Hello!!!! This was made for the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #3 which is the faux tea roses technique found on page 65 of Tim's book, but I've also included the second challenge (page 56, distress glitter) since I didn't get that one done. My hanging starts with a 4" x 6" piece of corrugated cardboard and I glued it to a piece of manila cardstock for extra strength. I used embossing pastes (Wendy Vecchi or Dreamweavers), first silver and then the crackle. I painted over it with watered Fresco Finish paint Lilac and then used some snowflake around the edges putting it on with my finger. Along the bottom is a piece of a french grammar book page painted (snowflake) and some distress ink and on top of that is some lace painted and dots of Viva pearl pen in the centers. My roses are cut from PaperArtsy's Crunchy waxed kraft paper and after they were assembled I dabbed some snowflake paint on with my finger. The leaves are die cut from grungepaper using Tim's garden greens die. The leaf stem was cut up, colored with Distress Stains and used the glitter technique. The quote (Quietfire Design) is stamped with Archival jet black onto another piece of the painted (with nougat this time) french grammar book page. To give the paper a bit more oomph I coated the back with Glue 'n Seal and then painted it with Fresco Finish eggplant. There is also some lilac lightly sponged around the edges of the front. Two eyelets added, some wire for a hanger and a bow (silk ribbon lightly painted with eggplant).
There are prizes to win with each of these challenges... a random win is a gift certificate from either Inspiration Emporium (this challenge) or The Funkie Junkie Boutique plus there is a generous package for a winner chosen by the curiousity crew of product donated by Tim & Mario. For all the details of the challenge head on over to our fantastic hostess, Linda Ledbetter's blog.