I'm happy it's another Compendium of Curiosities Challenge today. I learn so much every time I do one of these challenges. I hope YOU are joining along too. The current challenge is "Frameworks" and can be found on page 64 in the book A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III.
The Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge is 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: Inspiration Emporium. That's a whopping $50 gift certificate! All the details, rules and links are at the end of my post so be sure to keep reading all the way through.
My creation this time is a tag with a French twist, and features the Courtyard frameworks die, which I acquired as a gift from Tim and Mario. How nice was that? They were kind enough to send a package to each of the Compendium Crew a few months back to help us out a bit. So generous!!
Let me take you through my steps. I began with a regular manila tag and dipped it into Distress Stains on my non-stick craft sheet. I used the new Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China and Cracked Pistachio.
I swirled some Bundled Sage Distress Ink into the open areas, then inked my outer edges with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain (my favorite 1-2 punch). A final spritz-and-flick with water and then I heat set it.
I don't know how the spritz-and-flick trick never ceases to amaze me. Just so cool.
I created a stencil from the Courtyard frameworks die from a piece of Mask Sheet and swirled some Mermaid Lagoon onto my tag through it.
From the Paris Memoir stamp set, I stamped several images with Black archival ink.
I grabbed an old favorite paper collection "Lost & Found" and cut out a clock face. From the floral paper, I die cut the frameworks die again, popping out the center pieces and adhered the frames to my tag in different areas.
After coloring the Industrious Sticker border with alcohol inks, I adhered it across the bottom of the tag.
I used the Adirondack pen with Red Pepper and Mushroom alcohol inks.
From the Expedition ephemera pack, I cut apart Special Delivery and adhered it over the clock, then cut apart the April calendar from Lost & Found and, after crinkling it up a bit and inking the edges, adhered it to the lower right of the tag.
After coloring some crinkle ribbon with Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Stains, I inserted a Wire Pin through the knot and attached an Eiffel Tower charm from the craft store. I painted the fleur-de-lis charm from the Adornments pack with Abandoned Coral and Festive Berries Distress Paints. Once the paint was dry, I tapped some Mushroom alcohol ink over the top, then finished it off with some Glossy Accents.
The arrow has been colored with alcohol inks as well.
Finally, I added Pour Vous (For You) to the bottom of my tag with Label Letters.
Here's a look at my tag again. Now it's YOUR turn. Grab your favorite frameworks die and try something fun!
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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 Inspiration Emporium 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!
And don't forget, you can find many of these great products I've used today at Inspiration Emporium's online store.