Queendom Relics by Rea'

Friday, April 24, 2015

CC3 Challenge # 26

Happy Friday everybody !   Here we are for Challenge #26 ... have you been enjoying these challenges? I know I have. I'm excited every time to come and see what the new challenge is; and  to see the Curiosity Crew's Inspiration. This one was no different. The Compendium of Curiosity Community is so amazing... I love seeing all the talent and creativity.  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III has been such a valuable tool... I tell anybody who I think would listen about the Challenges and try to encourage them to participate.

Linda Ledbetter; over on her Blog StudioL3 http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/04/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-26.html;  Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi  have  "teamed " up to bring us these challenges. We are using Tim Holtz's book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III ; and Linda has carefully laid out the guidelines http://lindaledbetter.com/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-faq for us; she and her creative friends ... The Curiosity Crew has jump started us.  We have amazing sponsors too .  The Funkie Junkie Boutique http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/ is this weeks sponsor. Participating in the challenges is so easy, follow Linda's guidelines; be inspired by the Curiosity Crew... visit each one of their blogs and show them some love(comment on their blog); open your book... Create your own piece... post it and you are good to go ! You have two opportunities to win a prize... there's the Curiosity Crew Choice Award; goodies from Tim Holtz/Mario Rossi and there is the Sponsors Prize a $25 Shopping spree ! Great fun...

I do hope you will come and join us... I'm going to look for you !
Oh and if you still don't have Tim's book go visit his site http://timholtz.com/ and order an autographed copy of his book, he'd love for you to have one !
Okay so ... Challenge #26 is  Smudge Stamping found on page 42 ... see it !

I had no idea until this morning what stamps I was going to use or what I would do with them. I'd been working on a  three year old UFO twenty page album. ( unfinished object) ... YES... I said three year old... all week and was determined to finish it first ...  AND I DID !!

So here is my project ... a tag

You must know it is so difficult not to tell you what all I did because I'm so pleased with myself ( Tim's techniques do that to you) ... but I can't give you details. I WILL tell you I had fun. I used FOUR of my Tim stamps ( I love that I'm using my Tim stash regularly as I do these challenges ).
I used Bird Feather, Classic #1 , Classic #4 and Typography. For interest I used various colors of Distress Ink; Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn Vintage Photo and Mustard Seed. I embellished my tag by adding ribbon, tissue tape, remnant rubs and word band .  My ribbon was colorized with a combination of mowed lawn and mustard seed ( also used the color combo for the
word band. I added colorful jute string... see how well it goes with that mowed lawn and mustard seed pear ? !  I also added some vintage photo and shabby  shutter spritzes using my distress marker spritzer ... so fun !


  1. Wow Rea', your tag is fantastic, I love how you took elements of those stamps to create a beautiful collage! Sadly, I did not manage a creation this time round and I am feeling guilty... Anne xx

  2. Aaah ... don't feel guilty ... I almost skip it ... but I'm "hooked" ... can't live without CC3 :)
    Thank you ... was definitely an "imagination piece" !

  3. I love your tag Rea', the stamps that you chose to work with are perfect! You totally make me want to get out those stamps and play! Beautiful collage!

  4. Love your tag, and love it even more hearing about your ability to throw it together quickly! Wonderful composition, and great smudging! Those images really lend themselves to this technique!

  5. Love your tag, and love it even more hearing about your ability to throw it together quickly! Wonderful composition, and great smudging! Those images really lend themselves to this technique!

  6. Thank you so much for your kind words ( I received the comment twice ) ... how special is that !

  7. Hi Rea'...I love your tag....great smudging too!!! you chose the perfect images in my opinion! Great job girly!!! So so glad you play along with us...I am sending prayers for you and your family and hope things are looking up. Hugs.

    1. Thank you Yvonne ! Thank you for your prayers as well... we are coming along ! <3

  8. Oh Rea, this is so wonderful! I absolutely love the layering of colors in your smudge stamping. The images you chose are perfect too. Awesome job!!!

  9. I LOVE this tag Rea! Gorgeous images and stamping and colors of inks! Fab job! Thanks for Smudge Stamping with us this time at CC3Challenge!!!

  10. Thank you Anita ! I so love playing along with you girls at CC3 Challenges !