Birds & Words

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Layering Stencils: Embossing

It is AwEsOmE that we've got a new challenge today because you guys just exploded the Cabinet Card challenge and any more creativity is dangerous!!  Seriously, the Curiosity Crew has a serious job to do and it's not going to be easy.

Our challenge this week uses Tim's Layered Stencils.  The technique can be found on page 50 of Compendium of Curiosities.  Click here to get your own copy if you don't already have it.  We don't describe the techniques on CC3C blogs, but I will say this:  you don't need very much to enter this challenge.  You very well could have all the Tim gear you need right now for this one.  You can go to work today!!




I used strips from a Christmas music page out of Tim's 8 x 8  Seasonal Collage Paper Stash as a layered background.    I love the subtle details of words to familiar Christmas carols.  The snowflakes are a Cherry Lynn die.  I used a mix of white ones and not so white ones cut from a Halloween page out of the Seasonal Collage Paper Stash pad.


I love this sweet little deer.  She (yes, she's a girl) is embossed with Distress Embossing Powder in Tea Dye.  I cut a strip of Grungeboard with the Ornate On the Edge die and covered it with Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste.  Once dry I tapped a little Ranger Multi Medium on the paste and then sprinkled a pinch of Antique Linen Distress Glitter over it.  Stamped Tall Trees are embossed with Peeled Paint Distress Embossing Powder, one topped with a Maya Road trinket pin star snipped away from the pin.

I dabbed some Antique Brass Distress Paint on seam binding and crumpled it.  I love the texture it gives.

More Antique Brass Distress Paint and Antique Linen Distress Glitter combine for a framed "25".  I snipped out an oval backing from my well loved paper stash pad!  I always make my gift tags for gifts under our tree, as I'm sure many of you do.  This challenge was a perfect kick start to get that done.


Our sponsor for our lucky winner this time is Funkie Junkie Boutique, with an awesome $25 gift certificate.  Very cool opportunity to grow your stash for future challenges!!  Tim and Mario are also sponsors for the Curiosity Crew choice with a fabulous prize package.  Check out Linda's blog here to see a pic of the items you could win!  You'll also find the guidelines for challenges here.  Be sure and visit all host blogs and leave a comment so you'll be eligible for all the above.  What a kick to play along!!

"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working."  Pablo Picasso  Amen to that!!

49 comments:

  1. Cheryl I have to say everyone has done a great job on their makes for this challenge! Yours is lovely. I love the stencil ruler on the side and the music notes stacked as you have them. Nice composition and very sweet make!

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  2. I love, love, lurve the stacked music as part of your background! It gives off a majestic mountain scenery with glorious trees and your beautiful girl deer (lol) is just perfect. A gorgeous scenery for the eyes you've created here.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    Lisa x

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  3. Love the torn edges on the music paper and how you layered them. Beautiful tag!

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  4. This tag is just Beautiful. Love the layers.

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  5. Holy smoke Cheryl!!!! I am in LOVE with everything on this tag. I had to sprint over and tell you the minute I saw it. This is my fave project so far, until next time of course. ;) Have a wonderful and very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  6. Girl, you had me at the layered song sheets!!! LOVE that idea, and stamping on it is wonderful! Great background and love all the embellies!!!

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  7. Ah, the lovely color of browns and greens...perfect for most every holiday! Makes things look so much more vintage!

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  8. Your tag is put together to perfection!

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  9. Love this wonderful winter scene! Your torn paper and paste snow look lovely!

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  10. Great composition, love the ripped paper and the sweet little deer and the embellishments are wonderful - a beautiful tag. Anne x

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  11. What a pretty tag! I love the 25 over the frame. Pretty touch!

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  12. These are my favorite trees. Love your tag.

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  13. Yuletide Carol/Wonderland !!! Just gorgeous... love the colors, layered background, the snow ... swoon ... gorgeous I tell you! The texture on the reindeer and the trees just beautiful !!

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  14. what an amazing tag Cheryl ^.^ I love this vintage vibe it has ^.^ thank you for sharing!

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  15. There is so much packed onto this tag, I love all the details. I do family tags too and you inspired me to start them early x

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  16. So, so pretty Cheryl. Love all the snowy touches and the torn paper background is a great idea. The ornate plate and 25 are the perfect embellishment. Lovely!

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  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE this gorgeous tag, Cheryl!! The torn music paper is soooo Awesome!! And of course the deer is a girl :) OH, that 'snow' at the bottom of the tag looks like frosting and I want to take a BIG bite--this tag is just so delicious!! :) Fabulous CC3 #16 creation--I love everything about it!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  18. Love it!! That reindeer is so cute!

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  19. What a fabulous Christmas tag. It reminded me immediately of the Twelve Tags of Christmas Tim used to do (which i still kinda miss). Full of details and techniques which all come together to create something magical. Thank you!!!

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  20. Gorgeous Cheryl! Love all the shimmery detail and stenciled background! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Cheryl...your tag is so pretty and so YOU! When I look at this, I am transported back to Estes Park and the beauty of the mountains and the nature that surrounds you there. :) Your use of the torn Christmas Carols as your background is brilliant! I love that! Your "snow" and snowflakes creates such a festive wintery feeling. LOVE your sweet little female dear look up towards that beautiful golden star and that awesome sprayed ribbon bow at the top of your tag. The "25" ornate plate is also a wonderful collaged embellishment that you've added. LOVE IT ALL! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! <3 Candy

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  22. So many great details, Cheryl! Love all the tearing and especially the way you've stacked the distressed numbers on the ornate plate. This is so beautiful!

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  23. Love this tag, Cheryl! I really love the layers of torn sheet music paper, the tree and the snowflakes! One really gets the "feel" of our Rocky Mountain home! The ribbon bow also turned out so nicely and the token is perfect with it! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  24. This is a fabulous make Cheryl...love all your amazing layers/details. Thank You for your kind comment on my blog too
    HUgs Annie xx

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  25. OMGOSH! You have done it again...this is now my favorite!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the nature feel and the colors you chose. This tag is just gorgeous...the stencil background is perfect the way you did it! Oh girl...loving this tag. Happy happy THanksgiving...hope your day is blessed and filled with love and family! Hugs. love ya!

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  26. Love your Christmas tag Cheryl! It has really inspired me As I have most of the 'ingredients' you have used! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving ! Toni x

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  27. What a great tag, I love that you can make a little work of art from just a few pieces of paper glue and glitter, fabulous

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  28. the texture paste, glitter and color combinations are perfect for the season!

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  29. Great tag - love how you used the technique but also the paper strips. Nikki x

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  30. Amazing tag, it is a real inspiration!

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  31. So much to love here, Cheryl! The background goes without saying, but the paper layers I do love! The little deer with the forest of trees is adorable. Love your tag!

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  32. Your tag is simply georgous, Cheryl!

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  33. so pretty - love the strips of music sheets in the background x

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  34. Terrific tag - love all the added bits to complete your scene!

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  35. a beautiful tag Cheryl - lovely trees - and deer - and I love the 25 too - the sheet music looks amazing too! Hugs rachel xx

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  36. This is beautiful Cheryl, love the background and the embellishments look fabulous! I adore the snowy layer at the bottom of the tag!

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  37. Fabulous tag Cheryl, I'm loving all that gorgeous layering. The 25 over your metal embellishment looks great too. Karen.x

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  38. I love all the special elements you used--that numeral is just drop dead gorgeous! And the layered music paper is genius! Love it all!

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  39. This is beautiful! So many wonderful details!

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  40. Such a lovely feel to your tag, I think your girlie doe should pop over and say hi to my stag guy ;) thanks for such great instructions on you blog. Really easy to understand and full of inspiration :)

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  41. beautiful!! I love the torn paper background.

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  42. Very pretty scene and color scheme. I wouldn't have thought of using the ruler stencil, but it looks great hanging out there in the background.

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  43. Ha ha ha just came back to look at your shy girl deer!

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  44. What a fabulous tag Cheryl. I love the way you've used the torn music paper for the trees and the texture paste snow. Jenny x

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  45. The layered music sheets just sing to me. Such a wonderful addition to the background. The green elements really pop. Such a festive tag.

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  46. Such a beautiful tag with all the layering and the snow embellishments. So many details!

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  47. Cheryl, your Christmas tag is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful techniques!

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