Queendom Relics by Rea'

Friday, February 13, 2015

CC3 Challenge #21

Hi everybody! Okay so I've got about 6 hours to make a deadline ... and no project ! So why am I posting you ask ? I'm hoping some inspiration will come and I will drop a project into this post.

It's been an emotional roller coaster  since the passing of my cousin Roberta,  January 27, 2015. She was like my other daughter and I was her stand in mom for many years after the passing of her mom some years ago. Roberta had been in a semi coma for the past 10 1/2 years . I had hoped for a miracle and that things would turn around. I had many unanswered questions; but I KNOW God knew best; and He doesn't make mistakes. I had the honor of officiating her Homegoing Service last Friday ... Yes ... for those who didn't know I am a licensed/ ordained Minister.

Okay ... I got that out...
Here we are at CC3 # 21 ... did you check out the Curiositiy Crews awesome projects on Linda's site ? Our hostess Linda Ledbetter  http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/01/compendium-of-curiosities-challenge-21-2.html has some super talented friends. And speaking of the Curiosity Crew did you see what they did at CHA 2015 ?? They showered Tim and Mario with Starbuck Gift Cards enveloped in special envelopes that each one of them decorated ... How cool is that ?!
Anyway ... Our sponsor this week is Inspiration Emporium http://www.inspirationemporium.com/; they've got an amazing family owned online store ... OMG you gotta go check out the new products. Hint, hint ...  if you are chosen as the winner you could go shop with the $50 Gift Certificate for some new Tim toys. And speaking of Tim ... he and his gorgeous ( did I say that out loud ?? ) Logistics
Director ... have sent Linda some goodies... so if you're fortunate enough to be chosen for the Curiositiy Crew Choice Award ... you will receive a box of Tim stash!
Now to be eligible you  must visit the crew's blogs and show them some love ( comment), you must also follow the guidelines that Linda has posted on her site... there aren't many ... you can do this; What you waiting for come join us ?!

CC3 Challenge #21  is Rock Candy Distress Glitter , found on p.55 in Compendium of Curiosities Volume III ... did I mention you need to have this book? Sorry... that's what these fabulous challenges are all about. We are going through Tim's book and exploring all the fabulous techniques... you still have time to join us !
Okay I gotta go back to work if I'm going to get my project dropped in here... I HATE to be left out ... see you soon  (Very soon ) ! Whew ... when  you get "stuck" play with NEW toys...


I knew that ... so here it is ...  I used Tim Holtz's Flower Garden , Handwritten Thoughts Stamp sets and Wildflower Stencil .

The photos do not do it justice ...  for my background I used milled lavender, festive berries, dusty concord and spun sugar distress inks. and I spritzed it with brushed pewter distress stain . Such a gorgeous palette !
Well ... I'd love to tell you how I did it BUT you'll have to look it up in your book... better yet go try it ... it is so very cool ! See you next time  ...



  1. Oh Rea...I am so sorry to read about the passing of your cousin who was really more like a daughter to you. You will get through it but it is so fresh that I am sure you are still in such a grief state. It will get better...with time. Losing loved ones is always so so difficult. I am happy that you were able to find some "me" time to lose yourself in creativity and create such a pretty tag. Love the colors and the stamped images. They are light and happy and I love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing your art and your feelings with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  2. Welcome... Thank you for encouraging words ! Loving my CC3 Journey !

  3. Hi Rea, how very sad that your cousin passed, I am so sorry to hear that. Like Candy has already said, time is a great healer - and you must give yourself time to grieve. I think it is wonderful that you were able to officiate at the Service too, I am sure that must have helped. My sympathies to you and your family.

    I love the combination of colours you used on your tag, they work beautifully together - Festive Berries is my favourite colour - ever! I love the new Flower Garden stamps too, it was so good of Tim to do some more 'feminine' things this time around.

    Thanks so much for your visit and kind words too, I am following you now so that I don't miss any more of your art! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Thank you so much for your kind expressions !
    I'm loving that festive berry more and more; it IS so pretty !
    I'll have to get BUSY won't I ( you following me now :) ) !