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!!