Queendom Relics by Rea'

Friday, July 18, 2014

CC3 Challenge #6

CC3 Challenge #6 has been completed and ready to post for 24 hours now! I waited until today to post because I had a busy schedule and need to make some posting time ... so here I am ( and have been for the last two hours ) sitting trying to trouble shoot my cellphone and lap top . As you will recall I had to revert to the Bluetooth method as my "service" ( or lack there of) for my cell phone dropped where I could automatically send things to my blog. I had found an alternate service as no one could figure out the "Why?" ... this service too was dropped with no apparent warning a couple of months ago ... sooooooooooo I have been bluetoothing . Surprise, surprise ... you guessed it ... my blue tooth is NOT working. So here I sit ... attempting to trouble shoot.  My guess is I will be changing to a much dreaded new phone ... with new service ( I can hardly contain the excitement... rolling my eyes the whole nine yards). YES ... my phone is antiquated ... I love my Motorola Karma QA1... I know you're going WHAT... they STILL have service to those ??? Okay ... stop laughing!
On a more serious note ... it may be that the battery (even though it had a charge) was not enough to Bluetooth... it is old ... I'm charging the phone as I post ... hoping it will work in time to make the dead line ... something like FIVE HOURS to GO...
Okay... now that you've had your laugh for the day ... on to the  business at hand...

CC3 Challenge  #6 hosted by the very creative Linda Ledbetter  http://lindaledbetter.com/2014/07/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-6.html and jump started by the equally creative and talented Curiosity Crew is sponsored this week by The Funkie Junkie Boutique  http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Default.asp . Some lucky winner will be the recipient of a $25 shopping spree at their delightful boutique. To spice things up a bit there is even a Curiosity Crew's Choice award ... goodies from Tim and Mario !!!

Did you get  Tim Holtz's  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III ? You still got time to join us for future challenges ... get an autographed copy ... you'll be so glad you did ! Okay... so I'm not gonna ask you anymore if you got the book (  I'll be asking you if you are enjoying your book?) . For those of you who already got yours ... YAY !!
Our Challenge #6 is  Altered Burlap Panel found on p. 37 . Now you know I WILL NOT be giving any instructions or techniques... BUT I WILL TELL YOU ... those burlap panels are so very cool. You wanna see how cool ...turn to page 37 !!! Oh and check out those awesome projects by the Curiosity Crew ... show em' some love too okay ! :)

FOUR HOURS FIFTY SIX MINUTES to go ... am I going to make it ??? (insert photo here... LOL )
A little positive thinking... be back with photo soon ... fingers and toes crossed ...
At 1 hour 41 mins to go we have a photo ... YAY ( my Bluetooth went wacky again... but I'm going with what I got )!

I can tell you with each challenge I'm loving more and more that I'm pulling out more of my Tim stash to use. I used distress paints; broken china, picked raspberries, evergreen bough and mustard seed,  distress markers; mustard seed , worn lipstick, broken china and wild honey ... such yummy colors ; distress  glitter... oh so fun !  I seriously played in my idea-ology stash; I used a stencil mark ( number 7 ), word band, decorative corners, framed alpha parts ( number 7 ), ring fastener. chit chat stickers,  wallpaper paper, Melange tissue wrap,  and that fabulous linen ribbon ... just way too much fun !!  The other misc. items were from the Queendom stash: feathers, flowers, green leaves and of course bling !

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July Independence Day !

I hope you are all enjoying your Celebrations and that you remembered to also Celebrate those who made this Day possible.
I was low key today... finished my CC3 Challenge #5 ... AND I decided to do some of my Julie's Girls . I've missed doing them and getting them posted so I decided to share some with you
for the 4th.
 I could not make a final decision on the ribbon for my girls so my tags are minus the ribbon ( sorry).
 I used the Peasant Dress Doll #5 from Julie's first collect and Taylor  from her second collection.
I had so much fun . The papers and embellishments I used  are from Pebbles Americana Collection.

For the first doll with the peasant dress ( Doll #5 )  I used a tag from Julie Nutting 's tag pad  that had note paper background and I used my Tim Holt star stencil and stenciled stars with  barn door and faded jeans distressing ink.  For her dress I used Pebbles  Justice from their American Collection.  I stamped the dress twice once on the floral  side and the second time on the gingham side  of the paper. I layered her dress so that the gingham showed at the neckline, hemline and at the sleeves.
I stamped her shoes and her head band from the floral side. I used two of Pebbles Sticker Collections to add embellishments; banner across the top and flowers and sentiment at the bottom.;  and I used Want 2 Scrap red adhesive pearls for her earrings.
I apologize for the lousy photo I did not realize  until I started the post that you could not see the sticker I added because of the glare. The sticker has a sentiment that says Proud To Be American.

The second doll is Taylor ( she's one of the newer dolls ); for her background I used a tag with a blue and white  flourish looking background. Taylor's outfit is done from the same paper
 using the gingham for her pants, and her headband; she too is wearing red pearl earrings from Want 2 Scrap ( sound like a fashion show commentator ... lol ) ! For the embellishments on this tag I used the wagon sticker, a firecracker sticker and some red white and blue stars. I also used my flower punch to punch flowers from both the floral and gingham side of the paper and I used the red pearls as flower centers. Added a little bling to the fired crackers and used vintage photo distressing ink the distress the flower petals and Taylor's outfit.

My third doll is wearing a peasant dress from the gingham paper, gingham head band, gingham shoes and red pearl earrings. She's mounted on a tag with a script background which I stenciled with  faded jeans and barn door distressing ink stars. I added a small white doily and a couple of stickers and a white ribbon at he neckline of her dress. I also added punched flowers.
 I just love those flowers with those red pearl centers... so fun !

I am so enjoying my Julie Doll Stamps ! I hope to do more in the coming weeks. Just so many possibilities for these girls. I currently have 14 of Julie's Dolls... so I do want to use my investment :)
See you in a week or so. I'll be doing my July Tim Tag... so you'll have to come back and check it out... it's going to be awesome. I'll also be sharing some of my other projects from the other challenges. See you real soon ! Oh and I will add ribbon to these tags ... they'll be gingham and other red and blue combo's ( something cute) !

CC3 Challenge #5

Happy 4th of July Everybody !  WOW ... where has that time gone? Here I am "workin' " this deadline.  Can you believe we are on Challenge #5 ? You know Linda Ledbetter over at http://lindaledbetter.com/2014/06/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-5.html  is the coolest host ; she and the Curiosity Crew have such a great Challenge laid out for us.
Before I get to that let me just tell you our sponsor this week is Inspiration Emporium...  and the prize is a $50 dollar ( yes $50 dollar ! ) gift certificate to be used in their store. Now if you have never been to their online store you NEED to scoot over there http://www.inspirationemporium.com/ and check them out ... I own a good part of their stock but there is more for you to check out! A girl can never have to much Tim Stash !! Speaking of Tim; Tim and Mario have put together a little stash for the Curiosity Crew to share with some lucky soul  who becomes Curiosity Crew Choice recipient!
Talk about some awesome incentives to participate !!  OMG their work is fabulous... they jump start each challenge with these awesome projects ... you need to check them all out in order to be eligible for Tim and Mario stash ... but it's so easy... just check them out and show em' some love!
Okay ...   Challenge  #5 is  Distress WaterColoring Part I  found on page  39 of  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III . Did you get your copy ? I sure hope so. You know the drill I will not be giving instructions !!!

I had so much fun with this until I started putting the components together ... I got interrupted so many time that I lost my creative train of thought . Bummer !

Anyway once I regrouped I was sort of able to recapture my original ideas. I used several of my Tim Holtz toys and I just had myself a ball. I used my rosette die... I had to go back and revisit the video to remember the new way of doing them... OMG so much simpler. I used two of my stencils; the stars and the stripes; I used some embossing powder and that cool word play die ; I played with some embossing paste and even used my spritzer ... I just had a great time !
Hope you'll be able to see some of the details.

I'm very pleased with how my watercoloring pieces came out . It is so rewarding to try a technique and see it unfold right before your eyes. I've done something I never imaged I would do ; thanks to Tim !
Well that's it for now... see you later ! Be safe !!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Christmas In June #3

Inspiration Emporium has such a fun Challenge this month... you really should go check them outhttp://blog.inspirationemporium.com/?p=2379. I was having so much fun I wanted to share with you. This is my third card.

For my third card I  used a Christmas Carol Stamp from my stash I stamped a manila card base using sepia archival ink ( I love the vintage look it gives). After stamping I applied the cutest little  Mouse Choir Glitter rub on ( E-Z Rub-On Transfer)  at the base of my stamp. They were so cute but needed something extra so I added rub-on snowflakes on the side a created a mask using the negative from my snow flake die cut that I colorized  with a blend of distressing inks ... I was playing around ... so I'm not totally sure which colors I ended up with ( I was trying to match the colors in the mouse's  scarf and hat ) . I believe I ended up using frayed burlap, faded jeans and weathered wood. This was so fun. Hope you enjoyed them all. I'm going back to clear my desk of Christmas for now and complete some other challenges ... see you later !

Christmas In June #2

She's back ! Okay Over at Inspiration Emporium http://blog.inspirationemporium.com/?p=2379 the Challenge for June Is Christmas In June  ... so I've done three cards to share ( I got brave ).
My second card is using Heidi Swapp Believe Paper Stash, Tim Holtz Mini Reindeer Die and some fussy cut components from one of the papers.  I fussy cut the octagon shape and also  two Santas which I made dimensional by cutting one in sections and then using pop dots to pop it up . I added red ribbon and red bling from my Queendom stash.  Another simple card.

It's so fun to pop the elements up  and the red ribbon just made it all pop. I many more cards to do but I shall share only three. Once you get started the ideas start to come. See you shortly!

Christmas In June Inspiration Emporium June Challenge

Hi everybody ! Can't believe it's summer and Fourth of July is just around the corner and I'm making Christmas Cards ! Over at Inspiration Emporium http://blog.inspirationemporium.com/ the June Challenge is Christmas In June ... how fun is that ! Amidst the other UFO's on my table I now have Christmas card makings. Okay I was truly getting into this... gotta stop to get these posted; especially if I'm gonna be eligible to win that great prize  of $50 . I love shopping in their store and I need some Tim supplies!
I chose my Heidi Swapp Believe Christmas Paper  and my Tim Holtz Mini reindeer die; Tim Holtz Christmas Remnant Rubs for my first card. Oh and some eyelets from my stash and red bling... you know the reindeer needs a red nose !

I used the Kraft card as my background... I love the vintage look it gives. To further embellish I added lime green ribbon attached with my tiny attacher and silver eyelets from my stash. Before assembling I used Vintage photo Distressing ink on all my components, what a nice touch it gives !

Thursday, June 19, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 June Tag

12 Tags of 2014 June Tag... Yay it's not the end of the month and my June tag is completed!
This month Tim did a watercolor mono print using the distress minis and stencils ... you gotta see this... it is so cool http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-june/.
Okay confession time ... I was highly upset that I could not get a hold of the French Flight Framelit... it was sold out and/or had not come in yet in a few of the places I tried. Anyway I improvised ... I had to cut those butterflies out free hand ... OMG ...  talk about embracing imperfection. Okay I'm over it ( I WANT the framelit... I shall get that framelit) !!!

At first I was disappointed with my tag ( not over the framelit issue I guess) ... but as I watched the process unfold, I was very excited about it. Those stencils are fun. Check out Tim's blog for the links to some other designers these projects are amazing  http://timholtz.com/more-distress-minis-to-love/; what these ladies did with these minis ... so cool !!

Okay I only own set #3 and set #1 of the distress minis :( ... if you check Tim's blog this week they were doing a giveaway... you know I commented on every blog trying for a chance to win those babies. Fortunately I have stencils eight of them I think ...  hehehe... you know how I am about my Tim toys. I chose to use my stars ... wow this looks so amazing when it dries ( it looked disappointing at first ); the little minis just work so well for this technique. I love the colors I used  spiced marmalade, peacock feathers, picked raspberry and mustard seed. And using them to colorize the ribbon just put the icing on the cake for me... the colors are so yummy. Tim showed us how to do the
Paula bow... it's gorgeous... well mine doesn't look like Paula's yet but close ... always wondered how she did those. I so love that every month I'm learning new skills;  practicing some previously learned ones and experimenting. More importantly my "investment" in Tim product is paying off in a fabulous way !
Well that's it for now ... maybe tomorrow I'll complete some other challenges !