Monday, May 26, 2014

Believe in Yourself - CC3C #3 (and #2)


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.  







14 comments:

Yogi said...

another beauty. Love those flowers.
Have a great evening

Kathy Eddy said...

Love this one wanda!

Vic said...

You rocked both techniques.

SusanK said...

I wish you could leave a 'whistle' for a comment...this is gorgeous!

Quietfire said...

Really lovely Wanda! Love the soft colours!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

I love this, Wanda! I just love the embossing paste on the corrugated surface. Love the colors and of course, your beautiful tea roses. Very well done!!

Bonnie McLain said...

I love the color and the techniques you have used... very nice... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Turid said...

Super job!

Candy C said...

Wanda...your piece for our faux tea roses challenge is beautiful. Love your colors and the embossing paste you've added to the corrugated background. The crackling is awesome! I love your sentiment, too! Thanks for your nice comment and thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

Achieving crackle like this on a piece of corrugated is sublime! Love the purple and what it says, and of course the roses! Thank you so much for joining in on our rosy challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous hanging, Wanda! I love your tea roses and that gorgeous crackled base. So glad you joined us at CC3C!

Donna said...

Love the combination of the corrugated card and the crackle.

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh a delicious combination of crackle and corrugations... love your creation Wanda! Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

Jane said...

I love your project. I guess I will start saving those bits of cardboard - great inspiration!