Welcome to another installment of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Vol. 3, hosted by Linda at Studio L3. This is the ninth 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.Aside from a chance to win some swag from the Curiosity Crew, the InspirationEmporium has offered an extremely generous $50 Gift Certificate for all the odd numbered Challenges! So grab a copy, and join in to play!! All the deets are here, at Linda’s blog!
As if I need a reason!! When Linda announced the she was starting the challenge on the 3rd volume, I leafed through to see if I would need anything new. And since I didn't have any of these stamp/die sets, I went about acquiring one (the Birthday cupcake.) And of course I used it almost immediately. So then I felt guilty that it wouldn't be “new” for when the challenge came up…I know…such a freak!
As I also have some matching stamp/dies from Memory Box, I just have to say… Hallelujah! I am NOT a neat cutter, fussy or otherwise…Aligning the Framelits is a piece of cake and the Magnetic platform makes using these a breeze!
I used a background from our first challenge (yay me!) then built from there. Halfway though I thought it would make a better canvas than a card, as it seemed “heavy”, but I moved/removed some things, and I think it pulled together nicely-if still a bit busy for my normal card. On the lattice framework die, I first embossed the paper with the wood grain texture fade, using DI Walnut Ink on the “deep” side of the folder. I thought it’d be more noticeable but the frame is finer than I envisioned in my head.
So, there it is: the Framelits make cutting and layering components such a breeze, leaving time to actually work on composition! That’s a definition of a great tool! I hope even more sets are on their way.
There is still a week to check these out and join in; Stop at Linda’s to get all the details. Have a great week everyone.