Friday, 22 August 2014

CC3C - Challenge 9

Hi all,

This challenge was frames stamps and framelits.  I was quite relieved that this did not come up sooner as I've only just received my sets so ever onwards....

I used the Compass Blueprint set for my tag.  I used water colour card and coloured it using the wrinkle free distress technique and colours spun sugar, faded jeans and peacock feathers.  I then edged the card with faded jeans and a blending tool to give a bit of depth.  I then used a spritzer to add splotches of dusty concord around the outer part of the card.

I then stamped the compass using black archival ink so that the image went slightly off the card.  I then used the required technique to get the centre of the compass in both textured silver card and gold mirri card.  These were then decoupaged onto the water colour card.

The text was stamped onto a piece of scrap card with the outline and die cut in the same way and mounted onto the card with 3D foam.  A key with the word Life was sewn to the card.   To give the water colour card more definition  I went round the edges with a silver Krylon pen.  The water colour card was mounted onto a tag that had been edged with dusty concord.

A pointing hand from a Tim Holtz ephemera pack was added to the top of the tag with 3D foam.  I then coloured some seam binding with the same inks as the card and added a loop of ribbon to the top of the tag.

Whew that was a bit of a rush as we have been on holiday till Thursday, in America so lots of new inspiration, so I wasn't sure I'd get it done in time.  Well here it is hope you like it.

As usual thanks to Linda for hosting this lovely crafty extravaganza, look here for some fantastic examples from the crafty crew and to Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring the challenge.



  1. Hiya Lyn - your tag is stunning love the colours you've used in the background

    I've finished mine today and have just added it to the link

  2. LOVE the colors!!! The compass looks wonderful! Thank you so much for joining in on all the fun at CC3Challenge!

  3. Hello Lyn! :) Your tag is so pretty. Love the directional theme you've used here and love the colors! Great job of blending! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  4. Your sentiment is perfect for your compass. Nice colors and very nice composition on this tag. Thanks for sharing it on CC3C!

  5. love your tag, Lyn! The watercolor distress background turned out so beautifully! i love the compass design!

  6. Great take on the challenge theme, love how you made the centre of the compass pop from the tag... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge, hope to see you again soon x

  7. Love your coloring, and that compass is one of my faves. Great tag! Thanks for joining us at CC3C!