It's time again for another great Compendium of Curiosities Challenge.
The Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge hosted by our lovely hostess Linda Ledbetter on her blog. Each challenge comes from the wonderful book "A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III" featuring amazing products and techniques by non-other than Tim Holtz.
Join us with your creation based on the featured technique and your project could win you an awesome prize pack from Tim and Mario and you also have a chance to win the random draw from our generous sponsor this time: The Funkie Junkie Boutique. All the details, rules and links are at the end of my post so be sure to keep reading all the way through.
Today's challenge can be found on page 51 in the book, and it's called "Remnant Rub Resist." The Curiosity Crew is here to provide some inspiration to help kick-start your creativity. My creation is a simple card with a mixed media feel. I am also planning some art journal pages, which would be perfect with this fun technique.
My card measures 4 1/2" x 6 1/4" and features some new Tim goodies, like Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Perspective stamp set and Watercolor stamp set.
Here's the technique using a mix of several packages of Remnant Rubs. The colors are Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, and Broken China.
(I failed to photograph the step where I stamped some butterflies onto my technique base, but you'll see it in the next photo.) Here, I stamped some images from the two stamp sets using black archival ink onto Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock, then colored them with Distress Markers and the water brush.
I folded the butterfly's wings slightly for dimension and attached her to the card. I cut the stamped phrase with my scissors in a free form way, sort of following the flow of the watercolors. I mounted this unit to black textured cardstock after punching a border at the bottom. Then mounted it all to some juniper cardstock. Finally, I added some Industrious Stickers to the top corners and along the bottom.
I grabbed some scrap pieces of manila tag and inked one with a combination of Abandoned Coral and Barn Door. The other is with Cracked Pistachio and Mown Lawn.
Then die cut each. Tattered Flower Garden and Spring Greenery.
After inking their edges slightly, I attached them to my card. I popped on some pink glitter gems in the flowers' centers to tie in with the colors in the watercolor butterfly.
Here's another look at the completed card.
Now it's YOUR turn. I hope you join us in the fun with this easy and impressive technique.
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You can find all the CC3 Challenge details and FAQs here. The lovely Linda Ledbetter is our hostess of this fun series of challenges, and all you have to do to participate is create your project, and upload to her site. Be sure, though, to read through all the FAQs so you're eligible to win...
We're working our way through this fantastic book of techniques and tips, and challenging you to join in the fun. This round's challenge is sponsored by the great folks at The Funkie Junkie Boutique who have a fabulous gift voucher to give away to one lucky random winner. Also, the Curiosity Crew's Choice scores a giant prize pack of goodies straight from Tim and Mario!