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…
Now go visit the wonderful Curiosity Crew’s work to see how they showcased this final Challenge. And I guess it’s time to put a bug in Tim’s ear…time for Volume 4!