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Friday, April 13, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge: He Watches Over Me

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I am playing along with the Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge on the Studio L3 blog.

Each week there is a challenge to make a project using a specific technique from Tim Holtz’s book, A Compendium of Curiosities Vol II. One of the sponsors of the challenge is Simon Says Stamp. I followed the instructions for the technique found on page 66 of Tim’s book, as the Challenge instructions specified.

I inked my stamp with archival ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut a small flourish from a TH die and inked it with Dusty Concord, embossed with clear. I also used a stamp from TH Floral Tattoo and the cross stitch stamp from TH Spring Sprung.

The die that I chose to use for the project is the bird from the “Caged Bird.” It reminds me of a promise from Scripture that I am especially needing to remember today:

Matthew 10:29-31 (NIV)

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.[a] 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

14 comments:

artbyvic said...

Your tag turned out great!

crafty creations said...

Love it !! The colours are gorgeous

Kirstin said...

This is fabulous Barbara! I love that you had the perfect background! What a great touch!

Barb F said...

Good luck!!!! Very nice project!!

Katy said...

Wow! This looks Awesome!! :)

Chris aka Scrappylassie said...

Love your tag! From the meaningful theme for you to the soft colored pearls... It all is beautiful. The background came out great.
Very very pretty. You set your bar high with the first project!

Gloria said...

How refreshing to find an artist that boldly proclaims The Artist in her blog and creativity. Lovely tag. That hymn and passage have special meaning to me, also.

Lisa H said...

Barbara, your tag is wonderful. I love that verse too. it is such a comfort.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Barbara, your use of color is amazing! This is such a gorgeous debut for CC2C, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your lovely art!

Kris Whittaker said...

Great tag, Barb! Love the colors especially...one of my favorite combos.

SophieNewton said...

What a stunning tag, and I love the script too
Sophie x

Ann said...

Fabulous tag Barbara, terrific background & colours!
Ann xx

Anita Houston said...

Fantabulistic!!! I love this...grungy meets scripture!!!

Maria said...

Very pretty, Barbara! And just the verse I need to hear these days ... hope you have a wonderful, crafty weekend!