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Saturday, 25 September 2010

CHALLENGE 15 - COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES




Hi, my husband has gone to Belguim for the day - Woo Hoo - so can catch up with some crafting, brill.


The lovely Linda from StudioL3 has give us Page 53 from the Compendium of Curiosities - Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge!! So I turned to Page 53 and Tim Holtz says you can apply this technique to Wood or Fabric as well..............mmmmmm, so being a bit naughty I wanted to try it on Wood. I altered a Childrens Wooden Book Page with this technique, what do you think, is it OK? Have shown it in its original state so you can see the difference.
There are some wonderful examples over at StudioL3 by some fabulous crafters so please go and have a look, you will be amazed.

Am also entering this in the Stampmans Fortnightly Challenge 6 - Altered
Thank you for popping by today and for all your support and encouragement. Enjoy the weekend. Have to go and get some more crafting done, but will be back to check out your great blogs later. Take care, Annette x

58 comments:

Dragonlady said...

Hi Nettie

What a transformation and so effective. Love it.

Hugs Ali x

Sue West said...

What a brilliant idea. I love that background, those colours are fab, and nice stamp too.
Sue x

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic that cat cannot have been easy to cover but there is not a sign of it on your fantastic wall hanging. Love the stamp as well and ofcourse the blues. Love it! xx Zoe

Andrea C said...

it is so hard to believe that it is the same wood, looks so beautiful but is your grandson going to miss that block tehe x

Kristel said...

These are wonderfull creations Netty! Really different!
Hugs Kristel

minnie_mac said...

Brilliant transformation ! Love the colours you have chosen, and that stamp is gorgeous.

Marilyn

Doreen said...

It is absolutely beautiful Annette. fabulous stamp as well.xxx

Esther said...

Your grandchildren aren't going to avhe any toys let at this rate..what with this board book page and the building block the other day!!

It is lovely, the stamp is gorgeous and I love the colours you'e used...fabulous! Hope you got a nice prezzie from Belgium...Esther xx

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful work through color and imagery. A lovely antique feel and appearance!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

It is far more than OK! It's fantastic.

Terry said...

Netty, when I first saw this on my blog list with the cat face, I was wondering what you were up to. You are not naughty at all and I love the look you achieved on wood. The image and colors are gorgeous. It is more than ok!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Maggie said...

Beautiful; looks great on wood will have to try!

Maggie

crafty creations said...

A brilliant piece of artwork and a stunning transformation x Hilda

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Netty, what a great transformation, the technique works beautifully and I love the image too. Snap my husband is going to Belgium Monday and Tuesday. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

MarleneMAZ said...

Love your background colours, great job with the technique. The book page definitely looks much better now!

Yvonne said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Annette!

Sandi M said...

Annette, it's so very pretty. I'd never believe that had been a cat page first!

Evelyn S. said...

Omigosh, Netty! This piece is so dramatic! First of all, I love the color you've chosen.....and that image is so perfect for it! It's beautiful!

By the way...I heat-embossed on my piece because I stamped with StazOn when the piece was still a little damp! Once it dried completely, I added the gold stamping and embossing so the leaves would show up! ;-)

Brenda Brown said...

Just stunning Annette, I love it, such beautiful colours and a fabulous stamp.
Great job.
Luv B fom sunny Swanage

Mandy said...

Noooooo just spent ages typing and the flippoing word verifacition went stupid, come on missus turn it off lol.
Where was I!
Stunning Nettie, I love it. I'm sure you won't thank me if I keep telling you how talented you are cos your head won't fit through the door, but I'll tell you what my mad friend......... you are soooooo talented lol
hugs Mandy xx

Maz said...

What a great idea - it's worked really well and looks very effective! x

coops said...

oh wow netty!! this is absolutely stunning!!!!the colurs are so striking and a beautiful image :)

xx coops xx

LynnF said...

This is absolutely terrific!! Now you make me want to get the book and see how you made this great piece! It's awesome, Netty!

Rachelle said...

Turned out fantastic, Netty. I'm still trying to figure out what to do. I thought I packed grungeboard and I can't find it, I can't find a piece of wood or fabric to use either. I may be stuck just looking this week. And you're right, there's some fab stuff.

agypsyangel said...

Beautiful. You amaze me. So very creative. Some reason you are not showing up on my dashboard; I have not forgotten you. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Kim

Lori said...

Naughty on wood, too funny! This is gorgeous, but I bet it's even more so in person, I found this technique hard to photograph because of the shimmer. Really beautiful Netty!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Is it okay? Nope. It's FABULOUS! Netty, what a great idea to transform that wooden book page into this gorgeous, dreamy wall art! You mastered the AI Agate technique-- the background you created truly does look like precious stone. The image is gorgeous and so perfect for the lovely colors, and even the little hanging chain is elegant.

Great job, honey. I love this!

Junibears said...

Ooooh Nettie! Is it OK?? It's absolutely fab-u-lous!
What a brilliant crafter you are!!
Hugs
June xx

craftytrog said...

Wonderful altered artwork Annette! Lovely background & stamping! x

Jan said...

Fantastic colour and stamping Annette. Little wooden books are brilliant for altering..... I'm always in the charity shops checking them out!

Jennifer said...

A stunning work of art Netty, and such a great way to recycle! xx Jenny xx

Jules said...

Hi Annette

It is more than OK it is fantastic.

What a great job you have made of this.

Love your colours as always.

Happy Sunday.

Love Jules xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous transformation, i love the colours, its beautiful
Kevin xx

Pops x said...

Wow your work is always breath taking, this is just beautiful, hugs pops x

Jackie said...

I love the rich colours, Netty, and that is a wonderful stamp. Great piece!

donna said...

This is sooo Awesome! I love it. The colors and the image and the way it looks on wood. Way to go.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

More than o.k., wonderful. You're got some very arty stamps and use them to perfection.

Shar said...

Stunning piece! Gorgeous background!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, wow, just exquisite, Netty!!! I hope you're doing great...I just wanted to come over to say "hi!"
Hugs
xox

Chris said...

This is fabulous Netty and what a great idea to use a wooden book page as the base. Love your colours and over stamping too. Chris xx

joanne wardle said...

love the amazing vibrant colour. you did a great job

Linda Robinson said...

It is wonderful, I love that image..

Hugs, Linda

Ali Manning said...

This looks amazing, Netty! You're so brave to try it on wood.

Linda64 said...

Hi Annette.. Love the colors on this wall hanging..Gorgeous...
Hope you had a wonderfull weekend.
Hugs

SannaS said...

Oh WOW!! What a gorgeous piece of art!! Lovely!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very cool idea, it is beautiful!

Sherry said...

That looks fab Netty - well and truly altered! Love your colour choices too.

kayc said...

WOW. That is stunning. Kathleen x

Faye said...

What am electric blue! This is gorgeous, Netty.

Electra said...

Another beautiful piece, Annette. At first glance, I thought she was sitting on a swing!

Cheryl said...

gosh hun this is just incredible,gosh the work you do is always so inspiring just love it,
oh hun to get rid of the follower,
can you email me as its not all going to fit easily on here and would like to expalin it properly as if you did what I did,the blog freezes for ages,something these followers cause,
hugs cheryl x
twiglet44@twiglet44.plus.com

Meggymay said...

Absolutely fabulous.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I just gave you an award ( it's actually a combo of two) http://answerischocolate.blogspot.com/2010/09/im-bad-blogger-and-hoos-birthday-card.html

Cindy Adkins said...

Hey Netty,
I just popped over to say "hi" and hope you're doing great!!!
Hugs
xo

kay said...

wow,what a transformation,love it,x

JeanFB said...

Love this, Netty! What gorgeous coloring you've achieved, and the image is beautiful!

Kirsti said...

Love this - I unfortunately don't have the book - must try and remedy that!!! enjoy the rest of the week - we are on hols from school for the next fortnight!!!...Kirsti xx

Donna said...

This is gorgeous, Nettie! I would never have dreamed that it started out life as a children's book! I have altered kid's books before too, what fun!