Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Layering Stencil Fun for the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge

I had such fun working on my entry for Challenge #31 at Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosity 3 Challenge. Layering Stencil: Paint Resist that I posted a couple of photos of my work in progress shots on Instagram. Did you see them? Here is the completed tag.

The background of my tag was created using the technique from page 47 of Tim Holtz's "A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III". I used Picket Fence and Mustard Seed Distress Paint and Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink along with the Harlequin and Flourish Stencil but as to how I did it you will need to check your own copy of the book. 
Rules for the challenge are here and loads of inspiration for the technique is here.
Sponsor of this challenge is Inspiration Emporium.  They are generously donated a $50 gift certificate that some lucky winner can use to purchase some more goodies. If you want to check them out click here.

I realized I needed more of the smaller flowers.
Alcohol Ink on Gems

After finishing my base tag, I decided to create some flowers using one of my favorite dies, Tattered Florals. I used the pink pattern paper from Tim's Vintage Shabby Paper Stash.  For the smaller flowers I used the smallest flower on the Tattered Florals die and after inking it up and shaped the petals with my fingers. For the centers I took the gems off the ends of Tim's Idea-ology "Gem Clips" and colored them with Butterscotch Alcohol ink then glue them into the center with Glossy Accents.

Making leaves and flowers
The leaves for the smaller flowers are die cut from the Motif paper stash which includes both white and kraft colored paper with varnished designs that resist ink. I inked the paper up with Bundle Sage and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks, then die cut them with the small Poinsettia mover and shaper die. I cut each poinsettia into sections with 2 petals for each flower. For the larger leaf, I hand cut a leaf shape using my very old deckle edged scissors. (I started scrapbooking when these were cutting edge technology!) I glued the leaves to the flowers. Once everything was dry I started playing around and arranging the flowers.

I used the Tattered Floral Die for the large rose. I used Dusty Concord Distress Ink and a blending tool over the Vintage Shabby die cuts. I won't go into all the details here but here is a link to a really good turorial by Hels Sheridan, one of the Curiosity Crew members, for a large rose.  It's not exactly how I made mine but really close.

I used the Tattered Banners die and Remnant Rubs to create my banners, and finished up my tag by adding a few Idea-logy embellishments colored with alcohol inks and of course a ribbon bow.

My Layering Stencil: Paint Resist tag before I started putting everything together.


Cheryl Grigsby said...

What a pretty tag! I LOVE your patterned leaves. The hanging charm is so sweet, I love charms. Thanks for sharing this on CC3C!!

Anita Houston said...

Your background is seriously cool and stunning! LOVE all the layers! Gorgeous flowers too! Great tag! Thanks for joining us at CC3Challenge!!!

Chary Deiling said...

So Pretty love you layers!!

Candy C said...

Hi Ruby. This tag is beautiful! Your layering stencils background is really really a winner! Love the colors and the harlequin and flourishes that are peeking through the layers. Your flowers adorning the tag are so pretty and add such dimension. It's amazing how the green and white cardstock leaves add so much. Your shabby bow at the top and dangling charms are a nice touch, too. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Rea' said...

Stunning, love the background and the colors are very pretty !

Annette Green said...

Gosh, that background is so delightfully gorgeous! You really rocked this technique challenge. Quite inspiring!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a stunning background and beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us at CC3C, Ruby!

Kimberly Cobb said...

Such a lovely tag Ruby. I love how you used the technique with the stencils. The colors are so soft and muted...a beautiful vintage feel.

Yvonne said...

Hi Ruby...this is a gorgeous tag. Love the vintage feel and love the flowers.
Thanks for playing along with us at CC3C!

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