Tuesday, June 17, 2014

CC#3C Layering Stencil Texture Paste

Wow, here we are entering phase four of the CC#3Challenge: Layering Stencil
Texture Paste on page 49 of Tim's Book Curoisity of Compodiums #3. This books rock
so if you don't own it yet you can still purchase directly from Tim or Instant Emporium
or the lovely Funkie Junkie Boutique. The Funkie Junkie Boutique sponsors this
current challenge. All of the ladies on the CC Crew make great pieces for this
challenge as well.

Everyone rocked the last challenge with great diversified enteries. I wanted to do
something outside of the box that would give me some room to play and create.
I used a flat paint board I had on hand that measure 12 x 9 inches. I used Wendy
Vecchi's embossing paste on the background for texture. I used Tim Holtz Stencils,
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, a Variation of colored Sprays to acheive the
background effects. I used the following Distress Inks by Tim Holtz: Mustard
Seed, Tea Dye, Spiced Marmalade, & Vintage Photo. I also used Distressed
Stains that were mixed into my embossing paste on the Sun Stencil, and Honeycomb
Stencil. I used Spiced Marmalade, & Wild Honey by Tim Holtz.  I also used
some Distress Crackle.

For my background I used Tattered Angel, Two by Recollections & Color Bloom
by Prima. I also used Two Adirondack sprays on the background.
I used layering Stencils effects, and Embossing Stencils effects. I used Sunflowers in the
background I had photographed over the previous summer. I cut them out to
add color. The flowers and bird in the background is from Tim Holtz Wallflowers
Papers. The little girl is from Found Relatives by Tim Holtz. The words that
create the verse in the Sun Rays are Tiny Text by Cosmo Cricket. The Butterflys
are rub ons from 7Gypsies. Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap Melange.

To cover the images and background I used Wendy Vecchi's Translucent Embossing


In the final note of this piece I had intended to add the word: Grateful, I embossed
each individual letter and used black archival ink to color over.

Thank you for taking a peek!
Happy Trails,


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jan Bianchi Faux Roses CC#3C

Wow, here we are already into the #3rd challenge for the Compodium
Curiosity Challenges hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter and the #CC Crew. 
This challenge is on Faux Roses which can be found on page 65 of Tim's new
book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III. This challenge is also being
sponsored by the Inspiration Emporium. And there will be a generous gift
for the winner from Tim and Mario.

I used a Tim Holtz Clock which I altered. I used Dina Wakely's Gesso.
Recollections Spray Ink Yellow Shimmer & Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mustard,
and Gold. I used a sheet of Once Upon A Time paper I had from Graphic 45.
The small lamp inside is from Tim Holtz Mini Lamp.
I used Once Upon a Springtime by G45 that I had been saving.
I had cut the rabbit figures, fairies, and small figure about the top of clock.
I burnt the edges on the small posting that reads, Once Upon a Springtime. 
The face of the clock on the backing I download as a freebie.
I added green moss to the bottom of the inside of the clock.
I used Kraft-Core Shattered Collection papers for my roses and foliage.
I also used Crinoline for the added layer on the foliage to add dimension.
They were colored with a variation of Tim Holtz Distress Paints.
Rangers Embossing Antiquities Frosted Crystal with Distress Stickles Dry Glitter
was also used on the roses.
I used Black Soot Distress Paint of the edges of the Bunnies and Fairies.
Sand Paper, and Dina Wakely's Crackle Texture Paste.
And of course I used the Tattered Pinecone Die Cut from Tim Holtz
for my roses. Have to say, I loved making them.
The little blue bird emblellish and butterfly I had.
The theme was for a fun whimscal feel to the piece.
Matte Modge Podge.

Enjoy the Journey!