Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CC2C #28 (and #27, #26, and Creative Chemistry Nov!)

Finally, back in the CC2C Swing!  Even though I missed the last two, I still wanted to do the techniques, so I started planning 3 separate pieces.  Then with the #27 Challenge, I realized I could work this into the Creative Chemistry FB November challenge: Altered Metals. So then I decided to try to work all 3 CC2C’s into one as well, so here we are.  As a recap, Linda at Studio L3 has issued the following challenges for Tim Holtz’ Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2. 

#26: Crumpled Kraft Suede from Page 40, #27: Ink Palette: Alcohol Ink from page #52, and #28: Reflections Stamping from Page #65.

As you know, we can’t go into the details, as that just won’t be fair to Tim.  But I will say, the last step on the crumpled suede had me baffled, but then, the more I looked, the more I liked!!  Almost didn’t want to put anything on it!  The close up of the Holiday Muse Token shows the technique much better than the final photo. I used just the gold additive to the mini clip.   The deer underwent a few trials before I hit on an ink combo that was noticeable. Then I embossed with clear EP just to make it stand out a bit more.  The Holly sprig die was my latest superbuy from JoAnn’s. I used the shattered stains technique for those, with the addition of Fired Brick Stickles for the berries, as they just didn’t come out red enough.  Once again, the ribbon/bow addition befuddled me, ended up sticking it on with a mini pin. I really need to learn how to accessorize! LOL! 

So, all caught up, in one fashion or another.  I realize this isn’t the best showcase for altered metal, so I may give that a redo before the month is out. And while there isn’t much time left, do give the reflections stamping a go.  As a bonus, Simon Says Stamp is our sponsor this week, with a very useful GC. Come give it a try! Have a great week everyone.


  1. Lovely tag Kim. Isn't that faux suede wonderful?
    Liking the stamping on the reindeer too.

  2. Fantastic tag Kim! And I agree with you: This background, along with so many from Tim's techniques, seem too beautiful to embellish!

  3. Well done you on your tag and all those entries. I am so swamped with home and work stuff at the moment, I will resurface in DECEMBER I hope

  4. Fabulous way to combine all those fun techniques!


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