Be Glad of Life

This weeks challenge at Studio L3 for Grungy Monday 05 is to use this Tim Holtz technique in a project. The jest of it is to make a niche in your project. I have wanted to try this for awhile, and this is what I came up with.
Okay, so it feels unfinished to me too. But, I am at a loss here, do any of you have any ideas? I would like to finish it for a gift, perhaps an edging treatment?

Anyway, I made the papers using Club Scrap stamps using a variety of Adirondack and Distress inks. You can't really see all the layers of stamping, which I do like. I think I'll use your suggestions and come back next week with a finished project, hopefully.

Hop on over to the Studio L3 and look at all the beautiful entries of the finished projects, you won't be disappointed. My friend Rachelle is a guest designer there this week, and her project is just rockin'.

Until then, there's gardening to do...have a great weekend.

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Julie said...

Hi Julie! I think it is beautiful but I think you are right about it missing something? Hmmm, I always love adding flowers to my projects. Something with a real vintage feel or maybe some lace?

Rachelle said...

I think it's beautiful too; very vintage feel. You're right though about the edging. Maybe a beaded trim or even just a ribbon mitered to make a frame. Then you could put just one trinket or flower or something in one corner.

Jane said...

I love the theme. Your layered stamping turned out great - the dimension is easier to see if you zoom in on the photo. To finish it off, I suggest framing your piece with some type of cording, and then with the 'time' theme, maybe a watch chain at the top to make it a wall hanging. I also thought you might be able to actually frame this piece with a wood or metal frame that you distress in a darker contrasting color theme, and place in an easel for display.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful. I do think it needs some dark tones in it to make it feel finished. I'd consider edging it in a dark paint or ink (vintage photo or burnt sienna) and possibly smudging some of the darker ink around the interior of the project as well.
Rinda

Netty said...

Oh wow what a load of great suggestions there Julie. By the time you have completed this its going to be totally gorgeous. Loving it already. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Von said...

I've been looking at for a while and think as it quite femine some distressed vintage lace might be the answer :) hope we get to see it finished
Von

sasa said...

Those vintage tones would look great with some lace and a touch of something girly...!

Sarah at 54