Saturday, August 9, 2014

Art is Just "Time" Spent Creating

Hello again and thanks for coming by the blog
Today's project is based upon the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #8 - The wonderful Linda Ledbetter is hosting these challenges and it's been so great joining in each time. There are also some great prizes for a few lucky winners, one is a prize pack directly from Tim and Mario (they are always super generous) and the other is a 25.00 shopping spree from the Funkie Junkie Botique YAY!!

This particular challenge is based upon Tim's 3rd Book and you can grab it up HERE if you don't already have one. I can tell you that it is an awesome book, full of great techniques.
This challenge is on page 58 of the book and it's called Faded Layers

I am also including this project in another challenge over at A Vintage Journey, their challenge is all about "Time Flies" 
and I thought this would be a great project for the challenge
I based my project around "Time" spent creating art or crafts, the time that you spend on your craft is definitely Time well spent! They also have a great prize from Country View Crafts , they are giving away a 10.00 shopping spree!

I used loads of Tim's products on this creation because I have so much of it and because it's just inspiring how Tim uses these products in so many fun and different ways

I decided to do a greeting card and use Ranger Foil Tape Sheets for the background and Rangers Jumbo Tags for the card itself

I cut them up and placed the pieces here and there to create my background

Here is a photo of my finished card

I hope you like my creation for these wonderful challenges, make sure to stop by each blog and check them out there are some really great prizes to be had.
Thanks for coming by!


  1. pretty cool. Love the background.

  2. Wow Claudine, that technique works so well on the foil! The background you created is stunning and I love the layout of your tag card and the contrast umbrella man adds. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge over at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

  3. Hello Claudine,

    indeed a great background ! I like that you cut up the metal and put the pieces together and after that inked it.
    It gives it more depth.

    And the idea behind the "time" quote... completely agree with it !
    Let me clean the house for a whole day and I feel in the end that I'v accomplished nothing... let me create one thing and the day was perfect :)

    greetings from belgium

  4. I just popped over from Bloglovin' to see what you have been up to...I see your creative genius is at work! beautifully done, Claudine!

  5. A great card, Claudine! Both a strong background and strong foreground, yet the two do not compete, but, rather, balance each other! Great theme, too!

  6. Claudine your creation is gorgeous. Love the way you used the foil in this project. Love the colors too. And oh my what a clever sentiment !! Love it !! Lol
    Thanks for sharing your fab art !
    Hugs from SPAIN

  7. Amazing background and overall stunning card! Nicola x

  8. Very very cool Claudine! I like how you used foil for the background substrate. It's good to know the technique works on that too.

  9. Claudine...your card is very cool. I love your choice of background colors. I'm curious which stencils of Tim's you used to create your faded layers. I like the idea of using the foil sheets to create a background. :) Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  10. The colors on the background are wonderful Claudine! Love the pattern you created, and always love to see Umbrella Man! So cool! Thanks so much for joining us on this cool challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  11. Wonderful job on this Claudine, your work is amazing! I recognized the stencil from TCW because I just used it on a project that is still in the making. Don't you just love it?? I am so in love with that stencil, I think its one of my faves. Keeping on trucking, you're awesome!

  12. What an amazing card - love the background and the layers you have added

    Mines up it would be great if you could visit

  13. Fabulous card, love that background!! The whole thing looks incredible!
    Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!!

  14. Love your interpretation Claudine and it's a great composition. Delighted you joined in with our challenge at A Vintage Journey this month. Chris xxxx