Friday, June 20, 2014

Thankful for the Rain - Tim’s Compendium III Challenge #4

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge!

So here is my 4th Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Volume III challenge. The challenge is hosted by L3 Studios, learn more about the "CC3C" challenge here. To play along you need the book for the technique. Below is my entry for the challenge - 49. Layering Stencil: Texture Paste. I love the way the inks absorbed and flowed around the embossing paste.

My project for this time started with a Prima Paper Doll Stamp and my new Peerless watercolor paints used to color in the stamp.  After that I spent a long time looking at the page before I came up with a design to frame her.  I wanted to use flowers, so after finding the quote, "Give Thanks for the rain in your life, which waters the flowers of your soul - Jonathan Lockwood Huie," I went for the grey rainy background.  

Here is a list of supplies used:
  • Hero Arts black ink
  • Prima Paper Doll Stamp
  • Peerless Watercolors
  • Masking fluid
  • Light Molding Paste
  • Cubist Stencil
  • Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst sprays
  • Sizzix Alternations -Tattered Flower Garland 
  • Marion Smith Flower Tool
  • Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch
  • Pearls
  • Distress Markers
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your comments are greatly appreciated. 
Happy Crafting,


  1. Beautiful canvas! I love the sheen on the texture too! Love the blooms and lady too! Thanks so much for joining us on this texture challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  2. Debbie...this is so pretty! I totally love your textured background. All of your sweet flowers in bloom surrounding that darling Prima paper doll are so eye catching! Great use of color!! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. Debby, I love your color choices for the flowers on this project. They really pop against the cube walls you made. Great job.