Saturday, June 7, 2014

CC3 Challenge #4 - Layering Stencil: Texture Paste


The Compendium of Curiosities Challenge is here again! Our fourth challenge in this fun, creative series can be found on page 49 of the Compendium of Curiosities Volume III book, and it's all about some of my new favorite products: Texture Paste and Layered Stencils. While I can't share how the technique is done (that's for you to discover with your own CC3 book) I am happy to share my creation.

(Be sure to read all the details about this challenge at the end of my post.)


Since we're getting ready for our summer vacation to London (next week, eek!) I thought I'd get some artwork started for my eventual collection folio I'm planning from the trip. I'll be using the Large Collection Folio so I chose a giant manilla tag (#12 size) for this. My plan is to have this be the intro flap to the folio. I've been collecting stamps and washi tape, etc, before our trip, and am excited to gather memorabilia during our time there. 



Texture paste (embossing paste, same thing) is sure some fun stuff and gives the coolest effect to just about anything. I took full advantage of the wonderful ephemera pieces in the new Expedition pack on my tag as well. 



I've discovered a renewed love of rub-ons ever since the Idea-ology Remnant Rubs were introduced. Mostly I used the Words remnant rubs on my tag, but that little pen nib pointing at London on the globe is from the Elements rubs. These make great little quickie embellishments.



All the stamping on my tag is from the Stamper's Anonymous set "London Sites" (CMS158). You can imagine how nuts I went over this stamp set when my family decided on a trip to London! Had to have it. And I used every stamp in the set on my tag. The British flag washi tape across the bottom was a lucky Hobby Lobby find. More stenciling above and below the word London with the Measured stencil. 

I can't wait to start my London adventure and gather little bits along the way for my folio. I hope you'll try this fun technique and join in the challenge.


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Do you have fabulous Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III book by Tim Holtz? (the master of all things vintage and distressed.) If not, you can find one at your local craft store, scrapbook store, or you can get a signed copy by Tim himself by going here. 

You can find all the CC3 Challenge details and FAQs here.  The lovely Linda Ledbetter is our hostess of this fun series of challenges, and all you have to do to participate is create your project and upload to her site. Be sure, though, to read through all the FAQs so you're eligible to win. (Win? Keep reading below.)

We're working our way through this fantastic book of techniques and tips, and challenging you to join in the fun. This round's challenge is sponsored by the great folks at The Funkie Junkie Boutique who have a fabulous gift voucher to give away to one lucky random winner. Also, the Curiosity Crew's Choice scores a giant prize pack of goodies straight from Tim and Mario!


So grab those layering stencils and have some fun!


107 comments:

  1. This is such an amazing tag. I love all the texture that comes through. The colors and resist techniques are just awesome!

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  2. Great tag! Have a fabulous trip.

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  3. The textures and shading created are Awesome!

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  4. Ohhh, how I envy you that trip to London! If I could choose anywhere in the world to visit, that would be it. Isn't it fun creating a travel log before the big trip? You did a lovely job of it.

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  5. What a way cool tag Annette! I simply love the British theme and your use of Embossing paste through the stencils is perfect! Layers,-gotta have em - have to love em!! Well done!!")

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  6. Annette, this tag is fabulous. I love the colours and the way you've used the embellies. Good luck for your trip to London - hope you've got good walking shoes. I've always thought that the pavements (sidewalks) in London are harder than anywhere else in the world. Seriously, it is such an exciting city with so much history - you'll have a blast!! Jean.x

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  7. Blown away! I love all of the ephemera you managed to get on this tag. It will be a fabulous first page in your London journal! Have a great trip!

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  8. Annette...your tag is gorgeous! This absolutely perfect for your large folio and to create a fabulous keepsake of your London trip. And what fun you will have! London is such an interesting, cultural, architectural, historical place. This tag is a perfect combination of texture via the stencils, color, and layering of ephemera. <3 Candy

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  9. Love you tag! I love how you used the stencil over the stamped images. Have a fabulous trip! :)

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  10. Another superb piece Annette. Love everything on this tag. A wonderful choice of colours. Karen.x

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  11. Oh what a fantastic tag... love all the dimensional feelings I can see... would love to be able to hold this and feel the layers... it jumps out at me... Love it all... created with love for London that is for sure... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  12. You have so many layers and textures I honestly thought this would be hard to view but every detail comes through with such clarity. Thank you for such a wonderful piece of inspiration! This tag shows you definitely deserve a place on the CC!

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  13. this is truely awesome annette - Wonderful colours and use of stamps - I hope your london trip goes well. big hugs rachel x

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  14. This is just so amazing Annette. Love all the imagery and how it all goes so well together
    x catherine

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  15. Fabulous project Annette, love how you used the texture paste so subtly! Hope you have loads of fun in London (and that the weather holds up for you), save travels!!

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  16. Such a beautiful traveling tag, great idea to keep the summer memories like tags!

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  17. Your London tag is fabulous, the colours are perfect, I love how you used the texture paste and the stamping.. just brilliant. Hope you have a wonderful time over here, don't forget to bring your brolly, just in case. Anne :)

    PS - thought your video in the previous post was fun!

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  18. What a delightfully british tag, textured to perfection x

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  19. WOW this is fabulous... I can't wait to see your Folio... this is a great beginning. The colors just work so well, and your stencil work lends itself to the "feel" of the Country i.e. London fog hehehe... okay so my imagination is working! Just awesome!
    Have a great trip !

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  20. Your tag makes me want to pack my bags and go to London! You have such great layers and deep colors.

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  21. Love your tag. So many great details - looks fabulous. Have fun on your trip

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  22. Love the lined texture you created on this London tag! Hope your vaca is the absolute best!!!

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  23. First, have an AMAZING trip!!! Postcards are always appreciated... just sayin'

    ;-)

    Secondly, this is utterly RAD! The technique was MADE for designs like this, and you did it fabulously!

    xoxo

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  24. Oh wow you've done an amazing job with this tag.. It oozes excitement at your up coming trip ( have a brilliant time in London).. The colours are perfect and the design is fab, Px

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  25. What a gorgeous tag. I love all the layer and ephemera and stamped imaged. It all plays well together. Fabulous piece/ie tag. Have a wonderful trip. Just an amazing tag.

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  26. My fave stencil of all time is on your masterpiece.

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  27. This is just gorgeous Annette!! Enjoy your time in London!!!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  28. Wonderful tag. Love the way you have used the embossing paste over some images and below others. Great start to your Collection Folio. Have a fantastic time in London.

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  29. Yeah! a trip to London! My mom and I went about 25 years ago. It was so FUN! I love the colors in your tag-so bright! and of course I love your theme. Love the use of the measured stencil.

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  30. Hi Annette,
    Good that I saw your post bcs I almost did the wrong technique. I was under the expression that cc3 c04 was page 48 mono print... Good that I get your blog feed as well. Thanks

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  31. This is an AWESOME tag, Annette!! Love how you're already planning for your memory keeping, before you go on your trip!! Now, that's organization and really good planning!! :) Not to mention a FAB inspiration piece for us CC3er's...that's what I'm calling us :) I can't wait to get all textured-up with my CC3 creation! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Annette! Happy Travels!! XOXO-Shari

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  32. I had a BIG smile when I saw your London tag. Its spot on for you & your family trip! SO love that stripe Layered Stencil. It will be a classic, so many ways to use it. Excellent work, the overall feel of the tag is Europe, English, regal & royal. Cheerio!!

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  33. What a great cover for your travel
    journal! Have a great trip...

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  34. "What Oh, Jolly good show old girl" though I am not sure anyone says it anymore. A very British tag, enjoy your visit.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  35. Oh how I love this tag! Fantastic colors and texture!!! It makes you want to fly across the pond and visit! Super layering!!!

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  36. Great tag and have a fantastic time!

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  37. Beautiful traveling tag, great idea!! Kerstin

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  38. I love the tag ! What a cool idea to use it as a flap in one of Tim's portfolio's. I have one and I'm just trying to figure out what to do with it :)

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  39. I think this is the classiest piece of grunge I have ever seen! x

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  40. What a fabulous tag! Love the yummy dimension from the paste. Hope you have a wonderful trip!

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  41. Love this! It is a great start for your travel project. Enjoy your trip and bon voyage!

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  42. I bought a paper set that is similar and now I have inspiration to do something with it. THANK YOU!

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  43. Great tag. Someday I will get to London...

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  44. Annette, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this tag! the stencil you used is perfect as an accent to the beautiful lay out of the tag! the embellishments are wonderful too! I am so jealous of your trip to London! I would love to return some day!

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  45. Really cool tag! I especially like how the different colors have blended in the embossing paste.

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  46. What a wonderful travel tag using this challenge Annette! how super this will be as the cover for your trip memories - you will LOVE London - I went on a tour of Great Britain with my son when he was in high school - and we had a marvelous time! Love the colors and all the London images here!

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  47. This is so cool and being a Londoner born and bred I love it!

    Donna.x

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  48. What a fun way to kick off your trip! I really like the stripes of embossing paste. It's not overpowering the rest of the tag.

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  49. Wow! A fabulous London themed tag with a great use of embossing xxx

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  50. You have to love the depth that the layering stencils gives and you have captured that perfectly! Hope you are having fun over the pond! :D

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  51. Amazing piece as always Annette! I love all of your layers. Have a great time in London.

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  52. The embossed stripes really make this piece pop! I think it takes something that already is goregeously grungey vintage and adds fresh modern dimension to it. What a brilliantly pulled together layout as well. Have a fabulous London trip - drink a pint for all of us!

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  53. I would never have thought to use that stencil for this technique. Thanks for showing us how great it is! Your tag is a masterpiece and I am totally inspired by it. I used that world on a canvas to show where Paula Chaney lives when she and Tim came to do a class with us. So cool, I need to get more!

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  54. I love your London themed tag and will something ready to put with all your pictures. Enjoy your trip.

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  55. Love your London tag...what a great trip! Thanks for a great example of layering and texturing.

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  57. Your tag is gorgeous Annette. I love the theme and can't wait to see the folio. I'm to London for a week at the end of June and have been busy making a travel journal. I flipped out over those stamps too. I LOVE the stencil you used over the top. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  58. I just loved the LOndon tag you created for the 4th challenge. I hope you have a wonderful vacation! TFS

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  59. Insanely cool background colour and texture - this is a complete wow of a tag, Annette! Amazing!
    Alison x

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  60. This is a real favourite Annette. I love the way you've coloured the paste and spread it over the stamping. Have the best time ever in our fair capital city. Jenny x

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  61. Amazing tag! I love each layers! Barbarayaya

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  62. So well composed - an envious! nikki xx

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  63. I hope you are having an awesome time in England. Glad our country could inspire such an tip toppity piece of art. There is just so much to look at and all of it top notch ;)

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  64. I absolutely love this tag! The use of all the elements really bring the tag together.

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  65. The colour combination you've used for your tag is perfect for the theme. You inspired me to use the stripes layering stencil on my piece, thank you.

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  66. The background with the stripes is so cool! Love your tag!!

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  67. Amazing!!! I hope your trip is as fabulous as your tag.

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  68. What a great tag . As a Brit I love that you have used London as your subject. & a very detailed step by step too

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  69. Your tag turned out so cool and classic. I am struggling with mine, but I'll submit it any way.

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  70. Your tag turned out so cool and classic. I am struggling with mine, but I'll submit it any way.

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  71. Lovely tag! I love all the colors and little details.

    I hope you trip to London is very enjoyable.

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  72. What a fun and beautiful tag!! I love the way you colored you paste. Thanks for giving me ideas!!

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  73. This is such an excellent tag, I've never been able to figure out what to use that line stencil for, but look what you've done with it! Hope you Have a fun vacation!

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  74. Hope you having the best time in London... this tag is just PERFECT for your travels x

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  75. Stunning! The mixture of stamping and ephemera is perfect. Can't wait to see the finished folio!

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  76. Fabulous travel tag, Annette! Love the colors and design and the texture is delicious!

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  77. This tag will look great in your folio. The colors are so happy and bright. The stripes are fun and really add impact to your background. Hope your trip is amazing. Thanks.

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  78. Enjoy your trip to London! This GORGEOUS tag should certainly get you in the mood! GREAT bg and FAB travel details!

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  79. Love the London tag, the layers and ephemera look amazing. Have a great trip x

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  80. Wow London on a tag, fabulous. Hope you have a really great holiday.

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  81. What a super stunning London themed tag! Love all the layers. Hugs, Sandra

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  82. What a fab tag. so much detail amazing

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  83. Fantastic tag!! So much incredible detail and great colors!!!

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  84. I love that you used every stamp in the set on this amazing tag. It looks as awesome as your Facebook photos of the actual place. Thx for sharing those and for always inspiring us!

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  85. You nailed the texture thing. Love the colors too.

    Oh by the way, love your G45 video.

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  86. What a fabulous tag .... there's so much to look at, so much detail. I love the stripes ..... may have to add that stencil to my collection! Have a great trip to London. Linda xx

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  87. WOW!!! fabulous tag!!! awesome!! =)

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  88. Such great depth the texture paste adds to your background! Enjoy your trip to London - this was a perfect tag to create as you're getting ready for your trip :-)

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  89. You make me want to go back to London. Your tag is wonderful. I really love the way you did the stencil paste.

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  90. wonderful tag , the colour tones are fab. enjoy your trip to London x

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  91. Hi! This tag is great and what a great vacation you are going to have! Wonderful texture and layers. Have a super day! ~kim

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  92. Love the "LONDON" stamp....have fun on your trip! You're probably there right now.....aren't cha? :))) Envy!

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  93. Your tag is amaaaaaazing!! I really love the idea of using it for your trip. Can I ask you where you got the Union Jack washi tape?

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  94. This is a wonderful tag, I love the colors and the textures.
    Have a nice day, Eva

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  95. Annette this is just fabulous xx
    Denise x

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  96. Love your subtle texture paste technique! Have a great trip - London's certainly a great place to visit (I feel very lucky to live just a 20 min train journey away from the centre of London!)

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  97. What a great way to start a folio for what sounds like a wonderful trip. I have a friend who has been in London and Paris for the last 6 weeks...I may have to hit her up for some ephemera and try this myself!

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  98. Awesome inspiration as always!!…How fabulous is your London themed tag!! It will make a fabulous addition to your folio... So many wonderful details!!…Hope you are enjoying your Summer vacation in the UK (London is my birth town) Looking forward to seeing what you do with the next challenge now…Jan x

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  99. Amazing tag Annette! This is a great start to your Folio!

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  100. Oh my goodness I love this tag! The way you melded all the colors together creates a just stunning effect. Thanks for sharing!

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  101. Love your tag Annette the stencilling over the flag works so well! love all the details x

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  102. Annette - I went crazy over your London tag. We went last year and had so much fun! I hope you have a great and safe trip! I might just try and swipe that tag while you're away...HA!

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  103. You coloring of the texture paste background is wonderful. TFS

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  104. Wonderful tag, love the color combination, the dimension from the texture paste and all of the little details you used to pull it all together.

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  105. Fabulous tag and I liked the way you used the texture paste over the stamped images -very cool. The build up of embellishments is wonderful.

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