Monday, 22 September 2014

Effect Powders Challenge 11 on pg 52 of CC3

Over at Linda's place called L3, she is running the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge where by she chooses a technique on a page and we get to give it a go and enter her challenge!

There is an awesome prize up for grabs for the project chosen by the Curiosity Crew (who supply oodles of inspiration each challenge) sponsored by Tim and Mario and every alternate challenge is sponsored by  Inspiration Emporium (as in this weeks challenge cos it is an odd number) or The Funky Junky (on the even challenges) for the lucky draw prize!

I have been quietly busy on this configurations box on and off for a week now, knowing that I wanted to use this Effect powders technique on it in two places at least and then inspiration hit today with a bang...

I wanted this to be about our overseas trip to Europe in 1998.  I was inspired by the Eiffel Tower on the round chipboard sticker which I covered in Rock candy Crackle paint.
 I cannot remember who this stamp set is made by any more, I really think that manufactures should put their name on the plastic somewhere like Stampers Anonymous and Tim does...
 I stamped the Eiffel Tower onto mount board, cut it out and did the effect as per Page 52 using Black soot and Brushed corduroy distress powders to get the look of rust.
 Then to add extra dimension, I stamped over it in Jet black Archival ink.
   I also used the effect powders on some chipboard stickers which I layered (the eye chart and a postcard) from the same sticker set and turned them into a mini book cover where I will transfer some of the diary entries I wrote during our time in Paris as well as having some of my films scanned and photos printed to go in the little album which hangs on the side of the box using a G45 hook and an idea-ology mini clip.



 This is the mini album as it hangs on the side of the box
 I used Glossy accents on the feet of the tower to stand it up in its box in front of the map of the UK and France which I had used inside that box.


 I had fun with the film strip as I recently read somewhere that if you bend it and heat it, it will hold its shape when it cools and so I tried it out to make the "loop de loop" of my plane and it made gluing it to the top so much easier cos it did not fight me like it usually does without the heating process...for the life of me, I cannot remember where I read this neat little tip, if I do, I will gladly give the blogger her due recognition, but for now it escapes me!
I also used the film strip to portray all the photos I took (36 rolls of 36 exp) in a 6 week trip round the UK, France and Italy...those were the days before digital...imagine how many photos I would take now if I did the same trip?
 Here you can see that the box can still come apart and (below) how I put the two hearts backing paper onto 4 layers of foam tape to bring it forward a bit because these boxes are so deep.


 I leave you with a final close up of the Effect Powders used above and below.  This has been a fun project to work on as it took me an a lovely trip down memory lane.

18 comments:

  1. LOVE this! Using the technique for background is wonderful! LOVE the tower and the whole scene! All the pieces in the box are great too! Thanks so much for playing along at CC3Challenge with Effect Powders!

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  2. Belinda what a stunning creation!!! I absolutely love all the details. The plane and the film strip, the detail on the Eiffel Tower is amazing. the mini clipboard is sooooo cute. I will be back to have another look, its a really interesting piece. LOVE IT!! Karen.x

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  3. What a beautiful creation Belinda. Stunning as usual.

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  4. This is absolutely stunning. So much detail , well done

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  5. Belinda,
    This tribute to your trip to Europe is absolutely fabulous! You have put so much detail in it, as you do with all your work! The little jet taking off with the trail of filmstrip is genius! I saw that blog using this technique somewhere, too, and cannot for the life of me remember where! Terrific job here, and I hope you win! Of course, I would like to win, too:):)! But yours is so WORTHY!

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  6. Fabulous piece!! I love it! TFS

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  7. Belinda...your configuration box is awesome! I love your European theme. The Eiffel Tower has never looked better! You've really thought through this entire piece with all of the wonderful little details that you've added...the map of France behind the Eiffel Tower, etc. I really like your EP technique on the tower and also for the background on some of your pieces. Beautiful! This entire piece is truly a work of art. Thanks for sharing your art and your step by step with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  8. Hi Bella
    This is gorgeous !
    Love it & how brilliant to revisit all those memories !
    Just put an envelope in the post for you today - let me know if gets to you safely ! Love Ali xx

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  9. WOW!... amazing - what a fab keepsake from a holiday too. Love what you did with the eiffel tower too... looks really cool.

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  10. WOW! I think this is absolutely fabulous = all those little details, the amount of work that has gone into this is incredible... bravo! Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

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  11. Ummm...WOW...this is total eye candy! LOVE the whole piece...LOVE LOVE the Eiffel Tower...LOVE LOVE LOVE the little mini book within! OH..this is just fabulous!!!! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring...with us at CC3C!!!!

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  12. And it is a huge WOW from me too Belinda! This piece is absolutely stunning, I love how you used the effect powders, especially on that background. This is one GREAT project! Anne xx

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  13. Really, REALLY cool! Wonderful use of the Effect Powders technique. I love looking at all the fantastic details in this piece. So glad you're playing along in the CC3 Challenge.

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  14. Fabulous assemblage! Of course, you Distress EP on the Eiffel tower is awesome and really makes a statement. Wonderful detail throughout, thanks for sharing this on CC3C!

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  15. Just came back to say that with my Tim win I bought some Found Relatives cards and a couple of Christmas Idea-ology trinkets - and they arrived today! Anne xx

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  16. Honestly!!! This is such a fab config box. Love how you've used the powders and of course all the details. The mini book is my fave! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C, Belinda!

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  17. So many wonderful details, it's been a joy to take time looking at each of them. A fantastic project. Jenny x

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