Happy Saturday crafty peeps! Today marks another challenge in the new Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge!!! Again, The Curiosity Crew and I, want to thank you all for all the wonderful comments as well as all the entries from the last Stencil and Paste challenge! Talk about amazing texture and beautiful creations! We always have a very hard time choosing a Curiosity Crew winner. You all make such gorgeous entries, and I know it inspires all of us every week. Thank you so much!
This challenge, number five, is about Distress Watercoloring, the first part. I hope you can play along on this painty challenge so you can win some amazing fabulous prizes donated by the ever generous Tim and Mario, and this fifth challenge's sponsor, Inspiration Emporium!!! Imagine the loot you can score! You will have two weeks to complete this challenge and link it up to the CC3Challenge site, and you can read all the rules here. Please take the time to visit every member of the Curiosity Crew (See below.) for not only some beautiful watercolor inspiration, but for a chance to win some extra goodies!
Summer is always a great time to visit the Circus. So I thought I'd show Tim's technique using his new Stamper's Anonymous Big Top Stamps and Sizzix Framelits set on an Artist Trading Block (ATB).
|After using Tim's technique for Distress Watercoloring, Part 1, I die cut the images using his Sizzix Big Top Framelits Set and the new Magnetic Platform. The platform makes diecutting fool proof...love it! I hate to fussy cut so this makes my life so much easier, as I only had to cut two images by hand. I decided to add a little sparkle so Ranger Stickles finished the images off.|
|I stitched the half circle together, and then I had a hat!!! For the ruffles, so I stitched a loose stitch across, and then just pulled the back thread from the bobbin, and it made a nice ruffle.|
|For the wooden base of the stand, I misted Dylusions on the wooden piece, and then added a little Snow Cap Paint Dabber over it.|
|After die cutting Eileen Hull's 3D Block die onto Mat Board, I stenciled the sides that would be seen using Tim's stencils and Salty Ocean Distress Ink.|
|I wanted to make Circus event rings on each side of the ATB, so I used Frame Industrious Stickers to create them, and filled them in with Espresso Paint Dabber to look like dirt. Then I added the images, hat, and ruffles.|
I hope you join in all the fun, and if you do, good luck on the prizes!!!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!