Welcome to another installment of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Vol. 3, hosted by Linda at Studio L3. This is the Tenth 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, The Funky JunkieBoutique has offered an extremely generous $25 Gift Certificate for all the even numbered weeks! So grab a copy, and join in to play!! All the deets are here, at Linda’s blog!
I have been looking forward to this challenge since I bought the book, and knew we’d be doing the challenges. Then I opened the box. And Panicked…That is a big ol’ shiny clock sitting on the desk!
So all the Dreams of Possibility sorta became a mob scene and then sorta ran away… So after a week, I pulled up my big-girl panties and got down to business. First; pick a saying; one that will actually fit. As it’s not totally readable, I chose “God gave us memories so that we may have Roses in December” by J. M Barrie. So next; make the roses (look--so much better than our first challenge!…Oh, and I wanted the trellis….ok, on a roll now! Didn't want the clock shiny; so I painted it with Distress Antique Linen; to look like that frosty enamel pans my Grandmother had (ok, looked good until the end; now I hate it; so it will be painted again at a later date)
I wanted the trellis to stand off the back; I thought my system was brilliant!! Didn't want to paint the inside, and to cover up the screws, yup, Wallflower Paper Pack to the rescue…still seemed like everything was going to fit…Then I realize just how deep that little clock is!!! So roses fill up the front, but not the pretty ones that were already glued to the trellis. And the Memory Box Butterfly; it is literally glued by a wing and a prayer to sit up front…just a dab of a hot glue gun on the edge of the wing…
And now that it’s done; I want more to do the beach motif; the Christmas Motif; a flight motif…Yeah, now that the clock (he he) is off, I get ideas… I do like the butterfly outside; but it needs something else…maybe I’ll add some trailing roses after I repaint it.