WOW... first I wanna say Happy New Year ! Thank you too all of you who sent me get well messages. I'm happy to say I'm feeling much better; I was able to go to one day at CHA ! It wore me out ... BUT I was super happy to be able to go and spend the day with friends.
Well here we are at Challenge 19 ...
Linda Ledbetter our awesome hostess over at Studio L3 http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/01/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-19.html and the Curiosity Crew has provided us with all that we need to get us going on this amazing Journey through Tim Holtz's book A Compendium of Curiosities III . If you go to her site there are guidelines; there is also a link so that you can get Tim Holtz's book too ! We've been going through and exploring some amazing techniques and products. We've got amazing sponsors too; this week our sponsor is Inspiration Emporium... should you be chosen the lucky winner... you get a $50 gift certificate to their online store http://www.inspirationemporium.com/ ... OMG ... FUN place to shop ( I have stock in the store ... so much Tim goodness there LOL) !! Oh and the Curiosity Crew has a "prestigious " Curiosity Crew Choice Award ... a fabulous assortment of goodies from Tim and Mario ... check it out ... that's a pretty cool stash !! Now to be eligible for this stash you will need to visit the blogs of each of the Curiosity Crew members and show them some love. So easy to do ... you'll want to see their amazing projects; and check out all their details. .. you'll be inspired ... so get ready to join us if you haven't already !
Okay so ... you KNOW we won't be sharing instructions ( that's why you NEED your book) ... Our Challenge 19 is Frayed Fabric on page 66 .
What I Can tell you is that I made this piece to hang in my Tim section of my craft room to remind myself " Take time for your Passion ". My piece was created using a layer of burlap, a layer of corrugated paper and then a layer of Tim's fabric. OMG too fun . Read page 66 you'll discover what I did... but then look at my piece... I added all kinds of Tim Holtz goodness ... the key says " stay curious " ! I used barn door, and fired brick distress inks on the edges of the burlap and on parts of the fabric, and on the muslin hearts; I used evergreen bough distress paint to colorize my metal embellishments and evergreen bough distress ink to colorize my ribbon. Did you check out my little girl ? She's cut from one of the found relatives (leftover from a previous project)... I thought she was a cute addition !
Both my fabric and my hearts are frayed and stitched ...
That evergreen bough is such a cool color... my color combo was interesting; this was not the original color plan ... I'm not disappointed ... I went with the flow !