Friday, August 29, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge 9: Fun with Framelits

Welcome. We are now on challenge 9 of the Compendium of Curiosities III challenge blog set up at the fab Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 blog. This challenge focuses on Tim's amazing Framelit Stamp and Die Cut sets. These are so fun and very versatile. As with all of the odd numbered challenges this one is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium.
One lucky player will also be chosen by the always inspirational and incredibly talented Curiosity Crew to receive an awesome bag of goodies donated by none other then Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi. I've said it before and I'll say it again, grab your copy of Compendium of Curiosities III open up to page 63 and get your crafty craft on!
So it's a wonder that this project got made at all, with the end of summer and the start of school coming, things are just insane...poor craft corner is feeling some serious neglect. But somehow I have managed to keep up and complete at least one project for all of the challenges thus far...yay! I used Tim's Silhouette Framelits set on the Wallflower Vellum and embossed it with Distress Embossing Ink and Ranger Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder. You can't tell all that well in the photos, but this ended up being really cool, the embossing ink on the vellum with the fine embossing powder created these kind of pits in the image, like old enamel. It really is a neat effect that I am definitely going to experiment more with later. As I was severely short on time time for this challenge I decided to make a card for my sister. She just had her first baby. It is an amazingly beautiful thing to see my baby sister coming into her own as a mother. Tim's word band "Life is about Creating Yourself" is absolutely perfect for the sentiment on this card.

Well I hope you enjoyed your stop over here at My Altered Life, until next time, keep it crafty😉

CCIII Challenge 9
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic: Use a craft item you haven't used before 
(I used two items I hadn't used before 1) The Silhouette framelits set from Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations and 2) Vellum from Tim Holtz's Thrift Shop Ephemera pack and Wallflower vellum paperstack)


  1. Beautiful! Love that frame! Great vintage feel as well! Thanks so much for playing along with us on this Stamps & Framelits challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  2. Julia....really pretty card! I love the paper layers and the torn, distress edges! Your framelits ornate frame and silhouette head in the center is such a nice focal point. I really like the woven ribbon and the word band across the bottom. Such a fitting sentiment for the silhouette. Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. Gorgeous, beautiful card, love how the silhouette looks like a cameo.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us over at Craft for the Craic.
    DT Katya x