Monday, August 23, 2010

Compendium Of Curiosities #11 On An Island




Wow....we are on week 11 at Linda's Compendium Of Curiosities! This week we are working from page 36......great lesson on batik. I can tell you I used Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters inks but the rest is in the book :) The stamp is an older one from Wordsworth. I had to do this one twice because I stamped the verse upside down over the original batiked words...agh! But it's always a learning (pay attention, space cadet) experience doing these challenges!

23 comments:

Linda Ledbetter said...

"The breeze sings astonishingly like Ella..."

OMG, I LOVE THIS!

Nan, your tag is beyond wonderful! Not only is the Blended Batik fabulous-- the overstamping looks great!-- the design is so perfect for the theme. I love the starfish, too. What a happy, inspiring work of art. Great job!

Evelyn S. said...

How delightful! Love the colors...and the 'stitched' edge. As for the 'upside-down text experience'....I've done that more than I like to admit. Darned unmounted stamps!

Marilyn Rock said...

I do love the colors - terrific edging!

Maggie said...

Beautiful - my fav colour and so full of summer - think ours in the UK has gone off on hols!!!

Maggie

minnie_mac said...

Your tag is fabulous. The colours tell me that this is an idyllic island.

Marilyn

Sue West said...

Your tag is just so lovely. Beautiful colours and design.
Sue

Deanna Cosgrove said...

This is just adorable. Love the wording and Seahorse!

MarleneMAZ said...

Love the tag!

Linda Cain said...

Simply beautiful!

studiorose said...

This is perfect; simple yet beautiful. Love your color choices. I think Broken China has gone to the top of my list of favorites, but then, I've never even seen Tumbled Glass (clearly I need it, though).

Great job, as always!

Kate said...

Lovely tag, I've not tried this week's yet, the iron and I don't usually get on!

** Kate **

Helen said...

Stunning! What lovely words, too. I'm struggling currently with this week, for some reason.

Minxy said...

i do like a bit of over stamping, really makes the letters pop, grand job :)

Netty said...

This is so beautiful Nan, such great words and your batik is fabulous. Annette x

Meggymay said...

Wow, I love these words, fantastic tag.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Oh so lovely! I have enjoyed your blog and have been enjoying your music too!

Shelann said...

What a great idea and it turned out wonderfully, the second time ; )

donna said...

This is sooo beautiful ! I love your choice of colors.

Julie Forest said...

Wow, Nan! You really rocked the batik challenge! This is gorgeous! Love the color combo...and the seahorse is too cute! Love your work...as always! :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Nan this says summer in every way! beautiful tag!

Terry said...

Such cool and refreshing colors! Can almost feel the breeze! Love it and the Sea Horse is awesome!

Shawn Caro said...

What a sweet summer tag. I love the piece from Wordsworth. Makes me want to be there.

Sherry Goodloe said...

love that stamp you used! Wonderful creation Nan :)