Saturday, 23 August 2014

Compendium Of Curiosities 3 Challenge - Challenge 9 - Stamps and Framelits

I have taken some time out this afternoon to join in with the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge which this time around is Stamps and Framelits page 63 in the book. There is a fantastic prize on offer from the fabulous sponsor Inspiration Emporium and there is an array of wonderful projects from the Curiosity Crew.
I decided to decorate one of Tim Holtz burlap panels this time around, I just felt like something a little different from a card. I find challenges great for a starting point to inspire you on your creative journey. If you are ever stuck re where to start, join in a challenge it always gets my creative thoughts flowing! I began by adding tissue wrap to the background torn randomly and adhered in place. I then applied embossing paste through the Christmas Layering Stencil and then setting aside to dry. Once dry I then painted the background with Broken China Distress Paint and added a few paint splats with white paint.
I wanted my snowman to stand out against the burlap panel so I cut four layers which adds great dimension to the design and I love how he stands proud on the panel. For the last layer of the snowman I added Tissue Wrap to a piece of white card and then die cut the body, the text adds just a touch more interest to the design.
I used Tim's trimmings to give my snowman a scarf and added a rusty bell and a touch more dimension to his hat. I also included a large wooden snowflake which I painted with Distress Paint and then added a Christmas Muse Token to the top.
I added a few Christmastime Remnant Rubs to the background for a further layer of interest. Touches of colour has been added to the snowman using Distress Inks.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hope you find time to participate in the challenge it is great fun to just take some time out to be creative.
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Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend! Tracy x


23 comments:

akmoose said...

I Love all your many layers on the snowman. I have two burlap panels left from the earlier challenges. I may just use them.!!

Scrapthat said...

Awwww He's sweet! I too love your layers, and now you have a great holiday decoration, and your way ahead of the game! :D

erinstewart said...

I love all the textures and little details (and there are so many of them!). Such a pretty without being twee project. Does it need a home? ;)

Carol said...

GORGEOUS - now if I had looked here before commenting on FB you could have had some P&Q lovin those layers x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is such wonderful fun!
Brilliant dimension on the snowman and I like his cozy scarf :)
Wishes
Lynne

carol edwards said...

Love the snowman Tracy he is so cute. Lots of layers and colours going on too x

massofhair said...

Fabtabulous Tag, great layers, textures and colours. So well thought out, he is a very cute snowman:-) x

Anita Houston said...

Precious snowman!!! Love the scarf and background! Thank you so much for joining in on all the fun at CC3Challenge!

Marci said...

Love this!

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely frosty canvas! Love all the layers on your snowman and all the chilly blue snow!

Sue C said...

Fabulous panel Tracey, love your layered snowman! Sue C x

Anneke said...

Beautiful piece of work. ITS a gorgeous creation. Happy crafting Anneke.

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the incredible textures. Nicola x

Annette Green said...

Tracy this is an awesome burlap panel! I love the layered up snowman. Great idea. Your choice of colors and textures are perfect. This piece makes me smile.

Candy C said...

Tracy...I so love this burlap panel. The frosty blue and white background that you've mixed among the texture of the burlap is striking. Love the snowflake with the "jingle" philosophy tag in the center. Your layered blueprint snowman is beyond adorable! I also love the embossed words in your background. Those are amazing! Everything you have done here is so festive with such a vintage feeling. Thanks for sharing with everyone at CC3C. <3 Candy

Cheryl Grigsby said...

LOVE your stacked snowman. He's perfect on the beautifully appointed burlap panel. The Broken China is just the thing and those stenciled words and remnant rubs make it! LOVE

Michelle said...

Tracy, this is gorgeous! I really like how you added dimension to that snowman. So clever! I love that!

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Tracy, loving your beautiful background and the little snowman looks so grand all layered up! Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge, hope to see you again soon x

Dianne said...

Just BRILLIANT love this panel, the colors the textures, and that snowman is THE BOMB. I'm in awe of your talent, thanks for sharing...

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great panel, Tracy! Love the stacked snowman - cutest guy ever. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

Buttons said...

That is absolutely fantastic Tracy. Love the way you've used the tissue and stencilling with your Framelits snowman. Jenny x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Tracy, your wonderful canvas made us so merry! You're our Honorable Mention for Challenge 9 at the CC3C!!! There's a badge for you at the challenge blog if you'd like to display it. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible art with us!!!

xoxo,
Linda

Sue Abbott said...

Absolutely amazing! Such a classy, timeless piece, I love it xxx