Wednesday, April 30, 2014

CC#3C - Marbling

Well here we are at lesson #1 - CC#3C Marbling. The lovely Linda Ledbetter and the Curiosity Crew certainly have taken us on one fun and fabulous ride! Isn't that one incredibly talented crew? And the fabulous people at Inspiration Emporium are so generously sponsoring the first challenge with a $50 store voucher and that is so sweet! If you need supplies during the course of the CC#3 lessons, they are also offering a 10% off using code CC3C, so it is a win, win situation all the way around. Will also link this up to Inspiration Journal's "A Few of My Favorite Things" and I would say anything Tim!
Marbling is not a strong point of mine and I do try. The effect I end up with a nice and subtle and I can live with that. To know all about the technique, turn to page 43 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III. My paints of choice were Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Broken China and  Tarnished Brass. As I made two backgrounds, I went ahead and made two projects.
For the tag, I stamped that wonderful sentiment in Black Archival and the clear embossed, along with using Tim's heart stencil and inking with Black Soot and clear embossing. 
Colored in the banner with a little Broken China.
Applied black paint, which was rubbed off and a little sanding and then I cut a blue circle and added a decent amount of Glossy Assents in the center to push through and fill the "F." Added some sweet little letters and I do believe this will be a birthday tag for my hubby's B-day in June!
Using more new stamps from Tim, all images were stamped using Sepia Archival on the Postage stamp and I cut another using the square movers and shapers to cut a frame and tied it all up. Simple card, but sweet! The backgrounds painted, inked and spritzed. 
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 


29 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, these are fabulous pieces.

butterfly said...

Such gorgeous marbling, Terry - the colours are so subtle... and I love both the tag and card you created. Wonderful!
Alison xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The effect is so beautiful and delicate - wow I am so impressed with both creations.
I say lucky hubby to be receiving such a fabulous tag for his birthday.
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

Fabulous pieces terry, love the soft colour marbling.
Yvonne x

Nikki Acton said...

The marbling is gentle but very effective, providing the perfect background for the lovely tag - I love it. Its all gooey and lovey without being pink and fluffy!! Nikki xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your soft colours Terry and to my eyes the marbling looks just fine. Both the card and the tag look fabulous and I just love how you finished them!

Karen Garrard said...

Great tag Terry. Wonderful marbling. Karen.x

Anita Houston said...

Love the colors you choose Terry! Both the tag and card are beautiful, and the heart stenciling is perfect here! Thank you for playing along with us on the first challenge at CC3 Challenge!!!

1CardCreator said...

Both the tag and the card are beautiful Terry, love your marbling, the colors are perfect. ~Diane

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a beautiful marbling work- the colors are so soft! Wonderful!

Susan said...

I love the subtle marbling on your card, Terri! It really is lobely! thanks for playing along with us on this challenge!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous marblling Terry - I love your delicate colour combinations. Perfect backgrounds for your lovely tag and card. Have a lovely day! Jennie x

Buttons said...

A beautiful and subtle way of using paint marbling Terry. I love the way you've kept these relatively simple to let those backgrounds take centre stage. Jenny x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, and a lovely technique. Great colours, too. Hugs, Valerie

Chris Warner said...

How gorgeous, love the subtlety of the effects Terry - fab, fab makes! Chris xxx

Sue said...

Terry these are wonderful, I love the marbling and the finished pieces are gorgeous. I need to go and try this now xx

Netty said...

I love the muted marbeling, two fab projects, Annette x

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Linda R said...

Amazing Tags my friend. I never tire of seeing them..

Hugs~

Redanne said...

Well, I think your marbling is fantastic, I love those soft colour tones and the beautiful heart stenciling on the tag. The card is so fresh looking, I love that too! Hugs, Anne xx

Candy C said...

Hey Terry! Your marbled pieces turned out way cool! I love the muted colors! Very shabby. :) Your card is so pretty. Love Tim's postage stamp die cut and how you've used it as a frame! I also think your black tag is so striking. Love the sentiment stamp and how you've used the marbled background. The black stamping and then the black matting around your tag really sets off your marbling. Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Pam said...

Both are pretty Terry!! How fun Linda is doing another CCC!!!

Yvonne said...

Your tag is so very sweet! Beautiful effect that you achieved!!! Thank you for playing along with CC3C!

Beth said...

love your Marbling on tag and card beautiful my friend.

Sharon said...

Marbling always looks effective - I love the softness of these - beautiful!

Michele said...

the background coloring so so subtle and gorgeous! beautiful. xo

Sherry said...

This technique wasn't my strong point either but it was still enjoyable to try out.

I really like your soft marbled results and they do make for great backgrounds x

Brenda Brown said...

Love your marbling and previous tag, Steve will love it too xx

Lisa S. said...

I think you are great at marbling, the colors are so pretty together and they have created a very unique background. Love both of your projects Terry!

Kate said...

Lovely backgrounds with the marbling! I am going to have to check this out!

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