Sunday, June 22, 2014

Doorway Journal Cover - Tim’s Compendium III Challenge #5

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge!

So here is my 5th Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Volume III challenge entry. The challenge is hosted by L3 Studios, learn more about the "CC3C" challenge here. To play along you need the book for the technique. Below is my challenge element - 39. Distressed Watercoloring - Part 1. This was my first time doing this technique and it was lots of fun!  The doorway stamp and quote are from Club Stamp.

Once I finished the watercolor I needed something to put it on, so I used it to cover a composition notebook and I'll use the pages to art journal and for additional CC3C challenges. 

Here is a list of supplies used:
  • Composition Notebook
  • Hero Arts black ink
  • Club Scrap Doorway Stamp
  • 140 lb Mixed Media Paper
  • Distress Markers
  • Club Scrap Quote Stamp
  • Distress Ink
  • Club Scrap Cardstock
  • Club Scrap Geometry Collection Stencil
  • Stencil Girl Boarder Stencil
  • Inktense Pencils
  • Pearls
  • Martha Stewart Punch
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your comments are greatly appreciated. 
Happy Creating,


  1. Debby...this art piece is wonderful! You did such a great job with Tim's watercolor technique! First time? Really? It looks like you've been doing this technique for years! It is fun, isn't it? So relaxing and I love the results. Your little street scene is such a neat group of doors and windows and I love how you've finished them. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  2. It is mind boggling how when you think back on life, all the doors we go thru, are afraid to go through, and the the lessons we learn. LOVE the symbolism and thought put into this gorgeous project! LOVE your watercolored doors...just striking!!!! Thanks so much for joining us on this painty challenge here at CC3Challenge!!

  3. Your watercoloring is lovely, Debbie and the finished piece is awesome. I'll bet you'll be doing this again, you're very good at it. Thanks for entering it for CC3C!

  4. Love this and love these stamps. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful work of art!

  5. Love your cover for your book. My favourite colors, Club Scrap and Tim together!

  6. Fabulous book/journal cover- well done! ")

  7. You/ve made a wonderful cover for your journal - so nicely watercolored!