Queendom Relics by Rea'

Friday, August 29, 2014

CC3 Challenge #9

Hi everybody ! Is it hot enough for you ?  Hope you are all staying cool ! Are you ready for Challenge # 9 ?

AL righty  then ... let's go ...

Challenge #9 is Stamps & Framelits found on p. 63 of Tim Holtz's A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III .  Just in case this is your first visit to my blog. I'm playing as long with Linda Ledbetter over  at http://lindaledbetter.com/2014/08/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-9.html . She and the Curiosity Crew are taking us on a journey through Tim's new book . If you go to her site you can find all the details about these fabulous challenges.  The Curiosity Crew has jump started us by sharing their own projects using the techniques for this week. Man oh man it seems they've stepped up their game yet again. Their projects are so amazing; you will want to check them out as well... show em' some love while you visit their blogs ... it could give you the opportunity to win some goodies from Tim and Mario. They have sent Linda an amazing "stash" to use as prizes for the Curiosity Crew's Choice Awards! Now the other prize which is so very cool is a $50  Gift Certificate
for Inspiration Emporium ; they are this weeks sponsor. You really need to go over to their site http://www.inspirationemporium.com/ and brose their store . You'll be able to find all your supply needs for the challenges ... you'll really want to join us after you see all the inspiration!
Come on ...  it will be fun ... you can go to Tim's site http://timholtz.com/a-compendium-of-curiosities-volume-iii/ order your own autographed copy of his book and get started !

Okay important detail I can not and will not give instructions for this challenge ( that's why you need your own book :) !

Fall is almost here ... I love the colors of the leaves in fall so I decided to make a fall card!
I can tell you I used the Leaf Blueprint Stamp & Framelit to make a card. I had so much fun with this.
I so love using my Tim Stash; so let's see I used Distress inks ( mustard seed, wild honey, peeled paint, shabby shutter , spiced marmalade and vintage photo) ; distress pens ( spiced marmalade, vintage photo, shabby shutters); and three  layering stencils ( holly bough, dot fade, and burlap).
 I used my spritzer.... oh so fun ; I decided I wanted to add some gold to my leaves ... well the gold pen doesn't fit so I figured out a way to do it ... funny thing I couldn't see it ... I thought I wasn't having much success ... WRONG ... my frayed burlap ink pad is now gold speckled ( the leaves did get some ) !

Side note you are probably wondering why I would use holly bough... the leaves and the branches were cool they sort of fit my theme !
Well I hope you enjoyed seeing my card. I do hope you will go and look at the Curiosity Crew's blogs even if you decide not to join us... there is so much inspiration there ... enjoy!

So sorry I just realized the photos were out of sequence. The last photo is the photo showing the use of  the holly bough stencil and also my cool background. The photo above it shows you how I inked my leaves; and the one prior to that is a close up showing the other stencil work.
My technical difficulties frustrated me and I forgot to check the sequence ... again I apologize !


  1. Rea...your autumnal themed card is so pretty! I love the colors and your use of the blueprints leaf and framelits die cut. I also really like the notebook on the edge die cut that you used in the background. The blending of colors on your leaf is so nice, too. Great use of layering on your card. Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

    1. Thank you Candy C ! I'm excited to be a part of CC3 !

  2. Gorgeous! Love the Autumn tones on the leaf...just so striking! Thanks so much for playing along with us on this Stamps & Framelits challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  3. Thank you Anita ! Happy to be a part of CC3 !