Queendom Relics by Rea'

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CC3 Challenge 25

Hi everybody ! Are you keeping up?? We are on Challenge #25 ! How exciting to realize that for the 25th time I have the privilege of joining our fabulous hostess Linda Ledbetter , the awesome Curiosity Crew, and All of you . As you know we are cruising through Tim Holtz's  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III. The guidelines and rules have been laid out over  at Studio L3 ; Linda Ledbetter's site  http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/03/compendium-of-curiosities-challenge-25-2.html. If you consult  CC3C F.A.Q. ALL of your questions will be answered about the Challenges and once you get those answered you can join us. You should know that we have the most awesome sponsors too.  Challenge 25 is being sponsored by  Joy  and her family at  Inspiration Emporium
http://www.inspirationemporium.com/.  ... a $50 Gift Certificate is the prize... Sound Pretty Good ??
Trust me IT IS ... I just made a fun Tim Holtz  purchase with my prize ( I was a winner for Challenge # 23). Speaking of Tim...  Tim  our fabulous instructor has provided Linda with some of his goodies to be  awarded  a lucky person selected by the Curiosity Crew for the Curiosity Crew Choice Award( gosh I love that name ... Curiosity Crew Choice Award... so prestigious) !! You will want to get in on this...it's so easy, so enjoyable ... all you have to do is visit each members blog by simply clicking on their project;  and show them some love ! I mean really can't get any easier than that :)
Seriously , Linda and the Crew works hard to encourage and inspire us each challenge by sharing their projects ! So stop by and check out what they've done. Want an extra treat ??? Check out the CC3 Community (the other entrants) they have got some amazing projects and blogs too ... grab a cup of coffee and go check them out ... you will not be disappointed ! By the way ... have you been following the gorgeous Mario on BTS (behind the scenes) ... lots of great stuff going on !!!
Okay let's get to work ... Challenge # 25 Frameworks found on page 64 !

Oh my goodness , what a fun variety of frameworks Tim has. I own two but I think I want more !!

So fun ... I chose to use my Trellis Framework. I created a colorful Spring Tag. As I've mentioned in the past participating in these challenges gives me the opportunity to use my Tim toys. I so enjoy this.
I pulled out so many toys I have not used for a while.   I used  trellis framework, mini bunny and bow , tapered fringe,  tattered floral  and spring greenery dies.

The  frosted film flowers  were colorized with picked raspberry . It was fun heating them and shaping them. I colorized the ribbon using distress stain ( same colors as seen in the background) .

The mini rabbit was embossed with vintage photo distress glitter and I positioned him between two layers of the tapered fringe that I distressed with vintage photo distress ink  and  curled the ends using  my small stylus. I used small pop dots to add dimension.

In this photo above you can see the spring greenery that I entwined around the trellis after using a small stylus to give dimension to the leaves; which were also distressed with vintage photo and crushed olive distress ink.

For my background I used a technique we used for Tim's March Tag; using  symphony tissue tape and cracked pistachio, abandoned coral, broken china, and picked raspberry distress paints. Love those bright colors !
I cut my trellis and tapered fringe from the fabulous shattered kraft-core ... oh such awesome choice for this. To embellish my tag I cut small flowers from frosted film and modeling film (Wendy Vecchi Art Parts). I embossed the mini rabbit with vintage photo distress glitter. I cut eggs from a "mop up" tag ... a trick I learned from Dyan Reeverly!  I had way too much fun ...
I also added a small sign created using scraps from the mop-up tag  and a stamp from my stash... Hoppy Spring !

So I do hope you are joining us... don't forget to review the rules and guidelines, visit the Curiosity Crew blogs and show them some love . See you on Saturday ... for the new Challenge ! :)


  1. For some reason the pics of your work process didn't show up. They were all greyed out. But the finished tag is wonderful! I love your bunny hiding Easter eggs under that trellis. Very fun...

  2. For some reason the pics of your work process didn't show up. They were all greyed out. But the finished tag is wonderful! I love your bunny hiding Easter eggs under that trellis. Very fun...

  3. Thank you so much ... I'm so sorry you can't see the other photos ... don't know what caused that !

  4. Hi Rea! Happy Spring back to you!!! Your tag is darling! Great use of Tim's trellis frameworks as a backdrop for the sweet little flowers and grasses. Nice job! Thanks for joining us at CC3C.

  5. I, too, couldn't see the photos too well, Rea, except for the first one which is the main one and it's GREAT! A very special and sweet Easter/spring time tag!

    1. OH NO ... I'm sorry ! Thank you ... glad you could see the most important one !

  6. I just love the bunny hiding in the grass and the flowers on the trellis are just beautiful - a very happy tag Rea' ! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Hey Rea - love this Spring tag! The colors are so lovely and your placement of the Frameworks die is perfect! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

  8. Rea, Your spring tag is beautiful. I love the bunny peaking out of the grass. The colors are so bright and you have used the framework die so well on your tag.

    1. Thank you Kimberly ... it was so fun to do !