Queendom Relics by Rea'

Friday, May 8, 2015

CC3 Challenge # 27

Hi everyone ! Did you get some rain? We did ... burr and it was 48 degrees this morning ! Spring is here ... yes ... maybe ?! There is snow on the mountains too !!

Wow can you believe it we are at Challenge # 27 ... that means 27 times our gracious hostess Linda Ledbetter and her amazing friends the Curiosity Crew over at the famous Studio L3 http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/04/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-27.html ; have given us guidelines/rules. Twenty Seven times the Curiosity Crew has jump started us with amazing projects and tons of inspiration. Twenty Seven times  we have been WOWED by the great techniques and products from the very humble Tim Holtz in his book  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III. Which by the way you can still get  from Tim's site http://timholtz.com/a-compendium-of-curiosities-volume-iii/... you REALLY DO WANT this book ... it is amazing ! Well our sponsors this week are Inspiration Emporium http://www.inspirationemporium.com/  ... should you be the  chosen winner you will receive a $50 shopping spree at their online store. Let me tell you that's a fabulous prize... and it goes far on Tim Holtz goodies ... IJS :)  Speaking of Tim Holtz goodies; Tim and Mario have supplied Linda Ledbetter with some awesome goodies as well ;  to be given as the Curiosity Crew's Choice Award. Does that  inspire  you ?? Need help getting started check out each one of the Curiosity Crews projects ... all you do is click on their project photo and it takes you to their blogs; leave them some love ( that's so easy to do ) and you could be eligible for some awesome goodies.
Now you gotta PARTICIPATE to WIN ... follow the guidelines and submit YOUR project ... I'm waiting to see it :)

CC3 Challenge # 27 is Embossing Diffusers  found on page  61 ... are you looking at it?? ... pretty cool huh ??!  You know the drill my lips are sealed ...

I love confessions ... don't you ? I bought set #1 Diffusers a few ( I'll say a few because I believe it was more than two) years ago. Had NO IDEA what to do with them except I saw Tim do a demo and I NEEDED some. Yes ...  I've used them maybe twice. Wasn't until I recently revisited Tim's book that I realized how very cool diffusers are. That's another reason you NEED to buy Tim's book ... if you forget a technique or how to use a product it can be found right there in his book !

Here is my project ... it's a wall hanging to go in my craft room. This week Dr. Maya Angelou's family has been honoring her  with parts from various poems she had written. One of my favorites  ... " A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. " Also found on the postage stamps honoring Dr.  Maya Angelou .  So I was so happy when I discovered the saying on my bird stamp set from Dina Wakley.  Oh I love it when a plan comes together !

I used my circle diffuser from Set #1 and my Sheet Music  Texture Fades.
Pretty cool don't you think?!

I played around until I got the colors I wanted on my music sheet and my bird ; using my distress markers; abandoned coral, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon and fossilized amber. I colored a second bird that I layered over the first bird. I used some remnant rubs to add some words inside the circle. I used mermaid lagoon and vintage photo markers and my spritzer to add some details. So fun!
Some how I had some mysterious ink on my fingers that smeared onto my bird... hum ... more embracing going on here ! :)  I colorized my ribbon using my four new colors and added thought trinket pin , happy typed token, live word stick and a yellow gem from my stash.
This was fun to create ... can't wait to purchase the hanger to hang it from ( already have one in mind... hope I'll be able to find it ) !
 Well I hope you enjoyed your visit. Happy Mother's Day to all you mom's . Don't forget to visit the Curiosity Crews Blogs and hope to see you for CC3 # 28 !


  1. PRECIOUS!!! LOVE the bird in the center, and soft colors! Beautiful!!!

  2. Thank you ... always love it when you visit :)

  3. Oh Rea, your piece turned out so lovely. I love your coloring, especially the softness of the bird. You've made me want that stamp now! Well done on the embossing diffuser technique. You used it perfectly to highlight that sweet bird. I love the saying too. Perfect inspiration for your craft room wall. Way to go, girl!

  4. Thanks Annette ... I had to have those birds when I first saw them... had them for a while and had not used them... this seemed just so perfect!

  5. Rea...this is darling! You've combined several things I love to create such a lovely card. Your diffused embossed circle in the center of the embossed musical notes looks fabulous. That circle is the perfect place for that adorable bird! Love your colors you've used. Your bird stamped in black POPS! So does the sentiment! Perfect choice in color. I also love how you've grunged up the edges and mounted it on kraft cardstock. Darling!! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  6. Thank you for your kind words Candy; I love playing along with you Girls !

  7. What a beautiful, creative piece of art! Love the bird, the music, and the quote, and of course, those wonderful colors!

  8. What a beautiful, creative piece of art! Love the bird, the music, and the quote, and of course, those wonderful colors!

  9. Thank you Sara ! BTW I still get your comments twice... not sure why ?!

  10. Lovely hanging, love the delicacy of the colours and the bird imagery is fabulous. Tracy x