Tuesday, August 28, 2012
It's that time ... did you get your Tim Holtz A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II yet? I hope you did... this has been an awesome journey! You all know I love me some Tim... did you see his new video on Kraft Resist it was amazing check it out .http://timholtz.com/kraft-resist-idea/. Anyway, Challenge 19 is Kraft Resist p. 41 in the book! Fun, fun, fun!
Oh how I love my Tim toys; I used my haberdashery stamp set, and that cool sewing edge on the edge die. Ooooo, I can't tell you the instructions, BUT I can tell you I tried EVERY one of them on my card... A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!! Linda at www.StudioL3 has more details on her site about the remaining challenges and also a suggested supply list, you might want to check her out. You know you want that book!!
Monday, August 20, 2012
I created this cute tag for Inspiration Journal ( Inspiration Emporium's Blog) August Challenge.
This month the theme is " Go Fly A Kite ". I was just so inspired by all the awesome kite projects, I had to give it a "go" ! Besides, who couldn't enjoy a chance to win $50 Emporium bucks ... my wish list is getting so long. They carry Tim goodies too !
Using a technique I just learned, white wash stamping and my fairy garden stamp, along with my summer distressing set, I created the background. Then I had to experiment with my new dylusions stencil, and that cool dylusions fresh lime ink spray ( I was distracted so I messed up a bit), no problem... I used my mowed lawn distressing ink and the stencil again over the first attempt ... it created a cool shadow.
I cut my kite freehand , I cut three before I got it right... don't laugh! I covered it with tissue tape and lightly colorized it with salty ocean, picked raspberry and squeezed lemonade distressing ink. Then I stamped a cloud and sun scene with my itty bitty stamps ( dollar bin find at Michael's). I used a white string from my stash for the kite string and strips of a dryer sheet for the tails,, I lightly colorized them with distressing ink. I die cut a mini butterfly that I distressed and stamped with a music note stamp and popped it up. I added the words blessed, flight from chitchat, distressing the edges with
peacock feathers distressing ink. Final touch I colorized the ribbon with the summer distressing set...
WhiteWash Stamping Compendium of Curiosities Vol. II (p. 47)
I'm on a roll, Linda at www.StudioL3.com is keeping us busy , this weeks challenge is up and her friends at Funkie Junkie Boutique www.zibbet.com/TheFunkieJunkie are sponsoring it with a $25 shopping spree for the lucky winner! I'm so jazzed that we have the opportunity to work through Tim Holtz's book Compendium of Curiosities Vol. II., it has been an amazing journey! So go check out the site so you can see the work of this talented community... better still get the book and join the fun !!
I chose my Deco Lady Stamp (Stampendous), Tim's Stuff to Say Stamp and those delicious summer Distressing Inks ( picked raspberry, salty ocean , and mowed lawn), I also used peacock feathers as my "weapons of choice" ! I followed Tim's instructions on p. 47. My final touches were the courage muse token, some cool funky fiber and a vintage brad.
The saying ask the question " What if your fears and dreams exist in the same place would you still go there? My answer : most definitely , I'm there; I've completed another challenge and learned some new techniques and I'm sharing them with you ! See you at the next challenge !
I was reading the instructions for CC2 Challenge 18 , admiring Barbara Ford's entry and I stumbled across Really Reasonable Ribbon, they were having a challenge using color purple. It was time for my Rea' table clearing challenge ( what can you create with these leftovers? )... humm wonder what this would look like purple...playtime !! Not to mention purple is my favorite color; Royalty you know! So with a few of my gathered supplies I created this tag.
If you look close you can see the grape fizz perfect pearls mist , that's a fun look. The bling from my stash has purple in it and I colorized the ribbon and flowers from my Tim Holtz ' Lavish stash with the dusty grape distressing ink... not too shabby ! Okay mission accomplished... another "discard" saved and dressed up ... I'd say it's got some pizazz !!
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Wow... this August tag was soooooo awesome to do, it was hard to contain my excitement...until my tooth picks fail out of my flowers. I guess my hot glue was old or it was too hot in my room, not sure what was going on ... but I glued them three times !!! My roses were so pretty and before I finished the tag, it was like they grew, never had that happen with hot glue...oh well... I'm too Blessed to be stressed!
I did not have the mini branch and leaves so I improvised ( hehehe ... laughing at my attempt to make leaves), thank God for distressing ink, it makes anything look good! Love the Book Cover texture fade...wow ... that juniper paint dabber added ... omg I'm loving the tag ... I used old paper, antique linen and pumice stone distressing ink...gorgeous combination... Thanks Tim !
My opened roses... they grew right before my eyes ... LOL !!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Challenge # 17 Creative Core'dinations
Yay ... I'm participating in Challenge # 17 on Linda's blog Studio L3 www.studioL3.com from Tim Holtz's Book Compendium of Curiosities Volume II. Linda's friends over at Simon Says Stamp www.simonsaysstamp.com are sponsoring this weeks challenge and some lucky participant ( hope it's me) will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at their store... how cool is that!
On to my project ... following the instructions on p. 61 of Tim's book ( you know if you don't have it you need to get one... it's soooo cool ), I created this card. It was so much fun. Working with core'dinations is amazing!
I had fun pulling out some of my other Tim "goodies" and tools that I had not used for a bit.
I used my Tim texture hammer, antique mini fasteners, joyful muse token and flowers and ribbon from "lavish". I used that pretty green from the Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection (Core'dinations). I used frayed burlap distressing ink for the card and Victorian velvet distressing ink to colorize my ribbon and flowers. To support my "use what I have campaign" , I used my bird and stick pin from Brenda Walton Flora and Fauna Collection / ephemera pack and decorative pins ( K&Company) . Did you notice the pin has bling? ... my signature you know !
Sorry you did not see it in the first photo ( I forgot the pin ... did not notice until it was submitted) oh well ! I 'm glad I made the decision to play along. I've already started another card... told you it was fun. See you next time!