CCC3 Challenge 4

Over at the lovely Linda Ledbetter’s awesome artistic blog, as we follow along in Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities III, we are turning to page 49 and breaking out our stencils.

How much fun are stencils, anyway?  Tim has come up with some fabulous designs that make amazing backgrounds.

honey tag closeup

I recently purchased three of Tim’s stencils and it was hard to pick just one for the challenge, but I went with my favorite, the honeycomb.  I’m quite a fan of honey and bees – as should we all! Without bees, we would soon have nothing to eat.

During the last challenge, when we made tea roses from Tim’s pine cone Sizzix die, I made a few pine cones just for practice.  I decided to put them on my bee-inspired tag, along with some leaves made with a Martha Stewart punch, a scrap of burlap, a stamped sentiment (Tim’s, of course!) and a little bottle of “honey” held on with waxed thread.

honey tag down

The honey is actually water with about a quarter drop of Rusty Hinge Distress Ink reinker added. I couldn’t decide whether I liked the honey effect more with the bottle lying down or sitting up, so I took pics of both ways.

honey tag up

Love Tim Holtz and challenges? Stop in at Linda’s and join us! There’s plenty of time and tons of motivation. All you need is a copy of Compendium of Curiosities III and a desire to have a great time. And don’t forget, every challenge has a sponsor; this time it’s Funky Junky Boutique. Craft supplies for your frilly and funky projects – how fun is that?!

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2 Responses to “CCC3 Challenge 4”

  1. Candy Colwell Says:

    Hi Lisa. Your tag is so sweet. I love your style…very vintage but with some shabby chic thrown in. I love your soft colors and your use of the embossing paste on the honeycomb stencil. Your tag has lots of texture and is so sweet. Thanks for sharing with all of us at CC3C. ❤ Candy

  2. pinkleart Says:

    Great interpretation of the challenge Lisa, loving that honey! Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

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