Friday, July 4, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 - Week 5

It's nearing the end of week 5 of the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge and I've got my card finished in time, yay!  I have to say the watercoloring technique that was the challenge this week was the EASIEST part of this card!  I'm so obsessed with this technique now, you'll be seeing a lot of it in my cards the next few weeks.

ANYways, this challenge is Distress Watercoloring.  It can be found in Tim's latest book, A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3 and if you don't already have a copy, you can purchase it here.

Once again COC3 is being sponsored by Inspiration Emporium, and one lucky winner gets a $50 gift certificate!  Lucky girl or guy!

I knew what stamp I wanted to use for this card but the embellishments gave me a hard time.

I think I'm happy with the outcome.  The pearls were so different for me, but I do really like them.

The watercolor, I love.  Love love love.  Pink and blue are so great together.  And this card forced me to open an old TH paper pad I'd been hoarding for like three years.

I'm entering this card in a few challenges:
Thank you so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!


  1. Lisa...your birthday card is so pretty! I adore Tim's blueprint cupcake stamp and you've done such a lovely job of coloring it with the pastel watercolors. Love that! I also love how you've used the pearls as an embellishment going down the left side of the card...that is so so pretty! Your layers of cardstock to mat the cupcake really finishes off this card perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  2. What a fabulous birthday card!!! I totally second what Candy said. This card is going to make someone's day. :) Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

  3. This is such a cute birthday card

  4. Great birthday card, with wonderful soft watercoloring! I like the pearl string, so unique! Thanks so much for joining us on our watercolory challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  5. Hello
    Fabulous card.....
    Thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. Gorgeous card hun and thanks for linking up at Fan-Tastic Tuesday very good luck Judith DT x

  7. A fabulous card - I love the image and the gorgeous layout... but unfortunately it doesn't contain quite enough pink for our challenge at In The Pink - where the criteria is that you use MORE PINK than any other colour. You still have a few days left for this challenge and we'd love to see you enter with another card...

    Christine (DT)


  8. This is so cool! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

  9. I agree pink and blue are great together :) This is such a great card, love the image with the descrips on it, really different. And great colour technique xx Hugs, thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our current challenge xx

  10. Such a lovely card.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.good luck.hugs Debbie x

  11. Love that image! Great card! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
    Please join us again! (Hugs) Cara

  12. Fantastic card and watercoloring. I too have been hoarding Tim's old Vintage Shabby paper collection. I still use it from time to time. It worked perfectly with your color choices. What a sweet creation! (Get it?)

  13. This is such a great card. I love the pearls. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  14. Lovely creation and those border of pearls are a great addition. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  15. This is one adorable cupcake. Love the details with the pearls and layers. Thanks for playing at Ditzie Digi Design and good luck. It is really great seeing you play along with our last challenge. Bettina DT Member at Ditzie Digi Design xx

  16. Lovely fun entry for our Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

  17. Gorgeous birthday card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight

  18. Very nice
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore