This challenge is the distress water colouring - part 2, page 40 of the Compendium of Curiosities III.
I am slightly overwhelmed at the moment as I am in the process of making 90 wedding invitations for some friends of ours. Soooo I decided to combine the challenge with the card I have to make for a birthday at the end of January.
The first thing I did was to stamp the game wheel from the Stampers Anonymous set Ringmaster Blueprint and to colour with distress ink, then to follow the instructions on page 40 using weathered wood, and old paper distress ink.
The middle of the game wheel was stamped with embossing ink onto some gold mirror card and heat embossed with black embossing powder. This was then cut out and a spinner was attached and the whole thing was mounted onto the card front with some sticky pads to give a bit of dimension. The topper was then mounted onto more gold mirror card and then to the card front.
Using the Tim Holtz alterations strip die 'Untieled' I die cut the letters for birthday from brown card and using tarnished brass, picket fence and black soot distress inks made them look like old metal. The letters were then added to the card and a peel off added for the word Wishes was added in the corner.
Check out the fabulous inspiration from the Curiosity Crew on Linda's web site, and many thanks to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for sponsoring the challenge.
Oh well back to the thistles on the invitations!