Monday, May 26, 2014

CC3C #3: Faux Tea Roses

Welcome back my crafty cohorts. So I have been seriously neglecting my craft corner lately, but I had to whip something up for the Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge blog set up by Linda Ledbetter, which you can find here. If you haven't hopped over there to check out the amazing art that is being done you are missing out, absolutely incredible stuff! Linda and the Curiosity Crew are genius artists and I am seriously serious about checking out their blogs, they're a treasure trove of inspiration. Anyhoo, back to challenge #3; this time we are using Tim's faux tea rose technique. This is a super awesome technique that uses his Sizzix Tattered Pinecone die. It is just another example of the versatility that all of Tim's products have and the thought he puts into his designing. This technique can be found on page 65 of CC3. This challenge is being sponsored by Imagination Emporium who is generously contributing a $50.00 gift certificate to one lucky winner. This is another amazing site that you all should check out. Also, some lucky crafter will be receiving a goodie bag of swag donated by none other than the dynamic duo themselves, yes I'm talking about Tim Holtz and Mr Mario Rossi. So, onto my piece; I decided to make a jumbo tag. I used distress ink in Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough, Seedless Preserves, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain to create a blended background. I also used a bit of stenciling with the honeycomb stencil and then did some stamping with picket fence distress paint. Once the background was finishes I sprayed some perfect pearls in perfect pearl over the top and set it aside. I made my roses out of Kraft core Coordinations paper, I then used the scraps to make some butterflies with Tim's Butterfly Frenzy Sizzix die (I love these little things...they can be a bit of a pain because they are so tiny, but holy smokes are they ever cute). I decided my background needed something so I cut up some grungeboard using the new honeycomb die and painted it with the picket fence distress paint. I then inked up some of the pieces with matching distress ink. I used rock candy distress stickles and rock candy distress glitter to bling them up a bit before gluing them in place. I glued down my roses and the butterflies and had a big empty spot, so I made a vase and filled it with some metal fibers, I added some chit chat stickers to one of the fibers and called it good. I love working with Tim Holtz products, as I mentioned above they are so versatile and super easy to mix and match. I really liked making this tag, it was completely unplanned and although there are a couple of things that definitely didn't turn out as well as I wanted them to, overall I'll call this one a win. Also, I ended up using a bunch of older "Tim-niques" and that's always a good time. So here ya go, enjoy the pics, and remember, if you'd like to play along hop over to Linda's CC3C Blog 

Thanks again for stopping by, hope to 'see' you again soon, till then, stay crafty...