Sunday, February 6, 2011

Collaboration and CCC #30

Before the holidays, SJ and I donated some cards we had each made for an annual raffle held at work.  Part of the prize was 4 custom cards of the raffle winner's choice.  A couple of weeks ago, the raffle winner asked us for a wedding card, giving us about 4 weeks lead time.

We were in the middle of wedding invitations when she asked us. ( I am happy to say wedding invitations were mailed on the 1st as planned!  We have even received 2 RSVPs already!)  So yesterday (Saturday) we were finally able to get to it.  I gave SJ a refresher on how to make roses (she made the big one). To get white roses we used Ranger's "snow cap" dabber.   I have found when using paint for grunge roses,  it is easier to create each layer, paint, then assemble.  (As opposed to using ink and inking the grungepaper before making the layers.)

 I was having a rough day yesterday so SJ did most of the work of putting the card together. My main contributions were some ideas and the word stick.  Didn't she do a fantastic job?  I think so too!  Thank you SJ for your help!  I am pretty sure I'd still be trying to decide on the base! lol

The word stick is my "project" for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, hosted by the fabulous Linda at StudioL3, Altered Metal with Paint.  The instructions for the challenge can be found on page 48 of Tim Holtz' book Compendium of Curiosities.

To leave you with a smile, here's a picture of my awesome husband Dave and Max!  (Yes, Max is actually sleeping with his head resting on Dave's arm!)

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday afternoon!  And a fabulous week!



  1. A simply lovely creation! Those word sticks are just perfect for this technique.

  2. Wow, that card is fabulous, and those roses, zowie! Fantastic! And such a cute pic of Dave and Max! Hope this week is better for you!

  3. So loving your roses and painted metal. All very beautiful. Annette x

  4. Absolutely gorgeous!! Those roses are stunning!! Love the photo of sweet little Max sleeping on DH's arm - too cute! :)

  5. WOW! Linda, this is a masterpiece! I love seeing altered metal used on otherwise super-feminine pieces, and you've done it brilliantly here. Those roses are magnificent! Absolutely gorgeous, my dear!

    The photo of Max and Dave is awesome!