Friday, June 5, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #29

Compendium of Curiosities 
Challenge #29 - Eroded Metallic

Hello again from Joi.  Today is for sharing my newest learning experience from Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3.   It is to use the technique on page 44 of Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III by Tim Holtz.  And what an interesting end result you could find!

You may ask... what is that technique?  Heheheh - I can't tell you. Isn't that fun!!!????  But you can buy the book.  In fact, Tim Holtz will send you an autographed copy.  It's the kind of book that makes you literally dream happy dreams of creating like Tim!

If you click below - you can see their amazing project presentations for Challenge 29 - Eroded Metallic. So inspiring. WOW.

And it's also an exciting challenge because there is a PRIZE!!!! 
It's a gift certificate from Inspiration Emporium (visit here).  Hey - could you keep your fingers crossed for me???!!!!  


Sooooooooooo.... this technique is called Eroded Metallic.  I did my best to erode as much metallic as I could but dear me... it's not as easy as 1-2-3.  I almost posted a picture of my three tries but the first was too embarrassing and the second somehow was the most hideous of colors - hehehehe! UGH.  Sooo three is a charm????  Only the Curiosity Crew knows for sure!!!  

The colors of Ranger Distress Paint used were:
Black Soot
Broken China
Picket Fence
Metallic Pewter

This is before erosion occured.

Here is my Eroded Metallic design! 

Next week is my daughters 40th birthday.  She has never received a handmade birthday card from me... because I haven't been making cards very long!!! She will be very surprised. It's 5.5" x 8.5".

She has a hubby and four children. But her path has not been an easy one. She handles everything with such grace, love and strength that I admire her greatly.  So the sentiment from: 
Totally Tracy, Dare 2B Artzy Journal Quotes was perfect. 

The background stamp of the lines is:
Finnabair Prima Seamstress Clear Stamps.

They were stamped with:
Ranger Iced Spruce Distress Ink. 

The numbers - which symbolize... zero to forty :) are:
Sizzix Stampin Up Bigz Alphabet Typeset

Yes, yes, yes - I finally got my Vagabond!!! YEAH.

And, of course, the arrow is Idea-ology by Tim Holtz!

My daughter loves shimmer so I chose a glitter card stock to enhance the eroded metallic look. It is by Craft n Craftin.

The lace edge was cut with:
Sizzix Big Shot Edgelits Finishing Touches.

I tried to make the gal on the card look like my daughter - hehehe!!

And yes, she makes her own head bands for her and her three girls - and yes... they actually wear them too!  She only wears glasses when she runs out of contacts!! But she always has on sunglasses!! And you won't catch her without bling!

The hair was done with Silks Acrylic on a very tiny brush for the funky gal on the card below. I always enjoy working with Silks.  Her skin was done with Spectrum Noir markers.

The stamp is: Ranger Dylusions Black Sheep by Dyan Reaveley.

Here is the before and after!!

After cutting the edgelits border there were pieces of glitter paper leftovers!  I didn't know exactly what I would use so I cut not only the teal color but a light blue and a silver borders too too. 

I put the little punched piece of the glitter card stock around her glasses and also used the tiny pieces on edges of her jacket. Then it looked cute to have a piece of the edge for her headband! There is also a tiny heart cut out of the glitter paper pieces on the jacket lapel!  The glitter is hard to see in the pictures but looks really fun on the card! 


On the inside, more stamping with the Prima Finnabair lines stamp - again in Iced Spruce.  Around the outside of the white card stock is broken china distress ink.

More glitter card stock and Edgelits Die Cutting. Around the top of the cake is another left over piece of the glitter card stock. 

The card is in the mail and I am excited to see what her reaction will be when I tell her I eroded metallics!! 
Don't you just love how crazy that will sound to her!!!???  
And wouldn't you "like to know" the secret of this technique???  

I always enjoy the Compendium of Curiosities challenges because I am learning something new and wonderful.  

Thanks so much for letting me share. Hugs. j. 

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