Thursday, August 21, 2014

CC3C#9 - Stamps and Framelits - Be Thankful

I've got a two-fer today -  I'm joining in the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #9 -  Stamps and Framelits -  and also posting my project over at the eclectic Paperie Blog.
We can't describe the technique - but you'll find it in Tim's Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 Page 63.  The CC3C rules require that we all work from our own copies of Tim's book.  So I will share lots of photos and describe the other techniques that I used on my large 6" x6" card/panel today.

 First I used Tim's technique on my Acorn Blue Print Framelit stamp and die set.
 Then I created the card base using a piece of basket weave DP from Tim's Paper Stash/Destinations,  Honeycomb die and Arch Frame die.  I sponged the honeycomb with Wild Honey Distress Ink, covered it with Glue N Seal and then poured Mustard Seed Distress Glitter over it.  After it dried I rubbed over it with my finger and then sponged over it with Frayed Burlap and Wild Honey ink.
I tied a knot of Linen Ribbon sponged with Wild Honey through the honeycomb.  I inked a metal foliage with Archival Orange Blossom and Potting Soil then rubbed some Rusty Hinge Distress paint over it and dried it with a heat tool.  I used a Trinket Pin to attach it to the ribbon.
I inked some Industrious Stickers/Borders with the Archival Orange Blossom and Potting Soil inks, dried them with my heat tool and added one along the bottom
and one along the top right corner
I added a die cut easel to hold the panel up.
This will make a pretty decoration for Thanksgiving - sitting on a shelf or counter, or even on my desk at work!

One lucky entry in the CC3C challenge will win a $50.00 gift certificate from the Inspiration Emporium!  Reason enough to join in right?!

So now I'll ask you to do two things -  check out the fun CC3C challenges here.
and check out my blog post over at the e Paperie Blog here!

This weekend I am be attending 3 workshops given by Dina Wakley at a local craft shop.  I'll be learning all kinds of new things using acrylic paints and stamps and stencils - I'll hopefully even be learning how to hand sketch faces!  I'm sure I'll be posting some of my projects - if they come out ok!!??!!  This will be all new stuff for me and I'm looking forward to stretching my artistic talents!

And then I'm on vacation for a week - right through Labor Day Weekend - so I get an extra day off!  What's up for your weekend?

Stamps:  Acorn Blue Print Framelits - Sizzix Alterations
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, DP Paperstash/Destinations Tim Holtz
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Potting Soil and Orange Blossom; Ranger Distress Wild Honey and Frayed Burlap.
Accessories:  Glue N Seal, Mustard Seed Distress Glitter, waterbrush, foam dots, thick foam dots, Ranger Distresser, Rusty Hinge Ranger Distress Paint, blending tool, Alterations  Honey Comb, Arch Frame , Small Easel dies, Idea-ology Industrious Stickers/Borders, Linen Ribbon, Foliage, Trinket Pin, Ranger Distress Markers - Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Wild Honey, Black Soot,  Spritzer


Redanne said...

Wowzers Julia, this is one stunning piece of work! The design is beautiful and I love that acorn and the wonderful embellishments you have added. This is a beautiful piece of art and would look wonderful gracing any shelf! Anne xx

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Beautiful, and fascinating work! I love the was your project stands and agree it is a wonderful home decor for the season!

Just a wee bit jealous of your weekend - my own lss just went out of business and I have to wait until I return to AZ to. Enjoy any workshops. {deep sigh}.

Have a fab vacation, Julia! Hugs!!

Charlene said...

Beautiful card Julia!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Annette Allen said...

wow love that acorn.. so totally awesome..

Nikki Acton said...

This is fantastic Julia - such rich, glorious colours and so well created. Nikki xx

*Vicki* said...

This is so very cool!! I love Tim's new images and that honeycomb looks fabulous with the sparkle!! Great job Julia! ;)

Candy C said...

Julia...your card panel is so pretty! I love the combination of framelits and die cuts that you've used on this. The blueprint acorn and the honeycomb frameworks is a very cool combination! I love your choice of colors and your design. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Deepti said...

I love this beauty and I really admire the fact that how beautifully you have embraced this new style ! U are working wonders :)

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUSNESS indeedily, love the use of the acorn and the honeycomb diecut looks fab with the glitter on it... fabby make... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

~amy~ said...

Julia, this is Happy Friday!

Anita Houston said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love the Fall theme and all your embellies! Just so eye catching!

Loll Thompson said...

Fabulous!! Love this amazing work of art! Loll xx

crafty creations said...

Stunning work of art Julia

Have a great weekend with Dyan I would love to be joining you BUT I am visiting Art from the Heart Dyans store when I go to the quilting show in Harrogate next Saturday
I've finished mine today and have just added it to the link

Bonnie McLain said...

Julia, I think this is my most favorite piece of art you have ever created... I love the colors, they are rich and yummy, and the details around the acorn are outstanding. Love the Acorn too... really a wonderful piece for display... I love that back stand also... use it on a lot of my pieces... I ran out of wall space... truth. Love this piece Julia... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Annette Green said...

Yes, this WILL make a pretty decoration for the fall holiday season. Just fantastic!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

This is way cool, Julia!! Where to begin? Your framelit acorn is enhanced by all the beautiful detail. Love that little bit of fiber tied to a pin. Sort of makes the whole thing pop. LoVE!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Your colors are so rich! Love all the extra treatments and touches.... beautiful work, Julia... thanks for sharing it with us at CC3C!

Chary Deiling said...

This card is awesome!! I've declared it my favorite. love the colors, the depth, all the wonderful details. Awesome piece of art!!