Tuesday, 12 June 2012

CC2C - challenge 9

This week's technique challenge from Linda over at Studio L3 using Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities vol II page 35 uses Tim's idea-ology Pocket Watch frame.  If you've got Tim's book, you'll see yet more ideas on pages 14, 23, 70, 74 & 75!  - so loads of inspiration!! This week's sponsor is the online shop Simon Says Stamp.

It really was quite a challenge (!) deciding what to do in this small (but perfectly formed!) space!!  Lots & lots of ideas, (even more now I've finished it! - see below*).  I wanted the piece to be bright & cheerful, so I pieced the background from scraps of stamped & coloured card from another project (I'd used a Dyan Reaveley background stamp & Dylusions sprays).  And I cut out the butterflies from an embossed and alcohol-inked piece of packaging which I'd experimented with (but not used) for last week's challenge... I attached the butterflies to the upper part of the frame, to add a bit more dimension.  I like the way you can see through the butterflies to the background! A couple more bits, & it was done!
*I loved doing this challenge, I think the pocket watch frames could become very addictive!!

Back soon!  Kay


  1. Very interesting, is that gel?

    1. No, they're acetate from packaging, embossed & then cut out, alcohol-inked on the back...

  2. Oh This is sooo pretty Kay. Liking those flutterbies - one can never have too many flutterbies!