Happy New Year, everyone! I can't believe I am sharing the 19th CC3 Challenge, Frayed Fabric, with all of you! Somehow I managed to get it done even though I had company for the holidays. Here it is:
I will confess that I had never used Tim's Eclectic Elements Fabric before. However, I LOVED the finished product! The fabric is such good quality which made it so easy to work with.
I wanted a "natural" look to this project so I decided that a burlap panel was in order to use with the fabric (LOVE Tim's burlap panels). I also wanted to keep it simple. I referred to the technique found on Page 66 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosity III book and followed the instructions to create the fabric background. I used the Eclectic Elements Timepieces Neutral fabric.
This piece is dedicated to my father, so I copied his high school graduation photo which I adhered to a slightly larger black mat and then to the fabric. It started out like this:
My grandparents had very little money (remember the piece I did with the imaginary Paris honeymoon? - that's them), and my father had a dream to be a dentist. Without any money or emotional support, he set out to make his dream come true. After much sacrifice, he did indeed graduate from the University of Washington with a degree in Dentistry and was a Navy dentist for many years.
I used the Alpha Part - Remember and backed it with a piece of red card stock. I then poked a hole in the card stock below the "R" and threaded through a piece of thin jute . The other end of the jute was used to attach a Philosphy Tag that says "Journey". I wanted my Dad to remember this journey he was on as his accomplishment is a source of great pride, as it should be.
I loved the expression "Dare to Dream" from Tim's Simple Sayings set, so I stamped it on a piece of extra cream card stock, inked around the edges with Fired Brick Distress ink and adhered it to the piece. I also used Alpha Tiles to spell out "D A D". A Word Band which says "Life is about creating yourself" was threaded through a piece of natural trim, a pen nib (representing his studies) was added to the upper right portion of his photo and finally a metal Timepiece with game spinners attached was adhered over a piece from the Thrift Shop Ephemera pack. I used Fired Brick Paint to highlight the words on the Philosophy Tag and the Word Band and also on the metal timepiece to add some color.
Here's one last look at the finished project.
There you have it! I truly hope you will participate in this fun challenge. Whether you are new to this challenge or have participated before, we would love to see your work! You can still order your very own copy of Tim's book here and you will find this particular challenge technique on page 66. Then head on over to Linda Ledbetter's site to get all the information you need about participating, including all the rules.
This challenge is generously sponsored by the Inspiration Emporium. One lucky randomly chosen winner will win a $50.00 shopping spree to their site. A fabulous prize package generously provided by Tim and Mario will be presented to the winner of this challenge as chosen by the Curiosity Crew. Good luck to all of you!
All the best