Tuesday, February 15, 2011

CCC #32

Wow!  It's only Tuesday and I am posting CCC 32!   Amazing how motivated one can be when one is leaving in 36 hours for Hawaii!  Yep, I am off to see my middle daughter who is living in Hawaii!  This will be my first trip ever to visit the Islands and I am EXCITED!!!

OK, onto the Compendium of Curiosity Challenge hosted by the awesome Linda @ StudioL3.  If you haven't been playing along, there is plenty of time to mosey on over and give it a try this week!  We only have 3 more lessons before we've tried all the techniques in the book.  But not to worry, Linda says she has something up her sleeve!

 We were instructed to turn to page 59.   This week the piece I am showing off was created for my companion book I am creating to go along with the Compendium of Curiosity.  And it has nothing to do with the wedding! lol

I also used the technique for a retirement card I made.  I didn't take a picture of it because I really didn't care for it all that much (the card).  In fact, I even stopped at a store on my way to work to buy a card.    Everyone at work thought it was great and that I am too hard on myself, but I disagree.  The recipient said she liked it, so I guess in the end that is what matters!

Anyway, following the instructions on page 59 in the Compendium of Curiosity, I created this:

I went with the car, not because I was "copying" Tim, but because I had a couple Karen Foster signs I wanted to use.  One said "Retiree Parking" and the other "Retirement Street" which both worked fabulously with the car stamp.   In the book Tim says the main image will float over the other images and in this picture the car really looks to be floating, kinda like Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang!  lol   Guess that means I "achieved" the look!

I was playing around with different color of inks for the background stamp, you know, "test driving"  which I liked best for the card.  I think I ended up using the brown on the card.  I really wished I had "road map" rubber stamp for this, or at least a few more background stamps to choose from.  Some day!

For now I say ALOHA!  I will post a few pictures when I get home and tell you all about my adventures!

Take care my friends and be safe!


PS - If you need some of Tim's Alteration Dies Stamper's Corner has a buy one, get one free sale going on right now and they will ship for actual shipping cost.  Give them a call at 916-686-0651if you are interested! 


  1. Your tag turned out wonderful! The car doe seem to be floating and I like the colors you used for your background.

  2. It turned out great! Love your Chitty, Chitty Bang Band reference ;)

  3. Super piece, your car realy pops out.

  4. Lovely card, Linda, your masking turned out wonderful! Have a WONDERFUL time in Hawaii, can't wait to hear about it! And I'm sure you'll be taking LOTS of pics! lol!

  5. The images around the car are great!

  6. Oh, take me with you! Winter hit hard and heavy again in Boise last night, and I want the tropics!

    I LOVE this tag, Linda! The masking is brilliant, and the swirls really do give it a "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" feel, in the best sense! The colors are fabulous, too. I think this is perfect just the way it is.

    You have a FABULOUS, WONDERFUL, AMAZING time in Hawaii, girlfriend! Take lots of photos!

  7. Was this fun or what! Love your tag and it's glorious colors!

  8. Great card! love the colours and so jealous you are off to Hawaii, have fun!

  9. I think your tag looks awesome! Who doesn't LOVE the car stamp of Tim's? I love the other stamps you used with the car and also the colors you chose. It's just a great tag!