Queendom Relics by Rea'

Friday, May 22, 2015

CC3 Challenge #28

Happy Friday everybody ! Here I am Friday afternoon  ( at least I'm consistent)  rushing to make a deadline because I don't want to be left out. I so enjoy my CC3 Challenges. I'm hoping you've finally decided to join us... We are at Challenge # 28 !
Now if you've never joined us or if you need a review ; Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3 http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/05/compendium-of-curiosities-challenge-28-3.html  is our fabulous host on an awesome "Journey" through Tim Holtz's book  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III. On our Journey we are exploring amazing techniques and products of the Mastermind himself . To join us you will need a copy of this book... you really Want a signed copy... it is such a valuable treasure. You can still go to Tim's site http://timholtz.com/ to purchase a signed copy. Also Linda has guidelines for participation on her site ( not a lot of rules ... but simple ... easy to follow).
What's in it for you ???  We have great sponsors, this week's sponsor is The Funkie Junkie http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/. Should you be chosen as this Challenge #28 winner you will get a $ 25 Shopping Spree at their online store... OMG ... you will want to check them out!!
You also have an opportunity to win some awesome  goodies from Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi picked just for the CC3 Challenges. Now to be eligible for these you must visit the blogs of each one of Linda's creative friends aka The Curiosity Crew; show them some love ! Easy enough right?? Let me let you in on a little secret we are ALL winners because these ladies have given us soooo much inspiration; you will have no problem showing them some love (leaving comments). So now if you are stuck and don't know where to start ... go visit their blogs ... be prepared to "ooooo and aah " ...
Okay got that out of the way ... now if you read Linda's guidelines you KNOW you NEED your own book and you KNOW I WILL NOT be giving you details... TURN to Page  57...
Did you ever wonder what Ombre was  ( and didn't want to ask ) ? I did  ... I know now ... yay !!
Challenge # 28  found on page 57 is  Alcohol Ink Ombre .
As usual I had fun ... pretty easy technique... love the results ! One of the joys of having a substantial Tim/Ranger stash is having lots of colors to choose from. Here is my project ... I chose to do a card ( more room to play) !! 
My weapons of choice for this challenge were salmon, watermelon and red pepper alcohol inks. I so love this color combination... but what to do ... what to do ?? Ah... my 35th wedding anniversary is coming up in June ... yay quick thinking... saved the day ( I did do three other sets of ombre just in case I couldn't come up with an idea for the reds ) ! For my background papers I used papers from Tim Holtz's Correspondence Paper stash, ephemera from the vellum expedition ephemera pack; a pocket card,  fired brick and vintage photo distressing inks, and fired brick distress marker .
For my embellishments I used a mini corner, mirrored stars, game piece, and found relatives. Other misc. items from my stash included felt hearts that I cut using my hearts die cut ( Tim Holtz of course) !; and a heart clip.

Since my husband is my #1 cheerleader when it comes to my projects; especially the CC3 Challenges
I decided to make an anniversary card. So here is my card ...

 I almost felt guilty about covering up my beautiful red ombre, so I've included a photo of it.

Below I showed a photo of the elements as I was adding them. I love the hearts I stitched them together with white thread... it was a little tricky but I managed. I'd seen this done but I had never tried it... so I got out of my comfort zone... To give some texture I crumpled the pocket card and then stamped it.  I also stamped the upper part of my ombre before adding the photo. If you look close you can see I attempted to colorize the little girls ribbon in her hair  with fired brick distress marker and then I used the watercolor detail brush to soften the color ( fun touch... it seemed to "pull my colors together).

I so  enjoyed this ombre technique I have three more in different colors ... waiting in the wings  for future projects !! I hope you enjoyed your visit and I do hope you joined us. Don't forget to stop  and visit the  Curiosity Crew ... you will so enjoy it I promise you! Okay see you next time my CEO Lefty ( my oldest cat )  is giving me the evil eye ... a tornado went through his favorite spots ... he's waiting for me to clean it up !


  1. Rea...your anniversary card is darling! Congratulations on 35 years!! That is truly wonderful! I am so happy for you. Obviously you found your soul mate. :) I LOVE your idea of adding the machine joined hearts down the left side. Your alcohol ink ombre technique looks wonderful! It really adds some nice bright color to your card front, as does the red inking of the edges. Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  2. WOW!!!! I LOVE this Rea, and happy happy anniversary! AMAZING to have 35 years of love...so special! Your red ombre background is gorgeous....you know I love the reds! LOVE that Found Relatives card...never looked better! GORGEOUS make! TOTALLY LOVE THIS! Thanks so much for playing with Alcohol Ink with us at CC3Challenge!!!

    1. Thank you Anita! And yes 35 years is amazing seems like forever!
      I struggled with what to do with the red ... like I said I did three other colors just in case I could not pull something together.!

  3. Congrats Rea!! Wonderful to be together for 35 years. We just celebrated 23 and I thought that was something. Good for you! Your anniversary card turned out so lovely. The background of this technique is perfect with your hearts and lovey theme. Well done!

  4. Thank you Annette , Congrats on your 23 years ... that is something these days :)
    Thank you for kind words for my card too !

  5. What a sweet picture! Love your AI background, too. Wishing you a happy anniversary. Thanks for joining us at CC3C, Rea.

  6. Hi Rea' Your card is darling! So sweet and so perfect for your 35th anniversary!
    Always love seeing what you do! Thanks for playing along!!! Hugs.

  7. Hey Busy Lady ! Thank you ... love having you visit !

  8. Congratulations Rea'. Your anniversary card is a treasure...I love how the red ombre effect compliments your embellishments. Happy Anniversary!

  9. Congratulations Rea'. Your anniversary card is a treasure...I love how the red ombre effect compliments your embellishments. Happy Anniversary!

  10. Thank you Kimberly for both the compliments and the Anniversary Wish !

  11. Well done, Rea'! Congratulations on your well deserved win and on that wonderful milestone in marriage! Whew! Bless your hearts!

  12. Thank you Sara for the Congratulations both on my win and my anniversary milestone ! Whew is exactly what I said when I thought about the fact it was 35 YEARS ... LOL !!