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How awesome is the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge! Fun enough to play again! 
 
I LOVE all the techniques, using my Ranger stuff and all my Sizzix stuff!  Not to mention all my TH papers and goodies!  For this project I'm using the retro metal TV by Prima.  My daughter LOVES this TV and has been eyeing it for the last month as it's been sitting in my craft room. She graduates next week and this is her Grad gift from me. 
I didn't want this Retro TV to look too Graduation like.
I love my new tattered curvy banners die!  Isn't it adorable how it fits here.  The #hashtags stamp is a perfect fit!
I attached an old metal button to the TV.  Then the chevron frameworks die, cut with cork.  How could I not love these dies when they first came out.
 
I went a little rust crazy.  The TV comes with painted rust spots.  But I went for the real thing.  Including rusting the Idea-Ology piece!

 
These letterpress letters are a favorite.  I used some distress paint to ink them.


For the inside of the TV I used various paper stash goodies to layer.  I picked up this vintage car, sanded and added rust.


The Mini Trophy is so freakin cute.  Here, I've added pumice stone glitter to the trophy and the tip of the tattered pinecone flower.  Tied off with some crinkle ribbon.


I think I have about 4 packs of these wordbands!  I rusted the ends too!


Yesterday I bought the new Sizzix Armor dies, HERE.  I was hoping to layer the big one on the inside but it was a fraction too big.  The little ones are perfect in rusty hinge distress glitter.  Missing spots when glittering is perfect for the ink to adhere.  Creating a grungy look!


Love it!


I wasn't sure my theme for this project.  But in the end I pulled together the look I wanted.  My daughter loves all things vintage, she loves to write and she loves this TV. 
 
Thanks for checking out my daughter's grad gift.  Be sure to check out the CC3 challenged #2.  And get the Book to follow along...that's a lot of techniques!
 
I'll also be playing with
 Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge, Travel
 Simon Says Monday Challenge, Botanical
Craft Hoarders Anonymous, Metal or Glass
 
Thanks for all the love and comments!  You guys are the BEST!!!!
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