Saturday, February 14, 2015

CC3 Challenge #22


Well hello there! 
It's been awhile...I am so so happy to be back and I would like to say thank you so much for all the sweet thoughtful messages.  You girls touched my heart!  It truly lifted my spirits when I was sick.  
So happy to be over that bad stuff and hope to never have it again, wink. 

So...Can you believe we are on Challenge #22? 
We only have about 12 more to go...seams unreal it is that close.  
The Compendium of Curiosities Challenges have inspired me so much. 
The Curiosity Crew and seeing what each and everyone of you create is amazing. 
It is so interesting to me that one technique can take you in so many directions. 
This weeks Challenge is to use the Dimensional Cutting Pad and the directions can be found on page 62 in the Compendium of Curiosities book III. 
Before we get started remember to make sure and follow the rules listed with the challenge on the home page of the CC3Challenge blog.  
Next...thanks again to Tim and Mario for their huge hearts and generosity! They donated such fun prizes to be given away during these challenges! AND...this weeks generous sponsor The Funkie Junkie who donated a generous gift certificate! 

With this challenge I had to go with a butterfly! 
Anyone shocked??? No...I didn't think so, wink. 
I am so drawn to the blues right now.
I guess it's really the earth tones. 
Just can't get enough of them as of late.


 Now I cannot tell how the butterfly was done as that would give away Tim's technique,
but I can share that I used Broken China, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint and just a bit of Gathered Twigs.  I stamped Tim's flourish stamp and embossed it with sticky embossing powder and foiled it with Ranger's foil.  I LOVE this stuff! 
(more will be bought...hoarded....hehehe)
It was very hard to photograph it but trust me, you want to run...run to your computer or store and buy the foil! 
I ran out of my number 3's so I moved on to my second favorite number FIVE....I need some more three's though.  I wonder if I could talk Tim into just doing packs of individual numbers? hmmmm.

Okay...so above you can see how the butterfly wings are lifted.  
I added three layers...just love the dimension of that.  The corked vial has extra fine glitter and the cork stoppers kind of crumbled as I was poking the wire, but then I like it so I decided to just add more and leave it.  
I hope you enjoyed my "free to fly" Canvas.
If you haven't checked out the rest of the Curiosity Crew's blogs...I am sure you will be blown away!
I am anxiously awaiting Saturday morning so I can get back into the thick of things! 
Thanks for stopping by and thank you again for all the get well wishes!!! 
I am so happy to be back!!! Hugs and have a great weekend!

33 comments:

  1. Your 'free to fly' canvas is stunning Yvonne, who could not be in love with Tim's most beautiful butterfly! I love the gorgeous colours and the wonderful background you created. Just beautiful! Anne x

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  2. Yvonne, your art makes my heart soar, always. This challenge is no different. I just got the Ranger foil and you have inspired me to go play with it. Your vial of glitter for the butterfly body is so YOU. Stunning, my love, just beautiful!!

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  3. Yvonne...I don't know what I would do if you ever decided you didn't want to use butterflies in your art anymore! I love this!! The beautiful way you have antiqued your butterfly to give it so much dimension and that color....oh! That color!!! Perfection, Yvonne!!

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  4. I do believe that butterfly is one of my favorite dies ever! I use it frequently. Your blue-green color palette is so soothing...I'd hang it on my wall as I walk in...serenity when there's chaos in my world.

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  5. It's beautiful! Your use of dimension rocks!

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  6. Wow hunny, this is a beauty... just like you... am so happy you are feeling better! X

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  7. This is so gorgeous! I adore that butterfly, what fabulous dimension and color. So in love with the color.

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  8. Welcome back ! Gorgeous butterfly; love the vial body ... those colors are so soothing ! Yes ... the foil is fun ... I sometimes just love looking at my "accumulation" of cool product. In the back of my mind I have great plans
    for creating something great with it "one day" ! LOL My answer for hoarding ( as many like to point out to me) ... my best ideas come in the wee hours of the morning... there are no scrapbook stores open... so if I have it here... I can get my projects done !! WORKS FOR ME hahaha ...

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  9. Love the corked vial for the body of this gorgeous butterfly Yvonne. I can't believe there are only 12 challenges left too, makes me sad. One thing is certain though, I'll be blog stalking all of you forever lol. Glad you are well and enjoying life again!

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE your butterfly! The colors are gorgeous! So glad you are feeling better too!

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  11. Just simply awesome! I love the use of the bottle.

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  12. Glad you're feeling better, Yvonne. This card is simply stunning. You've used my favorite colors, and that big beautiful butterfly - I LOVE it! I think Tim designed that one just for you. ;) Great idea to use the vial for the body. Gorgeous as always, girl!

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  13. YAY! Welcome Back Yvonne!! :) :) Oh, I was hoping you were going to treat us to a butterfly!!! This card is GORGEOUS, Yvonne! The colors, your background, the butterfly's glitter filled vial body!! LOVE EVERYTHING!! Just So Yvonne and you're Spectacular!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  14. As always, I just LOVE your use of butterflies, Yvonne! This is so striking! I love the color combinations and the use of the foil! Perfect!

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  15. The colors are beautiful!! I love the background!! is it paper or tissue tape? This canvas is Awesome and I'm so glad your better

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    1. Hi Chary...The background was covered with Tim's Tissue paper ripped up and Multi Matte was used to adhere it. Then Distress Paint to color...I love the texture that allows! Thanks for stopping by and the get well wishes!!! So sweet! Hugs.

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  16. That butterfly has never looked so good! Love your colors and that funky bottle body. SO glad you are feeling better, too!

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  17. I'm glad you are feeling better Yvonne! Your butterfly card is soooo beautiful! =)

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  18. So gorgeous! Glad you are feeling better!

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  19. I so want that die, but it seems to be sold out everywhere! And the foul... Never thought I would want that too!

    The tree layers...Hmm, can I steal that?

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  20. i wish i had this die. LOVE all the layers.

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  21. Welcome back! So happy you are feeling better! It looks like you and I chose to use the same die for this one! Trust me, I tried just about every single one of my Tim Dies with this challenge, and felt this butterfly was the BEST! I swear this is the first time I laid eyes on your project, but we have gone about this in a very similar way, I think. Truth be told, I think your's is 1000 better--so many details, and I love that top layer of the butterfly! Very cool, indeed!

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  22. I'm glad your feeling better! Your canvas is spectacular! I too love those colors, and and really now rethinking my card; that butterfly really needs a larger surface to take off!

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  23. Hi Yvonne, love this piece, the blue/turquose/green colour palette is so eye catching and works so beautifully with the butterfly. Lovely background too. Gorgeous layered design. Tracy x

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  24. Now THAT is one beautiful butterfly! Love the green and turquoise together and your darling butterfly's body...

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  25. I love your foiled butterfly and the butterfly layers, and even behind the butterfly! Such beautiful colors and the sentiment. It all reminds me of a dream where anything is possible. The background is so interesting. Love the vial and the antenae! Sweet and beautiful!

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  26. Woooow, the colors are stunning! I love that butterfly die. One of my favorites! Beautiful canvas!
    Branka x

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  27. You inow I love this one - perfect colors, perfect butterfly !

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  28. How can you not do a butterfly, I think this technique was invented for butterflies. This is a beautiful piece, love the colours and of course the butterfly!

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  29. Sorry you have been sick...missed you last challenge. I love how you used the dimensional cutting pad. Your butterfly is just gorgeous! The colors are beautiful and I love how you used the foil on the butterfly. The corked vial for the body was ingenious!

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  30. Missing you on CC3 # 23 , but I know you are a busy lady! Hope you are continuing to feel better and doing great things ... see you next time ! <3

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  31. I love this colour combination and the techniques are great.

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  32. I just love your journal page Yvonne! And, it is, of course, in my favorite colors! Keep doing the beautiful job that you're doing. I can't wait to see your next piece!

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