Thursday, 13 September 2012

Enameled Stamping Studio L3 CC2 Challenge #

Well its time for another dive into Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2 and get inky. This is courtesy of Linda and her Studio L3 Blog, as she continues to take us on a creative journey through the book, in order to explore the delights contained within. This week the task is to produce something using Tim's Enameled Stamping  technique, instructions for which can be found on page 44. I've made this tag using Tim's enigmatic Mona Lisa Stamp whose famous smile has had us all puzzled for centuries. I thought she could do with some fun so I've given her a crown. I've used one of the Kaleidacolor rainbow ink pads in Calypso to stamp the image and that's as much as I'm going to reveal. If you want to know more then treat yourself to the book, better still......... get someone else to treat you! x


  1. Love your Mona with the crown and the gorgeous colours! Really gorgeous tag Toni!

  2. Hi Toni, the crown really suits here and I love how you have added colour around her face, it brightens her up no end. Beautiful tag. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  3. Hi Toni
    This is lovely, I love the blended colours.
    I am hoping that family and friends will buy me Tim's two books for christmas.

  4. WOW I'm excited of this colorful tag, I love it very much.
    Hugs Anja from germany

  5. That surface/texture is fantastic! Love your crowned Mona and how you colored her.

  6. What a fantastic image to use for this technique! It's absolutely gorgeous!!!

  7. Wow - that looks completely amazing, Toni! I've missed the deadline for the challenge (busy week!), but I'm definitely going to have a play with this technique. Sensational tag!
    Alison x

  8. This is a gorgeous tag Toni. I love the colours and stamped image. Great enamelling. TFS Annie x

  9. Oh this is one really beautiful tag, love the colours you have used. I have that stamp pad too.

    Happy WOYWW sorry it is sunday.

    Eliza #88

  10. Hello there. I am your newest follower, #50.
    This tag turned out terrific. Your use of color & heat! I am off to see more.
    Hope you can follow me too.
    I am currently holding a giveaway in honor of reaching 500 followers (not there yet) but that's okay. It is just great to find new crafty friends and bloggers.
    Crafty best wishes,

  11. Hi
    First thank you for taking the time to visit my Blog the other day and for your kind thoughts. Life is getting to a place where I am able to do a bit more crafting which is wonderful, especially as I have lots of lovely DT stamps to play with (lots for Hallowe'en).
    You brought Mona bang up-to-date with those bright colours, making this iconic image so contemporary.

  12. Oh Toni this is a gorgeous tag - I don't think you get any better than this!!!!!