Thursday, 10 March 2011

Compendium of Curiosities.....

Well its finally finished....the card for my sisters husbands birthday and its also the last compendium of curiosities challenge (see page 67), hosted by the ever so talented Linda......sniff sniff, what will we do on Mondays now ???? I just hope she has something up her sleeve as shes inspired us all to create following the instructions from The Book of Ink......Compendium Of Curiosities. I must admit that had it not been for Linda motivating and challenging us each week I probably wouldn't have opened the book to try all the different techniques......now that I have opened it and tried lots of amazing techniques I feel alot more confident in playing with various materials......so a big THANK YOU Linda for the challenges and your lovely inspirational comments......you rock hun. and another thank you to all the sponsers for their amazing generousity with the fab prizes up for grabs each week. I used Weathered wood, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China and Stormy Sky for the inky backgrounds and then glimmer misted using Twilight and Irr. Gold. the stamps are from various companies including Artsy crafts, Artistic Stamper,Crafty Individuals.....the bottom right corner panel is a photo of my brother in law on his Dads motor bike......so cute, better not let him hear me say that as he doesn't do cute. The metal clock was a freebie stamp from The Craft Stamper mag. I stamped onto the metal with Stazon and then puffed out the back for depth.



when the game spinner is moved he can lift up the tag
to see the message.

Challenges

Compendium of Curiosities....page 67 design details.
Oh La La....its a man thing.
Simon Says Stamp and Show......show us some metal.
Simon Smon Says......anything goes.
Tag tuesday.......tag with a surprise. (tag is on the card)

Thanks for taking a peek
your comments are inspirational.......many thanks
hugs

40 comments:

Diann said...

Absolutely beautiful! Diann

Netty said...

Terrific card Daniele and so many great things to look at. Have enjoyed sharing the journey with you. Annette x

sasa said...

Just lovely - loving the blue and the stamped images. Just perfect for a man and the photo and metal all work so well together. Really great work again!

Thanks for playing with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Always pleased to see you...
Sarah

Kim said...

This is a fantastic card! I love that its monotoned! Even if I haven't been able to comment on all your posts, it has been a pleasure following your art on the challenge! I hope we can be challenge buddies again on the next venture!

donna said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the color! It has been fun. See you in the next one. Cheers..Donna

craftykitten said...

Wow, what a stunning card. Loving the monochrome look and that fabby watch. Thanks for joining in our Man's Card challenge at Ooh La La this time.
Hugs
Dawn x

Penni said...

This is fabulous, I love the shades of blue.

Hugs
Penni
X

JeanFB said...

Wow, wow, and more wow! This is exquisite - I love your colors, your images, all the little details (stitching, the metal clock, that fab photo, tag opening) - fantastic.

Frea said...

Oh my Daniele, another piece of artwork. I´m sure your brother in law will appreciate this gorgeous card! Hugs, Frea

Vicky said...

Just beautiful Daniele! love the colours and all the added embellies ~ simply stunning :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Pami said...

What a wonderful card Daniele, just love it, great for a guy. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Good luck. Pami x

Lisa Jane said...

This is stunning . I love all the different squares and the gorgeous embellies
Thanks for joining in my male themed challenge at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card Daniele, he will love it. A great piece to end the journey. xx

Helen said...

Wow!! There a re so many things to look at here - I love this and I am sure he will love it. There are so many great entires for this final CCC challenge.

Tab said...

Stunning card, hun! Love the beautiful colours and embellies you have used!
Hugs Tab xxx

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Daniele,
This is absolutely gorgeous--and what a PERFECT birthday card--WOW!!!
XO

Jann said...

This is wonderful--I love the "surprise" underneath the tag!

Brenda Brown said...

This is a fabulous card Daniele. I love the colours and all the elements you have included. This is perfect for our male theme so thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox
PS Like you can't wait to see what Linda brings us next.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a terrific piece of art this is! So wonderfully artsy and I really like the blue monochrome - perfect for a guy. The metal pieces really add to the masculine theme. Awesome job on the Show Some Metal challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show,

Rein said...

Fab card and great stamping!

Wendi said...

Wow what a fabulous card the papers are lovely and I love the way you have added the stitches
gorgeous embellishments too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Minxy said...

A fab take on the challenge and i love the added secret element, very cool :D
StAY iNkY
hUgS mInXy

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Daniele
thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

craftytrog said...

Fabulous card Daniele! Paul's a very lucky chap! x

DesignerDiva said...

Stunning card Daniele I love all the metal embellishments. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Laurie x

Lynn Stevens said...

Now this is a real Guy card!!!! He's gonna Love it! Hey I do too! Lovin the blue and the theme and the elements!
hugs Lynn

Maggie said...

Love blue and love the card great details!

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, this is so fabulous! I love the colors and all your elements work so great together. nice blog too.

Maggie Ann said...

Just gorgeous! Love everything about it...

Sue West said...

What a fabulous card, I love that gorgeous blue. It really lovely.
Sue xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning male card you have made here. Thanks for taking part in Ooh La La Creations Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Guest Designer for March/April for the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog xxx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Daniele, I HAVE to have something up my sleeve, because I couldn't bear to give up my weekly blog party with my wonderful friends like you! No sniffles-- it's going to be WAY fun!

This card is incredible!!! A gorgeous-but-masculine mosaic of goodness, complete with awesome imagery, beautiful shades of blue, and some COOL embellishments, too! You rocked the Design Details technique, and the little flip-up tag is brilliant. Any man (any ONE!) would love this.

Thank you so much for being such a wonderful part of the CCC. See you Monday, yes??

kksb said...

Fantastic card!

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful work love just everything the picture of your BIL is a great personal touch and the secret tag is fab. XOXO Zoe

minnie_mac said...

What a fabulous card. Love the colour and all the elements.

Marilyn

Sherry Edwards said...

Your birthday card is fantastic!!!! Love how you've put it together and the opening tag with the birthday greeting is great! Love also how you've turned that freebie CS stamp into something wonderful. Great that it has a real photo incorporated into it also.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my card too x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Fantastic piece, what fun, lots of interest!

Linda M. said...

What a wonderful card! I hopped over from Tag Tueday.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great collage, love how you've incorporated the tag.

Tolegranny said...

This is absolutely lovely. Love the colours.