Sunday, October 3, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities #16

For the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, the featured technique is Wrinkle-Free Distress, one of my favorite go to techniques. I made a series of 5 ATC's with color variations of the technique (did I mention that I LIKED this technique?), collaged them with various vintage images and punched hearts from Glimmer Glam painted paper. Then for fun, I adhered them to a long strip of watercolor paper folded into an accordion, leaving just enough to have a cover to wrap around. The whole accordion book is held together with a ribbon tie. Below on the left is the folded book, and the right picture shows it with just the cover open.


12 comments:

Ali Manning said...

This is gorgeous, Penny and what a cool way to display ATCs. I never really know what to do with them - I love your idea.

craftytrog said...

Your little book is stunning Penny! Such a lovely idea!
Alison x

Netty said...

I love this its terrific Penny, such a brilliant idea. Annette x

Debbie K. said...

Oh, this book is sooooo pretty, Penny. The colors are gorgeous!

MarleneMAZ said...

This is fabulous! love all of your ATC's and the way you attached them together is brilliant.

Sue West said...

This is so lovely,just beautiful.
Sue x

Kim said...

Terrific book! This is a great way to organize ATC's from a swap! And I love all your colored backgrounds..very nice!

2amscrapper said...

This is such a wonderful idea--I love the overall effect of the different watercolor backgrounds

Yelowflower said...

that looks so good! love the idea and the whole thing is fab!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

such a beautiful booklet ! GREAT!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Penny, what a brilliant idea, and a gorgeous accordion book! The imagery you used is lovely, and the design is so wonderful and inspiring. I love those sweet ladies with their bright red hearts and soft colors, and the way you layered them over the text strips looks great. I can tell that you love the technique-- you completely rocked it. This is a treasure!

Sherry said...

Absolutely brilliant! I love how you've made the little book and tied it altogether with the little red hearts. I like the subtle colours you've used too. So inspirational!