Thursday, December 18, 2014

Compodium CChallenge #17 Woodlands & Tinsel Twine

This current challenge #17 Woodlands and Tinsel Twine can be
found on page 60 of Tim's latest book the Compendium of Curiosities
#3.  Thank you to Linda Ledbetter for hosting all of the challenges,
and to the ladies of the CCCrew for their time and dedication.
Here is the link to Linda's blog if you wish to jump in and give
this challenge a go:

The sponsor for this challenge is the Inspiration Emporium. They
will be offering a $50 dollar gift certificate this go around. Here
is the link to their lovely online shop:
I made the setting to represent St. Nick circa 1964. I kept to a
vintage theme in the interior of the book. The 6oish photo I had.
And thank you to Tim and Mario for the stash for the winner!

I am using a plain book I had bought at Micheal's sometime ago.
I altered the spine of the book with Tim's new Tarnished
Brass and Antiqued Bronze Distress Crackle Paint. I covered
the front and back with old time embellishing papers.
I used the same colors to alter the left side of the book on the
inside. And then painted the other side with Distress Paint Antique
Bronze. I used Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence.
I used the large Woodland Christmas tree and two of the
small. I used a light blueish spray by Recollections on the large &
two different greenish sprays on the smaller trees.

I used Tim Holtz Die Cuts, Moon and Stars, and the large SnowFlake
Die Cut. Tim Holtz Alpha Parts Ransom. Ideaology Ephemera Pack
Christmas Noel. Distress Paint Fired Brick. Stickles Dry
Glitter. Distress Embossing Powder Gold. Deer Die Cuts, Tim Holtz
Lantern, Tim's Stick Pins, Stars, Letterpress Words by Ideaology.
Sizzix Alterations Holiday Greens.  Silver Distress Paint. Tim Holtz
Ornaments. Tim Holtz Harliquin Grungeboard. Alcohol Inks,
Mod Podge My Santa is from a vintage photo I had. 

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek!
Merry Christmas to all!!!


Friday, December 5, 2014

CCC#16 Layering Stencil & Embossing

As we enter into Challenge #16 over at the CC Challenges No.16
hosted by Linda Ledbetter - Happy Thanksgiving to all! To all
the gracious ladies that have hosted on the crew for judging this
past year thank you! If anyone wishes to join in please jump on over
to Linda's blog:

The Funkie Junkie Boutique will be sponsoring this go around and
offering a $25.00 gift certificate to use in Linda's store to the random
winner! Here is the link to Linda's store:
Thank you to Tim and Mario for the prize stash that will
go to the lucky winner! Challenge #16 can be found on page 50
of Tim's book Compodium of Curiosities III.

I am not allowed to say how I achieved my outcome but I followed
the instruction in Tim's book on page 50-for layering stencil & embossing.
I kept it simple and allowed the stencil embossing speak for itself!
After many attempts I was happy with this tag!
Happy Holidays to one and all! The deer is from Tim's latest die cut,
and I used wood paper I had from a long time ago to die cut him with.

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CCChallenge #3 #14 Colored Crackle

On page 53 you will find the next challenge, Colored Crackle
from Tims book Compodium of Curoisities #3. This challenge
is hosted by LindaLedBetter. If you wish to join in go directly
to Lindas Blog: This challenge is
being sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique here is the link: they will be offering a $25.00
gift certificate to Linda's great store! A big thank you to Tim
and Mario for the grand prize on each challenge that they

As always we are not allowed to tell how we achieved the
outcome to our entries. I followed the instructions on
pg. 53. It seems trying to make time and find time are two different
things this go around with this challenge. I can certainly appreciate
the ease that my MacBook offered compared to loading and uploading
on my PC Laptop. No comparison but as luck would have it my MacBook
is dead in the water at the moment. Oh, Santa!!! (Please note the clipboard
at the top of my pictures is not the Vintage one I ended up using. It was
just a photo to show the blue background before I covered it with some

With that said here is the ingredients:
One vintage clipboard. One can of sky blue spray paint, various Ranger
Alcohol Ink(s), Distress Paint Black Soot & Antiqued Bronze,
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Tim Holtz Christmas Stencil,
ModPodge, Wooden Sled, Wooden Moose, Tim Holtz Music Tissue Paper,
Distress Crackle Paint, Tim Holtz Distress Marker White, Spray on
Glitter Sealer, Found Relatives Occasions, Tim Holtz Flash Cards Holiday,
Ephemera Pack Christmas Noel, Tim Holtz Ribbon, Tim Holtz
Gum Drops, Tim Holtz Embellishments, Tim Holtz Holly Die Cut,
Wooden Snow Flake, Tim Holtz Christmas Words, Christmas Ribbon,
Background Paper Websters Pages, Tim Holtz Distress Sprays. Frosted
Film by Tim Holtz, Copy of Vintage Post Card I bought last year. Tim Holtz
Christmas Rub On.

The pinecones I found on a walk last week that I incorporated.

Thank you for stopping by!!


CCC#3 Challenge 15 Cabinet Cards

I don't know where the time is going or necessarily gone! Wow,
it is already approaching mid November! I have to say the California
weather is making it hard to appreciate the forthcoming holidays! So
here we are going into challenge #15 Cabinet Cards which can be found
in Tim's new book Curiosity of Compodium #3 on page 38. Anyone
can still join in! The buzz is: the stash for this challenge is quite the haul!
Thank you to Tim and Mario for the grand prize!!!

Thank to the ladies of the CCCrew and to Linda Ledbetter for hosting
the challenges. The sponsor for this challenge is
They are offering a $50 dollar certificate to the store. Here is the link to
Linda's blog if you wish to join in When I started
this challenge I was undecided about which picture to use: Mom or Dad?
I ended up using Dads photo. I wanted to pay tribute to my father as much
as I did my Mother. But I had used my mom in a previous challenge, her photo
that is!  On the backside of the canvas I did the d├ęcor with Tim's Paper Stash-
Destinations. I added Words Remnant Rub ons by Tim. The Pan Am logo
I found online and added into the mix for significance.

So I honor his history with the elements that surrounds his cabinet card.
 My father was an Air Crafts Mechanic & Supervisor. My father worked
on C1 and C5's, which are huge military cargo planes.
As a kid I remember going inside of the hull and feeling the enormity and
it was massive! Overwhelming really. What I admired about my dad were his
tales of his time in New York City when he drove back there for Air Craft Mechanics
training through Pan Am back in the day. He had been attending college at Cal Poly
when recruiters came on campus from Pan Am.  It obviously
spoke to him. I enclosed on the back of his burlap panel small duplicate pictures which
are actually from his days in New York City, Wake Island and family.
My father did his years at service working at Travis Air Force as a government
worker servicing their planes.

He would also later spend 6months on Wake Island furthering his training.
I love this album he managed to keep all these years later.
My dad is now 92. He suffered a life altering stroke about 12 years ago.
So I do this in honor of him.  My pops favorite color is green so I incorporated Distress
Peeled Paint around the borders of the canvas.
I also altered the back of the canvas using Tim
Holtz Destinations papers, and burnt the border of the edges of the canvas, as well
as around the paper embellishments on the front.
I thought the gear on the plane ticket looked like a propeller!
I made two small fold outs to hold 2 x 3 pictures of my Dad from when he was
small to his travel pictures from NY, to Wake Island.
I also enclosed two with his mom, and then with mom & sister.

Elements Used:
One Tim Holtz 4 x 6 Burlap Canvas, Tim Holtz Cabinet Cart,
Art Extravagance Texture Paste, Tim Holtz Paper Stash Destinations papers,
Distress Paint Peeled Paint, Remnant Rubs Words, Tim Holtz Distress Spray
Rusty Hinge & Antique Linen, Tim Holtz Monocles,
Thrift Shop Vellum Ephemera Pack, 2 x 3 pictures of my fathers time in New York,
Tim Holtz Gears, Heart, Clasp, Metal embellishment, Industrious Stickers
Frames & Trim, I hand cut the paper embellishment from Destination papers,
Hot Air Balloon Stick Pen, Alcohol Inks on gears, Tim Holtz Adornments.



Not sure what version I like better, but did add the arrow in with wiring wrapped around

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Worn Cover Pg. 35 CCC#13

Rolling right along into Challenge #13 Worn Cover
which can be found on page 35 of Tims new book 
Compodium of Curiosities III & can still can be ordered
from Tim directly at his

Also a thank you to Tim & Mario for the stash of goods
that will be awarded to the winner of this challenge. The
sponsor of this current challenge is the Inspiration Emporium 
offering a $50 dollar certificate:
Thank you to LindaLedbetter for sponsoring the challenges and 
if you wish to still jump in and play along here is the link to 
Lindas blog:

Thank you to all the ladies on the CCCrew for their time and 
dedication to each challenge. Thank you again! There is also a
photo of the backside of the worn cover with Santa's coat and hat.
In Santas jar are the stars of magic! And puff it all comes alive!

So here are the ingredients since we cannot share the process:
One plain worn cover. Tim Holtz Merriment Papers, Wesbster
Pages, Snow Tex, Embossing Dabber, Peeled Paint Distress Embossing
Powder, Black Soot Distress Paint, Bronze Distress Paint, Tacky Glue,
one lighter, Pumice Stone Glitter, One small Tim Holtz Christmas Tree,
Tim Holtz stars, Tim Holtz Christmas Noel Ephemera,  Tim Holtz
Die cuts, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder Red Geranium, Oak
Tree Cones, Evergreen Bough Distress Paint, Alpa Parts Ransom,
Glossy Accents, Music Tape, Gift Box Embellishment, Wish Bone,
Three little Birds, Small tea candle, Tim Holtz Enamal Tag, Tim Holtz
Rub ons, 7Gypsie Eye Glass, Metal Rusted Heart, Tim Holtz Holiday
Flash Cards, Tim Holtz Holiday Embellishments, Tim Holtz Chain.

This is a worn cover made into a Christmas scenery with a placement for a tea candle.

As always thank you for stopping by,