Friday, June 29, 2012
I sorta got the affect, then I got carried away...don't know where those big spots came from, then using my crafty secrets seaside stamp I stamped the little girl with the sand pail. Every little girl needs a sand castle right? So I used my Ek success sandcastle punch ( tools from my stash) and punched out a sandpaper castle strip. What's a beach scene without flipflops and a mat fishing net...humm ( this is a be-creative-use your supplies day), yay! Magic mesh ( you all remember that right? ), I created a beach mat added some flowers, a blue flourish for accent, a feather and some small shells, then I tied twine and stamped the sentiment. Oh no, no seagulls... aah, using my stamp set again ( that seaside set is so cool) and faded blue jeans distressing ink I added some seagulls, then I got happy... I needed a lighthouse ... yep ... seaside set has a lighthouse too ! Oh my images, sentiment and the lighthouse are stamped with sepia archival ink. And of course I added my signature... bling ... there you have it a little sunshine !
Inspiration Emporium sponsors a monthly challenge on their blog Inspirational Journal, so I've decided to take the challenge for a chance to win some Emporium bucks ( I need those new summer distressing inks ... you know) to spend at Inspiration Emporium. If you've never shopped there check them out InspirationEmporium.com. I get a lot of my Tim Holtz supplies there! Visit their blog too, that Design Team is awesome!! Gotta go start my shopping list (fingers crossed) :)
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Wow ... Tim totally amazed me with these techniques for the June tag. Each month gets more challenging. BUT ... I was up for the challenge! Again I delayed my start of this tag ( you know how disappointed I get when I don't have EVERYTHING) to plan alternate embellishments and to hunt for a particular photo that I wanted to use. This was my second choice (boomer... could not between my siblings and I put my hands on the photo I wanted to use)... I'm not too disappointed! I didn't have tattered rose stain, no cute clips and no mini numbers ... guess what's on my wish list? Okay, on to the positive stuff... I used victorian velvet stain for my background and then used tattered rose distress ink for the flower. Oh I did not have the file tabs either but I found some tabs in my stash...I loved the stamp Tim used with definition but I did not have that one so I went to my trusty stash again ( I'm getting better at this... I really prefer using what Tim uses... it gives me a sense of "power"... BUT I'm learning to use "MY STASH" )... YAY Me !! Tinting the photo was a challenge, I did not have nibs so I used my blending stump ... interesting ... I liked it when I finished but not in the process, my subject was difficult to work with as the photo was light and I could not see the detail as well as I would have liked... but a fun technique ( add nibs and nib holder to the wish list). I really got excited at this point, the elements were beginnings to flow together. I had colorized my ribbon with frayed burlap and went back and added just a little bit of tattered rose and a smidge of victorian velvet to my mat and then rolled my crumpled damp ribbon in it , dried it with my heat tool ... love this color mixture. If you have not checked out Tim's tag go check it out http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-june/ it is awesome, and the techniques are really fun ! Well ... see you next month ...
Monday, June 4, 2012
The screening was amazing! To witness the completion of a project ( six years in the making ) of which we had a small part was just awesome. I think Vertus would be so proud. If you have not seen or heard this story it is a MUST SEE and MUST READ!! Congratulations Wilbert !