Birds & Words

Saturday, June 7, 2014

CC3C: Layered Stencils

Welcome to CC3C #4!!  I absolutely loved this challenge.  Tim's Layered Stencils are awesome, so convenient to bundle together with a binding ring and are perfect for all things grunge.  I hope all of you are enjoying following along the challenges and are engaging in a little creativity of your own.  We've had unbelievable entries, the talent level rises every week!

Each CC3C will award a winner in one of two ways:
(1) a gift certificate from one of our sponsors; this challenge is sponsored by Funkie Junkie Boutique.  That lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate, which is kind of cool to get stocked up on Tim goodies!! 
OR
(2) a vote from the Curiosity Crew.  That talented winner will receive a treasure trove of Tim Holtz signature products, donated by Tim & Mario.  That prize is a wowser, every challenge, so keep you eyes open for a sneak peak!!

I really loved this challenge because all the inspiration started with the Layered Stencil.  I love the Eye Chart stencil so I decided to use that one.  I also wanted to use Tim's new Wallflower Paper Stash.  I've been DYING to get my hands on it, so here was my chance.  With a "vision" theme from the stencil, a nature theme from the Wallflower paper, I was really inspired to use a sentiment that encouraged everyone to open their eyes and "see" because "beauty is everywhere".  It really is.

I created the background with my all-time favorite spritz & flick technique.  I stamped Tim's Fabulous Flourishes with Walnut Stain.  Then I used the Eye Chart Stencil and Wendy Vecchi  Embossing Paste in white.  I blended Vintage Photo ink over the dry embossing paste and spritzed and flicked again.  I can't decide what I like more, spritzing or flicking.  :-)



The little bit of Wallflower paper was adhered to a Regal Crest die cut bit of Grungeboard and the label was covered with the reverse side of the same page.  I am completely in love with this paper.  I want to eat it.  I added layers of Spring Greenery foliage, the remaining leaves from Regal Crest die, some linen burlap and a little, teeny, tiny daisy from Tattered Floral die on the banner.  I used my much loved Hero Arts alphabet for "beauty is everywhere".



If you haven't taken the plunge and entered your piece of art yet, I really hope you will.  The word "challenge" is perfect, but this does challenge you to do your best, get out of your comfort zone and create in ways you may not have tried before.  You'll want to get Tim Holtz's latest book Compendium of Curiosties III (which you can order here) to learn the techniques for all the challenges.  All the details are available on Linda Ledbetter's blog.  Happy creating!

106 comments:

  1. What a cool way to use the texture fades. I love how you outlined the eye chart in black. Also like how you die cut around those beautiful birds from the wallflower collection to make your own embellishment.

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  2. Beautiful, love the colour choices and that royal crest die makes it extra special!

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  3. I love the touch of burlap; I've been looking for ways to use it in my work lately. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. Yes Beauty is and especially here on your tag! ")

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  5. Beautiful tag! Love all of the floral elements you used.

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  6. Cheryl I love your tag. The delicate colouring is just perfect. I agree with you - spritzing and flicking is so much fun. Keep up the great work! Jean.x

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  7. Cheryl, this tag is just beautiful. You just can't go wrong with Wallflower paper. Your stenciling effect is perfect and I love the entire theme of your creation. Gorgeous darling!

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  8. Cheryl... Your tag is beautiful and such a brilliant use of layering not only of stencils but of die cuts and other elements, too! Love the colors and your design in this. <3 Candy

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  9. Awesome background Cheryl. Karen.x

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  10. Cheryl, your tag is beautiful and I am waiting to get my Wallflower paper... it will arrive this week!!! Yeah... I know what you mean about eating the paper... it is deliciously great... love how you have used the birds... so very nice... the burlap really gives a nice dimension too... love it all though.. wonderful creative piece of ART... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  11. I love the theme of your tag! I was just enjoying a cuppa while watching and listening to the birds at our feeders. Always a pleasure!

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  12. beautiful tag - and I just love those birds - fabulous! xx

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  13. This just looks so beautiful Cheryl. love all the colours and how you have layered it all together
    x catherine

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  14. Gorgeous tag Cheryl, really love how you put this together! Great colours too and a wonderful background to it all!

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  15. Amazing tag, great colors, beautiful layers, just perfect!

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  16. This really made me smile as I have just used the same birds on a project too - you are right, the papers are fabulous and I love how you used them on your tag. Your tag has an elegant, warm and rich feeling about it. Anne :)

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  17. A gorgeous tag, a beautiful natural nature theme, just love it

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  18. Oh so beautiful... Tim's got so many amazing products... they just make you so happy... your tag does just that... I like your layers and the colors are so yummy... the flourishes cause your eyes to flow like that across this tag... genius!

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  19. Perfect reminder! Beauty is everywhere, we just need to look. I like how you go beyond the tag with this.

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  20. Tags are my favorite and yours is just beautiful.

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  21. That eye chart makes the best images with texture...love this! Gorgeous tag Cheryl!!!

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  22. Honey, you ROCKED this technique! I love how the Eye Chart stencil works here, and it's a gorgeous piece of art, all the way 'round!

    xoxo

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  23. Gorgeous piece... Love the design it all works perfectly.. Colours are just up my street... I shall be digging out my stencils and taking part when I get z chance, thank you for the inspiration, Px

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  24. Each of one you ladies has done and amazing job on your piece for this project! #4. Your tag is rich and beautiful. I love the layer and design. Well done.

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  25. Youve done it again - another amazing creation

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  26. I love the birds and the nature theme of your card. Well done!

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  27. Another amazing tag. Thanks for explaining your creative process. Love your theme. Beautiful indeed!

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  28. Lovely tag, gorgeous summery colours.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  29. Wow girly!!! Love the way you put the whole tag together...all the little details and I LOVE the eye chart stencil and how you used it on your tag! Beautiful!!!!

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  30. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love what you did here.

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  31. The eye chart stencil is one i have but never used, I might just have to try it for this challenge, it looks awesome on this beautiful tag !!!

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  32. Love the banner, very effective, as is all of it. Thank you for sharing

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  33. What a beauty! Love the texture, and you were so smart to add in the "See" with the eye chart stencil. Gorgeous!

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  34. Fab job with the stencil! This is a really lovely tag.

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  35. beauty is certainly in this card. I like the burlap strip. Splendid. :)

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  36. We do see beauty everywhere. This is a stunner!

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  37. I love the eye chart too, and I wouldn't have thought of combining it with this theme and paper. It works!

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  38. Love that tag, Cheryl! Love all the colors as well as the clever use of the crest covered in that beautiful piece from the Wallpaper collection. The eye chart is so perfect with the theme!

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  39. I had to click on your tag to get a closer look Cheryl! what great layers and texture on this - I love the way so many elements extend over the edges!

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  40. Gorgeous vintage vibe,love the birds!

    Donna.x

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  41. LOVELY!! I just want to touch your tag, Cheryl! It's beautiful--you're right! Beauty is everywhere!! Thanks for this fabulous CC3 inspiration creation!! XOXO-Shari

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  42. My favorite project from the crew this go-round. All over awesome.

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  43. There is so much beauty in your tag, I love it!

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  44. Such a pretty work of art!! TFS
    Dolly

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  45. Beautiful creation! Love the play on words with "see" in the title and the eyechart stencil in the background.

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  46. I think I am in love with your style - I love the burlap hanging off the side. The embossed eye-chart letters totally directs the eye to all the amazingly interesting details on the piece. I can totally relate to wanting to eat your favourite crafty things because you love them so!

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  47. What a clever play on the eye chart stencil and the see and beauty is everywhere. It all works so well.

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  48. Gorgeous tag...love the theme and the texturing of the eye stencil. We all need to be reminded to take the time to see and appreciate the important things. Thanks for the reminder and inspiration.

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  49. really beautiful nature feeling, lovely!! Kerstin

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  50. I am drawn to the background where you used the walnut stain which makes the project pop. I love the depth.

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  51. Beauty is indeed everywhere on this tag! Love the greenery!

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  52. Wow, the burlap really adds interest! I love your tag, and totally agree with the sentiment! I can't see the top well; what did you use through the hole? Looks like a spring??

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    1. Its a bit of gold wire that I wrapped into a spiral and threaded through. Not 24kt. ;-)

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  53. I love your vision for the piece and your creation is fantastic! I have yet to cut into my paper pack of Wallflower but I need to. TFS

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  54. Beautiful tag. I love the nature theme mixed with the eye chart to remind us to look at nature. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  55. Such a lovely tag - natural elements, and the burlap texture and that amazing lettering - great combination!
    Alison x

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  56. Love the way that stencilling has been incorporated into the background to add lots of interest, working alongside the burlap perfectly. Jenny x

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  57. Like Jenny I love the combination of the stencilling and burlap Nikki x

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  58. I love the softness of your design, beauty really is everywhere you look here. I also dither over whether to spritz or flick lol Thanks for the inspiration showing how texture paste can also be used to create soft pieces

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  59. gorgeous tag! I love it especially your use of stencil!!! Barbarayaya

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  60. Beautiful tag! I love that paper collection as well. I got my hands on it a couple of weeks ago.

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  61. Beauty is everywhere on your tag, it's stunning.

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  62. Could not agree more. Beauty is in your tag :)

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  63. I love the combination of all your elements! beautiful. =)

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  64. This IS truly beautiful , love the use of burlap & the little birds are sweet. Love it

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  65. Gorgeous tag.. Love the use of burlap, love the birds, Px

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  66. I love the color combinations. Beautiful tag!

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  67. Love how you used the die cuts and burlap. I've been struggling with my tag, but looking at your beautiful work gives me hope I can still pull mine together.

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  68. I love all the different layers!!!

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  69. There is so much to look at. I enjoy all the layer and your message! You are a pro!

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  70. As ever Cheryl, a most delightful creation... I love the way you make everything just work together so perfectly x

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  71. Love the theme and your super pretty tag - you have cleverly tied together a lot of elements I wouldn't have expected combined - fab!

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  72. Cheryl, your tag is totally gorgeous and I love the vintage colors! That paper is some of the prettiest I have ever seen and you have used it perfectly. Love the layer and texture!

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  73. Beautiful tag! It has such a vintage and natural feel. Creative use of the stencil and paste. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  74. Just STUNNING, Cheryl! LOVE the eye chart stencil, the burlap BG and those Gorgeous Birds! WOW!

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  75. How beautiful and you are right beauty is everywhere.

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  76. What a beautiful tag! Love the color combo, so botanical! Hugs, Sandra

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  77. Beautiful! everything just works so well together

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  78. Your tag is gorgeous and the burlap adds a nice touch. I love it!!!

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  79. Cheryl - this is fabulous. Great texture and colors. The eye chart is one of my favorite stencils, love how you have used it.

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  80. This is a real beauty .... great colours and I love those little birdies on the crest. Linda xx

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  81. gorgeous tag!! absolutely beautiful!! =)

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  82. Love your tag! I agree that spritz and flick is such a versatile technique to add in anywhere and it makes everything look even better - plus it is so much fun to do ;-)

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  83. Your tag is beautiful. It's as if you are walking through the woods. Love it!

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  84. beautiful tag, the bird image is so pretty x

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  85. This tag is lovely, so serene. I love the feeling you put into it. Have a super day! ~kim

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  86. Beautiful tag! I love the burlap in the corner and how lush the background is. The birds are very nice too! :)

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  87. Well....I also love the eye chart stencil but I chose to give a couple of different a try this time....The touch of burlap screams texture to me....I want to touch this project! The birds are beautiful.....are they a digital image or stamp? Also, you and other's on the team have made it very simple to find where to comment, thank you for that....take care and see you at the next challenge!!

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  88. You created a really beautiful tag!

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    1. Oh, its a beautiful tag!
      Have a nice day, Eva

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  90. Color me impressed by how you combined the two themes! That opens up a world of possibilities for me!

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  91. Loving your beautiful Tag Cheryl, I especially like the little birds, just gorgeous xx

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  92. Gorgeous tag, & I love your quote!

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  93. Awesome inspiration as always Cheryl!!…How fabulous is your nature tag ... So many wonderful details!!… Love the birdies, quote and the little touch of Burlap :) ... Looking forward to seeing what you do with the next challenge now…Jan x

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  94. This is beautiful! I love how you used all the greenery. Thanks for sharing!

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  95. Beautiful tag Cheryl! I love the Wallflower paper too!

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  96. Ooooo! a gorgeous nature inspired tag Love it x

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  97. Such a great tag! Thanks for sharing!

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  98. Such sweet birds I love how you have framed those images.

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  99. Wonderful tag, love the color combination and all the little details.

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  100. Great tag and a different way to use this stencil. Love all the layering.

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