Monday, June 23, 2014

CC3-5-Distressed Watercolor

Here we go again. I can't believe this is the fifth challenge already. This week, we’re rockin’ the Distress Watercoloring, which you’ll find on page 39 of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. #3
Before you link up your own amazing creation, please be sure to review the CC3C F.A.Q. for the rules of this challenge. There aren't many, but they are important.
Everyone is welcome to participate, but you must work from your personal copy of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 3. Please do not  post technique instructions on your blogs. This is required out of respect and appreciation for all the work that Tim Holtz invested in creating this book. If you don’t have a copy, you can order one directly from Tim, and he’ll autograph it for you!
As with every challenge, there is a winner who will receive a fantastic collection of Tim’s products, courtesy of Tim himself and Mario Rossi, his business manager (a.k.a. Mr. “Behind the Scenes”)! To be eligible to win this prize package, you must visit each of  the team members’ blogs and leave a comment there.

 Odd-numbered challenges are sponsored by the wonderful online shop, INSPIRATION EMPORIUM! Joy and the IE gang will award an incredibly generous FIFTY DOLLAR gift certificate to one lucky, randomly selected participant. All you need to do to be eligible is link your project, and mention Inspiration Emporium in your blog post. You can also get 10% off any order with the code STUDIOL3!!!

I have a wonderful friend who happens to have a firecracker birthday coming up. Yup, you guessed it, she was born on the fourth of July. I just started making these popup box cards and thought that would be great for her birthday theme.
I started with Tim's mini Blueprints 2 stamp set.
I created the fold up box card base, and started adding the water-colored elements. I used papers from Tim's water color distress, Lost and Found and Laboratorie paper stashes. I built a structure inside of the box so I could load it up with the big surprise popouts.

inside of box card
I cut clear packaging to mount to so it appears that the images are floating in the air.

clear packaging supports
I painted some Wendy Vicchi Art Parts stars with Distress paint and mounted them on the front flap.

I love the watercolored element sprinkled throughout the card pieces. I added a few die cut pieces along with Tim's cool crackle looking stars.

Adding elements

I had a great time creating a fun birthday surprise with all of the cool stuff Tim has designed. I hope you get his book and join in the fun. It definitely gets my mojo working.

No comments: