Sunday, September 21, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #11 - Effect Powders

Here we are again with another challenge from Linda at Studio L3! This time we are on page 52 of Tim Holtz's book, Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3. The technique is to use Distress Embossing Powder to create some great faux effects. Check out the post over at the Studio L3 blog for all the details and great inspiration from the Curiosity Crew. Thanks to Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring the prize for this challenge. You can win $50 to spend at the store!

For my project I made a steampunk ATB creation with lots of "Effected" gears! I created it for my son Greg, hence the G on the top. He has become a great fan of steampunk. That's my boy!

front view

You can never have too many gears!



More gears!

Had to include the three guys stamp.
For the faux rust technique, you need to see the directions in the Compendium book. For a tutorial on the faux wood technique (yes, that is paper and ink!) see this post for instructions. In the bottom section I used the Eileen Hull Candy Drawer die to make a place for my son to store some treasures. Here are a few close up detail photos:




Thanks for checking out my project! Most of the supplies I used for this can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10. ;-)




16 comments:

  1. Love your project. It has so many neat things to check out on ti, thanks for sharing.

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  2. OMGosh!!! I just love this!!! It is fabulous! What a cool piece of decor! Love love love! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3Challenge!

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  3. I love Mr. Steampunk Cat!!! I love what you've done with your steampunk tower creation! You are right, there can never be too many gears. Your son will love it! Nice contraption!

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  4. Absolutely incredible Again! How I wish I could create such a Steampunk~tastic piece!?

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  5. Lisa.. I also love the look of steampunk and you are right! You can never have too many gears! haha You've done a great job with the EP technique on them. I'm sure your son, Greg loves this piece. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  6. You're right... you can never have too many gears! Love this awesome 3D project and I bet your son does, too. Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C!

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  7. Wow, what a great project, love it !

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  8. OH MY GOODNESS!!! What a creation! LOVE how your mind thinks! I can just picture the box going up and down! The gears look fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with Effect Powders for our challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  9. Lisa, this is flat-out, full-on, freaking magnificent!!! You're the steampunk queen!!!

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  10. Lisa... Awesome tower !! Oh gosh what a LOT of lovely details to study closely !!! And oh yes I agree with you : one can never have too many gears ... Lol
    Thanks for sharing your amazing art !!!
    Hugs from Monica.. Spain

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  11. Lisa what an awesome project!!!!! So creative and inspiring!!!!!! ^.^

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  12. I absolutely <3 this fabulous invention... tis soooo cool! Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

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  13. TOTALLY brilliant. I love this! All the detail, and you've used Distress EP perfectly, just the thing to make a statement here. LOVE!! So glad you've shared it with us on CC3C!

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  14. The faux wood technique is awesome! I can't wait to try it myself. Love this project.
    Jess

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  15. Quite simply genius Lisa! LOVE the way you've used the ATB's with the rust effects and cogs. Jenny x

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  16. this is fabulous! A functional work of art. I love it!

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