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.