Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 10!

Hey blog friends, I’m extending Challenge 10 for a full week! My current (temporary!) schedule of 13-hour graveyard shifts at work has left me, well, completely stupid and unable to operate a glue stick. So… you have another week to submit your Tissue Wrap Flower art for a chance to win the Funkie Junkie Boutique gift certificate, and you’re welcome to enter more than once. Thanks for your patience while I test my workday fortitude! 


Technique 10: Tissue Wrap Flowers

Happy Friday, blog friends!

This last “official” week of spring here in the northern hemisphere seems like a good time to play with Tim’s ingenious Tissue Wrap Flowers! I went nuts over these when he introduced them during 12 Tags of Christmas last year, and have used them quite a bit in my art ever since. They’re beautiful and a blast to make. I like to punch up the color with Alcohol Inks, but they’re elegant and versatile uncolored, too.

They give great dimension to a card, but you can use the same technique with larger pieces of Tissue Wrap to create a full-on bouquet:

I love this stuff!!!

It’s the third Friday of the month, and that means our challenge is sponsored by the awesome Funkie Junkie Boutique, who is graciously offering a $25 gift certificate to the winner of this week’s challenge!


To participate in CC2C #10, create your own work of art using the Tissue Wrap Flower technique on page 37 and link it to this blog using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post. You’re in the groove as long as you honor these simple rules:

Follow the technique as it’s written in A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2 (adding your own special flair, of course!), and clearly state that the technique comes from Tim Holtz’s book.  

Include a link to this post in your blog post (or photo description if you’re linking from an online photo-sharing site).   

To be eligible to win the sponsor’s prize, please include a link to The Funkie Junkie Boutique (   

Out of respect to Tim, please don’t post the technique instructions on your blog! Any entries that don’t follow this rule will be unlinked.   

This challenge closes on Thursday, June 28 at 8 pm MTD.  

Please see the CC2C FAQ here for more information.

More good news: Simon Says Stamp has chosen the winner for Challenge 9! Click here for their blog postThanks to everyone at Simon Says for their awesome generosity!

Okay, guys, go rock those Tissue Wrap flowers! I hope you have a great weekend, and happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there.


P.S. If you don’t have them on hand, you’ll want to get a bottle of Picket Fence Distress Stain, some Ranger Metal Foil Tape, some of Tim’s Core’dinations paper, Kraft Glassine and Ranger Ink Refresher to add to your stash for upcoming challenges (not necessarily in that order). Also, get yourself a new Configurations box– any size you like. I’ll try to let you guys know in plenty of time when a challenge is coming up that requires a specific product beyond the standard Tim Holtz stash items.