Hello and welcome to our 3rd challenge from The Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3. We were all amazed by the creative entries for Challenge #2 — thank you so much — winners will be announced on Tuesday! This third challenge focuses on Faux Tea Roses (pg 65 of Tim’s book). You’ll find all the information for Challenge #3 ~ Faux Tea Roses ~ on Linda’s CC3C blog. I made a super huge tag that I think I’ll mount on a skinny canvas.
I had thought I would emboss and layer a number of textures on one giant tag, but then I liked the large one itself as is and didn’t want to cover it up.
After diecutting my flowers and embossing them with different Sizzix Texture Fades,I colored them with several colors of PaperArtsy’s Treasure Gold.
I colored the tag with a combination of Distress Stains and Distress Inks. I added some of Tim’s Remnant Rubs and used the Tiny Attacher to staple the greenery on, since I knew the flowers would hide the staples. Not sure if you can see clearly but right above the stapler one of the flowers is turned upside down and you can see I’ve attached a paper punch circle to the base. I find this to be the easiest way to hold the flowers together… after assembling them, I put a dab of hot glue onto a paper circle and then push the assembled flower right into the hot glue. This also helps them sit flat on the project.
I dry embossed the delicate phrase with about half a dozen pieces of printed paper scraps behind it. This helps keep it from tearing as all those scraps absorb some of the embossing pressure.
I used my jet black archival ink pad directly on top of some of the raised areas.
Then I came back in with a bit more of the Treasure Gold and added some shine here and there.
I also added one of Tim’s idealogy metal arrows, as it complemented the Remnant Rub arrows up above. I used fabric paint for the flower centers and attached them, again with hot glue.
And don’t forget the prizes! We are sponsored alternate weeks by Inspiration Emporium and The Funkie Junkie Boutique but wait… there’s more… Tim and Mario have also sent Linda a huge box of goodies for giveaways to challenge participants. I’m thinking there’s a lot of loot at stake… here’s the amazing prize that is going to one lucky winner from Challenge #2:
I also wanted to mention I’ll be teaching in September for the first time at Kept Creations, a wonderful store in Whitman, MA. It’ll be the weekend of September 20-21 with details to come soon.
Hope you’ll join us this week at CC3C. Just visit Linda Ledbetter’s blog to see the rules and FAQs. Thanks for the visit!