Friday, July 11, 2014

CC3 Challenge #6 - Altered Burlap Panel Technique

Today I'm sharing my project for the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge (CC3C).  This week we are challenged to use Tim's Altered Burlap Panel Technique which is found on page 37.  We cannot describe the technique - as they want everyone to purchase their own copy of Tim's book.
 
When I first saw the challenge -  I decided I would like to make a memento for my friend, Flo, whose son just got married on July 6th.  I had taken just a few shots of the outdoor ceremony so I picked out a photo where you could see the bride and groom's faces looking toward the camera.  Here is how my panel started out as well as the photo that I printed on sticky back canvas and framed with Tim's Ornate Frame Die that cut from Grunge Board and embossed with Shabby White Frontage embossing powder.
and here is my finished Altered Burlap Panel hanging proudly on my door in the kitchen (for the moment!). I colored the Crinkle Ribbon with Squeezed Lemonade and Iced Spruce Distress inks - mixing them with water on my Nonstick Craft Mat and dragging the ribbon through the mix.  The wedding colors were yellow and grey (SO trendy!) so that was the mix I was trying to achieve.  I also rubbed Scattered Straw Distress paint over the frame, the photo, the Word Key and Chit Chat Stickers with my finger.  I knotted the ribbon to two Memo Pins that I just stuck into the folded burlap on the top of the panel.
I stapled a piece of Film Strip Ribbon across the top leaving the ends sticking over the edge a bit.  Then I layered an Adornment Arrow on top of it with Glue N Seal.  You can see the lovely texture on the frame a little better in this picture as well as the Heart Charm (that says Life Journey) tied to the Ring Fastener with a little piece of twine.  I ran a piece of Tissue Tape/Sketchbook across the panel above the key - but it's hard to make it out in the pictures!
This pic shows the side where I folded the Tissue Wrap Melange around the edges.  I like that finished look!
The Voyage sticker and map of Spain (where the couple went on their honeymoon!) tucked under the Word Key are Salvage Stickers - French Industrial.




Flo and Rob have invited Kent and I up to their camp on Lake Winnepesauke in New Hampshire for a couple of days next week - so I will be giving this to them as a thank you - I think they will like it as a special memento of Darren and Mary's wedding day!
I hope you will join in on this fun challenge using Tim's Altered Burlap Panel Technique.  The CC3C is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique this time and a $25 gift certificate will be awarded to one lucky randomly chosen winner! There's also a prize package from Tim and Mario awarded!


You will find the link and all instructions at the CC3 Challenge blog here.
 
Paper:  Grunge Board - Ranger, Sticky Back Canvas - Claudine Helmuth.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Squeezed Lemonade and Iced Spruce
Accessories:  Shabby White Frontage Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Glue N Seal, Glossy Accents - Ranger, foam dots, Idea-ology - Tissue Wrap/Melange, Crinkle Ribbon, Tissue Tape/Sketchbook, Film Strip Ribbon, Adornments/Arrows, Word Keys, Heart Charms, Chit Chat Stickers, Salvage Stickers/French Industrial, Memo Pins; Embossit Dabber - Ranger; Ornate Frame - Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix, Ranger Distress Marker - Pumice Stone, Ranger Distress Paint - Scattered Straw,  Burlap Panel 4" x 6" - Ranger.
 

19 comments:

Regina said...

This is one amazingly beautiful project, Julia!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

You've left me inspired! I love the way you've told the story of this happy couple. And I LoVE the way you used the memo pins to attach the ribbon. Brilliant!

Bonnie McLain said...

WOW Julia, I love this SWEET and thoughtful memory as a gift for this couple... and I love all the techniques you used on it... love it... and think I will have to use a few... Love the oval frame done this way... Thanks for your lovely comment too... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Deepti said...

Superb! I have been thinking of buying these burlap canvases, you gave me reason :)

Stacy Sheldon said...

I love that you wrapped the tissue around the sides and how you hung the ribbon for the hanger too Julia :)

Annette Allen said...

WOW this is incredible.. I love it

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous project for your friend Flo ... a lovely keepsake for her to treasure always. xx

Redanne said...

This is a beautiful gift and what a lovely way to commemorate the wedding Julia, I love the frame and all the wonderful embellies that you added. So, so beautiful. Hugs, Anne xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a beautiful gift and a wonderful remembrance! Fantastic work. Love the mix of elements you used.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

This is just fabulous! What a fine memento this will be for Flo!!

Anita Houston said...

What a beautiful photo! Love the key, and glittery frame! Thank you so much for playing along with us on the Altered Burlap Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Yvonne said...

What a special and beautiful gift! She is a lucky friend. Your art is gorgeous! Fabulous!!!

Mary Marsh said...

This turned out beautifully Julia-your mixed media work is always so amazing-your friends will just love this wedding memento-hope you enjoyed your time at their cabin

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh my gosh, what an amazing thank you gift!! Your friends are going to flip when they see this! Thanks so much for detailing your techniques. What a gorgeous piece from just burlap!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this wall hanging! This is something they will cherish forever, Julia!

Pauline said...

A gorgeous gift Julia, I love this fabulous wall hanger, it's beautiful and will be treasured for many years.

Marybeth said...

What a beautiful, burlap canvas handmade gift! I am sure this will be loved . Sound like it's going to be a wonderful time at the lake... enjoy, Julia!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful project Julia! Love the fancy frame! What an awesome gift! Surely your friend will treasure this keepsake!

butterfly said...

What a fab altered frame... romantic, vintage and so thoughtfully put together to create a really special memento for your friends.
Alison xx