Friday, November 7, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 14

Happy Friday,

Whew!  Getting my project posted just before the deadline!

This challenge is all about the colored crackle.  You can find all the steps in Tim Holtz' latest book A Compendium of Curiosities 3 on page 53.  This amazingly fun challenge is hosted by Linda Ledbetter. You can hop on over to her blog to see what she and the Curiosity Crew have created for this challenge.

I love fall!  All the rich colors of the changing leaves are so inspiring.  I'm still having fun with the Tim Holtz Layered Leaf die.  For challenge 14 I created a fall gratitude canvas.  Hope you enjoy it.

The background was created with the Thanksgiving Background texture fade on Wallflower paper.  It's a nice compliment to the leaves and greenery.  The heart charm adds a bit of metal and movement.

Here is a closer view of some of that yummy colored crackle.  I used Core'dinations cardstock for the small leaves, branches and acorns from the Autumn Gathering Decorative Strip.

Yes, those are real acorns!  I happened upon them in an apartment complex parking lot and gathered them up knowing I would find some way to use them this fall.  I dyed some seam binding with Distress Inks to add a bit of softness.  It turned out to be the perfect place to hang the heart charm.

This fall canvas is a wonderful way to celebrate the season.  All the colors and textures make me happy.

A big thank you to Linda and the Curiosity Crew for the continued inspiration.  As always the Curiosity Crews Choice winner will get some cool things from Tim and Mario.  Another lucky winner will get a $25 gift certificate from The Funkie Junkie who is sponsoring this challenge.

Thank You so much for stopping by.  Hope you like what I created for this challenge.

Happy Creating!

Hugs,  Sharon


  1. Wonderful colors. I think the crackling added so much dimension to your beautiful leaves. I especially loved the background of your album cover...

    1. Thank You! I get so inspired by the fall colors.

  2. You've created yet another stunning piece. Love every aspect of this creation & the real acorns were a nice
    touch. Brava, Sharon!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Appreciate your kind comments!

  3. Super crackled leaves! Love the embossed base, too. So pretty and festive. Thanks for sharing this with us at CC3C!

  4. Oh Sharon that's absolutely gorgeous! So pleased to see the close up shots on this. Jenny x

  5. This is stunningly gorgeous! Your leaves are amazing...perfect coloration and crackling! THanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C!

  6. Sharon this is so beautiful! I love the crackled leaves and the use of REAL acorns. Love it all!

  7. Oh my gosh everyone! Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments! Really means the world to me. Glad you like my piece.


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