Thursday, 3 May 2012

Studio L3 CC2 Challenge,

I Just had to join in with the Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge over at Studio L3. Each week a technique is chosen from Tim Holtz's second book CC2, this week it is distress stain marbling. For this card, I created two backgrounds and stamped on the lightest one with one of my all time favourite stamps. I just love the rather distant expression on this ladies face. I was pleased to find that she also just fits inside the frame which is from a set of stamps by Glitz called 'Laced with Grace'. A rather fitting match for her. I have coloured the roses with Distress Markers and added a little glossy accents. After a bit of vintaging with walnut distress ink, I went around the edges with a gold leaf pen, before mounting onto the background with raised sticky pads. This was then mounted onto a brown kraft card. I wanted to add a few embellishments but couldn't find anything suitable in my stash, I thought a beaded hat pin may be nice perhaps. x


  1. Very cool! Love the face and your background turned out fabulous.

  2. Toni, I absolutely love this card! The marbling looks fantastic, and the way you used the two versions for the face and background is sheer genius. It's a wonderful work of elegant art, and sometime to be very proud of!

  3. She is beautiful! What a beautiful face, and all background. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Just popped back here to let you know that colby cheese is like a mild cheddar here. It isn't always easy to find, most of the time it is a mix of Colby/Jack cheese. Cheddar can be substituted...(mild..)