Friday, January 30, 2015

CC3C # 20 Distress Watercoloring Part 2

Time again for another Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge...can you believe #20 already!  Thanks to  Linda Ledbetter, our gracious hostess, and to Linda Coughlin at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, our generous sponsor.  Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Volume III is the inspiration for this fun challenge.  The current challenge, Distress Watercoloring-Part 2 can be found on page 40.

I used the technique to make a card for my eldest daughter who is embarking on an adventure...can you guess where?

You guessed it....Mexico.  She is jetting off on an International Study Program at her university and I couldn't be more excited for her.  I made the background using Red Pepper and Meadow Adirondack Alcohol Inks and stamped the map from Tim's Air Travel stamp set on the colored strips with Ranger Achival Jet Black Ink (no pun intended).  I created the inset with the air plane stamp from the same stamp set according to Tim's instructions on page 40.  I included a sentiment from the Odds and Ends stamp set.  I popped the inset with some foam tape and tied the WANDER Philosophy Tag with red, green, and black Jute String.  To finish it off,  I  added borders from the Industrious Stickers-Frames and Trims.

My children continue to amaze me.  I love to watch them grow as they travel on their own journey!
Thanks for stopping by today :)


  1. Very cool! Your shadow work is wonderful! It's sad when the kids leave...hope she loves Mexico! Thanks so much for watercoloring with us at CC3Challenge!!!

  2. Oh my goodness, your daughter will love it. Gorgeous! And what a wonderful adventure for her. Best wishes to her.

  3. Gorgeous! So many interesting touches on this card and perfect for your Mexico travel theme. I love this card!!

  4. I love how you did this for a trip for your daughter!!! I often do alot of things like this for both myself and our 2couples kids! Crafting is all about making memories stay with us, & it keeps us always together- at least in hearts! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I do love crafting special moments in my family's lives.