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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Compendium of Curiosities #16 - Layering Stencil:Embossing

This is my entry piece for Compendium of Curiosities #16 where the challenge is to use the Layering Stencil:Embossing Technique which can be found on Page 50 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III book and also my DT piece for Inspiration Journal where the challenge is Happy Holidays.

There is a wonderful prize on offer at CC3C for the person chosen as the Curiosity Crew's favourite, the prize being a package of goodies generously donated by Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi.  If you do not have Tim's wonderful CC III book you can purchase it direct from Tim here.

This month the challenge at CC3C is being sponsored by Linda Coughlin of the Funkie Junkie who is offering one lucky winner a $25 voucher to spend in her on line store HERE.

The challenge at Inspiration Journal is being sponsored by Inspiration Emporium who have a $50 to spend at Inspiration Emporium's on line store HERE.

Since it is getting ever nearer to Christmas I have made another Christmas card using my all time favourite Santa stamp fromTim Holtz - Santa's Wish.
I cannot share the Layered Stencil;Embossing Technique with you as that would be unfair to Tim but I can say that I used both the Gothic and Star Stencils to do the technique onto Ranger Speciality Stamping Paper.

For the Santa image, this was stamped in Ranger Black Archival ink and then lightly coloured with Distress Stains in Fired Brick, Antique Linen, Pine Needles and Mowed Lawn.  The edges were distressed and then it was mounted onto Kraft cardstock.
The ice skates were cut from white card, using the Movers and Shapers mini skate die.  I used a small needle to create lace holes and then coloured them with Tea die and then Gathered Twigs Distress inks.  The skate runners were coloured with Treasure Gold - Silver.  The laces were tied up with red string onto an Idea-ology ring fastener.

The holly leaves were cut from Tim's new Holiday Greens die and the word is from the new Holiday Words:Script die.

I mounted the finished piece onto some corrugated card from my stash.

Thanks so much for looking and hopefully leaving a comment - I hope to see you again soon!  Big hugs, Anne xx







47 comments:

  1. It's all beautiful, but the delicate Santa colouring is lovely. x

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  2. Loving this Anne. The sprigs of holly work perfectly with Santa's Wish and your skates are a triumph - again! A real vintage treasure. Jenny x

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  3. I love this Santa - he is so gorgeous! Your colouring is perfect for him. The skates look fab and so does the lovely background. A vintage masterpiece! xxx

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  4. Very pretty, Anne! The holly weaved behind your focal image is wild and natural and the stars and gothic stencils combined are magical! I wouldn't have thought to put those two together, but they work great here. So sweet. <3

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  5. Oh love this traditional Santa Anne! another wow creation from you xxx huggles Sue xxx

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  6. This is festive! I LOVE it Anne. You have created an awesome Vintage Christmas card. I love that Santa! Great use of the technique. LOVE MY STENCILS!

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  7. wonderful work Anne - I'm looking forward to making my entry in the next couple of days, you have given me inspiration as always! Big hugs to you Rachel xx

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  8. I love everything about this ..... Santa looks great, and so festive with his holly sprigs. The background looks fab, and those ice skates are amazing! Ho! Ho! Ho! ..... hugs Linda xx

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  9. Anne...your Christmas card is so pretty. You've done such a wonderful job on your background. I also love that Tim Santa stamp! I love how you've combined it with the die cut skates...another of my favorites! The torn distressed edges and the red "believe" and laces on the skates really compliment each other so nicely. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  10. I love these ice skates in their vintage way! the work on the background too. Santa's on his way!

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  11. Love, love, love this card! The hanging skates with that vintage Santa on that gorgeously stenciled background is gorgeous! Wonderful Christmas Card!

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  12. This card just spells out Christmas for me Anne. I love the vintage look and years ago that was the colour of ice skates too. Just stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

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  13. A wonderful card and I love how real those skates look. That Santa is my favourite too - he looks so cute and cuddly and its a great focal stamp! Elaine xx

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  14. This is gorgeous Anne. That's such a fabulous Santa image, I can see why you love it so much. The ice skates look wonderful and the colours are so beautiful too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  15. Your card is full of elegance and a striking design. Love those small ice skates and Santa's Wish stamp. Oh well more on the wish list.
    Julie x

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  16. Stunning Anne! I love the background and the way you've coloured Santa. Those boots are just gorgeous! They look as if they're made from suede and the little laces just finish them perfectly!
    Juliaxx

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  17. Hi Anne, see you have the skates out again Lol! Love the suede effect!
    Take care dear friend and happy crafting, Angela x

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  18. This looks more like one of your fantasmical wall hangings than a card, Annie! It's so spectacular!! I love that Santa, too, but it's the skates that really drew my eye. It's amazing to me how you made them look like old suede leather!! You rock!! And thank you for the sweet Thanksgiving wishes! I'll eat an extra piece of turkey and pie just for you!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  19. Oh Anne...this is fabulous! It's beautiful and all the details just make it even better. Love your skates...they are precious! Your background is stunning. Amazing work!!! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  20. What fun! I love the double edging you did. It adds so much character to your card...

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  21. I must still make my entry...Life has been a bit manic in the real world. Your skates really caught my eye. They look like leather.

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  22. I love your iceskates !!! brown are so beautiful! Wonderful card, so vintage! Barbarayaya

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  23. Hi Anne I just love the skates, they make you want to reach out and touch them. Santa is well pretty darn good too. Love the whole card, gorgeous x

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  24. Lovely card Anne - those skates look fabulous.
    Toni xx

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  25. Wow, Anne, das sieht einfach wunderschön aus.
    Besonders die Schlittschuhe haben es mir angetan... :-)

    Liebe Grüße

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  26. I will have to pull out my Santa stamp again, brush the dust off and use it! Love how you put everything together. Always glad to see how to combine the old with new products. thanks as always for sharing.

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  27. I LOVE your CC3 #16 card, Anne!! Those little skates are too darn cute!!! :) I love them!! I'm trying to make all of my CC3 challenge makes into Christmas cards, too :) Ah, our genius minds ;) LOL!! Good Luck at CC3 & IJ!! XOXO-Shari

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  28. Ahh this makes me feel all christmassy, a wonderful card and ***LOVING*** those little vintage skates. I better get cracking on my cards or I'll have to buy which would be shameful!! lol :)
    Bug hugs
    Georgie xx

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  29. Absolutely delicious, Anne... those skates are beyond adorable. I love that they have a sort of suedey texture to them, and how cute are those red laces! Lovely tinting on the Father Christmas image, and such pretty work with the stencils in the background. Altogether charming!
    Alison xx

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  30. Absolutely stunning Anne! LOVE the skates, the Santa, the stitching, the embossing! Just a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Layering Stencil Embossing Challenge at CC3Challenge!

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  31. A lovely piece of art Anne, love the Santa and as for the skates! Beautiful layers. X

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  32. So awesome ... great layers ; loved that you laced the skates in red; one of my favorite Santa Stamps too !

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  33. This is beautiful Anne. I really love the Santa image & how you have coloured it. Those ice skates are fab too!.
    Amy x

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  34. So beautiful, I love those gorgeous skates and the lovely Santa image!
    Rebecca.
    x

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  35. WOW!! Anne, absolutely beautiful, instantly says "Christmas"
    The Santa image is wonderful, love everything you have done.

    Patricia x

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  36. Hey Miss Pris - I am a bit behind! Love your card. There are so many ugly Santa Clauses out there (sorry about that Santa Claus) but this one is quite sweet and reminds me of the Santa Clauses I grew up with. Wonderful design Anne -- Not only do I believe in you, but I believe in Santa too!
    Love,
    Sandy xx

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  37. That IS a most wonderful Santa Anne! I can see why he is your favorite! Love the cardboard base - and all the wonderful details on your pair of skates! as usual - I have yet to try this technique - hope to get to it soon before it's too late!! I love how you colored the Santa with stains - don't think I ever thought to use them to color!!

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  38. Love it! Nice to see that Santa image used again & amazing colors with those stains.. Your skates look so touchable...I thought you had used flocking to get that texture. The look is just beautiful. The entire card is great...Love the gothic & star stencil as you've used it (got the gothic stencil after seeing you use it earlier). Is the word die from the Sizziz set with many holiday words? You've combined so many products to great effect on this beautiful card. Love it, and it's a true celebration of Christmas indeed! TFS & Hugs

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  39. Oh my gosh Anne, this is stunning! Love your vintage Santa and those skates look good enough to touch, genius bit - adding the laces! Your stencilling looks fantastic, I just love everything about your wonderful holiday card!

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog while I was on holiday! I had a great time with my Mom, although the week flew by too quickly! Hope you had a wonderful week as well! hugs :)

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  40. I ADORE this card, Anne. First off, you used MY all-time favorite Santa stamp too. He's the best, isn't he? And I had to read carefully, because at first glance those ice skates looked like suede! I love everything about this card.

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  41. Love, love, love this card.....All it's elements! The brown skates really add to the vintage feel. This one stood out for me!

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  42. I adore this card Anne, Love all the fabulous images & great design... very vintage feel....Hugs May x x

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  43. This is so festive, Anne! Love the way you've colored your skates, and especially those fab race laces.

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  44. Stunning card, Anne! There's something very special about vintage christmas card and this one is special regardless of the theme. So many beautiful textures and elements.. beautifully designed! Big hugs, Anne! xxx

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  45. An absolute beauty of a Christmas card in the way it evokes nostalgia.
    Stunning!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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