Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Challenge 2fer! CC3C #3 and May's ePlay Challenge

Welcome to another installment of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Vol. 3, hosted by Linda at Studio L3.  This is the third challenge in where we work through the techniques of Tim Holtz from, you guessed it…his 3rd Volume of the Compendium of Curiosities!!  As in the past challenges, we can’t give details on the challenge, so don’t ask, but do go get your own copy of Tim’s fabulous book.  Also, Inspiration Emporium has offered an extremely generous $50 Gift Certificate for all the odd numbered weeks! So grab a copy, and join in to play!!  All the deets are here, at Linda’s blog!

Week #3: Page 65 Faux Tea Roses

OK…I've had the tattered pine cone die pretty much since it came out…watched Tim on a video..and still hadn't tried making either the pine come or rose.  You see, I had failed miserably with the layered rose using the Sizzix Flower #5 die…and  yes, its only paper, and yes, given that I spent years practicing for 7 hours a day..one would think I’d jump in and give it a go..and finally, with this week, I did.  It wasn't pretty!!  Rolled a 20 on my dexterity roll…(ohh, gamer speak)  broke 4 toothpicks (ok, cheap flat ones, no good for making Galumpkis either!) and at one point had tears rolling down my cheeks I was laughing so hard…and no…only ice tea on my desk; .maybe that was the problem…but Finally!! One sorta fell into place…Next one went a little better; only lost one petal portion.  And then Miracle!! A bouquet of roses! (And if you follow me on Instagram..yes, it took 2 hours!)  I spritzed them with Perfect Pearls to shine them up, considered using Goosebumps spray too make water droplets…thankfully reconsidered, but then didn't know what to do with them.

Aha!  On my side desk is a small canvas piece I was working on using stencils for the monthly ePlaychallenge on the eclectic Paperie blog.  I had a spare bird and cage cut out from last week’s challenge, and the rest fell together nicely.  Now…for all you canvas users out there…how do you hang them? This is a panel, so no place to screw in mounting brackets; I don’t want to frame it.  So any thoughts will be most appreciated. 
So, if I can do this; you can! There is still some time.  Grab a copy of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3, and join in! 


  1. Yay Kim!! for hanging tough and not letting those roses beat you! A couple of tries and you can get the hang of it, which you surely did. Your tea roses are beautiful!

  2. What a pretty canvas and beautiful faux tea roses! Some papers work better than others with the die - I agree! thanks for joining in on the ePlay challenge as well!

  3. Your multi hued roses are wonderful! Love the brightness and happiness of the this tag!

  4. Hi Kim. Your project for CC3C is beautiful! Your roses turned out beautifully! Way to hang in there! The next ones will be easier and easier. I love how you created the varying hues in them. Your project is so pretty! Great use of Tim's die cuts. Thanks for playing along with us at CC3C and thank you for the very nice comment you left on my blog. <3 Candy

  5. Love your creation... the roses are so worth keeping on with them aren't they! Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

  6. Bootiful Honey. Love those roses - worth every minute.
    How about some round the door? Haa Haa!

  7. Pretty, pretty, PRETTY! Love those roses with textured papers. Such great color selections. Thanks for playing along in the CC3 Challenge.

  8. All that hard work on your flowers, and they have paid off! They look amazing!!! Before I read your post, I flitted through to see your pics, and I thought, "Wow! I need to make my flowers look like that!" So see, you're an expert now! :D
    Your stencil work is awesome and I'm so glad this project came together so well for you! The bird cage was a perfect addition!!!!
    Thank you SO much for playing in our ePlay stencil challenge!!!

  9. Awwww, Don't be so hard on yourself - all that practice paid off. your roses are very pretty!

  10. LOVE your BG stenciling and your roses are so Pretty! THX for playing with us at the ePlay stencil challenge!
    Sue Lelli


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