous tag! I love the compass and the wings/different winged things! :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  13. A very beautiful and imaginative tag, Nancy.

  14. OHHHHHH WOWZA, Nancy!!! Your tag is GORGEOUS!!!! (lucky girl...I've got to get my hands on some of the steam punk paper!!)

  15. Stunning, absolutely stunning!

  16. oh wow!! the tag is GORGEOUS beyond words!!

  17. I love this - the base tag is fabulous, and the wings!! well, I am speechless. Love it.

  18. You managed to combine my favorite things: tags, wings, Graphic 45, ink, stamping . . . this is amazing! So happy you entered this in the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

  19. Fabulous tag, love all the details and the wings work beautifully. Tracy Evans x

  20. Nancy - I had to come visit. LOVE THIS! Course, ya gotta love Tim H.
    Isn't it funny how the 2 different backgrounds literally change the appearance of your tag too? Cool.
    OK, you are in So Cal? Where?
    E-Mail me! I'm in So Cal too!

    Very fun!
    Have a great weekend! Karen

  21. Just found your blog recently and love the work I see there. I have nominated you for a blog award. The award and the details can be found on my blog should you wish to participate.



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