Compendium Challenge – Perfect Pearls Mists

Linda has a product challenge this week at StudioL3, asking us to use one of the Perfect Pearls Mists techniques from Tim Holtz’s book, Compendium of Curiosities, II. I used my mists on flowers I’d cut from the Sizzix Tattered Florals die. The letters are all jet black (paper or plastic) but the photo seems to show them differently.

I’m also participating in Dina Wakley‘s Out of the Art Journal canvas challenge this month. I covered my 12X12 canvas with several layers of paint and used Crafter’s Workshop stencils here and there.

The large letters are ancient Sizzix “Bigs” letters, that I still love. I ran the flowers and large letters through multiple Sizzix texture fades, and added Wendy Vecchi’s Clearly for Art modeling film to the backs of some of the flowers.  After it dried I heated them and was able to curl the petals as desired.  The XL leaf/stem stamp is a big foam one from Donna Downey, and the metal corners and black plastic letters are Tim’s Idea-ology. (Those small plastic letters are just as black as the large paper ones, but the plastic texture shows differently in the photo.)

This was really fun to make and I am hoping to continue with Dina’s challenge to make a canvas a week for this month.  Thank you so much for the visit.  Have a great week!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Love this page, great colors. Was just admiring the tags you made at Artistic Stamper, so I thought I would drop by and say hi. Those tags with the light bulbs were very nice, loved the dimension and the vibrant colors. Hope you can stop by my blog. Barb

  2. Wow, this canvas is amazing! Love the embossed flowers and how clever to add the modeling film to the back of the paper first. Amazing background and colours and a favorite sentiment of mine. TFS!

  3. This is gorgeous. I love the bright blues.

  4. Fabby canvas… gorgeous colours and texture…ooooh love it 🙂

  5. love, love, love! great color choices — I haven’t worked with the clearly for art products yet…but bought some. ha ha…any tips with working with them would be great. =) i like the black CFA but hadn’t thought what to do with them until I saw this. Just love it!

  6. Marjie this is beautiful!! I love the vibrant colors on this canvas!

  7. Your canvas looks wonderful, great colors and images.

  8. Fabulous colors- love all the touches and how they all work so well together. The texture on the flowers, the stenciling on the edges, the blues and greens in the background- so wonderful!

  9. Wow – sensational colours, and the stencilling gives such texture and beauty! Fantastically eye-catching…
    Alison x

  10. Marjie
    It is you who is positively blooming.
    Those beautiful layers on your background which you cannot cheat at, you have to work at layering the colour, stencils and stamping to achieve such an effect – stunning work.

  11. There is so much to like here! The different textures on the flowers are awesome and the sentitment is so true 🙂

  12. The color is unbelievable!!!!! You never run out of ideas or inspiration!!! One word: GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

  13. Oh Marjie! Outstanding!!!! The color is amazing…WOW! Love the sentiment and the florals all sparkly and dimensional! The background though is just crazy awesome…WOW again!!!

  14. Stunning Marjie! That blue shade is really striking!!

  15. Ohhhhh, gorgeous colors! I’m going to join in with this challenge, looks like fun. You did a great job on this!

  16. gorgeous canvas!

  17. I love that quote! The 3D texture and silhouette style is very cool!

  18. WOW so impresive, love the deep blue turquoise, my favorite colors. Flowers and words are beautiful too.
    Hugs Anja

  19. Simply amazing, Marjie! Love the vibrant blues with bits of green! Very nice bouquet! Happy Monday!

  20. It looks beautiful Marjie…I bet it’s fabulous in real life! x

  21. Hi Marjie, I quite like the contrast in the black that shows in the photo because it draws the eye in. Your flowers are stunning and the blue is divine, just love the contrast with the black. A canvas a week is really something, I look forward to seeing the next ones. Anne x

  22. Oh Margie! This is splendid! Love the richess of the blue background.

  23. This is beautiful, Marjie! Love the blues! You’ve inspired me to try my hand at a canvas 🙂

  24. Love this! Beautiful colors, and it’s stunning!!!

  25. What a pretty pretty piece!!! LOVE the deep blue!!

  26. Great colors!!! The flowers and background are so gorgeous!
    greetings, Alie 🙂

  27. Gorgeous piece! Love the background! So amazing! The flowers are fabulous. So tricky sometimes to take a good picture. I struggle with that a lot!

  28. Love the background colours, just beautiful! Valerie

  29. Beautiful textures and flowers. love the letters too. marvelous page Marjii.
    Lovely greet

  30. Such rich colours and a great quote. Love the technique too Marjie. Michelle x

  31. Hi Marjie absolutely love the colours on this project. The flowers are fantastic and I like the journal stamping too. I have to find time to create a journal page as I bought Dyan’s inks, stamps and stencils in March and have only used them once x TFS hugs Annie

  32. Love the contrast of the stunning flowers with your background, fab!!!

  33. Oh this is beautiful! I really like the colours and textures and the quote is perfect 🙂

  34. The colors are a beautiful background to those yummt flowers!

  35. Love this.

  36. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    Wish I could see this in person so I could really “get” all that yummy texture. The colors are just amazing! Busy summer, and I’m taking a collage class, so not a lot of time for blog browsing.

  37. Beautimus!! Thanks for playing