Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Detail is in the Details..or something like that


Wow, the final challenge from Tim's Compendium of Curiosities, organized by lovely Linda at Studio L3. Iwish to thank Linda for running this wonderful challenge. It started me blogging; opened my eyes to a whole new world of blog hops and challenges, and I've "met" many new friends along the way!


So, here we are at Challenge #35, Design Details. And because it is the last challenge, I didn't want to substitute, so I actually bought Tim's cool ruler. Now, the stitching put me off; I'll throw out a shirt that needs a button and replace it (really, ask my husband-who is always losing buttons!) than thread a needle! So I wasn't looking forward to this one, particularly as the last one! But, it wasn't all that bad, once done. Just don't look at the blood stains on the back! LOL!(what's really sad--my first "real" craft-leatherwork, and I had no trouble stitching wallets, purses, etc. ) I also wanted to work in as many different techniques as I could--which of course caused muse overload! I swear, the only piece I envisioned was the copper brick piece-which even then I put in the texture folder backwards! LOL! The rest literally fell in place piece by piece! I'm going to put this in a frame (total size 5" x 7") for my new wall.
Now the photo is really dark...not sure why as it was fine at home, but I have an "e" sticker for the work Journey, and there are pearl brads on the top right corner. The fragment is over the "admit one" ticket stamp from one of tim's mini sets, and I used a Glaze pen to highlight the words in the creativity quote. I also used the dabber resist under the bird, but that is all but invisible! Really too bad,as I was really surprised how cool this one was once I stepped back (no, really! I had absolutely no expectations for this one!)
I hope everyone else enjoyed this journey as much as I did, and I hope to see you all again on the next StudioL3 Challenge!

13 comments:

  1. oh wow love this hun its just stunning great design to hugs cheryl xxxx

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  2. What a fabulous ending to the challenge Kim, its been a great adventure. Loving your collage; enlarged it so I could get a better look and its terrific. Thank you for sharing, Annette x

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  3. Wow! this is just gorgeous! great job with all of the techniques you used in this.

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  4. Wow, Kim! This turned out fabulously! I'm glad you're framing it; great idea!! The copper brick looks awesome and I love the butterfly portion, too! :)

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  5. Fab job done, loving the brick detail and the stamping over the top of it, looks real neat :D
    StAY iNkY
    hUgS mInXy

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  6. Love your piece, a fabulous way to end the journey

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  7. Fabulous loving all the elements and textures here XOXO Zoe

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  8. Fantastic artwork Kim, those quotes are perfect! x

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  9. Oh yes you need to frame it and put it where everyone can see it. It is a gorgeous piece of ART. I love the colors and the layout and all the techniques. Thank you for all of your inspiration and kind words in this journey and I look forward to the next one. Cheers..Donna

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  10. Great collage love the stamps you used and the layout a great final piece.

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  11. This is just spectacular! Love all your designer details. Perfect use of images and great embossing! Love it! This has been quite the ride!

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  12. This is so lovely, the different elements work so well together.
    Fabulous.
    Sue xx

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  13. This is STUNNING, Kim! I love the design-- the mosaic style and gorgeous colors are so powerful, and the embossed brick panel looks amazing! I know what you mean about sewing-- I fear it deeply!-- but you did a beautiful job with the stitching. This will look amazing framed and hung on your wall!

    I can't tell you how much it means to me that you've been part of this CCC journey-- you're an incredible artist, and it's been a joy watching you make magic week after week. I very much hope you'll come along for the next chapter of this journey!

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