Studio L3 - Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #21

My friend Marilyn regularly participates in Studio L3 challenges and she does the most amazing work using the instructions in Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities. I've had my book for a while now and decided I should try out some of the techniques.

The challenge this week is "Perfectly Distressing"!  You'll find the instructions on page 38 of the book. I used it on the truck image which is my favourite TH stamp for masculine cards. Although it's hard to see the pearl shine in the pic, a bit of it shows on the back end of the truck.

For the card, I used:
-Bazill cardstock, Basic Grey graph paper, Karen Foster Collage paper
-Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder "Patchwork"
-TH Distress Inks - Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy, & Forest Moss
-Perfect Pearls Gold
-Truck stamp & verse from the TH "Journey" Visual Artistry collection
-Oval and Scallop Spellbinders Nesties
-Metal corner & lock are embellies from my stash.

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Studio L3 - Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #21 - Perfect Distressing

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  1. Your card is great! love the embossed background on it. Welcome to the challenge and hope you keep joining in :)

  2. Love your card Sharon.
    I may have met you years ago when I was living in Antigonish and doing Stampin' Up classes. I regularly went to Port Hawksbury.

  3. Nice embossing! I love the old auto too :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  4. Well I'm so glad you finally decided to join in the challenges over at Studio L3 . Love this card and that embossing folder sure completes the card . Good luck in the challenge .

  5. Your card's wonderful!!

    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge!

  6. What a wonderful guy card! I almost used this stamp too - one of my favs. I love the sepia tones and the embossing you used here. Everything comes together to create a spectacular look! So happy you could join in the fun this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  7. card! I'm so glad you played along cause your card is WONDERFUL!!

    thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog!!

  8. love your card hun,
    the embossed back groung is cool,
    the old car is one of my faves to,
    it was hard to pick,

  9. Totally terrific card, just brilliant. Annette x

  10. Sharon, I'm so glad you joined in, and what a fabulous debut piece you've created! This is indeed a Perfectly Distressed, perfectly masculine work of art, and you used the stamps and embossing folder brilliantly. The metal touches are great, too!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the CCC! I hope we see you again next week. :-)