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Challenge 6 – Tim’s Altered Burlap Panel

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I was ready to jump on Studio L3‘s newest challenge.  I love using Tim’s burlap panels and I’ve been using them a lot lately.  Challenge 6 introduces Tim’s Altered Burlap Panel Technique, which you’ll find on page 37 of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. #3 (a.k.a “CC3″).

My butterfly “obsession” was fed on my altered panel!  I used a tarnished copper technique on a butterfly I die cut from a tissue box.  I added some paper, wooden letters and stickers from my stash.  Tim’s Distress Paints, Stains and Ideology arrows pull it together.

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The Funkie Junkie Boutique is the sponsor of Challenge 6, and is offering a fabulous $25 shopping spree to one very lucky CC3 participant.  Be sure to check out the shop, it’s stocked to the brim with all our favorite crafting goodies!

As always, I thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my latest creation.  Your comments are always a bright spot in my day.

Hugs, Vic

Distress Watercoloring – CCC Challenge #5

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Happy 4th of July!  I’m jumping in Studio L3′s Challenge #5  from Tim Holtz’s latest book, A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 3 at the last minute!  I made a birthday card for a young man.

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The technique is Distress Watercoloring – Part 1 found on page 39.  A very fun way to color.  The sponsor for Challenge #5 is one of my favorite places to shop, Inspiration Emporium.  Go to Studio L3 and check out all the great Distress Watercoloring art.

My grandkids came for a visit earlier this week and we made slime!


Thanks for stopping by and, as always, I love your comments.

Will the Claudine stamps be on the way to you?

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The stamp sets are in an envelope and waiting for a label to:

Christine Rickert

Thanks, Vic, for your great giveaway! Love Claudine Hellmuth’s art and all products. Took a class with her and she is an excellent teacher! These would make such a cute whimsical card!

Christine please click on the Contact Me tab above and send me your mailing address.

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Please join me in congratulating Christine. If I don’t hear from Christine by Monday, I’ll draw another name.  Stay tuned for another giveaway next week.


Challenge #4 – Stencils & Texture Paste

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Challenge 4,  Layering Stencil – Texture Paste, which is on page 49 of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. #3.  Linda and the Curiosity Crew have created some stunning examples of this technique.  The submissions are great, as well.  Head over to StudioL3 and check them out.

This challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique, a fantastic online shop that caters to fans of Tim Holtz

I made a couple of cards for my grandkids to celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer.4 - collage 6-18-2014 8-03-06 PM


Here’s the close-ups:

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I love the texture from the paste with the stencils.  I’ll put some ice cream money in each card and they have some new books, too.  Thanks for stopping by and, as always, I love your comments.




Father’s Day for Jeremy

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I wanted to share a little burlap canvas I made for my son.  I used mostly Tim Holtz/Ranger products and techniques to create it.

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My son has really stepped up to the Dad plate in the last few months and I thought the quote is perfect.  My grandson and I made a card, too. He loves getting inky with me!

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Here’s the finished card:

T - Jerm dad card 6-14-2014 1-12-30 PMThanks for stopping by.


Giveaway time – Claudine Stamps

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That’s Claudine Hellmuth!  Although Claudine’s stamps have been discontinued and hard to find, I have this set of clear & foam “Dwelling” stamps up for grabs.

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These stamps can be used with paints and inks, alone or combined.  Check out Claudine’s blog for the original announcement back in 2010.

Here’s some blogs I found using the Dwelling Stamps:

The Crafting Cafe

Black Gesso at Ranger

Holiday Card at Ranger

This giveaway is open to everyone.  Just be a follower and leave a comment on this post.  I’ll draw a winner on Friday, June 20.  Good luck!


Giveaway Winner – Take 2!

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Sadly, I did not get a response from Monique.  I drew a new name and the winner is:

Mary Blake

Thanks for the giveaway.. it’s a great one thanks…

Mary please email me your mailing information.  I’ll get your prize in the mail right away.





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