Hello and welcome to our 9th challenge from the pages of The Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3. Honestly, you all blew us away last week with the Faded Layers challenge. WOW.
The new challenge focuses on Stamps & Framelits (pg 63 of Tim’s book). You’ll find all the information for Challenge #9 ~ Stamps & Framelits ~ on Linda’s CC3C blog.
We are sponsored this week by Inspiration Emporium. They’ve donated a $50 gift certificate to their store! Just be sure to take a moment to read the FAQs on Linda’s blog so you will be in the running for the amazing prizes.
I started out in paper crafting as a scrapbooker 15 years ago, but I only scrap about 5-10% of the time these days. There are only so many hours in the day and I give mine to art journaling and mixed media. But I still really like scrapping, especially when I have a special pic to play with… this one of my hubby over the summer makes me grin. He was making eye contact with me in one of those parents-will-get-it-eye-rolling-moments that sometimes occur when with one’s offspring. (Shhhhhh).
I wanted to keep the emphasis on the photo, but I wanted to alter the paper to make it my own. This paper is from 7 Dots Studio’s Nature Collection (beautiful line with lots of coordinated pieces). Here I’ve stamped and diecut several of the images from the Compass Blueprint set and inked them up with some Vintage Photo distress ink to go along with my sepia photograph.
The Stamps & Framelits work so easily. Just stamp on your desired paper and place the metal framelit on top of the stamped image. Run it through your diecutting machine and you have the perfect cut, without using scissors. Quick and easy!
I used stickers from the Nature Walk collection as well as one of Tim’s Artful Arrows dies and the Stamps/Framelits for embellishments. Also some Idea-ology gears and more stenciling with the VP distress ink.
Besides the wonderful IE gift certificate, there are additional prizes donated by Tim and Mario. Honestly the prize packages have been crazy generous. You’ve got to be in it, to win it!
Maybe I’m teaching near you some day too? I’ve just added 3 new locations to my 2015 schedule – details coming soon!