Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #19

This week at Linda's Compendium of Curiosities challenge the technique is extreme masking. This tag is my 4th or 5th attempt, and while I didn't find the technique difficult per se, I wasn't all that pleased with my efforts because they looked rather.....oh, shall I say.....messy. I suppose this technique may not be my thing, hence adding the stamped "embrace imperfection"!

On a side note, and fitting so well with Compendium of Curiosities, I spent this past weekend at Absolutely Everything, a fun stamping/scrapbooking/crafting store in MA, taking 2 classes from the fabulous Tim Holtz himself! You can see pictures of the class on Tim's blog post (HERE). Wow what fun!!! Talk about an amazing teacher who is so willing to share what he knows. I came away with lots of different techniques to play with and made 2 fantastic projects - a dimensional canvas and a grungeboard mini book.
And.....I got an autograph in my Compendium of Curiosities book! Do you see all the green post-it notes sticking out of the book? Those are all the challenges we've done so far - such a wonderful way to work through this awesome book, and thanks Linda for running the challenges! :-)

17 comments:

Janine said...

I do like your tag very much, can't see where it is messy :))it looks very good to me. And, oh, you meat tim Holz and took a claas at his place?? marvelous, the photos looking so fun, this is something for me too, making kind off a box. :)) yours looks so good. It looks it gives a lot off fun making theme. ;)best wishes from janine

Terry said...

Your tag is outstanding! Love your class piece and boy do I wish I could take a class from Tim Holtz!

Netty said...

It would be a sorry world if everyone was perfect, but your tag is delicious Penny and what a wonderful opportunity to learn from the man himself. Brilliant makes. Annette x

MarleneMAZ said...

Your tag is gorgeous! How great you took classes with Tim, I am sure you learned a ton from him.

Sandy Davis said...

Glad I found you blog as you offer a ton of inspiration. Your tag is great and I love your canvas and minibook!

2amscrapper said...

I just got the book and hope to join in. How wonderful you got to take some classes from Tim!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Popped along to see your Gingersnaps DT piece and to say how beautiful it is ....has a lovely etheral feel to it.....
Your tag is great toooooooooo.......
Suzanne

wearestampers said...

Your tag looks great! Lucky you to have went to Tim's class! My fav is the book!!

Maggie said...

Great Tag and love the colour combo, don't be hard on yourself it all looks more than great to me! Oh and I am sooooooooooo jealous that you had a class with Tim - its on my wish list!!

Maggie

Kim said...

I think your tag came out great!! And I'm so jelous you to to AE!!! By the time I have the money and time to get to a Tim class, he'll be retired too! LOL!

Debbie K. said...

Love your tag, Penny. You lucky girl to have been able to take a class with Mr. Holtz. However, (in my opinion...) you are so creative and talented yourself so you really don't need to take a class from him...lol!

Lori said...

Great tag for the CCC, love the colors! And your projects with Tim turned out fantastic, love that canvas piece, that was my fave.

Yelowflower said...

I love your tag! There is not a messy thing one it!

Shar said...

Fab tag...and so jealous...you got an autograph..too cool!!

stampdiva said...

I'll start with the tag - that quote is so perfect and a wonderful piece of tag art.
The classes sound incredible. What inspiration. Lynne x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, Penny, how cool that you got to go to Tim's classes! Your projects are both amazing, and I'm sure you'll be using all the great techniques you learned for a long, long time!

Your extreme masking looks great-- I'm with Janine, I don't see anything messy, just lots and lots of gorgeousness. Those bright, clear colors look awesome, and I really do love the sentiment (although in this case, I think "embrace perfection" would be more fitting). ♥

Cheri said...

I'm sooo envious....what an awesome class that must have been!

What you see on your tag isn't what others see. It's gorgeous and looks like a winner to me.

Hugs DF