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