Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #29

I've finished the next challenge of the Curiosity Crew. It is a technique-based challenge called Eroded Metallic. It took a few tries to get my tag to look as good as I wanted it to but I love trying new techniques! You can learn how to do this yourself from Tim Holtz’s tutorial on page 44 of his latest book of techniques -  A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol.3. Check out the rules for joining the challenge at the Challenge-faq.

Prizes include an awesome assortment of Tim’s products (courtesy of Tim himself and Mario Rossi, his Logistic Director) for a “Curiosity Crew’s Choice” winner and for this round Inspiration Emporium is back with another fantastic $50 shopping spree for one random winner.

Here you will see other examples of this technique that were created by Linda Ledbetter and the rest of the Curiosity Crew.

This is my creation:

I first painted Broken China and Mowed Lawn Distress Paint onto the manilla tag and let that dry. I then applied the Eroded Metallic technique using Antiqued Bronze and let that set. Onto the 2 corners of the tag, I glued Large Antiqued Copper Triangle Filigree pieces (that I chose with my credit from the Funkie Junkie Boutique! Awesome pieces!) The flowers and leaves were from my stash - probably Prima. The gentleman in the square is a piece I made at a workshop I attended at She Scrapbooks in The Villages, FL a few months ago. We used old film slides, without the film, antiqued them, put lace bits on them with gesso and glued on a cut out photo from a magazine. I attached this to the tag then attached the "Wanted" notice that I cut off a paper shopping bag I also got from She Scrapbooks. This little ad made me giggle. The person who placed the ad assures the woman she will have quality help in the kitchen. LOL! I antiqued it a little by rubbing on some Walnut Stain. I added some bling, tied on a ribbon, and inked the edges of the tag to complete the look. I hope you enjoy it!


Anita Houston said...

Your background is wonderful!!! LOVE the goodies you added too! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3Challenge!!!

Susan said...

Leigh Ann, your perseverance paid off! The eroded metallic technique turned out so beautifully! I love your tag! The embellishments are wonderful! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Great tag, Leigh Ann! You've used your bits from She Scrapbooks artfully on it; I am still chuckling over the "Steady Woman" ad. Maybe it should read "Steady, Woman!!" to keep us working to perfect this technique. You did a beautiful job, thanks for sharing it on CC3C!

Candy C said...

Hi Leigh Ann. Just a quick. It's to thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog. Enjoy your Sunday.