Friday, 2 May 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge - challenge no.1

Having finished Creative Chemistry 102 I was at a loss for inspiration and along comes CC3C - so, here we go!

Here is my entry for challenge number one:

I started by making the background using the paint marbling technique and adding the clouds using the cloud mask from Clarity Stamp and chipped sapphire distress ink.  The edges were stamped with the crackle stamp from the Sheena Douglass stamp set Ageing Beautifully and the chemical symbols stamp from IndigoBlus' Weird Science Series.

The balloon ship was stamped onto the background using ranger archival ink. A second image was stamped onto white card and coloured with pro markers and distressed with walnut stain distress ink. The stamp is from a Chocolate Baroque set called Steampunkery.  This image was then decoupaged over the image on the background.

The strange and unusual plants are from the Chocolate Baroque set Punky Flowers, stamped and coloured as before and the light bulbs were triple embossed.  These were then mounted on the background and two metal birds were added.

The sentiment, pointing hand and compass are from the Tim Holtz set called Warehouse District from Stampers Anonymous.

Thanks to Linda for starting this challenge series.and to Inspiration Emporium and The Funkie Junkie Boutique for sponsoring challenge number one.

Lyn Coogan


  1. I LOVE this! The bright colors on your airship contrast so beautifully with the background. These stamps are fabulous. Great piece!

  2. Ubber cute and well done. Love your piece.

  3. Gorgeous color and FUN feeling here! I love the balloon against the sky, and great sentiment too! Thanks so much for playing along in our first challenge at CC3 Challenge!!!

  4. What a great and fun card this is... love your creative thinking... GREAT work... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  5. Lyn, I am IN LOVE with this piece!!! Hot air balloons are a big favorite of mine, and you've done an incredible job with the technique. This just radiates joy! Thanks so much for sharing it at the CC3C!

  6. What a great piece! I love the 'steampunkeryness'!