Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities - Week #11

Hello, all! Another week, another compendium challenge! This week's challenge was to use the Blended Batik technique. This is a rather interesting technique and since I like darker colors, I used a darker background that was it shown in the book. The background heart paper is the result. The layout I created for this challenge is called I Love A Man in Uniform. That is my husband trying on his dress blue uniform after it had alterations done to it. I am also entering it the Monochromatic Challenge - Week 3 - Navy with the twist of it being a masculine layout, and the Military Challenge - Monochromatic, over at

This is how Linda at Studio L3 puts this week's challenge:

Please open your Compendium of Curiosities to page 36, where you'll find Tim's Blended Batik technique!

This is another of Tim's projects that's super easy, but the result can be very sophisticated. Plus, it's one of those techniques where you get to say "Ta DA!" as the look transforms before your very eyes. You'll see what I mean.... it's really cool!

I Love A Man in Uniform layout. This is my hubby trying on his dress blue uniform. I used the Blended Batik technique for the heart background, my Cricut Expression to cut out the frame, and Stickles in Dark Blue around the photo, background, and in the dog tag. The title is a mix of stickers and Thickers. Sorry the photo of the layout is not clearer but it's very cloudy today where I live.

Another layout I'd like to share is for the Monochromatic Challenge - Week 4 - School Bus Yellow with the twist of using glitter. This layout is of my 3 year old son visiting his very first classroom on Meet the Teacher Night at his school. He'll be starting Pre-K tomorrow and we are all excited!

First Class layout. This is my son in his new classroom, exploring all the different areas. I framed the photos in black, glued them to yellow cardstock then glued that onto the black cardstock background.  I used my Cricut and the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge to cut out the buses and Plantin School Book cartridge for the title letter. I covered the title letter with Yellow Stickles and the tires of the buses with Black Diamond Stickles.


  1. Terrific picture of your husband and great batik, love it. Annette x

  2. Love it when real family members are used for images! Beautiful!

  3. Great layout---you made just the perfect background.

  4. Celina, you have a beautiful family! I love your pages-- both of them are really special. You did a gorgeous job on the blended batik challenge-- the tone-on-tone looks great!

    It's so wonderful to get these little glimpses into your life through your scrapbook pages. You truly do make gorgeous creations!

  5. t's such a great site. fanciful, acutely stimulating!!!