Wednesday, 24 September 2014

CC3C Challenge 11

Hello, thanks for stopping by at my blog and a warm welcome to all my new followers.

We are now onto Challenge 11 over at Linda Ledbetter's CC3C Challenge. This fortnight the challenge is to use Tim's special Distress Embossing Powders. I can't tell you what to do or how to use them but if you check out Tim's book Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3 on page 52 all will become clear, but you have to use your own copy.

This fortnight the challenge is sponsored by the Sensational Inspiration Emporium with a generous shopping spree of $50, how cool is that ! And if that's not enough you also have a chance of being chosen by the Super Talented Curiosity Crew to win a bumper bundle of Tim's products, kindly donated by Tim and Mario.

For this challenge I had an idea of super glossy meets distress powder as I felt this would show a fabulous contrast and the effects these powders can do. I decided the best die to do this was Tim's Old Jalopy. I cut this out twice in heavy duty black card and glued together ever so slightly offsetting so you would see a little matte at the back edge of the car. I then pressed Versamark onto it and went over it 3 times with clear embossing powder heating from underneath to give a real glossy feel. My husband Chris now thinks I would do a marvellous job of polishing his car - NOT !!!  I die cut out my windows in Miri foil card and inserted back into the car.

The effect on the rest of my car you will find how to do in Tim's book. I also used this effect on my cogs and lamppost, using a variety of colours in the distress powders.

You will also notice on my lamppost I inserted mirri foil card, but this time I rubbed a little Rusty Hinge Stazon ink onto it before placing in my lamp. I love how the Ray stencil looks like light reflecting from my lamppost. I applied 3 colours of distress  when shading through my stencil.

I stitched around the edges for interest and added a collage with a stamped image, rub ons , fussy cut paper and emphemera to finish.

I also would just like to share with you all the most beautiful ATC's and personalised wallet I was lucky enough to win from the super talented Mo of Almocraft. If you are not familiar with Mo's work you must stop by and pay her a visit. Thanks again Mo. 

Thanks for looking at my card and Good Luck to everyone else entering the CC3 Challenges. And a extra big thank you on all your lovely comments. 

Happy Crafting,

 Julie x

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  1. Hello Julie,
    I like your style the cards are beautiful.So beautiful by details.
    Fine arts and crafts week.
    Greetings Doris

  2. This is just gorgeous,fab design,great

  3. Wonderful card Julie,I absolutely love the way you have created the street lamp,really looks like it's glowing

    Donna xxx

  4. Oh Julie that is fantastic! LOVE how you've used the powders on this and such a great design. Luck you to have something so special from the super talented Mo too. Jenny x

  5. Wow Julie, two fantastic projects today!! I love your scene with the card and I had to laugh about your hubby wanting you to polish his car now, lol. Love your cogs and gears and the grungy colours! Fabulous tri-fold, what a creative way to display your ATCs! Congrats on your Divas by Design win, it is so well deserved, I loved that project!! Big hugs :)

  6. Oh what a wonderful atc card envelope! LOVE LOVE LOVE your make for the challenge too! The vintage scene plays out nicely with the old jalopy! LOVE the look of the powders on it and the gears! Cool rays too! Thanks so much for playing along with Effect Powders for CC3Challenge!!!

  7. Hi Julie. I love your project! Your use of Tim's EP technique on his old jalopy die cut as well as the gears and lamp post looks awesome. I really like your thought about the glossy meets distressed on the jalopy. Very cool contrast. I also love the foil windows!. Your ATC folder win from MO is also a wonderful gift. Love the styling of that and the idea behind it. Thanks for sharing your art with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  8. Wonderful card Julie. The attention to detail is fantastic. Hugs Rita xxx

  9. What a fabulous creation! Love the way you decked out the car - it's never looked so good. And the lamp post is awesome, too. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

  10. What a fabulous gleaming car Julie, I love the effect. The lamp also is brilliant it really looks as though it is glowing...a great effect. Good luck in the challenge x

  11. That's a rocking creation, love the texture of the car and the sewing,

  12. Love how you used the effect powders on the car, it does work well with the shine on the car and cogs. I also love the lamp post, a great addition!

    Mo's work is always impressive, she is super talented and I am so lucky to have her as a friend in real life too! Anne xx

  13. What a great project... love how you made the technique really stand out by making your car super shiny... now, about that car polishing thing... mine seriously needs a good polish too ;o)) Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x
    PS.. Mo is a seriously talented lass isn't she? LOVE what she made you!

  14. Excellent marriage of gloss & rust! Of course the jalopy is just the thing, great idea. I love it when you guys bring in some of Tim's older, classic dies and stamps and remind everybody how awesome they are and all the more because of the awesome way you've used them. Love this!! <c <c <3 <c


Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x


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