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Tea (Rose) Time

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Actually, it’s Faux Tea Rose time.  The Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 3 is creating faux tea roses using the technique on page 65 of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities-3.  I had never tried making these roses before but with a little practice (it’s only paper, after all!), I am very happy with how mine turned out.

I started with a burlap panel.  I brushed on some Snow Cap paint.  When that was dry I added a brick wall with a stencil and embossing paste colored with Fired Brick re-inker.  Although most of it is covered up, you can see a bit of it peeking through.

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I had a “goddess” cut out of a pop can setting on my table, I painted it with some Spun Sugar Distress Paint, sanded and rubbed it with Hydrangea Archival Ink.  I dyed some letter tiles with Peeled Paint Distress Stain.  After I laid everything out, I started attaching things to the panel weaving a ribbon through.  Some things were popped up with with double and single layers of foam tape.

I did paint the petals of my finished roses with various colors of  Liquid Pearls.  I love the look it created.  Here are some close ups:



Inspiration Emporium is the sponsor for Challenge #3.  Head over to Studio L3 and check out all the great ideas for faux tea roses.

Thanks for stopping by.  I’d love to know what you think of my roses.



Giveaway Time!

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I’ve been collecting a box of duplicate supplies and decided to share with my followers.  This time I’ve got a Martha Stewart mini scoring board, Xmas Red & Silver Stickles and Winter Seasonal Distress Ink pad set (Evergreen Bough, Festive Berries & Iced Spruce).

oneEntering is easy, just become a follower and leave a comment.  This giveaway is for US residents only, I will do others that I can ship internationally later.  One entry per follower, please.  I’ll draw a name on June 3.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!


Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 2

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Time for  Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 2 and this time, I finished with time to spare!

I made two cards for challenge #2.  Here are the details for challenge 2:

The theme is using Distress Glitter, found on page 56 of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. #3.  Head over to StudioL3 to check out the “rules” and see the art that has been submitted.

This week’s prize sponsor is The Funkie Junkie.

Here are some close-ups of my cards:

I added this one to may card stash.

I added this one to my card stash.


I gave this one to my son's girlfriend with her Mother's Day gift - she takes good care of my son & grandson.

I gave this one to my son’s girlfriend with her Mother’s Day gift – she takes good care of my son & grandson.


I love the vintage shine of Distress Glitter but it is hard to take a good photo of it!  Thanks for stopping by and, as always, I love your comments.

FYI:  I’m going to do some giveaways for my followers starting this weekend.  If you don’t follow, I’d love for you do so.

Hugs, Vic

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #1

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It’s time, once again, for a fun challenge over at Linda Ledbetter’s blog.  You can read all the details: here.  The challenges come from Tim Holtz’s latest book, you can order a signed copy from Tim’s blog.

The challenges run for two weeks and here I am finishing mine at the last minute!  The first challenge is Paint Marbling.  I decide to try to use the techniques to add to my diminishing card stash, whenever possible.  Here’s my first card:

CCC3 Challenge 1

As in previous CCC challenges there are sponsors.  Challenge #1’s sponsor is Inspiration Emporium.  Thanks for stopping by and, as always, I love it when you leave a comment.



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