Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend and are enjoying a lovely summer so far.
I'm joining in with the Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge 5 which this time is Distress Watercolouring Part 1 on page 39 of Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities 3 book. This challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium.
I ended up working through page 39 and 40 to include part one and two using the party hat image from the Birthday Blueprints stamp set.
I added the happy birthday sentiment from the TH hashtags set (great for male cards!) and to add to the collage style I added the 21 birthday numbers and a couple of other sentiments and an arrow from the TH 'life quotes' remnant rubs. The image panel is completed by using the Ranger Spritzer and basically the technique on page 40 of CC2 except with different colours. I also added some brush splatter with watered down distress inks from the markers.To make up the card I layered the panel on dimension tape over paper from a TH paper stack with twine and an ideology metal key.
I gave the card to the recipient at his celebration on Saturday evening and I'm glad to say that he was really pleased with it. As it was a card for a male I'm also entering into the Country View Crafts Challenge 'only men allowed' where hopefully it'll be male enough to fit in with their theme.