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Thursday, April 30, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 April Tag

Hi everybody ! Boy is it hot here ... it is 84 degrees at  6:15 P.M. . How's your weather ?
Well it's that time... I'm not early but I'm getting it done :)

OMG... I gotta say this tag is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G  ( yes I know I say it all the time) ... seriously Tim WOWS us every time with the simplest of techniques and details that make a world of difference to a project. I believe he's gonna make an artist out of me yet.
Even being in the eleventh hour I could not settle for just one tag; I had to make both. So here are my tags.

Okay on the yellow flower tag ... I could not get my second marker in the spritzer fast enough so I decided to spritz a little more water ... OH NO ... I messed up my beautiful background. Well maybe not ... with a little embracing I've got another amazing look !

I thought my black  soot was  drying up ... I wasn't getting the speckles then all of a sudden poof... there they were... not another mishap !! I know the drill ... embrace my imperfections ... actually it's pretty cool.

I had to take another photo at this point ... I looked at my work and I was blown away ... seriously ... I got emotional... those little details ... WOW ... amazing ... I DID THIS ... Thanks Tim ! :)

Well , I hope you enjoyed making your tags /project as well as I enjoyed mine . Imperfections and all
I so enjoyed these tags. Those thinlits are so fun and the way they are used ... just genius ... I dreaded that part because I thought it would be tedious... not at all ( even though I lost the dot for the I's a few times under my nails ... hahaha ) . And the black stitching ... fabulous touch... like Tim says " It's all in the details " ! Well that's it for now ... see you next time :)

Friday, April 24, 2015

CC3 Challenge # 26

Happy Friday everybody !   Here we are for Challenge #26 ... have you been enjoying these challenges? I know I have. I'm excited every time to come and see what the new challenge is; and  to see the Curiosity Crew's Inspiration. This one was no different. The Compendium of Curiosity Community is so amazing... I love seeing all the talent and creativity.  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III has been such a valuable tool... I tell anybody who I think would listen about the Challenges and try to encourage them to participate.

Linda Ledbetter; over on her Blog StudioL3 http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/04/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-26.html;  Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi  have  "teamed " up to bring us these challenges. We are using Tim Holtz's book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III ; and Linda has carefully laid out the guidelines http://lindaledbetter.com/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-faq for us; she and her creative friends ... The Curiosity Crew has jump started us.  We have amazing sponsors too .  The Funkie Junkie Boutique http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/ is this weeks sponsor. Participating in the challenges is so easy, follow Linda's guidelines; be inspired by the Curiosity Crew... visit each one of their blogs and show them some love(comment on their blog); open your book... Create your own piece... post it and you are good to go ! You have two opportunities to win a prize... there's the Curiosity Crew Choice Award; goodies from Tim Holtz/Mario Rossi and there is the Sponsors Prize a $25 Shopping spree ! Great fun...

I do hope you will come and join us... I'm going to look for you !
Oh and if you still don't have Tim's book go visit his site http://timholtz.com/ and order an autographed copy of his book, he'd love for you to have one !
Okay so ... Challenge #26 is  Smudge Stamping found on page 42 ... see it !

I had no idea until this morning what stamps I was going to use or what I would do with them. I'd been working on a  three year old UFO twenty page album. ( unfinished object) ... YES... I said three year old... all week and was determined to finish it first ...  AND I DID !!

So here is my project ... a tag

You must know it is so difficult not to tell you what all I did because I'm so pleased with myself ( Tim's techniques do that to you) ... but I can't give you details. I WILL tell you I had fun. I used FOUR of my Tim stamps ( I love that I'm using my Tim stash regularly as I do these challenges ).
I used Bird Feather, Classic #1 , Classic #4 and Typography. For interest I used various colors of Distress Ink; Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn Vintage Photo and Mustard Seed. I embellished my tag by adding ribbon, tissue tape, remnant rubs and word band .  My ribbon was colorized with a combination of mowed lawn and mustard seed ( also used the color combo for the
word band. I added colorful jute string... see how well it goes with that mowed lawn and mustard seed pear ? !  I also added some vintage photo and shabby  shutter spritzes using my distress marker spritzer ... so fun !

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CC3 Challenge 25

Hi everybody ! Are you keeping up?? We are on Challenge #25 ! How exciting to realize that for the 25th time I have the privilege of joining our fabulous hostess Linda Ledbetter , the awesome Curiosity Crew, and All of you . As you know we are cruising through Tim Holtz's  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III. The guidelines and rules have been laid out over  at Studio L3 ; Linda Ledbetter's site  http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/03/compendium-of-curiosities-challenge-25-2.html. If you consult  CC3C F.A.Q. ALL of your questions will be answered about the Challenges and once you get those answered you can join us. You should know that we have the most awesome sponsors too.  Challenge 25 is being sponsored by  Joy  and her family at  Inspiration Emporium
http://www.inspirationemporium.com/.  ... a $50 Gift Certificate is the prize... Sound Pretty Good ??
Trust me IT IS ... I just made a fun Tim Holtz  purchase with my prize ( I was a winner for Challenge # 23). Speaking of Tim...  Tim  our fabulous instructor has provided Linda with some of his goodies to be  awarded  a lucky person selected by the Curiosity Crew for the Curiosity Crew Choice Award( gosh I love that name ... Curiosity Crew Choice Award... so prestigious) !! You will want to get in on this...it's so easy, so enjoyable ... all you have to do is visit each members blog by simply clicking on their project;  and show them some love ! I mean really can't get any easier than that :)
Seriously , Linda and the Crew works hard to encourage and inspire us each challenge by sharing their projects ! So stop by and check out what they've done. Want an extra treat ??? Check out the CC3 Community (the other entrants) they have got some amazing projects and blogs too ... grab a cup of coffee and go check them out ... you will not be disappointed ! By the way ... have you been following the gorgeous Mario on BTS (behind the scenes) ... lots of great stuff going on !!!
Okay let's get to work ... Challenge # 25 Frameworks found on page 64 !

Oh my goodness , what a fun variety of frameworks Tim has. I own two but I think I want more !!

So fun ... I chose to use my Trellis Framework. I created a colorful Spring Tag. As I've mentioned in the past participating in these challenges gives me the opportunity to use my Tim toys. I so enjoy this.
I pulled out so many toys I have not used for a while.   I used  trellis framework, mini bunny and bow , tapered fringe,  tattered floral  and spring greenery dies.

The  frosted film flowers  were colorized with picked raspberry . It was fun heating them and shaping them. I colorized the ribbon using distress stain ( same colors as seen in the background) .

The mini rabbit was embossed with vintage photo distress glitter and I positioned him between two layers of the tapered fringe that I distressed with vintage photo distress ink  and  curled the ends using  my small stylus. I used small pop dots to add dimension.

In this photo above you can see the spring greenery that I entwined around the trellis after using a small stylus to give dimension to the leaves; which were also distressed with vintage photo and crushed olive distress ink.

For my background I used a technique we used for Tim's March Tag; using  symphony tissue tape and cracked pistachio, abandoned coral, broken china, and picked raspberry distress paints. Love those bright colors !
I cut my trellis and tapered fringe from the fabulous shattered kraft-core ... oh such awesome choice for this. To embellish my tag I cut small flowers from frosted film and modeling film (Wendy Vecchi Art Parts). I embossed the mini rabbit with vintage photo distress glitter. I cut eggs from a "mop up" tag ... a trick I learned from Dyan Reeverly!  I had way too much fun ...
I also added a small sign created using scraps from the mop-up tag  and a stamp from my stash... Hoppy Spring !

So I do hope you are joining us... don't forget to review the rules and guidelines, visit the Curiosity Crew blogs and show them some love . See you on Saturday ... for the new Challenge ! :)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Inspiration Emporium March Challenge Spring Blooms

OMG .... deadline time computer going crazy ... blue tooth gone crazy :( ! Here's my tag

Over at Inspiration Emporium the theme this month was Spring Bloom . I chose to use a remnant rub resist as my back ground using botanical remnant rubs. I used my Tim Holtz flower Garden stamp and the sentiment is from the Perspective Stamp set.

For my background colors I used squeezed, lemonade, cracked pistachio, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry and abandoned coral distress stains ... pretty cool huh?
For my flower I dug out my perfect pearls ; using perfect copper for the bud,  perfect gold for the petals and green patina for the stem. After painting these sections I very carefully re-inked sections of the flower and re-stamped it with black archival ink giving a touch up ( my perfect pearl work needed touch up). I had never done this before but thought it should work if I was very careful... it was pretty tricky.

To  embellish  my tag I added an enamel tag that I colorized with lake mist alcohol ink and then added remnant rubs ... so fun ! The sentiment that I added was embossed using clear embossing powder over black archival stamp. I hope you enjoy my tag !

See you again next month.

12 Tags of 2015 March Tag

Well ... here I am March 31st ... and I've finished my tag ... finally! Life has been so very busy lately
I'm trying to keep my crafting schedule amidst all the happenings and it's not worked out very we'll
for me.  I love the 12 Tags with Tim Holtz! I'll not give up ...

March  Tag ... WOW ... you ever wonder if Tim sleeps ... or how he comes up with these ideas??
I know I do. Each month I say it's amazing, this one is no different The texture paste with the fine embossing power over it... OMG ... magic before your eyes... I loved it; felt like a little kid watching the gold appear. Oh and the masking and embossing ... such a cool look.
 If I had to chose just one technique I liked the best on this tag I could not do it. This tag took me to my happy place.

Love, love, love the color combo; I used  abandoned coral, squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry, cracked pistachio and spiced marmalade distress paints. For my background I also used symphony
tissue tape... swoon... I like this technique !! That embossed butterfly looks so real... doesn't it ?

Another fantastic tag Tim !

Friday, March 27, 2015

CC3 Challenge # 24 (#2)

Hi everybody ... It's me again . I'm having way too much fun with CC3 Challenges ! Have you joined us yet ?
CC3  is all about exploring Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III , Tim Holtz's book. Our hostess on this Journey is Linda Ledbetter over at Studio  L3  http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/03/cc3c24.html. She has so nicely outlined the guidelines for these  challenges . She also has some amazing friends aka The Curiosity Crew who have done some awesome projects to inspire and encourage us along the way. If you stop by her site you will see their fabulous work and get a chance to visit their blogs and show them some love. Psst ... if you show them some love you can be eligible for some awesome prizes; goodies from Tim Holtz. AND we have fabulous sponsors too ! Our sponsor this week is The Funkie Junkie Boutique http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/ if you are chosen winner you receive a $25 shopping spree at their online boutique ... how cool is that?!
Okay so this week our Challenge #24 is Remnant Rub Resist found on p. 51 You get a treat this week I've done a second project ( actually the 4th project ... but I'm only sharing two )!
 I love remnant rubs so I got carried away experimenting...
This was way too cute not to share... I present my Remnant Rub Egg on a Tattered Floral Base

The photos do not do it justice... but it was so cute I had to share.  The last three photos are close ups so you can actually see my work on the egg . The beginning photos are the finished project. I could not figure out what to do for a base so I used my tattered floral and my poinsettia dies to cut flowers and I curl and distressed the edges to form a cradle and I added a  grunge board butterfly and ribbon.
 It was so fun to experiment ! That cracked pistachio and picked raspberry and abandoned coral made a very pretty combination.
Okay don't forget to visit the Curiosity Crews blogs and show them some love. You know what those other CC3 ers   are amazing too ... it's an amazing creative community ... check them out !

Okay ... I'm gone for real now ... see you next time !

CC3 Challenge #24

Whew... CC3 Challenge #24 ... you ready ??  I can't believe it ...  The more I see of  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III the more I love it ! In these challenges we are not only learning these various techniques and familiarizing ourselves with the Tim Holtz products but we are making lots of friends; and meeting some amazing artist. I'm so jazzed about this !! Tim Holtz has done a fabulous job introducing us to varies products and techniques.
Linda Ledbetter our awesome hostess with the cutest sidekick ever ... Miss Violet ; has given us guidelines to follow on our Journey. If you go over to her site http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/03/cc3c24.html you can see all the detailed  guidelines ( you really want to follow those ... it's not hard... well maybe sometime :) ) there are not a lot of them but they are important if you want to be eligible for prizes ... you know you want those. Our wonderful sponsors this week are The Funkie Junkie Boutique http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/ . OMG I peeked over there this week... they've got some amazing stuff ... bought a smile to my face ( I'm sorta on punishment... cause I over spent on some Tim goodies) but it didn't hurt to look!  If you are chosen winner you get a $25 shopping spree ... woohoo !! Also the awesome Curiosity Crew has a Curiosity Crew Choice Award if you are chosen for that you get goodies from the man himself Tim Holtz ... Tim and Mario have provided our hostess with some amazing goodies for the winners! Okay, so to be eligible you must visit the blogs of all the crew members and show them some love !
Now for the Challenge #24 Remnant Rub Resist  found on p. 51 in YOUR book ( I trust you have one by now ). I love, love, love Remnant Rubs ... so you know I totally enjoyed this one. You will have to follow along in your book to know what I did... I'm not telling ...
My weapons of choice for this challenge were  Botanical, Numbers and Elements Remnant rubs ... did I mention I LOVE remnant rubs ?? I used the new colors cracked pistachio and  abandoned coral, along with picked raspberry and pumice stone for my color palette. It is so yummy!


Well that's all I can tell you without getting into trouble. So I'm going to leave you with one request ... COME JOIN US !
Oh I just want to Thank  all of you who sent  encouraging messages last week for my family and myself , I appreciate your love and concern. These have been some very difficult weeks for all of us  but through the grace of God we are doing well.  Bless Your hearts  <3