Thursday, June 12, 2014

CofCIII Week 4

Time once again for the Compendium of Curiosities III challenge, based on the book by Tim Holtz. As always, our hostess is the wonderful Linda Ledbetter and if you've not checked out her blog posts with all of the inspiring work done by the Curiosity Crew, you are missing some great inspiration! This week we are sponsored by The Funkie Junkie and one lucky player is gonna get a $25 shopping spree!

This week's challenge is located on page 49 if you are playing along at home. And if you're not, why aren't you?! I have had this project in mind since January and have been waiting *patiently* for Tim's Nautical Blueprint stamps to come in. And when they did, they sold out of the initial order before I could get to the store and I then had to wait for the reorder to arrive. But I've finally got them! I started with an 8 x 10 canvas and used Tim's technique as described in the book with some of Wendy Vecchi's Transparent Embossing Paste. LOVE that stuff! Smooth like buttah or a baby's butt!! Then I went in with three different colors of Luminarte Silks to mimic water. I added some burlap to the bottom then used the 4 different stamps in the Nautical Blueprints set and fussy-cut them. The seahorse and shell, notsomuch fun to fussy-cut!! I had picked up some real shells and a starfish back in January when I had lunch with my sister Jan and niece Joy and had been keeping them for this very project. The sentiment was on a sign at the restaurant where we had lunch and that was the inspiration behind this piece. Now it is on it's way to a good friend and I hope she likes it as much as I enjoyed making it. 




9 comments:

Renee Stien said...

What a fun piece - reminds me of a warm summer day out on the lake!

I wanted to let you know that you won one of the ATC's from my blog giveaway ( thetingoat.blogspot.com )and I wasn't sure how to get in touch with you. Would you send me your mailing address please so I can get it sent to you. My email address is rstien@mainstreetcom.com or you can contact me through Facebook.

Thanks.

Donna Gibson said...

Awesome canvas art my friend! I love, love, love the background!! You're a master with those silk paints. And the addition of the burlap and shells really adds dimension! I'm sure your friend will love it dearly!

Anita Houston said...

I adore this Sue! Love the beachy colors and the textures on the background are perfect! Those stamps are wonderful, and the compliment with the shells are even better! Thanks so much for joining in on our texture challenge this time at CC3Challenge!!!

Jane Wetzel said...

Hello Sue! Looks like you won again on my blog! My green pig card will be flying to you as soon as you send me your address!
Here is my email address:
jakewetzma@aol.com

Cheryl Grigsby said...

I love your canvas! The background totally supports your focal elements and the overall feel of the piece. Very cool!

Annette Green said...

Genius idea to combine those deep sea colors with this stencil! Love this!

Hels Sheridan said...

Oh this is just so peaceful and perfect, a stroll by the ocean is always so cathartic for me, love your creation... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

Candy C said...

Hi Sue. Your nautical themed piece is so pretty and so textural! Great use of the clear embossing paste. I love our luminescent colors you've used to create a real underwater effect. The shells added to the stamped nautical images really finish off this piece nicely. Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Yvonne said...

Hi sue! Lovely beachy piece! It makes me want to go and sit on the beach and listen to the waves! Love your layering in the background! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with CC3C!