Saturday, August 16, 2014

CC3C - Stamps and Framelits

I cannot believe it's the middle of August! My kids start school in a couple of days...yikes! Happy Saturday all things crafty people! It's also time for another challenge in the new Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge!!! Big thank you's all around for the many thanks entries in the last challenge and of course for all the lovely comments! I am such a fortunate person to get to do this thing I love...Crafting! The Curiosity Crew and I are always humbled! Please keep those projects coming so you have a chance to win some amazing loot.
This new challenge, number nine, is the ultra cool new way to get things done in a flash...Stamps and Framelits I hope you have the goods and the book to show you the technique, because once you do it you'll see what I mean by getting things done in a's time saving, and space saving! Please play along so you can win some fabulous prizes donated by the ever generous Tim and Mario, and this challenge's sponsor, Inspiration Emporium!!! 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 die cutting and stamping inspiration, but for a chance to win some extra goodies! They also inspire me so much. I love being apart of this group! Thank you ladies!
Yup! I have Christmas on the brain again, but that's probably because once August rolls around all the stores already start decorating and displaying their Christmas's crazy! BUT, it's never too early to start making gifts, so that is what I've done here on these Vintage Snowman Ornament Plaques. 
Using the Christmas Words Stencil I inked them on a pressed wood panel using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I used the Distress Marker Spritzer and a Black Soot Distress Marker to add splatter all of the panel.
After shaking a white painting pen, I added splatters of the white paint as well. Then I inked the edges of the panel.
An oldie but a goodie, the Stamper's Anonymous Christmas Carol stamp was used to stamp on Ranger's #8 Kraft tags using Watermark Resist Ink. I love the subtle shade it gives on Kraft.  I trimmed off the bottom and inked the edges in Black Soot. These will be used with Tim's Stamps and Framelits technique.
Using a technique I use in classes, that I call Gesso Starching, I coated Tim's Eclectic Elements material with white Gesso and water. This makes the material stiffen up and give it a water proof like quality. I love it.
I used the Gesso starching on another piece of material using Black Gesso. Both pieces of the material will be used for Tim's technique.
I cut strips of more of the fabric to be used for the snowman's scarf.
Using the Framelits and Stamps makes life to much simpler. If you haven't done the technique, I really suggest you try it and see how much time, as well as space, you save! My snowman are sturdy little guys and oh so cute!
Using smaller #6 Kraft tags, I inked and splatter with water. I love the molted look.
I cut the 25's out of more fabric and stitched them on to the smaller tags.
These were so simple and really look cool. I layered everything on to the wood panels and inked everything up, and added some scraps of burlap and Idea-ology metal and paper string.
More of Tim's technique was used on the snowflakes!
Then I used some of the new Ranger Stickles to add some Christmas sparkle!
I cannot stress enough the space and time saving with Tim's Stamps & Framelits! I hope you give this challenge a spin!!!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!