Monday, July 26, 2010

Compendium Of Curiosities 7 The House Call


Another week gone by and another lesson at StudioL3 for the Compendium Of Curiosities challenge......hurray...love this one. Thanks Linda! This was a lesson in making fragments look old. You can get a copy of Tim's book and play along. It has been so much fun. I used many inks and several little watch parts on this piece. You may be able to see them if you look closely. I got a bag of them on Etsy and it did say the biggest ones were 3/16" ! I realize I am ancient now because I can't see anything tiny anymore....getting old is not for sissies as my dad used to say!

25 comments:

Barbara Mason said...

Nan - love the stamps you used & the tape & how it all fit in the little house!!! Yep those watch parts keep shrinking don't they???

Barbara Mason said...

Nan - if this comes up twice its cause I thought I commented before!!! Any who -love the combo of stamps & tape you used on the house. And yes, those darn watch parts are shrinking!!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh I love this Nan! Great colors, great images, great embellishments. I am really enjoying this and each week seems to get better!

Terry said...

Love, Love your piece! I also got a decent size baggie of watch parts and I know only so well what you mean about the eyes! Wonderful challenge piece!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Nan, this rocks! I love the little house you built, and all those rich colors and cool little gears and stamped images are the perfect accompaniments to your fabulous Fragment! That little photo is so cute. ♥

I hear ya, regarding the inability to see small objects, and it's so frustrating! It seems like it happened overnight, too. Suddenly, I'm shopping for magnifying desk lamps. What's next? Prune juice, no doubt.. ;-)

Helen said...

This is so lovely - what amazing stamps you have used, they look gorgeous. Yes, these are fun to work with!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous tag Nan, love your design!

Kim said...

What a great tag! I love your colors, stamps, fragment! Everything!

Shelann said...

Your tag is very cool, I love the house theme. I've been imagining some different house tags too, but have not attempted them yet. There's plenty of time you just never know.

Lynn Stevens said...

Nan I'm so glad I increased the size to see your your Wonderful details! Great house collage! You rocked this one!

Lori said...

What a cool idea to shape it like a house! Love the colors, too! Well done!

Sue said...

This is fab Nan, I love your house shape and those tiny watch parts - I had to look really closely to find them, so I guess I'm having the same problem as you x

Sherry said...

It's such a cool technique and I love what you've done with it too.

Netty said...

This is gorgeous Nan, love it all, such a brilliantly interesting tag. Annette x

Shawn Caro said...

Hi Nan, I love your tag. The fragment really does look very old. I hope to jump in some time this week and have some T!m Holtz fun with you all. P.S. your dad is so right about the "No sissies in old age"---Only the tough apply!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your house and the fact that you have used watch parts, great idea. Love the stamps too. Tracy x

JeanFB said...

Ooooh, I love this!! Gorgeous collage, beautiful fragment for the challenge, and those watch parts look fab on there (a teeny touch of steampunk :)). Beautifully done!

Meggymay said...

its goegeous, so much detail to look at.

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Nan! Your tag for this week's challenge is super cool! I love the house and all of it's super neat details! Colors are gorgeous, too! :)

Deanna Cosgrove said...

What a great composition. Love the bicycle stamp!

Otter Blue said...

I love everything about this piece from the stamping to the overall shape to the mini gears. Fantabulous!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Jan,
Oh, this is awesome! I wanted to tell you that I've got an announcement on my blog and a once-a-month link party in which you could link up any piece of your art. (It can even be something that you have posted before...it's just a way for people to share the joy of "art-ing!"
Hugs,
Cindy
xoxox

johanna said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!! these th-tapes come out great!! (i just bought them, they are irresistible!)

donna said...

I am sorry I missed commenting last week. This is utterly fabulous! I love the bike stamp and the watch parts. You are sooooo creative!

purplepaint said...

Oh I love this!!! I finally found my copy of the book in my studio, now to do some of the projects...