Saturday, February 21, 2015

Inspiring Curiosity


Yes! Another Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge completed. If you haven't check out Linda Ledbetter's challenge, maybe you should. This  is Challenge #22 and uses the Dimensional Cutting Pad as shown in "A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III" by Tim Holtz. On page 62 you will find 6 detailed photos along with detailed instructions that walk you through, step by step, how to use the Dimensional Cutting Pad. At Linda's blog you will find the challenge details and 9 fabulous projects created by the Curiosity Crew using this technique. If you don't have a Dimensional Cutting Pad yet, you may want one after seeing what Linda and her crew created. Everything from cards & tags to an art journal page. There's even a home decor project for a fireplace mantel that doubles as an accordion album.

Challenge #22 is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique  who has provided a gift certificate to one lucky winner so they can go shopping at their excellent online boutique. They not only carry Tim Holtz products but have just about anything you need for your vintage projects. You can even set up a wish list (which I have)! There is also a special prize awarded (thanks to Tim and Mario!) to The Curiosity Crew's Choice and the lucky selectee not only wins an amazing prize package but also gets a banner for their blog. Too Cool!

I did something a little different this time. I started with a #12 size tag. At 5 1/8" x 10 1/2", this tag is huge compared to the size I usually use. Why so big you might ask? Two reasons. The first is I wanted to use at least one product, technique or idea from each crew member's tag that inspired me. I needed lots of room because they are very inspiring. The second is I love Wallflower Paper Stash and especially the page with the two birds side by side on the branch. With the #12 tag I had enough room to use the 12x12 size which has the largest image of the birds and still have room for my die cuts.

Lots of fun techniques here. Everything from Distress Ink, to Distress Markers, Tissue Tape and Remnant Rubs to Idea-ology, Stencils, Stamps to Die Cuts and Papers. That is real bird seed in the vial and I didn't have green felt so the leaves for the felt flower was die cut from white felt and colored with Lettuce Alcohol Ink and Blending Solution.

I always want to give thanks to Tim Holtz for all his amazing products, tutorials and ideas and to Mario for his hard work behind the scenes and his amazing BTS updates and to both for their generosity is making time in their busy schedule to share so much.

This week I also want to thank Linda, Anita, Annette, Candy, Cheryl, Hels, Marjie, Susan and Yvonne.

Even though I used something inspiring from everyone's project here, there are still plenty more ideas that I can use to jump start another project. You guys inspire me... all the time.


P.S. Linda's challenge is open through Friday, Feb 27.

9 comments:

Larimore2 said...

Wonderful creation!!!! I think U got the most amazingly realistic look on Ur project than anything I've ever seen!! Very worthy of recognition! ;)

Susan said...

You are so sweet! I am glad that we all have inspired you! This tag is so awesome! I am a huge fan of the Wallflower Stash - using it for this large tag was perfect. The leaves turned out so beautifully! I love all the details including the bird seed in the vial - great touch! Well done!

LauraVi said...

Love this tag, its beautiful colours background and those realistic leaves!

Candy C said...

Hi Ruby.Your tag is absolutely gorgeous. I really love how you've used the dimensional cutting pad and Tim's leaves die cut to create that lovely background. So inspired! And those beautiful bird images from Tim's Wallflower paper stash are perfect for the die cut leaves! I also love your stenciled texture that you've added. Beautifully done! Thanks so much for sharing your always beautiful art with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

WOW OH WOW!!! Super gorgeous! LOVE that you used the leaves and did so many! Just so super striking! Thanks so much for joining us on this dimensional challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Clareene Forbes said...

Wow! There is so much fun stuff going on I have to wonder how big that tag is? Great job. Wonderful layering of all your elements and I love the colors. Clareene

Hels Sheridan said...

This is so me, I adore the way you used the pad for the leaves and they go perfectly with those little birdies.... Thanks for joining in with the CC3C x

Annette Green said...

I love it when I come to a blog post, see a picture and go "Ooooh, that is so cool." I did that with your gorgeous tag today, Ruby. I've been staring at all the lovely details and love everything about this creation. The leaves were the perfect choice with the DCP, and you layered and clustered everything so beautifully. I adore this, and I thank you for the mention. We are happy to know that we've inspired others.

Ruby Craft said...

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments. The tag is 5 1/8" wide by 10 1/2". It is one of Ranger's Giant Tags. # 12 size.

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