Welcome once again to another fabulous Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge. We're already on the 19th challenge in the series, and it's called "Frayed Fabric." It can be found on page 66 in the Compendium of Curiosities III book by non-other than Tim Holtz.
You can find the current challenge on our lovely host, Linda Ledbetter's, blog and join in the fun. There are prizes to be won and inspiration to be had. You can read all the details at the end of my post today.
Okay, let's get started. Usually I post a full tutorial on every project I submit in these challenges, however since I'll be teaching this one as a class I must refrain. It's a pretty straightforward deal though, as you'll see. My project is an 8" x 8" display frame with a sewing theme. Lots of Tim goodies on this one, plus some nice finds from my local craft store too.
Here's a close-up look at the featured technique before I adhered it into my frame. I used the Eclectic Elements fabric by Tim Holtz called French Script. I followed Tim's technique and then inked the frayed edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I added another frayed fabric element with this heart. The cute brass hanger is from Joann's.
Baubles, a hanger, heart charm, and a clear fragment serve as nice embellishments with my sewing theme.
The brass spools I found at Michael's. I mixed together some of Tim's buttons with some random vintage-style ones in my stash. I recently purchased the Sewing Edge die while Sizzix had a holiday clearance. I've always wanted it, and took advantage of the sale.
Ruler ribbon works perfectly with the theme, don't you think? The bingo piece has been colored with a black Sharpie marker.
This photo makes the dress form appear slightly purple, but I assure you it's not. I did Tim's Shabby Chic technique from his Creative Chemistry 102 online course. It's more of an off-white and black combination. (Must be my lighting making it look purplish.) I used the Distressed Doily die behind the dress form with ink-distressed edges.
Here's another look at my finished project. It was so much fun to make, and I might even add some flowers to the frame. It's hard to stop.
I can't wait to see what YOU create with this challenge!
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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 these great products I've used today at Inspiration Emporium's online store.