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!