Queendom Relics by Rea'

Friday, October 10, 2014

CC3 Challenge #12

Hello my Curiosity Friends ! Tell me ...  are you enjoying these challenges? Being pushed out of your comfort zone ? I know I am !  Linda Ledbetter http://lindaledbetter.com/2014/09/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-12.html and her awesome Curiosity Crew await our arrival every other week for a new challenge.  Tim Holtz has given us an amazing book  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III to spur us on this amazing Journey and our sponsors this week are The Funkie Junkie Boutique http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Default.asp .

It's so amazing to receive instruction and inspiration each week from such an amazing team of Designers such as Linda Ledbetter and Tim Holtz ( and of course the Curiosity Crew) and they have such great incentives ... a chance for a shopping spree with The Funkie Junkie Boutique and a "shot" at a Curiosity Crew Award too ...  goodies from Tim and Mario! And they make it all so easy Linda's got complete guidelines  for participation on her site; Tim's got his book and the crew has their blogs full of inspiration ... can't get any better than this !

This weeks challenge is Distress Photo Tinting p. 41 in your book ( I know you've gotten yours by now)!
I knew as soon as I saw what the challenge was that I had a special photo for this. I was so excited I wet to print the photo the same afternoon the challenge was posted... and had plans in place by that evening. This is one of my most favorite photos ... a photo of my sister when she was a baby. This was taken in 1948.

My "weapons "  for my challenge are  papers Baby Mine papers and embellishments from Carta Bella; Doily  stencil from Tim Holtz; Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velvet Distress Markers and Distress Inks,  Evergreen Bough Distress Ink; Tim Holtz Trimmings, Sticko  hand and foot print stickers, mini crochet flowers, pink pearls and mini bling... girl gotta have her bling !


This is the photo before the technique and after the technique . I so love how it came out. My background paper needed something extra so I decided to add random spots of stenciling in evergreen bough ... perfect touch don't  you think? I need that splash of color to help pull my project together.
I'm not sure it was exactly what I wanted but it "worked" ! I guess it's a vintage look with a modern twist ! Oh and the tag , button  and crochet ribbon you see did not get used ( I went a different direction ).


Hope you enjoyed it! Don't forget to stop by the Curiosity Crew's Blogs and show them some love...
these girls are amazing. You should also check out the other Curiosity fans' work; the Curiosity Community is so talented.


  1. Rea...this is absolutely darling. What an incredibly sweet photograph of your sister. Great job of photo tinting and the frame that you've created to hold the picture is so sweet and feminine. Very nice project! Thanks for sharing with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

    1. Thank you Candy ! It's always so special to have you stop by :)

  2. The photo of your sister is absolutely adorable and I love how you have framed her. Those little hand and footprints are a delight! Anne x

    1. Thank you so much... I couldn't resist them!

  3. This is absolutely precious! I love how you have tinted your sisters picture...perfect tinting in my opinion! Such a sweet darling way to keepsake a family picture! Thank you for joining in at CC3C!

  4. Thank you ... that tinting took some doing ( not my gift) but I thought the photo was perfect! It's a pleasure to be part of C3C , Thank you :)