Saturday, September 20, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 11

Happy Saturday!

Hope you are enjoying the last weekend of summer. It's almost fall time. Nights and mornings are getting cooler and next thing you know the leaves will be changing. Soon it will be Halloween. Creating Halloween and fall projects are some of my favorites. I decided on a Halloween theme for Challenge 11. The lovely Linda Ledbetter is hosting these challenges based on Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities, volume 3.  This challenge is all about the effects powders, Tim's special Distress Embossing Powders. If you are playing along you can find this technique on page 52. 

I recently picked up an oldie, but goodie Sizzix Alterations die. It's the Rickety House which is perfect for spooky, creepy, or just fun Halloween projects.  I created a box featuring the house which would be great to keep your favorite Halloween treats. 

This one came together pretty quickly with supplies I had on hand. Think I'll be making more of these boxes. Thanks for the box design by Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. He has a great YouTube video in which hope walks you through the steps of construction. 

This CC3 Challenge 11 is sponsored by the Inspiration Emporium. One lucky winner will get a $50 gift certificate from them. The Curiosity Crew's Choice will get a bunch of Tim goodies courtesy of Tim and Mario. 

Please be sure to stop by Linda's Blog to see what the Curiosity Crew inspired us with. While you are there be sure to also check out what all the other contributors have created as well. Thanks to Linda and the crew and all of you who submit your works to the challenges for all the inspiration. 

Supplies Used:

Sizzix Alterations Dies:  On the Fence - 657030, Bigz Rickety House - 656925, Mini Labels Set - 657214

Sizzix Texture Fades:  Ink Splats & Wood Planks Set - 658726, Bricked & Woodgrain Set - 656644

Stampers Anonymous Stamps:  Mini Halloween 4 CMS198

Tim Holtz idea-ology Paper Stash Laboratorie

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Happy Creating!

Hugs, Sharon


  1. Sharon what a fantastic trick or treat box. Love the rickety old house. A great using Tims technique. Karen.x

    1. Thanks Karen. It was fun to make. Think it would be great on my desk at work. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Sharon...what a cute and clever idea! I love these little box containers! They are easy to make and fun to embellish. This Halloween idea of yours is awesome! I love Tim's rickety house and the picket fence and how you've used the EP technique to create such a cool effect on them. Thanks so much for sharing your project with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

    1. Thanks Candy! So appreciate you stopping by to check out my projects.

  3. This rickety house looks spooky awesome! Love the design of the box too! Thanks so much for playing along with Effect Powders for our challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

    1. Thank You Anita! Having such a blast playing along with the CC3 challenges.

  4. Fantastic, Sharon! Aren't Jim's designs awesome? What a great idea for Halloween candy. Your Distress Powder pieces really enhance the piece, great technique. Very well done!


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