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Friday, September 26, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #11

Howdy all and happy happy Friday !!     For this challenge it was (52) Effect Powders.   This project was very hard for me because all I had were two of Tim's distress embossing powders.   I only have 4 more days left of my 30 day shopping fast and I couldn't buy anything else so I had to make a run of it with what I had.   Turned into an epic fail, but hopefully I get credit for at least trying  :)

I started out wanting to make a burlap canvas, had an idea in my head .. but it just wouldn't jump out of my head and land on paper the way I wanted it to .. so I scrapped the canvas idea .. here were the beginnings of that

I used modeling paste and layering stencils to create some texture on the background which looked pretty cool, but there was just too much space for the wording .. so I knocked down to a 4x6, but that wasn't enough room.   So let's start over

I liked the lady on the guys shoulders because my hubs is a weight lifter and it just makes me think of us.  So I layered some more Tim Ephemra with it and it looked good ... I need a layering class .. love to do it, but I just get stuck after a couple things .. any who .. so I got me a kraft tag and used the Stripes layering stencil with modeling paste to add the texture to the background. 

So I added my stack of layers and the heart which is done with the effect powder .. kinda I guess .. I used the embossing powder and then used some walnut stain distress ink to kinda give it an antiqued effect, which really didn't work as well as I planned I tried to add some gold paint to try to help it out a bit, but it still didn't really give me what I was going for ..I really tried to make it work with the product I had.   Believe me come October 1st I'll be buying me some other colors that actually give the effects I was trying to get.    Here is the finished product.

If you want to join in or just check out "The Crew's" projects visit  Tim and Mario are giving an awesome goodie bag away to the winner.   And Inspiration Emporium is giving away a $50 gift certificate !!   Their store rocks .. I could really use that after no shopping for 26 days now .. but in 4 days I will be able to tell my husband he was wrong ,, I could do it and I did   :)
Thanks for stopping in .. have a great weekend ...   Happy Crafting !!


  1. Hi Cim. Your collaged pieces on your tag are awesome! I love your EP technique heart and all of the layers of ephemera and photograph you've joined together on this! Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  2. I know that feeling when something just won't translate but I think you have done a cracking job with your tag, love the layers and the heart is just fab... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x