Tuesday, August 11, 2015

CC3C # 34! The Final Challenge

First I want to thank Linda and the Curiosity Crew for a wonderful 64 weeks!  It takes a lot of work and commitment to keep anything going that long, And they kept the creativity and excitement going at 100%.  I also want to thank the sponsors, Funky Junkie Boutique and Inspiration Emporium for their wonderful donations-because who doesn’t want a chance to win a free shopping spree?  And of course (sounding like an Oscar speech!) to Tim and Mario for their generosity of swag as well.

Now, welcome to the final installment ­ of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Vol. 3, hosted by Linda at Studio L3.  This is the Thirty-fourth 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, TheFunky Junkie Boutique 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, atLinda’s blog!  So, on to: CC3C #34 Layering Stencil: Monoprint  Page 48

 Finally, to my attempt.  Maybe it was the pressure of wanting to really rock this last challenge; maybe my muse simply took a vacation; either way, my first attempt was one hot mess! I used the small Dylusion’s Journal.  Maybe this stencil was too detailed? Colors just wrong?   Either way, I just couldn’t use that for my final entry in the Challenge.  So I tried again…using the Distress Paint this time.  Better, but still a mess; the leaves don’t stand out like I thought. So with my extremely limited time running out, I decided one last attempt...on a traditional tag.

This worked!  I used Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves on the tag. And as it worked so well, I knew as soon as the stamp touched the paper that I should have changed ink and embossed it to get it to stand out…a well.  The birdy has been hanging on my desk for a little bit; so I finally got to play with my new dies, and boy does that make it easy (Sorry Yvonne…I’m so not a fussy cutter!)

And just ‘cause…here are the two journal attempts.  Ah well…


  1. Kim your final entry is wonderful! I happen to love purple and you nailed the monoprint technique! Well done! I really like the journal pages as well - very nice! Thanks so much for joining us for all of these fun challenges and, of course, for that wonderful Oscar speech!

  2. Kim...your monoprint background on your tag is amazing! I have to admit that I am not particularly a purple person but your background really won me over! Beautiful flourishes in the manilla tag base mixed with the purple really are a lovely combination. And...I think you are being too hard on yourself regarding your "hot mess" journal pages. I think they are good! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us through these CC3 challenges. It's been so nice to get to know you and your art through them. And thank you for your always lovely comments! <3 Candy

  3. It sure did work, good job. Way to keep after it till you find your peace. Has it really been 64 weeks?? I need to go lay down. I truly appreciate all of your art and your heart and really enjoying this journey with us. Hope we'll keep creating together!!

  4. WOW...you've done so much, and I totally understand not rocking something the first time...lol! Great tag and great journal spreads! Thanks for joining us on the last challenge at CC3C, and love that Oscaresque speech!!!

  5. Perseverance paid off! And beautifully. This is exactly what these challenge are about. Exploring, experimenting, and discovering. Your tag is wonderful!! Thank you for playing along with us and for your kind words along the way. It's been great fun!

  6. holy moly! you did a lot of work here! THank you for playing along with us at CC3C! It's been a fun journey!


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