Time once again for the Compendium of Curiosities III challenge, based on the book by Tim Holtz. As always, our hostess is the wonderful Linda Ledbetter and if you've not checked out her blog posts with all of the inspiring work done by the Curiosity Crew, you are missing some great inspiration! This week we are sponsored by The Funkie Junkie and one lucky player is gonna get a $25 shopping spree!
This week's challenge is located on page 49 if you are playing along at home. And if you're not, why aren't you?! I have had this project in mind since January and have been waiting *patiently* for Tim's Nautical Blueprint stamps to come in. And when they did, they sold out of the initial order before I could get to the store and I then had to wait for the reorder to arrive. But I've finally got them! I started with an 8 x 10 canvas and used Tim's technique as described in the book with some of Wendy Vecchi's Transparent Embossing Paste. LOVE that stuff! Smooth like buttah or a baby's butt!! Then I went in with three different colors of Luminarte Silks to mimic water. I added some burlap to the bottom then used the 4 different stamps in the Nautical Blueprints set and fussy-cut them. The seahorse and shell, notsomuch fun to fussy-cut!! I had picked up some real shells and a starfish back in January when I had lunch with my sister Jan and niece Joy and had been keeping them for this very project. The sentiment was on a sign at the restaurant where we had lunch and that was the inspiration behind this piece. Now it is on it's way to a good friend and I hope she likes it as much as I enjoyed making it.