Saturday, September 20, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 11

Wow, it's so hard to believe that Linda and the crew have already been through 10 challenges and that we are on challenge 11. My how time does fly!

For this challenge we are working on page 52 of Tim's 3rd book
and it's all about the Effects Powders.
The host of this challenge is Inspiration Emporium and they are giving one lucky winner a 50.00 gift card to their online store. If you haven't already make sure to check out their BLOG where they have a fall challenge going on for the month of September.

There is also another great prize to be had, You can also win a wonderful prize pack from Tim and Mario themselves. One lucky winner chosen by the inspiration team will get some happy mail.

So for my project, I'm getting in the Halloween mood and so I figured I'd make some Halloween postcards. 
I really love using powders, they give the right effect to a project and add that element of "realness" For my project I mixed up some of the powders to make the graves look old and rustic. I also used the powders on my spider and "31" 
The background was created with a mix of Tim's distress paints and also Dylusions sprays

Take a look at my finished postcards

I hope you will check out the challenge over at Linda's Blog Studio L3
There are loads of inspiring project by the design team too.
Thanks again for coming by and have a great day


  1. I almost created the same spider! Love your postcards...the gravestones look very real!

  2. Great postcard, love that spider especially.... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 challenge and hope to see you again soon x

  3. Claudine...your spooky Halloween post cards are awesome and a great use of Tim's EP technique on the headstones! They look so gritty and like worn stone. Great job! I love your designs! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  4. Stunning piece! Love how you applied te technique, it looks brilliant!

  5. Wow, Claudine! These postcards are great! So colorful and spooky, I love the colors and the background is perfect! And your headstones are nice and moldy/mossy/grimey! Just really get me in the Halloween mood!

  6. Wow, very cool. Love the colours and the textures

  7. Love, love, love Claudine! Backgrounds are so cool! And I love that you mixed the powders for a more realistic effect.

  8. LOVE the black widow on your file folder card! So cool, and the graveyard too! Spooky! Thanks so much for playing along with Effect Powders for our challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  9. Your postcards look amazing Claudine,, I love the blues and the hints of yellow and orange, they create such a magical sky. The graveyard and spider look just perfect too. Spookilicious!!

    Thanks for your visit and lovely comment, I really appreciate it. I am afraid you would not find much interesting in my brain but I wouldn't mind having a peek inside your creative one! Anne x

  10. I love your background, Claudine! The Distress Powder on your stones is perfect and you did a really good job achieving the effect. Thanks for sharing this on CC3C!

  11. Spooky fun! I love that background and how you applied the EP challenge! Great Black Widow!

  12. I agree with Terry - spooky fun! Love your blended colors and the ways you used the powders. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

  13. Both cards are wonderful art works, great designed, I love every detail, the color combination is so mysteyr, and the white shapes around the letters are fabulous.
    Hugs Anja