Monday, April 30, 2012

Tim's "Marbled Stain" Technique ...

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Happy Monday, stampers ... hope your weekend was long and wonderful! 

Today's card was created for Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosities challenge, using Tim's "Marbled Stain" technique found on Page 46 of his "Compendium of Curiosities, Volume II."  This week's challenge is sponsored by eclectic Paperie ... one of my very favorite places to shop online.  If you own Tim's new book and you like to shop ... as if ... c'mon and play along! 

I'm also entering this card in several other fabulous challenges.  For a complete list, please refer to the bottom of this post.  And for the down-low on all the product used to create this card, please check out the Card Ingredients, below.

Soooooo, this weekend Sheila threw a little get-together for some of her friends and family, including her insane fun sister, Jill.  One of Sheila's oldest friends is a local psychiatrist and Jill decided to ask him how he would know if someone was crazy or not.  A dangerous question ...

"Well," he said, "we might ask a patient how he or she would drain a filled bathtub, using either a teaspoon, a teacup, or a bucket."

"Ohhhhh, I get it," Jill exclaimed.  "A normal person would use the bucket as it's bigger than the spoon or teacup!"

"Not exactly," replied the doctor, "A normal person would pull the drain plug."

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me ... you rock!  

Today's Challenges:
Card Ingredients:
  • Card Stock:  Kraft and Vintage Cream Card Stock by PTI
  • Stamp:  Word Strip from "Stuff to Say" Stamp Set by Tim Holtz
  • Digital Image:  Land of Nod Studio's
  • Ink:  Black Soot and Walnut Stain Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
  • Other Color Medium:  Crushed Olive, Frayed Burlap, Picket Fence, and Pumice Stone Distress Stains by Tim Holtz
  • Accessories:  Burlap Ribbon; Sprocket Gears and Mini Sprocket Gears by Tim Holtz; Mini Fasteners by Tim Holtz
  • Tools:  Foam Dimensionals; Corner Rounder Punch; Ink Blending Tool and Craft Sheet by Tim Holtz
  • Finished Size:  4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  

31 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful card, Deb! Love the balance of the burlap/steampunk side opposite Tim's words... great composition!

Annie said...

Hi Debs. Sounds as though you had a good weekend. Love your story and punchline.....you are a hoot !

Gorgeous card, love the embellishments and sacking. I was just reading tim's book earlier and must give some techniques I have never tried a wee whirl. Take care Annie x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, wow, wow!! I love that image, Deb, and the way you have used it here along with the gears. And the color is spectacular. The burlap looks fantastic too!

Hope you are doing well!

Hugs,
Linda

Cathy L. Calamas said...

love the steampunk against the burlap ribbon. Super!!

Marleen Gallagher said...

A beautiful project, Thank you for joining us at the Craftymess challenge xxx

Linda R said...

Everything about this makes me smile.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Love the detail in this fab project.

Ann said...

Beautiful card Deb, fab colours & loving the stamps you've used too!!
Ann-R x

cnelson said...

Truly GORGEOUS! ! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

Linda said...

A stunning project and thank you for joining us at Craftymess this time.

Hugs
Linda DT

Ros said...

So lovely and unique ... many thanks for playing along at CCCB

Chris said...

love this, so very cool!! the burlap is fab!

Jasminnie said...

Very cool card. Great techinique, and the image with all those gears is really fabulous. Great use of the burlap too, as others have stated. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Anita Houston said...

Absolutely cool and gorgeous! I love this image, and on top of the burlap and mixed with gears...wow!!! So glad to see you back in action!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So fantastic, great elements and saying.

Sandra said...

Amazing card. Love the marbled background. The soft colors are stunning. Love the steampunk theme with all the gears and stuff!

Joanne said...

What a great fun card! Love the vintage collage look that you do, it's really fab! So many great details on this and I love th image too! So happy you played along with us at CC&CC. Aloha!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Spectacular marbled stain work, Deb! This card is fabulous-- steampunk and sweet and utterly beautiful, and the sentiment is just perfect. It's great to see you, and I'm so glad you're playing along with the CC2 challenge!

My name is Erika. said...

Love the image on this card. It is fabulous.

Basement Stamper said...

gorgeous card, love the colors and that burlap that you used under your image, just perfect. Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge this week!

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

Great card - love that hessian! I would've used the bucket too don't worry - it's the craziness in us that is the best part!

Natali said...

Beautiful card. Love this style.. This is high level for me.. I cannot do like this ))
Really love it!!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Anything BUT Square” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Natali

Erin said...

brilliant fab and cute
thank you for joining us at

That craft place
erin xx

Donna Bowman said...

Love your marbled stain Deb!! Awesome color and great images!! Great design!!

Kate said...

Wow! This is fabulous! I love everything about it!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Steampunk Piece Deb! Love the use of the Marbled Tech, wonderful mix of colors and added embellies! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

artbyvic said...

Beautiful card!

Wishcraft said...

Fab technique and love the stamps you've used! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fab card - so much fab detail x
Thanks for playing along with us at the PCJ challenge & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Becky B. said...

Awesome technique...I love the dimension that it adds to your card! Very, very pretty! :)

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for entering the challenge over at craftymess blog http://craftymesschallengeblog.blogspot.com
Love steampunk and you have done it so soooo well. I will take some ideas away from your entrie.
I hope to see many more of your entries to the challenge over at craftymess blog.
Well Done
Lisa CMDT xxx