Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fragments basics: A Studio L3 Compendium challenge

Hello again! It's week two of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, hosted by Linda at Studio L3.

This week the challenge is from page 62 of Tim Holtz's book: Fragments basics. Essentially, this means creating our very own versions of his image-backed fragments.

I'm starting this by telling you that between Linda, Mr. Holtz and Sue at Reno, Nevada's Scrapbook Paradise, my tiny crafting budget is quickly running dry (dearest Sue helped me to find my first pack of fragments, and a whole new project I'll post about later this week).

The worst part is that this technique is ANOTHER one that will probably get used a lot in my craft room. Folks, I just don't need anything else to draw me off into the Crafty Twilight Zone -- my attention span is already in the negative range.

Oh well. At least I got to make this cool card! K&Company paper forms the "curtain" over the beaded tassels and the main background. The 1920's flapper girl highlighted on my very first fragment also is from this paper pack!

The yellow background features pressed embossing from a Hello Kitty folder and heat embossing from Stampendous powder in silver.

The sentiment frame is a soft chipboard piece colored with Close to my Heart sunflower and Distress Ink wild honey. The rim has been dotted with Stickles pearls.

Ah, the sentiment. I love this part: vis chaque jour avec enthousiasme: JOIE.

A literal translation is, I think, Screw each day with enthusiasm! JOY! I'm sure that someone who actually reads French would say the translation is  fill each day with enthusiasm.

But, if you're like me, you probably prefer "Screw each day with enthusiasm! JOY!"

Honestly. How often do you get to say that? Prost!


  1. CB, you're my hero! I think "Screw each day with enthusiasm! JOY!" should be your blog title. Okay, maybe not. But you'd sure attract a whole new audience!

    Now, as for that gorgeous hunk of eye candy you created: WOW! You rocked the Fragment Basics Challenge, and that crystal bead embellishment is just fabulous! Love the flapper, love the paper, love it ALL! Great job, you talented woman!


  2. This card is very pretty pretty. I like TH style too. TFS your beautiful creation.

  3. This is gorgeous - love the curtain effect and love the embossed background and your fragment is fabulous! - but then there is your "piece de resistance" translated it means "you just couldn't resist" or something like that - your sentiment is priceless!! This brought me JOY - cheers!

  4. Beautiful, beautiful! And I'm cracking up because you have a Hello Kitty die - I just ordered the Hello Kitty Sizzix Sidekick! Not that I love HK so much, but dang, the price sure was right. Your piece has so much joi de vivre, which I'm pretty sure means "screwy stuff." Nice work!

  5. Love it and welcome to the twilight zone of crafting, where you can never have enough and always want more and more and more and where budget has no meaning.

  6. Beautiful card, so pretty!

  7. I love the dangly fringe and then the big fragment dangling there to catch our attention. This is beautiful.

  8. Lovely piece! Really like the danglies. And your choice of paper is gorgeous!

  9. lol, it's "live each day..."

    "Screw each day" would be "vise chaque jour." Though that would also make a good motto. ;)

  10. Love your card and those tassels are just too cool! Super details down to the pearl stickles!

  11. Wonderful card! Love that you used the Hello Kitty ebossing folder. So you reused an item from your stash, right? So budget...what budget? :)