Friday, November 7, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 Challenge #14~CC3C #14~Colored Crackle

Hi Happy Friday!

This is my project for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #14, Colored Crackle. You can see all the details and wonderful inspirational pieces at Linda's blog, HERE.  This even number challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique with a fabulous $25 shopping spree, see her wonderful goods at her awesome shop HERE.

The Compendium Challenge this round is to do the Colored Crackle technique as shown in The Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3 book by Tim Holtz.

My inspiration for the actual project came from Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper prompt this week, Sewing & Stitches and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Good 'ol Days.

Please click the photos to see them bigger:)

My grandmother was a seamstress and always made clothes and doll clothes. I always remember her wood cabinet for her sewing machine kind of a medium brown wood. And she liked blue. I do not have any photos of her but I found some awesome treasures in my stash to make this all work.

Crackle texture is addictive and fun! This is the second project I made this week with them and I love it! Just wish they sold it by the gallon!lol

The photo images are from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash pad Lost and Found. I love this stash, the papers are so pretty, I really have a hard time using them! 

The stamps are Holtz, Blueprint Assortment. Also a wonderful Unity set with lots of sewing coolness! 

The paper under the sentiment tag is a dried empty teabag. The thread is the string from the teabag.

I used various stencils with texture paste for the patterns. After is was set, I followed the Crackle Technique as outlined in my copy of Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3. Get your copy, it is well worth it! I am horrible at remembering techniques, so it is really cool to have them all assembled in a great book:)

Thank you for looking, I hope you like it and if you have a moment, I'd love it if you left a comment:)

I am sharing this with:
Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #14: Colored Crackle sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Good 'ol Days
Hels Sheridan Sunday Stamper:Week 332 Sewing & Stitching


  1. What an interesting collage! I love the story you've incorporated into your art. I'm sure your grandmother would be please and proud to be the subject of this beautiful piece!

  2. You know I am such a sucker for family history art and you have incorporated the color crackle technique so well in this piece! Love it!

  3. so artistic. All the women in my family also sewed. thanks for sharing your story.

  4. Love all of the intricate details. Bravo!

  5. very cool! I LOVE all the layering and different textures

  6. Lovely vintage collage. All of the elements work so well together!

  7. A wonderful tribute to your Grandmother. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing your project with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  8. Amazing collage! Love all the elements!

  9. What an awesome project! I just ordered myself a copy of the CC#3 - can't wait for it to come!

  10. This is a wonderful collection of memories! I love how you've mixed that dusty-vintage vibe with all of fabulous pops of color. It has energy and life! I think it's a great way to honor your ancestry and I enjoyed seeing all of the little details you included. Excellent piece and I'm so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  11. Gorgeous creation, love all those layers and details you have included... bravo! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... and the CC3C too x

  12. Beautiful project! So many wonderfully layered details. Thanks for sharing this with us at CC3C!


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