Queendom Relics by Rea'

Friday, January 30, 2015

CC3 Challenge # 20

Hi everybody!  Never a dull moment around here lately . My background on my blog keeps disappearing intermittently; hopefully what ever is going on will not interfere with my post.
Well let's see we are at Challenge #20 ...  Have you joined us yet? Oh come on it's not too late. Seriously the rules sand guidelines are few; easy to follow ... go look at them on our hostesses blog http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/01/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-20.html. Linda Ledbetter and the Curiosity Crew would love to have you. What is the Challenge you ask ?  We are exploring the techniques and products of amazingly talented and creative Tim Holtz  from his book A Compendium of Curiosities  Volume III.  You follow along in his book, do the challenge and link it to the site... easy to do! Why should YOU do the challenge? Because it's fun, you learn new techniques AND we have amazing sponsors with fabulous prizes. This weeks sponsor is The Funkie Junkie Boutique  http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Default.asp ... if you are the lucky winner you get  a $25 shopping spree in their boutique. Have you checked them out? I've got my eyes on the new Flower Garden Stamp set they are showing on their page... love it! If that's not enough of a reason, The Curiosity Crew has a Curiosity Choice Award... a  box of goodies from Tim Holtz himself package with love by the gorgeous Mario ! So now you wanna know What to do ... you need ideas?? Check out the projects done by Linda Ledbetter and the Curiosity Crew. Their projects are amazing and packed with inspiration. To be eligible for the awesome prizes you will need to go and visit their blogs and show them some love ( leave them a comment)... you can do it ... go ahead !!

Well now let's get started shall we ... this weeks challenge is  Distress Watercoloring Part 2 found on page 40. You will enjoy this one ... I sure did. NO ... I'm not going to give you instructions ... OPEN YOUR BOOK... come play with us!

I'm so proud of myself... I'm using my Tim toys! For this challenge my weapons of choice were Tim Holtz's Classic #8 Stamp set, Calendar 1, Little Labels  and Odds and Ends Stamp sets. For my embellishments I used Tim's Ideology number brads, heart charms, adornment arrows, corked vials, vials labels , label letters, postale tissue wrap and cordinations paper. I also used the alterations ticket die.  And a few other misc. things from my stash . Told you I love my Tim toys !

That Classic # 8 Stamp set is so very cool. I love the details ! So I accidently hit the wrong button and the photo ... below wasn't the best ... but I wanted you to see the embellishments on the bottom.

I created this Valentine card using the techniques on page 40.
Hope you enjoyed it and hope to see your project too ! Don't for get to show the Curiosity Crew some love... See you again soon !

Thursday, January 15, 2015

My CHA Highlights

CHA 2015 was awesome ! Having been sick for the holidays I wasn't sure I was going to be able to go ... but I made it for one day ! It was great spending the day with Heather and Karen.
I saw so many awesome Designers ... Tim Holtz ( my whole reason for going ... LOL ), Dyan Reaveley, Wendy Vecchi, Gentleman Crafter and  Dina Wakley. So fun to get to talk to each one of them in person. I met Vicki Boutin, Julie Nutting, and Annette Green ... I was so jazzed ... all such delightful people. And of course I saw other friends Joy Kennedy, Mario and Ted, Paula too ... my day was made !!
I took pictures with Tim and Ted.
Tim's demos were amazing ... chalked full of information ... I tell you it's such a treat to see the demos and then have him share so much information and cool tips too !
Enjoyed the make-n--takes from Ideology, Sizzix, and Graphic 45. All the booths were amazing.
I took so many photos I'm only going to share a few.

Ranger sponsors a Designer Challenge so I took photos of the Designer's work ( Tim, Jim,Dyan,Wendy ... can't remember who all else ...

Ideology Booth was amazing ... as usual

Oops ... that's from Graphic 45 ...

Graphic 45 booth

Ooops ... Prima in there too ...

Such an amazing experience ... can't share it all! I had a wonderful time and met lots of  new people
from various countries and states across America ! It's amazing to find people come from as far away as Spain !
This group came to meet Tim  and watch his demos !

CC3 Challenge 19

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 !

Friday, January 2, 2015

CC3 Challenge # 18

CC3 Challenge # 18 ... OMG ... How fast that came up !
Well here I am down to the wire... still fighting the flu but I won't be defeated !!!
This week Linda Ledbetter and the Curiosity Crew over at http://lindaledbetter.com/2014/12/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-18.html have once again taken us to new heights in our book  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III by the fabulous Tim Holtz. As you know we have been going through his book and learning many techniques. Now to join us you will need to follow the rules and guidelines by Linda and if you check her site; she has them listed. Our sponsor this week is the  awesome Funkie Junkie Boutique http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/ ... should you be the chosen winner this week you will receive  a $25 shopping spree at their boutique! The awesome Curiosity Crew also has a special Curiosity Crew Choice Award ... OMG ... goodies from the fabulous Tim Holtz... packaged with love by the gorgeous Mario Rossi ... Tim and Mario are the best !!!
Okay so to be eligible for all these opportunities you must visit the blogs of the Curiosity Crew and show them some love ( so easy to do) ... right?!
Okay so get out your book ... hope you got one for Christmas ! Our Challenge this week is  Pocket Pages found on page 36 ... you know the drill ... no details ... follow along okay ...
I chose to use my French Industrial Paper Stash for my project ... what fun this was ...

Hope you can see my pockets ... it was difficult to decide how to display them for you. This is definitely an on going project and I will be adding to it.
Well hope you decided to play along with us...
Don't forget to share some love ... have a great evening ! Oh and Happy New Year ! See you again soon...