This is my very first post on my very first blog. I've been getting deeper and deeper into the paper arts community and it seems like a blog is a necessary thing for sharing art and getting to know others who share my (ahem) obsessions. Here goes!

This weekend I worked on a challenge from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiousities. It's found on page 50. Here's my take on it:

I used Tim's Alterations ornamental die, notebook texture fade, butterscotch paint, walnut stain and broken china distress inks, black enamel accents on prima flowers, and a strip of brown cardstock with Jenny Bowlin alpha stickers.

It's a pic of my husband when he was four. I love that guy!

CCC 29 Weathered Grunge


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  2. Susan on February 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Way to go, my girl. Your blog is great, but your projects are awesome. I love the blue wall hanging the best. You really are branching outside of the scrapbook world. Great job. I can hardly wait for future posts.

  3. Shirley Smith on January 31, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Wonderful start to the blog world. Lovely art pieces. Will bookmark and come back soon. All the best..Shirley

  4. Pam Loris on January 30, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    The colors go well with the vintage feel and the photo! Great sentimental piece!

  5. Marjie Kemper on January 30, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Thanks so much, Linda. I appreciate your comments. I am really glad to be on the CCC challenge bandwagon and can’t wait to see what’s in store this week.

  6. Linda Ledbetter on January 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Marjie, congratulations on your new blog! I’m just delighted that you’ve joined the Compendium of Curiosities challenge and shared your very first post with us!
    Your weathered wood grunge piece is lovely! The colors are warm and wonderfully vintage, and the photo is darling! The sentiment is incredibly sweet, too. I love your use of the softly colored flowers and the numerals. This has such a lovely, homey feel– it’s something to always treasure!

  7. minnie-mac on January 29, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Great piece. Enjoy your new blog.