Tuesday, 6 May 2014

CC3 - Challenge 1

It's time for the next round of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities challenges, this time using volume iii of his book, hosted by Linda Ledbetter at Studio L3.  This first challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium.  This time round, Linda has got together a team of very talented crafters to give us even more inspiration, so there's lots of loveliness for this first challenge!

The first technique is from page 43 in the book (sorry, can't share the technique, but it uses distress paints!)...

I tried the technique on a tag first, & then, with different colours (rusty hinge, peacock feathers & seedless preserves) on a mini (2 3/4" canvas).  A very different effect!

Can you see the heart?  When I'd done the canvas background I saw a heart shape (very faint!) - how's that for 'serendipity'!  So I decided to 'enhance' the heart - I cut a mask & stamped with Versamark, & added Ranger's Frosted Crystal embossing powder.  I used the 'positive' heart to mask it whilst I stamped (with picket fence distress stain) around the edges & used a white gel pen to edge the heart, along with a black pen, & I finally added a couple of rub-ons from Tim's botanical remnant rubs...  

And what about the tag?  I completed the background... & added picket fence distress stain stamping as before...

I decided to complete it with just simple stamping in black archival, with edges distressed with picket fence distress stain ...

Back soon!     Kay


  1. Love it! Such fab colours!

  2. Love that you did both, and I totally saw the heart! Love the colors you used as well! Fabulous work! So glad you joined us for the first challenge at CC3 Challenge!!!

  3. Hi Kay. Your projects for our marbled challenge are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us! Your tag is so pretty...love the marbled background and the black stamping of the dragonflies and birds. Your little canvas has such a cool washed look! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy