23 September 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge 11 - Distressed Woodgrain

Hi everyone and welcome. Well I knew things had gotten really busy recently but didn't realise that the last time I managed to enter Linda Ledbetter's CC3 Challenge was back in July! So it is high time I rectify that particular situation... This challenge is all about the Effect Powders technique from page 52 of Tim Holtz' Third Compendium and is generously sponsored this time by Inspiration Emporium. Tim and Mario have also been very generous with goodies too - aren't they wonderful!


Out of respect for Tim I'm not going into details about how the Effect Powders technique - suffice it to say my version included the use of texture paste, a Layering Stencil, various Distress Stains and Distress Embossing Powders (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain). All of this was layered onto book a page background prep'd with gesso. You'll also spy splatters of Picket Fence Distress Paint over the top.


With plenty of autumnal shades in the wood background it felt right to push on with this theme for the rest of the card. And so the clock face was covered in a mix of Gold and Black Soot Distress Embossing Powder for an aged and textured look. 


To tie in the book pages in the background I stamped on some more pages with leaf stamps from the Tim Holtz 'Daydream' set. Having cut them out and shaped them, they were gathered together to form the basis of an autumnal bouquet. Adding altered die cuts and a small book page flower helped to bring some seasonal colour and texture.


With all this autumnal colour going on and stencilling and stamping in use too, I'm entering this card into;
the Inspiration Journal blog challenge - 'Fall Is In The Air' sponsored by Inspiration Emporium
The Mixed Media Card Challenge #3 - 'Autumn Colors'
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - 'Stencils and Stamps' sponsored by Simon Says Stamp


That's all for today folks! Tomorrow sees the start of a new challenge over at Frilly and Funkie, there are two new cards in the offing at the weekend (when I'm running my first workshop) and I really ought to get on with Tim's current challenge soon! Anyone got a spare 24 hours?
Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

44 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny! This is a very "earthy" and wonderful card that you've created for our challenge. I love your use of Tim's EP technique on the woodgrain and the weathered clock. Very striking. What a perfect application for this technique to create a gritty woodgrain feeling as a background. The flowers and foliage are wonderful additions to the center of your clock. Thanks so much for sharing your always beautifully done cards with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  2. Fabulous Jenny, wonderful autumnal shades and I love that wood grain background!

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  3. How do you keep up with everything Jenny? Another gorgeous card. Adore the textural wood grain backdrop and the text leaves are wonderful. As always a gorgeous design. Tracy x

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  4. Hi Jenny, what a very stylish card. Your wood grain effect onto the book page is fantastic. Love your design. Good luck with the challenges.
    Julie x

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  5. Your card looks amazing Jenny. Your talent is shining through. Hugs Rita xxx

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  6. Using the powders on the wood grain is genius! I LOVE the look, and on the clock too! Wonderful project Jenny! Thanks so much for playing with Effect Powders at CC3Challenge!!!

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  7. Your cards are always stunning but I really, really love this gorgeous creation, the Effect Powders look amazing on the wood and the slight sheen on the clock works beautifully with the wood effect. Your embellishments, as always, are perfectly placed.

    Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at Inspiration Journal too. Anne xx

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  8. Ahh, you see you have done it again Jenny, you haven't supplied a proper photo so I need to inspect this closely, in the erm... flesh... so to speak (well, I will always be a cheeky beggar lol) Seriously tho, I LOVE your take on the challenge this week... another beautiful, stunning creation... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

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  9. One again another "work of art" love everything you have done. Colours, embellishments and design are wonderful
    Hugs

    Patricia x

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  10. This is gorgeous x lovethe rich autumnal tones and the textus are a delight x

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  11. Loving that autumn palette.Really clever fake wood at first glance I wondered if you had embossed with his texture fade or used his stamp (naturally I have both lol)

    Glad you haven't printed Tim's technique too many people do & if you have ever paid for a Tim class you feel cheated!!

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  12. Very beautiful card and the textured background is just amazing

    Love Chrissie x

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  13. How clever of you to use texture paste with the Effect powders. This looks really stunning. I love your stamped leaves too.

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  14. What a gorgeous woodgrain background you created Jenny! love all the texture - the embossing - the beautiful cluster of fall foliate on the clock face - a beautiful autumn creation!

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  15. Just gorgeous! I love every detail! Your wood background is perfection and the clock is fantastic! Great flower and what a fabulous background detailing on all of the bits! Wonderful! hugs :)

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  16. Jenny, I love that woodgrain background and how your used the Effects Powder! The gold clock is a gorgeous touch! Love this!

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  17. Hi Jenny! LOVE LOVE LOVE...you have achieved AH-MAZING texture in your creation!!! LOVE the wood grain...Utterly fabulousness!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  18. Oh my goodness, Jenny! I saw your card on Facebook and had to come take a closer look on your blog. It's so lovely! Just looking at it makes me feel as though I've taken a stroll through a beautiful woods on a crisp autumn day. You have an amazing talent for combining texture, color, and elements! I want to reach out and touch it!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  19. A wonderful piece with great textured background. Love the wood grain.

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  20. Wow ... gorgeous mix of techniques, textures and creativity!! :) Beautiful piece of art Jenny! Thanks for playing along with us again at Mixed Media Card Challenges.

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  21. Very beautiful as always Jenny <3 There's one thing for sure, I'll never be stuck for inspiration between, you, Anne, Frilly & Funky and Helen Allan. Just stuck for time, talent & tackle, lol. ((hugs)) :o) x

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  22. These are the days of our lives - tick tock, tick tock. Beautifully made with the most gorgeous colors!!
    Sandy xx

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  23. Lovely card! Love the clock and the book page leaves. You are getting better and better with your design.

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  24. Fabulous take on the technique Jenny - would love to know the details !!!! The woodgrain looks stunning and the wonderful colour combination and details all come together to make a spectacular piece. Fabulous ! x

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  25. just become a follower, l love what you do, as yet l haven't tried anything like this, l really must as it looks gorgeous.
    Love Kathy x

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  26. Sensational, Jenny! Absolutely love the texture of the woodgrain. There is something about the simplicity of your design that is so powerful. This is not overdone...the woodgrain and that wonderful weathered clock die cut and just the gorgeous flower spray really make an impact.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  27. Oh, WOW, Jenny!!! This is a beautiful card! LOVE your rustic, woodgrain background! Just gorgeous and another awesome made for CC3 :) XOXO-Shari T.

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  28. Wow Jenny, fantastic wood grain and great elements, gorgeous

    Sam xx

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  29. fabulous woodgrain texture! love your card! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC!

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  30. I love that wood grain background Jennie. The weathered clock looks fabulous too and your flourish is Devine. You are one busy lady and I look forward to viewing your next post

    Have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Annie x

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  31. Jenny, I LOVE this piece. You are so talented and this card is just another proof. The woodgrain is fabulous and Distress Powder over it it is more effective than I would have guessed. Love it!

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  32. Love the rich textures you created with this challenge...beautiful piece of work....

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  33. Stunning card, Jenny! I love the woodgrain! And I wanted to play along too, but I've been under the weather. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  34. Fabulous card - I have the book but have not had chance to enter a challenge yet! Been too busy sewing and crocheting so no spare time to get inky for me!

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  35. You card looks absolutely amazing my friend! The background is so beautifully textured and 'grainy' - wow! xx

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  36. Jenny
    Apologies for not managing to visit nearly as often as I would wish to do so.
    Such a stunning card. The background is an absolute triumph.
    Gorgeous.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  37. Love that wood grain background Jenny!!! Just awesome!! Love the design and choice of colour too!! Fabulous card!! ox

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  38. Just seen this on Paula Cheney's blog as inspiration she has found on the net! Way to go girl! So nice to see a name I know.

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  39. Oh my goodness Jenny this is a stunning, gorgeous, extremely beautiful project. It is just awesome. I am very curious about these special powder techniques from Tim Holtz.
    Hugs, Veerle xx

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  40. Jenny, this is such a great use of the Effects Powders technique. What a fantastic, beautiful card. I love all that you do, and this is just another example why. Gorgeous!

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  41. Wow! I love all the texture and details you have put into this card, with just a simple color palette! So pretty! Congrats on the Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp!

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  42. How come I have missed so many of your stunning makes Jenny??? Another beauty and the powders on the woodgrain is amazing.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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