Queendom Relics by Rea'

Thursday, July 30, 2015

CC3 Challenge 33

OMG ... here it is Challenge # 33 ... this has been an amazing Journey. It's been a "Challenging time" in my life ... but I'm pleased to say I have kept up with the Challenges. With the wedding behind me now... I can start to return to normal around my work area... as soon as I find it!

I've had a wonderful time planning and creating so many projects ... gone out of my comfort zone a bit; and have friended some amazing , talented people.

I just want to take a moment to Thank  Linda Ledbetter, the Curiosity Crew, Tim, Mario, Inspiration Emporium , The Funkie Junkie and all the CC3 Creative Community for such an awesome Journey. You all have inspired, stretched. and wowed me beyond my wildest dreams. I don't think I have ever amazed myself and been as pleased as I am at this moment. To look back over the projects and see my own growth is exciting... Thank you ... each one of you for all you've done to make it a reality! Bless your hearts <3 .

Second to the last Challenge  from Tim Holtz's  book A Compendium of Curiosities  Volume III!!Linda Ledbetter still has guidelines up for you over on her blog  at  Studio L3 http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/07/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-33.html. It helps to refresh your memory too ... sometime you might get excited and forget the rules ... so check it out if you need to. If you have never joined us check the link at  Thttp://lindaledbetter.com/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-faq  for details all about CC3 . The Challenges are so fun and the Curiosity Crew is there to jump start us again. OMG ... you really need to go check out their work ... it's amazing once again. This time around our sponsor is Inspiration Emporium http://www.inspirationemporium.com/. Now if you've read the guidelines you know to be eligible for the prizes you will need to follow the rules, have your own book,  visit the Curiosity crew blogs and show them some love ( comment on their blogs); and of course enter your own project ... so go get started  you can do this ! :)


Challenge #33 Altered Surfaces is found on page 45

Well .. time for # 33 ; I'm laughing it took 33 times to get to a day before deadline and be able to say I completed my project and I'm not in the eleventh hour. I actually completed it yesterday but was too tired to post.

Not unlike any of the other challenges... there were challenges within the challenge... I knew in my mind what I wanted to do a cute somewhat vintage canvas and I played with it for quite sometime...


The above photo is my play ... you'll see the changes...





Had to use my NEW Distress color Blueprint sketch. Could not imagine what my alpha parts were going to look like blueprint sketch! That was the first issue ... secondly I wanted crackle paint on my canvas so I went with old paper ( using stuff from my stash I hadn't used for a while)... oh no I don't recall it having that "green" of a look ... too late it's on there now ... humm interesting color combo going on ... not to worry let's make the ribbon blueprint sketch too ... OH NO ... NOT what I was going for... Vintage with a twist LOL !!



Now to "pull " this together ... I remembered Correspondence paper stash had a pretty blue print, MAYBE I can find one to HELP... if all else fails distress the edges in blueprint sketch ... how 'bout some blueprint stenciled stars... blueprint sketch  adornment bird ( I'm determined to make this work ) LOL ! Did you notice the green dance ticket is almost same color as crackle paint and it's "pulling" the green in the floral bouquet from Emporium ephemera ... ok ... work it ... girlfriend !!



I kept playing and managed to pull it together... not what I had in mind but close... nonetheless fun. When I finished I thought it needed a touch of color to the ribbon bow so I added  buttons to "repeat " the colors in the found relatives and the red in the ephemera. THEN ... I came up with the bright idea to spritz blueprint sketch ( I know ... leave it alone... too late! ) ... I'm done ...  Hehehe...

Seriously hope you enjoyed my piece ... it really was fun ... still amazed at old paper crackle paint... hummm ... maybe because it's old?!  Maybe mislabeled ??  This is the color I was going for  http://www.scrapbooking-warehouse.com/215130.html#.Vbqgps_bL4Y

Oh well don't forget  to visit the Curiosity crew and see you next time ! :)



22 comments:

  1. What a great vintage feel to your canvas. Loving the new blueprint. You pulled it together wonderfully.

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  2. Thank you Sharon ! That blueprint sketch is so pretty !!

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  3. Rea' your project turned out wonderful. I love how Blueprint sketch turned out too! Actually very subtle! Thank you for sharing your talents.

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    1. Thank you Paula ! Means so much to have YOU visit ( I'm smiling REAL BIG ) !!

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  4. Stunning!!! A new favorite! LOVE all the layers and photos! Great alterations on the Alpha Parts too! WOW! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CC3C!!!

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    1. Thank you Anita ... so fun to play with the " Big Girls " ! :)

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  5. What a beautiful collage! Love the altered surface and all the layering. Thanks for joining us at CC3C, Rea!

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  6. Oh wow Rea! This beautiful canvas was so fun to watch your creative process as you brought it together. Your altered surface "TOGETHER" looks amazing! I love the BLUE! :) You did such a fabulous job of laying out this canvas design. Love all of the little ephemera you used ... down to the little bitty delicate flowers. Really a lovely canvas! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  7. Sweet Rea, you've rocked it AgaiN!! Love how you enjoyed the new Blueprint Sketch Distress color. Your layering is just fabulous. The way you threaded the trim through the "TOGETHER" alpha parts is brilliant. BTW, my Old Paper paint went green on me, too. I just used it. You can always let Ranger know if you'd like to get it replaced, they're awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much for all your kind words! My old paper is pretty old... so maybe I'll just get a new one ! This green isn't too bad ... I'll use it for other stuff ... Halloween is coming up LOL !

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  8. Rea' this is a beautiful canvas! I'm glad things are calming down for you! I always love to visit your blog and see what you have been up to! You have been a pure joy all the way through these challenges! Thanks for playing along!

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    1. Thank you Yvonne ! I so enjoy playing with the Big Girls !! <3

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  9. Very Sweet canvas, Rea! I love how all your altered surfaces turned out--got to get that Blueprint sketch--you've sold me! And this is such a fabulous composition with all those ephemera pieces! I sadly lack in my abilities in arranging those little buggers! thank you for your sweet comment on my blog--it really brought a smile to my face to see you visited! Hugs!

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  10. Thank you Sara! I acquired the desire to " arrange " from Paula Cheney, and some other Designers on Tim's Crew for CHA and I just kept playin' !!

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  11. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful canvas, Rea! Your composition is great and the touch of color with the ribbon was the perfect finishing touch. Totally LOVE this!!

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    1. Hi Annette ! Thank you so much !

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  12. Wow, what a delightful canvas!! Love how you used the new Distress Ink!! Thanks also for your lovely comments on my blog!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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  13. Thank you Tracey for your visit ... so special, thank for your kind words !

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  14. What an utterly amazing project! This is so very beautiful and well layered!!!

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