Sunday, July 13, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities #6 Altered Burlap Panels

Hello all and welcome back to the blog. Today I was working on the new Compendium of Curiosities challenge. Hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter


This time the curiosity crew are working on page 37 of Tim's 3rd Book. That focuses on Altered Burlap Panels and Tim takes us through putting one together, it's super fun

For my canvas I decided that I was going to work out of my "ephemera" drawer


This is a drawer that is right next to my working desk and I throw just about every piece of extra paper or die cut or just whatever in here. Every now and then when I need something I rummage through the drawer. For this project I decided that everything I put on this canvas (besides the tissue paper and idea-ology pieces)  will come out of this drawer. 
I used alcohol ink along with plastic packaging for my butterfly wings, I wanted you to be able to see through them but also have them POP a little bit
For the butterfly I used Tim's Fanciful Flight die


Check out how that butterfly came out


After using a ton of Tim Holtz products (lol) I finished with this creation




I just love it, I think it was fun to challenge myself to use things that were in my ephemera drawer
I also love how the butterfly wings turned out like a stained glass window, you can see right through them

This was a fun project, make sure you join in as well. There is always a wonderful prize from Tim and Mario themselves and The Funky Junkie Boutique is also giving away a $25 shopping spree to one lucky winner.

Cheers!!





13 comments:

  1. Beautiful Claudine, I love the contrasting black and pink and you did a great job working from your ephemera drawer including some fabulous bits and pieces. The butterfly is stunning, love it xx

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  2. Right out of the top drawer Claudine! Lovely panel, gorgeous colours? Nikki x

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  3. Your butterfly is gorgeous and it really does take centre stage Claudine - love it! Anne x

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  4. I love your art your page is great with the die cuts it wonderful..I have to make one for ASian stuff I need to fine some stuff to use first ThaNK YOU FOR THE way you did yours its great I been looking for a die that says HELLO but cant seem to fine it yet..Thank you

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  5. Love the contrast between the stark black and wonderful colors on your butterfly!

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  6. Your burlap panel is stunning, Claudine! The life you infused into that butterfly is just amazing. And, last, but not least, I love your "ephemera" drawer! ;-) Kay

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  7. This is really cool Claudine! I especially love the butterfly. And it does feel great to use up stuff from the scrap drawer ( and time saving lol)

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  8. WOW Claudine! Those wings make a real statement in the middle of your canvas and pull everything together perfectly. Such a great canvas. Jenny x

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  9. Love this canvas, Claudine, especially that wonderful butterfly with the alcohol ink wings! Great job using your junk drawer items!

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  10. VERY cool project, Claudine! Love that you used "junk" ;)

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  11. "Free", perfect message for your butterfly. Love those touches of red!

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  12. LOVE the way you use scraps! LOVE the butterfly and words on this burlap panel! So fun to look at! Thanks so much for playing along on our burlap canvas challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  13. Late to the party but wanted to stop by and say WOW to your b'fly... love your canvas! TFS at CC3C!

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