Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge #28

Welcome to the newest challenge celebrating Tim Holtz’s book, the Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3.  The new theme is Alcohol Ink Ombre (found on page 57.) If you still need a copy, you can get an autographed copy from Tim right here.

Our sponsor this week is The Funkie Junkie Boutique, and a random winner will enjoy a $25 shopping spree on their online store. There are also prizes donated by Tim and Mario for the Curiosity Crew’s favorite project. You’ll find the Rules and FAQs at Linda’s site… please take a moment to read these so you are definitely in the running for the prizes.

Marjie Kemper ATC Triptych with Alcohol Inks - May 2015

I decided to make an ATC triptych using these 3 green alcohol inks:  Willow, Lettuce,, and Spruce.   I stamped and stenciled my cards and ran the right one through a mini rays (Texture Trade) embossing folder.

Marjie Kemper Triptych May 2015 LeftMarjie Kemper Triptych May 2015 Center

Marjie Kemper Triptych May 2015 Right ATC

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  1. U went well beyond the fun duty here….but I’m LOVIN’ it!!! Gives me another idea!!

  2. Love your ATC triptych Marjie…so bright and vibrant! The colors work so well together and create a great background for your stamped images.

  3. Loving your Ombre triptych ATC Marjie …Looks so cool in those spring green shades!. Thanks again for the lovely inspiration 🙂 x

  4. This is really amazing, such a great idea too!!

  5. Beautiful tag . :O) kISS

  6. Great ATCs and beautiful colours! This triple frame is really original!

  7. Lyn Coogan says:

    What a great idea. I forget that you can increase the size of a project by going onto another piece of card. Just going off to give it a try!

  8. Great ATC’s…I love the colors you chose. And texturizing just one is a great idea.

  9. Isn’t this just adorable. I would never have thought to use ATC cards for a triptych Marjie. But then… I didn’t even know what a triptych was until this month!!!! This is really creative and lovely. j.

  10. Love that you did three. They say that things happen in threes and you are proof that “fabulous” things come in threes.

  11. Carol Harper says:

    I love how this background tecnique lends itself so well to black stamped images!

  12. Carol Harper says:

    I love how tis background tecnique lends itself so well to black stamped images!

  13. Scrumptious ATCs – as far as I’m concerned you can’t go wrong with spring greens!
    Alison xx

  14. I love dispassionately the ATC and the composition of this triptych makes me crazy!

  15. Pretty little triptych! Does it fold up? I like the colors you chose for this technique; so much fun!

  16. Oh what a fun ATC triptych … love the layers (layering/stenciling Queen at work again 🙂 ) , the fun textures… that willow ,lettuce and spruce are quite pretty together !

  17. ATC triptych, brilliant! Great project for this technique!

  18. Wonderful triptych, Marjie! Great idea to use ATC’s. Love the colors you used as well as the design! Fabulous!

  19. Oooh, I love that you combined the texture fade. Great idea. And these are all fabulous!

  20. Your act’s are beautiful!! love the color combo

  21. Love your little trio Ombre delight, Marjie! The colors look wonderful and as always love all the added texture! Great design, GF!

  22. ATC’s are such a fun size. Your triptych makes it even more so. Great colors! Love all the textures.

  23. Amanda Pink says:

    Love your trio of ATC’s Marjie n great colour combo that works so well with the bold black stamping !

  24. Corrine says:

    Always a whiz with the techniques my friend. Nice ombre happening here. xox

  25. Love the greens! Tfs!

  26. So pretty, Marjie! Completely love your ombre colors of your backgrounds with that stunning black stamping! Each ATC panel tells a visual story and I swear your 3rd panel looks embossed! So, cool!! XOXO-Shari

  27. The ombre technique looks beautiful on your trio of ATCs, great choice of colours and I love the embossing on the third one. Anne xx

  28. Very cool tryptich with the ATCs!

  29. CUTE!!! LOVE the soft alcohol ink colors and the stamping!

  30. Susan Balawajder says:

    Wow,really like this,the colour combination is great and times three is even better.

  31. Marjie, great idea. Thank you for sharing it. It is inspiring me to make a similar project later…

  32. LOVE these Marjie. Great ombré backgrounds. Love the images you’ve chosen to stamp in black on each.

  33. Ohhhhhhh these are gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!

  34. I love this color combo….just like springtime. And I had to pop over to tell you that the stamp sentiment you chose was a message I needed to hear today. Thanks, Marjie! Eye candy, inspiration and food for the soul all in one convenient location!

  35. Jackie P Neal says:

    Love that Ombre effect! Your trio is beautiful with that palette Marjie! xo

  36. Beautiful set with great effects!