Friday, December 5, 2014


Talk about sliding in under the wire, well I am with my tag for the 16th challenge at Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge. I'm running way behind this week and my goal was to get this done and linked up before Mr. Linky expires tonight. It has been a week! :( 

Edited: Photos have been updated
( I removed the blurb about editing photos)

Challenge 16 - Layering Stencil: Embossing 

This one is technique based so no sharing of my process but you can check it out on pg. 50 of Tim's CC3 book. If you don't have one yet be sure to put it on your Christmas Wish List so you can play along with us next year. You can order an autographed copy here. Tomorrow when the newest challenge is introduced we'll be halfway through the challenges in the book. That's absolutely mind-boggling to me! 

Here are a few close-ups.

I love word bands and jumped for joy when Tim released holiday word bands this fall. Mowed lawn distress ink was rubbed into the recesses of the letters and I used Tim's red and cream trim to fasten it to my tag.

The bird was die cut from grunge paper using Tim's Caged Bird Alterations die, I inked him with festive berries distress ink and embossed certain areas to highlight him. Christmas rub ons were added to a white Idea-ology plaque and the silver metallic stars were created with Tim's Stars Layering Stencil and Studio 490's silver metallic embossing paste. 

The center of my tag was left in its natural state and its the area that I did my embossing on. No details per the rules. ;) I'm a huge fan of Tim's layering stencils and used three on this tag-Holly, Stars and Latticework. Idea-ology metal embellies were added to complete it. 

The Funkie Junkie is sponsoring this challenge and offering a generous prize of a $25.00 gift certificate to the online store. Thanks Linda!

The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend everyone! 
Lisa xx


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

WOW!!! You pulled out all the stops on this beauty! LOVE all the embellies and especially the wings on this gorgeous background! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Layered Stencil Embossing Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Pia S said...

The background looks great and I love the mix of textures with the ribbon and all that metal.

Julia Aston said...

What a great tag Lisa! love the red bird and metal cage - great background using the technique too!

Candy C said...

Lisa...your Christmas tag is so pretty! I love your layering stenciling technique that you've done on your background. The Christmas words mixed with the pattern looks really nice. I also love the stenciled holly leaves and berries. Your winged cage and sweet "cardinal" along with the seasonal word stick are wonderful embellishments. Also love the mirrored star! Great job! Thanks for sharing with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

butterfly said...

Just love this tag - an absolute feast for the eyes. The vivid colours are wonderful, the cardinal glowing against those bold limes and lemons - fabulous!
Alison xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic tag Lisa! So fun and festive! Happy Holidays!

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