Sunday, January 30, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #29

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #29 over at StudioL3 was weathered wood grunge, instructions are found on page 50.  

As I may have mentioned once or twice I am in "wedding mode" so I decided to use this weeks challenge and make something for the wedding.  At the reception sitting on the gift table there will be (vintage style) birdcage to keep cards safe.  Just in case anyone is confused, I made this sign to hang on the birdcage.  

I did make one discovery - do NOT glue two layers of grunge board together and then try running it through the Big Shot in an embossing folder. . . The Big Shot did not like it at all and now it makes funny noises and the embossing folder got a little more distressed.   The Big Shot still works, albeit noisy.  I haven't tried the embossing folder yey to see if it still works.  Of course if your goal is to get a new die cut machine (say maybe a Vagabond) then by all means try the double grunge board technique, it may be just the ticket!

Be sure to stop by Studio L3 where the AWESOME Linda Ledbetter will have a new challenge posted.

Have a fabulous week!



  1. I love your hanging Linda its fab. Loved your idea of getting a
    Annette x

  2. Linda, this is flat-out brilliant! What a cool and stylish way to decorate the gift table at your girl's wedding! Gorgeous colors-- they'll be PERFECT for the event!-- and the chain looks wonderfully antique.

    I think it's about time you replaced that noisy ol' Big Shot with a Vagabond. A girl needs to protect her ears, you know... ;-)

  3. Very weathered hanging indeed! Great job!

  4. Always nice to combine challenges with a functional piece! Love this, it will look awesome on the cage, and thanks for the tip on the double layer of grungeboard.. oops!