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Monday, 22 September 2014

Compendium of Curiosities #11 - Effect Powders

I am having such fun with CC3C, it is really challenging me to use and do things I have not used or done before.  The challenge this time is to use Tim's special Distress Embossing Powders and you can find the technique on Page 52 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III.

The rules are straightforward and can be found on LINDA LEDBETTER'S blog, you must work from your own personal copy of Tim's book and we should not describe the technique out of respect for Tim.

The Curiosity Crew will choose a winner who will win a fabulous package of products from Tim and Mario and the sponsor for this fortnight is INSPIRATION EMPORIUM who will be offering a very generous $50 shopping spree at their on-line shop, to one very lucky randomly selected person.

I have just received the new large Layered Leaf die and Embossing Folder and since it has turned quite Autumnal here in the UK, I just had to use it to create a Thanksgiving card.


I cannot describe the technique but I did use several of Tim's Embossing Powders in Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany to give the gorgeous big leaves an Autumnal look.  I also die cut two oak leaves and an acorn from a Movers and Shapers die and used the same technique on these too.


Here's a close-up of the leaves.  They are quite large but very beautiful.


The 8" square base card is Kraft, on top is a mat coloured with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.  I added a layer of burlap (from my stash) to the top to give an 'earthy' feel to the card.  The ribbon has been dyed with Spiced Marmalade and a touch of Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  The little piece of burlap was taken from the edge of the burlap piece and added to the bow.

The letters are from Tim's Alpha parts, I sanded them very lightly and added some Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint, left it for a few moments and then wiped some off with a piece of dry paper towel.  I just thought the black letters needed toning down a little for this piece.

I am entering this into the Compendium of Curiosity III Challenge #11 - HERE.

This is also my Design Team piece for Inspiration Emporium, I do hope you will go over and have a look at the current challenge which is 'Fall is in the Air' and where there is an opportunity to win an amazing $50 gift voucher to spend in the on-line store.  So if you enter the Inspiration Emporium challenge and CC3C you have a chance to win $100 in total - just imagine what you could buy with that!

If you do go over to Inspiration Emporium for supplies you can use my code Redanne to receive a 10% discount.  Postage in the US is only £5 and international postage is just $10!

Thanks for looking, I will be back in a couple of days with my Tim Tag which has been finished for ages but I just forgot to post it!  See you then I hope.  Hugs, Anne xx



Product List: Inspiration Emporium

Tim Holtz Layered Leaf and Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers  Leaf Die
Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Acorn Die
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon
Tim Holtz Alpha Parts


52 comments:

  1. Oh girly! Love love your card! Love the texture all around...the leaves are spectacular! Fabulous use of TIm's EP technique!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  2. Wow, that is some kind of generous prize giving by IO! What a great company to be designing for, Annie! Your autumn work of art is so warm and so compelling! Another creation of yours that has me staring in wide-eyed wonder!! You ROCK!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  3. Magnificent card Anne. Those leaves are so stunning, glorious colours too. Have a Good Day my friend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. Anne, this is so pretty! You've done such a wonderful job on your EP technique here, and those leaves are fabulous! And the ribbon/bow are lovely!

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  5. This is gorgeous Anne. The leaves looks stunning, the colours and texture look amazing. The burlap background sets them off perfectly.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. Oh Anne, these leaves are amazing and look as if have been freshly picked up from a woodland. They also look every bit as beautiful as flowers do on a card. Love your elegant design.
    Julie x

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  7. Of course this was going to look beautiful from the start knowing your love of autumn and maple leaves in particular, but this goes above and beyond Anne! You can hear those leaves crunch from here with all that delicious texture from the embossing powders is wonderful. Such an effective idea too to colour the border and ribbon with the same shade to bring it all together. Love it! Jenny x

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  8. What a lovely card Anne. You really have captured the colours of Autumn.
    Toni xx

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  9. Wow Anne! Those leaves are superb, the colours are perfect and they look so realistic and scrunchable! Just right on the hessian background too ! Lovely work xx

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  10. HI Anne, this is beautiful - this is my favourite time of year for colour...love the hessian background, hugs Carole Z X

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  11. This is stunning Anne .... I love Autumn, and you've captured the feel beautifully. Have a great week .... hugs Linda xx

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  12. Love the colours Anne, spiced marmalade is such a wonderful colour. This is lovely Anne, the leaves are gorgeous , makes you want to pick them up and feel them x

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  13. Such a gorgeous autumnal make Anne :-) I just love the large leaves. The addition of the acorn leaves is perfect and your hand dyed ribbon is stunning.
    Love this Xx

    Best wishes and hugs
    Annie x

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  14. Oh Anne, this is completely stunning!! The colours on the leave have just turned out so beautifully, and OMG I just love that little acorn! A brilliant, gorgeous Autumn piece! Love the hessian background as well, gives it such a lovely rustic feel!

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  15. Wowsers! Loving this Anne!! Your colours are so amazing and your leaves look fantastic, I want to touch them! The burlap background is a genius way to accent your autumn leaves, it's so outdoorsie! hugs :)

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  16. Wow,this is just Autumn captured perfectly and put on a card. The colours are beautiful and yes that little acorn is a really sweet little touch. Can't wait to see your Tim tag too,bet that's fab too :)

    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  17. Hello Miss Anne, This card is just stunning, those leaves look so real, the colors are gorgeoussss, I love the backing in burlap and then that spectacular bow, wow I'm in love with it,excellent job, you go WOMAN, thanks for sharing, hope you have a wonderful week...((( BIG HUGS )))...

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  18. This is a beautiful card. I love the rich autumnal colours, the effects you have achieved with the embossing powders and the great burlap background that melds perfectly with your overall look. That die looks fabulous!

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  19. Hi Anne, have to agree with you I am enjoying the CofC challenges too and I had not used the powders for a while so was great to revisit. I adore your leaves, those colours are just stunning combined together a pond the little acorn is so realistic. Love the natural backdrop too. Tracy x

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  20. What a beautiful Thanksgiving card, nicely done Anne!!

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  21. Definitely those leaves look exactly like what will be seen very soon around the area where I live.You've captured the colors perfectly. The rustic burlap was a wonderful background for these gorgeous leaves, loved the tiny acorn, and this is a beautiful card. I'll be checking that technique in the book! Well done, Miss Anne. TFS & Hugs

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  22. Anne...this truly is such a lovely creation! Absolutely stunning use of Tim's EP technique on your gorgeous autumnal leaves. They look as though I could have found them in the yard and picked them up...the colors are so gorgeous. I love the burlap background....such simple yet textural perfection so as to not take away from the leaves. I also love the stained ribbon with the little acorn in the center of the bow. "THANKFUL" running down the side totally finishes off the card perfectly. Thanks for sharing your art with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  23. Love those big leaves and you've created a great autumnal card. Looks very touchy-feely with the burlap and the crispy leaves. A great inspirational piece!! Elaine xx

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  24. Those leaves of yours are so tactile looking, I caught myself wanting to touch my screen! What warm and inviting colours you have used on this card too.

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  25. WOW!!! Those leaves are AH_MAZING!!!! Gorgeous Lady Anne!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Effect Powders for our challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  26. Wonderful Anne! Those leaves are stunning and on the burlap background even more so. Fabulous colours too. Jennie x

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  27. Gorgeous, Anne!! LOVE what you've done with the Effect Powders technique! This is a stunning card that I can also see being turned into a home décor piece :) That folder & die set is totally on my wish list :) Fabulous creation for CC3!! XOXO-Shari T.
    OH--Thanks so much for coming over and leaving such nice comments and for becoming a new follower of my blog, Anne!! Your visits are so appreciated and you've made this little blogger HAPPY :) :) XOXO-S

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  28. A gorgeous card with surprising falling leaves! Though it's really not autumn here and I'm not in that mood, they seem so real! and I love these colours!

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  29. Your leaves are gorgeous Anne! ! And in the mountains if Western North Carolina, the use of burlap is perfect.
    Anne, I know I owe you an email and a thank you card. I have been running around like a
    Chicken with my head cut off! Please forgive me!?!
    Sandy xx



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  30. Stunning work Anne those leaves are amazing

    thanks for visiting my blog

    Hilda x

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  31. Such a realistic appearance to those leaves, I am sure I can hear them rustling!
    A very beautiful card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  32. Gorgeous leaves Anne, really love the intense colours you achieved. Your leaves look like they have just been collected from the garden to make this beautiful Thanksgiving card.
    Hugs Lottie x

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  33. This is gorgeous Anne! those leaves look so real and fab colours huggles Sue xx

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  34. Love the card Anne, gorgeous colours and texture, the leaves look almost real.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x

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  35. Everything is perfectly put together! I thought the leaves were real until I read how you made them!!Fabulous job with this one!!
    Hugs Kelly

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  36. Sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous! What a brilliant approach to the challenge!!!!

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  37. Gorgeous card Anne. The colours are incrdible and the embossing gives it all extra definition. Love it all - as always ((hugs)) :o) x

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  38. Beautiful card and PERFECT for this time of the year!
    The leaves turned out so realistic looking.
    HUgs

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  39. Hi Anne I'm not ready in the craft room yet but have been enjoying your blog, this piece is wonderful, I so enjoy Autumn! Hope all is well in your world, love and hugs, barb xx

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  40. Anne, what a lovely Autumn creation! Those gorgeous leaves against the burlap panel is a wonderful natural feeling! Love this much! Hugs!

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  41. Wow! Those leaves are amazing! This isn't just about the leaves though - it's a fabulous card! Hugs, Chrisx

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  42. What a stunning creation Anne, those leaves look so real and so touchable... gorgeousness... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

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  43. The mix of embossing powder colors on your leaves is wonderful Anne! so perfectly fall! love the little acorn tied on with the twin!

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  44. Absolutely brilliant I love those stunning leaves and your great design.

    Patricia x

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  45. So, so pretty! I love the burlap behind your beautifully embossed leaves. Just perfect!

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  46. Wow, Anne, this is absolutely gorgeous! The leaves are incredible. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at CC3C!

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  47. Gorgeous card Anne! Those leaves look amazing! Love the burlap background! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. Those leaves are so beautiful and look perfect with the burlap - gorgeous colours!
    Rebecca.

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  49. Hi Anne - this looks fabulous - I love the effect - I won't be able to join in this one unfortunately - I still have my clock awaiting altering - I will get around to it one day but its fabulous to get inspiration from you Anne - you're such a star xx

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  50. All your ingredients are terrific Anne and I too salute those beautiful oh so realistic leaves. The acorn is the cherry on top. I love autumn too! Nicola x

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  51. Gorgeous card, Anne! The leaf is amazing, I love the neat burlap panel too! Such a beautiful thanksgiving card, Anne! I thank you for all the amazing inspiration! Big hugs,
    Ingrid xxx

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  52. Still catching up on everyone's posts since being on holiday without Internet! Stunning card Anne, just want to touch those leaves,they are beautiful, fab use of effects powders. Ruth x

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