Saturday, June 20, 2015

Layering Stencil: Paint Resist

Challenge Number 31 - only three more to go!  The official countdown has begun!  It's never too late to join us, we would love to see your work!  I hope everyone has Tim's fabulous book, Compendium of Curiosities III, however, you may still order it here.  Tim and Mario also have yet another incredible prize package awaiting the Curiosity Crew choice winner!  It could be you!

This challenge is sponsored by the generous folks at the Inspiration Emporium.  They will be providing a $50.00 shopping spree for one lucky randomly chose winner!

Now for the challenge..head on over to page 47 of Tim's book, study the technique and enter to win!
Here is my project:

I decided to create a box to hold some of my stash as I seem to have so much of it - it's addicting!  I started with a paper mache box that I painted with Seedless Preserves Distress Paints.  I only added the paint to the edges of the sides and top of the box.

I painted the box inside as well as the lid inside and outside edges.

Next I applied the technique to five card stock pieces, one for the lid and 4 for the box sides.  I can't tell you how it was done, however, I can tell you I used Tim's Wildflower,  Flourish, Traveler and Bubble Layering Stencils.  I also  used Seedless Preserves Paint and Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Seedless Preserves and Peacock Feather Distress inks.

I then adhered all of the panels to the box and finished the box by adding one of Tim's Idea-ology Curio Knobs to the box lid.  Finally, I added some butterflies from B Line Designs to all the panels.  Here again is the finished project:

Now that you have seen my project, head on over to Linda Ledbetter's site here.  You will find all the rules for participating - hope to see your projects there!


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Faux Cracked Glass

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the 30th CC3 Challenge - only 4 more to go!  I don't know about you, but I don't want the challenges to end - they are too much fun!

This time around the Challenge is sponsored by the lovely Linda at The Funkie Junkie who has a $25.00 gift certificate to use in her store to one randomly selected winner!  Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, Tim and Mario also have yet another fabulous prize package for the winner of this "Cracked Glass" challenge!  Remember, you have to play to win - that's not hard, is it?  You will love this challenge!

Without further ado, here is the project I created for this 30th challenge:

I have had this frame laying around for quite awhile.  I knew that I would find just the right project for it and this is it!  I apologize for not taking e a photo of the frame before I started decorating it.  The only thing on the frame to begin with was the wood mat and the netting on the bottom and right sides with the starfish and a couple of shells.

I added everything else to the frame, including the focus of this challenge, the bottles.  Here is a close up of the bottles after the technique was applied:

I created a small tied "letter" to place in one of the bottles and poured some sand into the second bottle.  I also used the technique for a third tiny bottle which I placed on the right side of the frame in the netting:

I die cut several seahorses and a sand dollar to add to the frame mat.  I thought it would be fun to use Tims technique used on his July 2014 tag as it was a bit similar in some ways to the faux cracked glass.  You can see the sea horse in the above photo as well.

Here is the seahorse on the opposite side.  Both of them are wrapped around sea grass and coral created with Tim's Sizzix alterations Spring Greenery dies:

I created the picture to place in the frame by using B Line Designs' wonderful The Charlotte stamp.  I colored the sails with Antique Linen Distress Ink, the ship body with Gathered Twigs and the water with Faded Jeans using a watercolor technique.  Then I pulled out my colored pencils and added detail to the water, then creating my own "ocean" all the way down to the bottom.  I used chalks and a stencil to add clouds to the top.  

I stamped B Line's Captain Ron on a scrap of cream card stock and colored him with my pencils as well.  The image was cut out and adhered to the top of the glass using foam tape.

I also added some netting on the upper and left hand sides of the frame to balance the composition.  The netting was a bit dark, so my Antique Linen Distress Paint came to the rescue!  Worked like a charm to lighten up the color!

To finish the piece I adhered the bottles to the frame along with a larger scalloped shell at the bottom. I die cut the word "expedition" from Tim's Sizzix Thinlits Adventure set and glued it to the top of the wood mat.

To join us for this challenge, head on over to Page 54 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III book - still available here.  Then create your own piece of faux cracked glass and enter it.  Linda Ledbetter has all the info on how to play along with us on her site here.  Make sure to read the rules and have fun!

Happy creating!