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Sunday, April 27, 2014

CC3C #1 - Paint Marbling

I've been AWOL.  My muse went on a serious vacation for a while but this morning I did a little blog stroll and ran across Marjie Kemper's post here.  Such beautiful colors!  I then headed over to the challenge blog and was absolutely inspired by the creative team's projects.  (Plus I finally caved the other day and bought the Tattered Florals die - have been wanting that FOREVER) and I was itching to get that bad boy out.

Back to CC3C #1....these are challenges based on Tim Holtz's book, Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 3.  Every two weeks the lovely Linda Ledbetter tosses out a challenge based on a technique in the book.  I'm always up for a challenge and if Lady Luck smiles upon me I may even win a little something special from Inspiration Emporium.  Sah-weet!

So here's what I came up with for the Paint Marbling challenge (find the technique on page 43).  An...(you guessed it)...ATC!

 I accidentally bought a Spellbinders M-bossibilites folder (on SALE for only $2.99!) at Technique Tuesday the other day and had a practice paper laying on my desk.  That is the base of my ATC.  I used Distress Paints (Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed) on the background.  I liked the way it pooled inside the depressions.

 My flower was also created on a scrap of paper that had marbling.  this time I chose warm colors - Barn Door, Mustard Seed and Ripe Persimmon.  I then added a little extra stamping over the top of that to make it more interesting.  After that I cut out the flower shapes with the Tattered Florals die (woop-woop!)

Here's another view.  Other bits on the ATC are from Paper Studios (arrow, brad), some washi tape, Memory Box die (behind flower) and pieces from the Festive Foliage die.

It felt so good to create something again 'just because'.  To join along in the challenges follow this link.

Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow, this is fabulous. Those colours go so wel together. Love it !
    Corrie x

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  2. Love this... so cute, bright, tiny and BRILLANT in all ways... love the center of the flower too... GREAT ART ... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  3. Beautiful, cheerful ATC. I love your flower and it's centrepiece.

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  4. What great color combinations. Lovely!

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  5. Lovely ATC! You will have so much fun with that tattered florals die :-)

    Sally

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  6. Hi Julie. I just saw this over at CC3C and love your piece. This is such a pretty marbled background. I love your bright tattered flower in the center. It's very striking! Thanks so much for the very sweet comment you left on my blog as well! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  7. Wow, this is so very stunningly beautiful ... Suzanne

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  8. Your ATC is gorgeous Julie, I love the way the flower 'pops' in those beautiful colours. You will get a lot of use from your tattered floral die, it is so very versatile! I think your muse has well and truly returned from vacation.. Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. What a lovely ATC, love that green marbled background against that brightly coloured flower, it really makes it pop!

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  10. Wow, those marbled colours remind me of a hot summer day with buzzy bees a-buzzing and a long iced drink of something boozy :O) Thanks for sharing your art with us and taking part in the CC3C x

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE this ATC!!! The little size packs a big impact with that flower! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along in our first CC3 Challenge!!!

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  12. Love the bright colors in this paint marbling technique! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  13. Beautiful, vibrant ATC, Julie! I love the POW of that flower on the gorgeous marbled paint, embossed background. Happy bloom!

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  14. So pretty! What a gorgeous ATC...so small but such an impact! Thanks for sharing your creations with us at CC# challenge!

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  15. Wonderful depth of texture and colours, beautiful

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  16. wow!! amazing atc...fabulous vibrant piece!! =)

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  17. Super ATC, nice mix of colours and textures x

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  18. Ooooh lah lah! Your flower just leapt off the CC3C page and I had to come visiting... and then I was so happy to hear that I'd inspired you to give it a go. What a happy note! This is such a beautiful project and I'm delighted you joined in our first challenge at CC3C. Hope to see you again soon!

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