Thursday, 3 July 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 - Challenge 5.... Distress watercoloring

Over at Studio L3
the lovely Linda Ledbetter is hosting challenge #5 of the 
Compendium of Curiosities Challenges
with her fabby Curiosity crew...
using the Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Volume III book.
...and for this challenge, INSPIRATION EMPORIUM, and Tim and Mario have very generously donated more prizes!
Challenge 5
Challenge #5 is Distress watercolouring technique as shown on page 39 of Tim's book.
Anyway, here are the main ingredients for my tag....
and this is the tag I made for this challenge.....
I've loved playing with the watercolour technique.
I've also added some remnant rubs, film strip, mini fasteners, hinge clip ,ribbon and buttons.
 If you want to see what all the fun is about....Hop over to Linda's Blog...and for some amazing inspiration too!

Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x 


  1. Ooh Jan,this is fab! You have coloured it so beautifully as always. Really love that little girl stamp,super cute. I have some distress markers but can't seem to get along with them,not to your standard anyway :)

    Donna xx

  2. Gorgeous tag , beautiful colouring and I love the watercolour effect . Gorgeous. Tracy x

  3. This is just gorgeous Jan! I love the watercolour trend these days I just can't get it quite right when I try! Perhaps the trick is to start small and work my way up? The image is so cute and love that you added the little wings. xx

  4. This is so gorgeous! I Love the image and the coloring is amazing! Have a great day! ~kim

  5. Love how you've done this Jan & the addiction of a wing is cute (I don't remember there being one on the stamp when I saw it advertised).


  6. really gorgeous jan, loving those colors that just pop !

  7. That is just brilliant, Jan - I absolutely love it. The watercolouring is out of this world, and the stamp and the colours are just lovely.
    Alison xx

  8. Absolutely adorable, Jan!


  9. Jan...what an awesome tag! Your little rainy day girl stamp is adorable and you've done such a perfect job of watercoloring her! I love how she is stamped in black and you've also used black remnant rubs on that really cool splattered background. Then you've matted everything on black before popping it onto a kraft tag. That really makes all of your work pay off even more...the contrast in colors! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  10. How beautiful you used the water colours, Jan- it is such a wonderful tag.
    The little rain weather fairy, is so lovely, and your text just perfect, life is alwayes good, : "come rain ,or come shein " -Hugs,Dorthe

  11. How precious is this little rain goer! Love your watercoloring of her! The background is just gorgeous too! Wonderful shape. Love this tag! Thanks so much for joining us on our watercolory challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  12. Gorgeous tag Jan, I adore the colours.. the image is perfect...your watercolouring is outstanding....Love all the elements...Have a happy creative weekend ahead... Hugs May x x

  13. Beautiful Jan! You really nailed this technique. Love how you've changed the stamp you used too with the butterfly wings. I really must catch up with some of these challenges xx

  14. Beautiful work, Jan!. I really love this tag. The image is great and your colouring superb!

  15. Holy Moly are you good at the watercoloring! Lovely little card. Thanks for playing along with us in the CC3 Challenges.


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