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.