Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Compendium of Curiousities 3 Challenge - Vintage Tropical

Hello, it's time for a new challenge for the CC3 blog and even numbered challenges are sponsored by the Funkie Junkie boutique.

When I saw the burlap panel challenge, truthfully, I said "oh no".
I have never worked with them before but then I thought, "well that's what it's about, challenging yourself to try new things."

As luck would have it, I managed to find a 2 panel package. They are small (like 4x8) so I combined the two to make a double project with one flowing into the other.

My first love is tropical and island feel art. I can never get enough hibiscus and palm tree images. 
The yellow background was a combination of a print 'n cut file for my Silhouette. I did a collage of the hibiscus in various groupings and sizes, cut it out and glued it to the panels with multi matte medium. Then it was just a process of building a collage of layers and textures.

I will let you in on a little secret. I used a product last week in Finnabair's classes that I absolutely fell in love with. Apparently it's been around forever (well ok, not forever, but a while now) Primary Elements? Have you used this stuff? Man it's like a double chocolate caramel frappachino with extra whip cream but no calories. (Hehehe)

All paper except for the word band and the plastic flowers. I took a cheap plastic necklace from a party store and cut it up. I painted gesso on it first so the color would stick.
Love the Camper Van die from Tattered Lace Dies

And the Caravan die from Tattered Lace Dies

Trying to get a picture of the sparkle and shine on the project, not so easy...
I'm very happy with the way my challenge piece turned out. Burlap wasn't so bad after all LOL. It almost has a wicker or rattan feel to it. 
Thanks for stopping by and you can check out other great projects here:


  1. GROOVY!!! How cool are these panels? Love your moving scene! Thank you so much for joining us on the altered burlap canvas at CC3Challenge!!!

  2. You're happy? I'M happy with the way your challenge turned out. Fabulous. I'm going to go listen to Crosby, Stills and Nash now. ;-)

  3. Wow! What a totally unique project… love it! Your canvas is fabulous and the colors are amazing. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!