Where does the time go? Seems like we just started the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge over at Linda Ledbetter’s and here we are on week 12 already! This time we’re turning to page 37 and altering one of Tim Holtz’s cool new burlap panels. Burlap is super hot right now, and I’ve been intrigued by its possibilities for quite a little while. Although I do have to repress memories of being in a play when I was a child and being forced to wear a costume made of burlap! Not the most easy to wear (or the most flattering!), but wonderful for vintage, shabby chic art.
I had shabby and chic in mind when I picked out this pretty image of two little girls. I think they must be sisters, so that is the title of my burlap collage.
Yes, they are wearing crowns! I have a love affair with crowns, and I think they added just the right touch to this sweet pastel portrait. They are punched from washi tape on cardstock with a Martha Stewart punch. I altered the crowns slightly to fit the girls’ heads; they are normally larger and have more points.
I started by adhering a torn piece of Tim’s tissue wrap (sheet music pattern) and a couple scraps of patterned tissue. The edges of the burlap panel were colored with Broken China Distress Ink and a white charcoal pencil.
After picking the main image, it was just a matter of adding my usual girly embellishments! A sweet layered flower (made with parts from different silk flowers pulled apart), a bit of lace lightly colored with Broken China Distress Ink, a thin ribbon of Worn Lipstick Distress Stickles and a bow tied from twine to mimic the roughness and color of the burlap background. Final touches were a couple strips of clock-themed washi tape and a length of silky ribbon as a hanger.
We are happily making our way through Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3, and it’s been quite a fun adventure so far! Want to join us? You’ll get chances to win amazing prizes and discounts at the sponsor stores; this time around it’s the Funky Junky Boutique. It’s also really fun to see how different artists interpret each challenge. So what are you waiting for?