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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 6 - Burlap Panel

I know, I know, I don't blog for two weeks and then two posts in two days!  Sorry but I have been completely mojo-less for a couple of weeks,  but I cannot miss an opportunity to enter something into Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge.

Challenge #6 requires us to use one of Tim's Burlap Panels and to use the Altered Burlap Panel Technique.  You can find full details on page 37 of  A Compendium of Curiosities III.

As always, the Curiosity Crew will choose a winner who will receive a fantastic collection of Tim’s products, courtesy of Tim himself and Mario Rossi, his business manager.

In addition, the Challenge is sponsored by the lovely Linda Coughlin of The Funkie Junkie Boutique, who is offering a fabulous $25 voucher to spend in the boutique, to one very lucky CC3C entrant.

So, on to my entry.  Mr Mojo finally made an appearance when Tim's fabulous dragonfly die and embossing folder dropped through my letterbox this week, I could not wait to get inky and have a go!  I used one of Tim's 4" x 6" bare panels that comes in a pack of two.


I started by using the technique Tim used on Page 37 and then I applied some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste (which I tinted with Fired Brick Distress Paint) through a stencil, trying to achieve a fairly random pattern.  I outlined the bricks with a charcoal pencil and used a damp paper stump to rub it in.  I rubbed a little onto the bricks too, with my fingers, to give an aged look.

I cut some Grunge board with Tim's Honeycomb Frameworks die,  This was distressed using Distress Paints and sanded back, to age it and this was added to the brickwork to give the appearance of a trellis.

Now, on to the star of the show - the beautiful dragonfly (although it looks more like a Damselfly with the colours I have given the wings.


 I took a tip from Tim's tag for July and cut the dragonfly in clear shrink plastic and embossed it using the folder that comes with the die (I love it).  I coloured the plastic with Alcohol inks in blues and greens.  The embossing was very deep and had a white ghostly appearance in places.  I wanted the colour to be more intense so that it would show up against my background (and plastic/acetate is notoriously difficult to photograph).  I cut the dragonfly again from cream card, embossed it and then coloured it with Distress Stains in Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint and Chipped Sapphire and then coated it with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.  I glued the two together and I loved the vibrancy of the colour showing through the shrink plastic.


Finally, I added a little spritzing with a black Distress Marker and the Distress Tool to the background before adding the word FLY from the Elementary set of Alpha Chips.

Should you need some inspiration, just pop over HERE and see what the CC3C 's Curiosity Crew have made - you won't be disappointed! 

Thanks so much for looking, I hope to see you again soon.  Hugs, Anne xx  




45 comments:

  1. Wow Anne and welcome back Mr Mojo, this is so realistic how you have captured your colouring on your bricks and your dragonfly is gorgeous.
    Julie x

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  2. Annie, wherever this gorgeous creation is hung, any onlooker will do a double-take thinking that's a real live dragonfly/damselfly landed on the wall! And what a wall it is! The brick and the hexagon patterns and colors against the burlap are so stunning! This will be a winning and popular entry in the challenge, I'm sure! I'm glad Mr. Mojo popped into your letterbox along with your fab new goodies!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  3. Wow! This really did get your Mojo working! Your dragonfly - so beautiful on the trellis and bricks - fabulous! Chrisx

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  4. Oh Miss Anne, your mojo came back with a KABOOM, the dragon fly or what ever you call it is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS..... Your brick wall looks so real, love the added honey comb, nothing better then new things to play with to get you creating, I think it is a wining creation too, your love for all things Tim, certainly show in your creations, you showcase his products fabulously, thanks for always inspire us all, have a wonderful weekend, ((( big hugs)))...

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  5. I can't take my eyes off the center of the dragonfly!!! It's so filled with detail! The colors are brilliant as well! Fab burlap panel Anne! Thank you so much for playing along with us on the Altered Burlap Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  6. Excellent, just love it! If its okay to LOVE a bug, I love this one. So glad your shared with us on CC3C!!

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  7. Wow Anne! I love so many things on this! the great brick work (I MUST try this!) and your beautiful deeply colored dragonfly perched so prettily on the warm brick wall sunning itself before it takes flight again!

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  8. Oh no, I am going to need that dragonfly!!! Anne, the burlap panel is incredible and that brick wall is a great background for that beautiful creature. I so love that dragonfly and what stunning colors as well. Love it! Hugs!

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  9. Fabulous alteration Anne....love your design/layout and the dragonfly is stunning

    Sending you huge hugs

    Annie x

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  10. Oh WOW!!! I adore the way you've altered the canvas and that dragonfly/damsonfly has me speechless! SUCH a clever idea to do the two layers and putting the crackle glaze on the second gives it even more dimension/interest. I LOVE IT!!! Jenny x

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  11. Another stunner Anne .... that dragon fly is just amazing, it almost looks real!! I'm hoping these babies have dropped through my letterbox when I get home .... can't wait to play! Enjoy the rest of the weekend ...... Linda xx

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  12. what a gorgeous dragonfly and gorgeous colours! A really wonderful panel and thanks so much for all your lovely comments ...you are truly a lovely lady xx hugs x

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  13. fabulous as always Anne...Mr Mojo is back with a bang...could you get him to have a word with his cubbyhole brother...enjoy what's left of the weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  14. Hi Anne love the dragonfly, second take to check it out and how gorgeous he/she looks. Love the wall as well, all of it together looks so real x

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  15. WOW...Anne, I adore that dragonfly...it looks so real...the colours are perfect, Love the brick effect...Beautiful creation... Hugs May x x

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  16. WOW! This is amazing Anne. The colours and textures on your dragonfly look stunning and your brick effect background looks wonderful.
    I hope you are having a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

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  17. Great panel Anne. Your dragonfly looks amazing. Mine arrived too, I cut it in packaging and it's sitting on my desk so thanks for the inspiration! Nikki xxx

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  18. You really have made an amazing panel it's scrumptious

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  19. This is pure delight Anne, the vibrant wings are amazing, I just love what you have achieved with the shrink plastic and card layers.
    Happy Sunday. hugs Brenda xx

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  20. Gorgeous Anne, the dragonfly looks fantastic, I love the wings and colours. Love the brick wall too . Great adding layers to the wings. Lovely design. Tracy x

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  21. That's gorgeous Anne I love the dragonfly, yummy stuff! Elizabeth xxx

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  22. Really gorgeous Anne ooooo and love that dragonfly huggles Sue xxx

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  23. Looks like mr Mojo is back with a vengeance! This is superb Anne, absolutely love how you have created that beautiful dragonfly, I had the same happy mail this week and can't wait to use it. This superb panel is going to be a very hard act to follow !! Love it xx

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  24. Hi Anne. This is super - the brickwork looks good but the star has to be the dragonfly. The crackle through the wings looks exactly like the cells on a real dragonfly's wings. Fantastic and I hope you win!!

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  25. Wow!!
    Anne, ich liebe diese herrliche Libelle. Und die alte Mauer dahinter, das sieht einfach klasse aus.
    Viel Glück

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  26. Gorgeous Anne. I have been watching for some action all week, then when I go out you go mad girl, Lol! Went to Doncaster yesterday to the Summer Crafting Show, it was very! very! busy and of course I have a few new things, lovely things.
    I am waiting for the arrival of this die, bet I know where you got it from.
    Pleased Mr Mojo decided to return.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  27. Wow from me too!! The whole panel is wonderful Anne but that dragonfly soars it into the stratosphere!!! I can only image all the various layers that you lovingly painted etc and they pay off for sure - it's superb - especially love the effect of the clear rock crackle. Glorious piece. Nicola xx

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  28. Oh wow Anne, this looks totally brilliant!! The dragonfly looks incredible with the double layer of card and plastic, amazing, so vibrant!! Wonderful burlap panel!!

    I am keeping my fingers crossed my order of this one (and the butterfly) will have arrived by the time I get back home....

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  29. Annie this is gorgeous, fabulous, stunning...I love the dragonfly, it looks so real and the colours are, well gorgeous! Hugs Carole Z X

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  30. Such an amazing translucent look on those wings - he's absolutely stunning! Love the textured brick wall too - a great burlap panel!
    Alison xx

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  31. Anne, this little canvas is fantastic! I'm dying to receive my dragonfly die/texture fade. I love your brick wall in the background and how you colored that fabulous dragonfly. Simply gorgeous!

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  32. Wow! I love the look of your dragonfly.

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  33. That dragonfly is amazing.
    Such a pretty project!

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  34. Oh! Anne love it! the effect you have got with the brick stencilling is fabulous and the dragonfly is just amazing. Mo x

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  35. Miss Anne, you may not blog every day (and Life does get in the way with defining priorities, doesn't it?), but OH when you DO! This is another one of your fab works of art. Love all the texture and details, and that is one fantastic dragonfly. As always I enjoy reading the how-to's along with seeing the fabulous results. That brickwork looks so realistic, and what a great idea to add the trellis for the dragonfly to perch upon. He showed up just sparkling with the way you created him. TFS & Hugs. Many thanks for the anniversary wishes.

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  36. Hi Anne! Finally a moment to go through my blogger and what a treat again! The whole piece is amazing but the dragonfly is a real star! I love the way you created it, very clever and effective! I also like the bricks, they look very real! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Ingrid xx

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  37. What a lovely dragonfly very vivid and interesting Anne! Altogether a delightful piece.

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  38. This is gorgeous! I love the brick effect and the dragonfly looks so beautiful in those colours.
    Rebecca.

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  39. I don't think I need to go anywhere for inspiration after seeing this Anne. What a fantastic dragonfly - I just love the care you have put into making it. It really is a WOWer. Love the bricks and everything. Fab!
    Hugs, Neet xx
    ps we must write to the manufacturers about sell by dates - think I need to mount a campaign

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  40. So sensational... layers of loveliness beautiful design...great tools.

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  41. Those wings are gorgeous and beautiful colour choice for them too. Another fab project xx

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  42. Sigh... Anne why can I say? This is gorgeous!

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  43. Hi Anne, I just discovered this fabulous post in my "spam" box of all places, along with a Darnell post, and also a Jim the gentleman crafter post how very dare they!! Anyway just had to pop in to say how beautiful your dragonfly mini canvas is. I love it's vibrancy sat on the very realistic brick wall background. So glad Mr mojo arrived with these little bad boys. Hugs Lottie xx

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  44. Holy Cow, Anne! This is truly a work of art! Your attention to detail is impressive! I love the randomness of the brick wall. The color is perfect! I also love, love, love the "trellis." You've aged it perfectly! The dragonfly is spectacular. Bravo! Hugs, Cathy

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  45. Wow is right... this is stunning! So glad to see you back and crafting, Anne. I just received this die/folder too and am ready to have a play. Thanks for the inspiration. And thanks for joining us at CC3C!

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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