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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Capescrapper 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.

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

Sarah said...

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

Sarah at 54