Saturday, March 14, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities 24 - Remnant Rub Resist


It's time again for another great Compendium of Curiosities Challenge.

The Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge hosted by our lovely hostess Linda Ledbetter on her blog. Each challenge comes from the wonderful book "A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III" featuring amazing products and techniques by non-other than Tim Holtz.

Join us with your creation based on the featured technique and your project could win you an awesome prize pack from Tim and Mario and you also have a chance to win the random draw from our generous sponsor this time: The Funkie Junkie Boutique. All the details, rules and links are at the end of my post so be sure to keep reading all the way through.

Today's challenge can be found on page 51 in the book, and it's called "Remnant Rub Resist." The Curiosity Crew is here to provide some inspiration to help kick-start your creativity. My creation is a simple card with a mixed media feel. I am also planning some art journal pages, which would be perfect with this fun technique.


My card measures 4 1/2" x 6 1/4" and features some new Tim goodies, like Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Perspective stamp set and Watercolor stamp set.



Here's the technique using a mix of several packages of Remnant Rubs. The colors are Mustard Seed,  Cracked Pistachio, and Broken China.



(I failed to photograph the step where I stamped some butterflies onto my technique base, but you'll see it in the next photo.)  Here, I stamped some images from the two stamp sets using black archival ink onto Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock, then colored them with Distress Markers and the water brush.



I folded the butterfly's wings slightly for dimension and attached her to the card. I cut the stamped phrase with my scissors in a free form way, sort of following the flow of the watercolors. I mounted this unit to black textured cardstock after punching a border at the bottom. Then mounted it all to some juniper cardstock. Finally, I added some Industrious Stickers to the top corners and along the bottom.



I grabbed some scrap pieces of manila tag and inked one with a combination of Abandoned Coral and Barn Door. The other is with Cracked Pistachio and Mown Lawn.




Then die cut each. Tattered Flower Garden and Spring Greenery.




After inking their edges slightly, I attached them to my card. I popped on some pink glitter gems in the flowers' centers to tie in with the colors in the watercolor butterfly.




Here's another look at the completed card. 


Now it's YOUR turn. I hope you join us in the fun with this easy and impressive technique. 


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Do you have the 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...

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!



48 comments:

  1. this looks great and i love this technique x

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  2. Lovely card, nice touch of red.

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  3. Annette....your card is so pretty. It looks like already printed cardstock that you've added the flowers and butterfly to. Love it! Your choice of remnant rubs and their placement in your background look amazing. Love the colors you've blended together...the greens and blue...right up my alley! I adore the pops of red in the sentiment, butterfly and flowers. The black mounting behind the colorful card front is perfection!

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  4. So gorgeous Annette! I love the background and the die cuts!

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  5. Beautiful card - love the background and the pop of red colour :)

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  6. Annette, a really beautiful piece and in some of my favorite colors.

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  7. Just so pretty; the abandoned coral and barn door combo pops on that cracked pistachio and mowed lawn ! LOVE IT !

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  8. Oh, oh, oh - what great colour choices you have made! The background with the rubs is fantastic and the added leaves, flowers and sentiment are just the perfect finishing touches ... Anne x

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  9. Beauty in simplicity, amen! Your work is always simply beautiful. Love the color mix. The mowed lawn is so dramatic with the black ink and Remnant Rubs. You are making me use Industrial Stickers a lot more!!

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  10. Annette, I love all the techniques you used, thank you the inspiration. This time I will try make it and use the rubons I bought a while ago...

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  11. Gorgeous card, Annette! You used my favorite Botanical Remnant Rubs! I am so impressed at the new colors of Distress ink - your piece "pops"! Love it!

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  12. This card is gorgeous!!!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  13. I love the touch of color and red coral on this background. It 's really a breathtaking card Annette!

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  14. What a scrumptious card, Annette - fabulous bold colours and great resist from the rub-ons.
    Alison xx

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  15. I love the way your background came out, and the oolors are so spring-ey

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  16. Soooo Lovely, Annette! This card is a celebration of Spring with butterflies and flowers and bright colors! Oh, I can't wait to see your art journal pages using this technique!! I was thinking the same thing :) XOXO-Shari

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  17. Your card is stunning, Annette! I love the bold colors blended together! Great choice of remnant rubs and dies!
    Branka xxx

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  18. The rubs actually MAKE this entire card!! At first glance, it looks as if the pops of color steal center attention, and the further the eye is drawn all around -which is artfully PERFECT, btw- the more we notice the B&W is really the showstopper!! Genius work, gurl!!!

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  19. Super pretty! I love all the fun colors and your subject matter...signs of spring, which we need so bad here in Michigan!

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  20. Oh this is gorgeous! I love how you used the rubs and those gorgeous colors to create such a lovely garden!

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  21. Annette beautiful job. And great colors...

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  22. Just stunning Annette!!!! Really really beautiful, love the colors too.

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  23. Just stunning Annette!!!! Really really beautiful, love the colors too.

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  24. Beauty in simplicity indeed! I just bought that stamp set and now I have your tag inspiration to use it. BEAUTIFUL!

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  25. So pretty! Love that sentiment tucked among the wings.

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  26. Simply gorgeous!! Love the colors

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  27. Love your greens, yellows and blues Annette! It makes for a soothing combination. Nice work!

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  28. Love these color combinations! Your card is so beautiful. Wonderful combination of Remnant Rubs, stamps and die-cuts. Love all the textures and layers.

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  29. This is so soft and summery I love the colours and the beautiful butterflies. Haven't got the new distress inks yet but soon.....soon!

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  30. Hi Annette, I love popping by to see what you have created and this piece is gorgeous, the colours are wow and really set the tone for the whole design. A lovely eye catching piece of art. Tracy x

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  31. Oh my gorgeousness! This is a cor blimey piece of art hun, love it x

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  32. This is super! The weather in the UK is a little dull and damp and this has really brightened my day. Nikki x

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  33. Beautiful! I love all the greens on your background, and the bright pink/red just pops off of it!

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  34. Such a beautiful card and a great example of the this week's resist technique. The colors are so rich and such a breath of spring

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  35. Beautiful choices for the colors on your card. The rubs are such a fun technique. Thanks for your creativity.

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  36. Gorgeous card! The red accents against the mostly green card are stunning! I also love the free form cutting you did around the sentiment. Lovely! Thanks for sharing!!

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  37. Very pretty! I love those pops of red with the cracked pistachio background! Gorgeous!

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  38. Beautiful card Annette! I love the remnant rub background and your color choice is fabulous!

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  39. Lovely botanical card. Such happy Spring colors. Great take on this technique.

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  40. Wow, I love your card Annette! It looks amazing!!

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  41. This is beautiful Annette! I love this technique!

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  42. Beautiful card!! I really love the way the resist turned out, it's always so different and I love that.

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