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Thursday, 10 March 2011

COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES - 'THE 'FINALE'




Hi, we have come to the last challenge from the book, Compendium of Curiosities by Tim Holtz this week and it has been such an adventure, trying out new techniques and making loads of new friends along the way who all have that sense of adventure. We have learn't from each other as well as Tim. Linda of StudioL3 has totally organised this event and has been with each and everyone of us every step of the way, always encouraging us and giving us such great support. An awesome job for just one woman and yes Linda you are totally awesome, thank you heaps and heaps. Loads of thanks also has to go to Gloria (Yahoo), Tim and Mario for some terrific prizes.

My piece is a combination of Challenge 34 (fragment) and Challenge 35 - Design Details. For once I followed instructions completely, well almost....... There is a bit of Tim, Linda and myself in this piece, wonder if you can guess which is which, no probably not, as it more than likely only makes sense to me..............lol This is going to be a box cover (once I have found a box the right size) to put all these various projects in.

Again there are some wonderful creations entered on Lindas Blog so if you get the chance to pop over you certainly won't be disappointed.

Am so happy my very first Drill thingy arrived today all in a splendid box with 102 accessories, heaven only knows what they are all for, its all double dutch to me and whats the Flexible Drive Shaft for.......dahhhhhhhhh Oh well sounds like another adventure coming on.......and maybe numerous visits to Casualty.........oops.

Thank you for all your encouragement with my adventures........whats it like following a Nutter - nah don't answer that.........lol Have a great evening and will catch up with you all later, Annette x

69 comments:

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous Annette. It was fun watching you go through the challenges.

donna said...

Oh Netty it is beautiful! I love the ART LIFE ONE. Isn't that the truth. Thank you for all of the incredible support you have given me. I missed hearing you were getting a drill. Is it a dremel. You will find it VERY useful. Lookout world. Hugs..Donna

Kim said...

This will make a fabulous box top! And even if I couldn't comment on every post (Curse that work firewall! LOL), I have so enjoyed your work on the Challenge! I nope we can be Challenge Buddies again on Linda's next venture!

Helen said...

No, you're Netty not Nutty, lol!!
I think this is fabulous, but that is no surprise. I love all the different elements to this piece.

Carol Q said...

lovely Netty, so much to look at, so much variety. I like your gessoed corrugated card background too (was that correct? lol)

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Annette, love this new piece it's full of wonderful inspiration and it's been loads of fun following your progress, I've enjoyed every minute:0) xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Its great fun following a nutter lol, this is gorgeous, you come up with some brilliant ideas, good luck with your drill :o)
Kevin xx

wearestampers said...

It's been a real treat following you, and all your creations! Thanks to Linda's blog! This piece is another fine creation!
Pam

craftattack said...

Lovely work again. Don't change the name of your Blog to Nutty's craftings!

Dezinaworld said...

Simply stunning Netty, i just wanted to pop by and say thank you for all your support lately.
Hugs June x

Paula said...

gorgeous Annette...lots of interest.

Martina2801 said...

Just fabulous, Nettie ..... you have outdone yourself! I LOVE IT!

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, Annette, what a beautiful piece!!! I'm in awe!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Zoechaos said...

Cracking Netty wonderful final piece for this great advanture. The box will be wonderful when you find it and complete the project XOXO Zoe

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Congrats on a fatastic journey and such a job well done! Spectacular finish! By chance did you get a Dremel tool? I have one and have only used about 3 bits but love that I have all those others for "someday" lol.

Jingle said...

This is so cool!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Think you have to be a bit nutty but that's all part of life's rich tapestry isn't it.Well done super piece . Look forward to you finding your big box. Marie

Rosietoes said...

Another stunning piece of work Annette. You must be bursting with ideas - lucky lady.
Well done for getting through the whole compendium - I think we have all enjoyed the journey with you.

Edna x

Anesha said...

Wonderful creation Nettie, love the inclusion of the cat!

Patti J said...

Wow, Netty - this is fabulous! Love it!!! Of course, all of your creations are over the top, in my humble opinion!!! Hugs!

MarleneMAZ said...

Netty this is gorgeous! I love your finale piece and the fact you are going to use it for something is wonderful. I have really enjoyed checking out your blog during this time and will continue to do so. I love you art, your sense of humour and your fabulous knack for recycling. Take care of your hubby now:)

Daniele said...

a lovely arty piece to end a wonderful journey of techniques....ok what will you be drilling,!!! I dread to think but look forward to finding out
hugs P.S. hope you and hubby are feeling better

Andrea C said...

A drill thingy, ooh I am scared for you Netty. Lovely piece of art it's great to get to see all of your amazing work. x

Meggymay said...

Love your last piece to end the journey, its fantastic and has some super sentiments.
Now about this drill thingy. I wonder what you will be creating with this new toy. xx

Paper Paradise said...

Hahaha, it's great following a nutter of course, especially when you create such gorgeous projects and leave me such lovely comments. Thanks so much for the comment on Crafty Individuals blog about my canvas frame. It really is appreciated. Sue x

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, Absolutely fabulous!
xxoo

JeanFB said...

WOW! Netty, what a glorious piece of art! I kept looking and looking, always finding something new, a fun technique, a beautiful detail here, there, all around. Gorgeous work!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun,you really have created one amazing masterpiece here,this is just brilliant love every tiny detail on this hugs cheryl xx

Terry said...

Once again you have rocked a challenge! Love this my friend! Catch you on the next go around!

Jennifer said...

What a work of art Netty! So much detail. xx Jenny xx

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful..Your work is superior.. I laughed about the drill comment. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Be safe..

Lori said...

What a great final piece, Netty! You're right, it's been quite an adventure! So glad I joined in though! Have met so many great artists, such as yourself!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab piece Netty, wonderful use of the challenges!

CuddlyBunny said...

Netty, your final CCC is just like you! It's bright and beautiful, insightful and fun! Wonderful!

... so ... is your new toy a Dremel by any chance?

Linda R. said...

Well antoher wonderful piece of Art my friend. It was a blast seeing everything you created with these challenges. Can't wait to see whats next..

Hugs, Linda

Julie Forest said...

Fantastic finale piece, Netty! Love that you incorporated symbolic images for yourself, Linda and Tim - what a great momento of the journey! :)

Sandy said...

Wow this is stunning Netty.
A fest for my eyes.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

wow Netty this is fantastic x

Susan Allan said...

I hope you find a box soon to put you amazing creation on. A fantastic piece of work, Netty.
I am interested in your Drill thingy....what do you intend to do with it? Is it for metal work? Maybe you are going to start making jewellery or do some DIY.
( Surely not dentistry)
It sounds positively dangerous.
Have fun anyway and let us know what you make with it. Can't wait to see!!!
Sue xx

Minxy said...

A really original take on the challenge, i like it alot :D
StAY iNkY
hUgS mInXy

Jolanda said...

what a wonderfully gorgeous piece. I hope you don't spend too much time down A&E with your drill injuries as I love seeing your 'makes'!
I agree with you - these challenges have been so much fun and trying out new techniques has been very educational!!
Have a great weekend Annette

Lynn Stevens said...

Netty you really went out with a bang with your final project, So many great techniques and Love all that went into your wonderful piece.

Have fun playing with your new toy. I'm sure you will find many uses for it. The flexibla shaft is for holding in your hand, much easier to use. I highly recommend it.
Enjoy !!!!!!!
Hugs Lynn

Netty said...

Aaaah thats what the flexible shaft is for....thanks Lynn. Hugs Annette x

Sherry Edwards said...

Another lovely work of art Netty! I like how you've used string for your stitches. Great idea making it into a box lid too!

Have a lovely weekend x

craftytrog said...

I just love your bright & colourful piece Netty! So inspiring! x

Deborah said...

What a fab box lid Annette. You've done T!m proud :-)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Netty,
This is a totally fabulous piece!!! Completely stunning!!
I sure hope that your husband is feeling better...please send my best regards and hoping he heals soon.

Hugs from me,
Cindy
XO

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow Netty, this is 1 super piece of art! You are always so detailed and organized and it shows perfectly!

coops said...

wow this is fabulous netty.so many stunning elements and fab colours :D

xx coops xx

Brenda Brown said...

Amazing work Annette, this is a fabulous piece to end the challenges with. You are a fabulous designer and this shows your great eye for colour too.
Have a brilliant weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Love your box top. That sentiment is so appropriate for the blogging world. It's really been fun becoming one of your friends. Can't wait to see what all you put holes in, but not yourself :-)

Maggie said...

Phew long way down to end of comments - I love love this piece Annette think Linda is the panel with cat, Tim panel with car not sure which is yours possibly the top right - please let me know!!
have enjoyed your company throughout and thank you for visiting my blog and your comments.

Netty said...

Totally spot on Maggie.....woo hoo, so glad you spotted it all. Annette xx

Maggie said...

LOL thanks for letting me know I got it right - such fun!!!

Joan said...

Oh blimey , what will you come up with using a drill !!! lol...
Another fab piece from you

Faye said...

Netty, your adventures with Tim through his book have been wonderful adventures for your blog visitors. I love to see what you have come up with each time. And this is simply gorgeous and will make a super box top.

Jan said...

You do amazing work with Tim products! Love seeing all your beautiful creations!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Just lovely!
Barb

maxine said...

stunning work Annette hope you have a lovely weekend hugs maxine

SannaS said...

this is brilliant!!! i absolutely love it!! fabulous details!! =)
it's been a pleasure to share this journey with you!!
Hugs, SannaS

Sue West said...

I just love this Annette. Your work is so creative, I can't wait to see what you're going to make each week. Looking foward to the next challenge.
Sue xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Netty, my darling, getting to know you has been one of my favorite things about the CCC! You are truly one of the kindest people in the world, not to mention one of the most talented crafters I've ever seen! Thanks for your kind words, and for being so awesome yourself!

I could look at your Grand Finale piece for hours-- it's just packed with wonderful elements and colors and techniques, and you tied it all together so wonderfully using the Design Details challenge. The Fragment is lovely, and the composition of this piece is masterful.

I bet the kitty cat represents me!!! ;-)

You got a Dremel?? Oh, girl, you're going to have SO MUCH FUN!

Thank you for being part of the CCC, and please-- PLEASE-- come back for the next leg of this journey. It wouldn't be nearly as wonderful without you.

Rachelle said...

Absolutely fantastic, Netty! I love every bit of it!

My name is Toni said...

Netty... this is amazing... i love each and every detail..... awesome job !!!!

minnie_mac said...

Wow. This is fabulous, Netty. I have so enjoyed seeing all your wonderful creative pieces throughout these challenges, and so appreciate your visits to see my offerings and your kind comments.

Looking forward to what comes next from Linda !

Marilyn
x

Jan said...

Beautiful card and I love the background :)

Wanda H said...

Awesome card for the final CCC.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fabulous piece with wonderful details.

Electra said...

This is pure brilliance, Annette. Gorgeous!