Thursday, November 6, 2014


Time's a wasting but my idea kept changing with the color palettes that weren't what I wanted.  But so glad I kept at it as this is perfect now for the CCC3 14th challenge hosted by Linda Ledbetter.  This challenge is sponsored by Linda Coughlin aka The Funkie Junkie.  There will be a winner of a $25 gift certificate to the FJ on-line store as well as a Curiosity Crew winner. 

This is just one of the many pages that come in Tim's GrungeBook.  It's been covered with distress paint, edged with distress ink, stenciled and stamped before I even got to the technique of Colored Crackle on the cameo frame.

The Festive stencil was used on the left hand side (both corners) then flipped over and used on the right hand side corners.  The images are subtle but just what I wanted.

6x6 Grungebook
distress paints:  Old Paper, Picket Fence, Brushed Pewter
distress inks: Brushed Corduroy, Pumice Stone, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Evergreen Bough
archival ink:  Red Geranium, Tree Branch
pigment ink:  Snow Cap
stamps:  Let Your Art Have Wings LCS022 (background stamp)
stencils:  Christmas, Festive, Schoolhouse
embossing paste:  Studio 490 metallic silver
Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and Distress Stickles Dry Glitter, Meadow Alcohol Ink with Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles Dry Glitter
Sizzix:  Tattered Poinsettia Bigz & mini, Holiday Greens Thinlits, Cameo Frame, medium oval, Holiday Words - script
Chipboad, gems, red/green card stock

The photo was taken in the living room of my maternal grandparents' home and celebrates my 2nd Christmas.


  1. What a fabulous page for your Grungebook! I really like the techniques you've used to highlight your photo. The colored crackle works beautifully in the cameo frame. I love this. <3

  2. Love those pops of color, Susan, and the year stenciled in... feels like a Christmas in my house back in the day. So great you used a personal photo. Thanks for sharing this with us at CC3C!

  3. Susan...this looks so vintage! I totally love your idea of the crackling on the cameo frame. That looks so awesome! Don't you love that die cut greenery and small poinsettia? You have really captured such a sweet vintage feeling on this page of your grunge book. Thanks for sharing it with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy