The only restriction is we can't share the challenge technique on our blogs. To enter this challenge (and there remaining 15 or so), you really need to own the book of the same title. However, you can still purchase an autographed copy of Compendium of Curiosities 3 directly from Tim Holtz!
Oh, yeah --- Challenge #19 is from Page 66 of Compedium of Curiosities 3 and deals with using "Frayed Fabric" in mixed media pieces.
Like some of the Curiosity Crew, I am not by nature a "sewist" and I have a love/hate relationship with my machine, especially when it comes to threading the needle and/or rewinding the bobbin! However, I am a quilt guild member (joined with the intention of learning, yet to be fulfilled) and like most quilters, I have a sewing machine (three actually) and a fabric stash! Crazy quilting using a foundation is the only fabric medium with which I feel even half-way comfortable! And I am NOT comfortable at all with using my sewing machine to stitch on cardstock. However, I am willing to overcome that resistance for this challenge...
Since I already have yardage from Tim's "Eclectic Elements" range for Coats and Clark fabrics, I was tempted to go the crazy quilt route but decided, for timing reasons, to scale back and make a large quilted tag, with the card-stock tag functioning as the foundation.
The final tag background looked like:
- Warm & Natural Needled Cotton Batting
- two 5 x 5" charm squares from the Eclectic Elements original collection
- Viennese lace in ecru
- Red-and-white butcher's wine and red seam binding from Teresa Collins
- Map of the world from the Expedition Ephemera Collection from Ideaology
- "Explore" circle and brass airplane charm form the Authentique Collection, "Abroad"
- Remnant Rub Element (airplane)
- Distress Inks: Barn Door, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo