One of my favorite stores is starting to hold a monthly challenge. And guess what? The winner will receive a $50 shopping spree in the store? How awesome is that? This first challenge will run all April and is a Way to use it challenge.

We are challenged to use Tim Holtz Fragments. Okay…who is guilty of having bought that product and having left it sit in a drawer, shelf, closet? I did…I think I used them just a couple of times. This challenge was perfect for me. So far I made two projects that I will share later, but give you a peek of now.

My first card is a CAS card that came together in literally 20 minutes. That never happens when I make card.

For this sample I used a round fragment, stamped an image from Tim’s Urban Chic stamp set in Jet Black Archival ink and let it dry. Next I turned it over and added paint from Adirondack Acrylic Paint Aqua, Red Pepper and Sunset Orange. Once that was dry I used it as focal point of my card.

This card gave me the confidence to use the fragments in another card. The fragments are really not scary and fun to use. I knew I wanted to create a faux tile look for my next sample.


I chose another image from Flourishes Spring is Sprung set. I just LOVE that set. I stamped the bird nest in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers (Nest: E41, E42, E43, E44   Eggs: BG000, BG01, BG02   Leaves: YG01, YG03, YG17   Branch: E23, E25, E27, E29   Sky: B12, B000, B0000).

I cut the image to the size of my square and rectangle fragments and adhered the pieces to the fragments with Glossy Accents. One the adhesive dried, I adhered the fragment pieces to a piece of black cardstock, cut and embossed with a Lacey Square Nestabilities die.

I hope that gave you  a little bit of inspiration on how to use the fragments. You can also adhere printed images underneath as I did on my Vintage Mitten project or just a sentiment like I did in for card.

Have fun with it! I hope you play. $50 shopping spree is a pretty SWEET prize. Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

14 Responses to “New Challenge in the Blogosphere”

  1. Just Awesome Beate…love your fragment art!

  2. Thanks for posting Beate… I can’t tell you how many times I’ve picked up a package of Fragments in the store and put them back. Now it looks like I really need them (ha ha!) ~ Pam

  3. These little peeks are just gorgeous Beate! wowza! I think I got about 3 or 4 packages around here of them too, lol!

  4. I love the way you used your fragments, Beate. Especially the tiles, they look fabulous! I don’t have any fragments, or I would join in with the challenge. But I’ll see what next month brings x

  5. Wow Fragment art. Yet another talent. Beautiful. ;0)

    Traci Lord

  6. Oh, Beate–this is gorgeous! I wish I had an ounce of your creativity! LOVE LOVE LOVE:) Beautifully done!

  7. wow! these are amazing, girl! super projects!

  8. Hi Beate! I love these last 3 posts…you are such an inspiration to me and I want to try all of your new techniques…unfortunately, I do not have the time with working full time and 2 adorable baby grandchildren (2 years and 2 months, boy and girl). At any rate, I come back to your posts time and again to see some of your ideas. As far as I am concerned, you are the BEST on the web…Thank you for sharing 🙂

  9. I have some fragments, but never really knew what to do with them… I have some wonderful ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Guilty as charged! I have a box that I bought probably 2 or 3 years ago! Now I have a reason for using them – thanks!!!!

  11. I’ve never seen or heard about the Fragments … but it looks like I will be needing to!

  12. I’ve never used fragments, but guess I’ll have to add them to my wish list now. I love the faux tile effect. Very cool!

  13. I too bought the fragments but just haven’t found a project or card that I could think how I wanted to use them, love your peeks can’t wait to see the whole project, love the tile idea!

  14. Okay.. you enabler!!! I bought a pack of the fragments last night.. now to getting around to stamping something. blessings ~ Pam

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