Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wow ... cuttin' it close ! I wasn't going to try to complete my project, BUT...it was so much fun
I needed to share! I created this hanger re purposing the flaps from a cardboard box, string from a package, dryer sheets and an imagination :) !
I used my Tim Holtz distressing inks ; ripe persimmon, seedless preserves,spiced marmalade, dusty concord and peeled paint to color the card board. I distressed the edges and the torn areas ( torn to expose the ribbing) with black soot distressing ink... love the effect! I used Tim's rickety house die that I cut from black corrugated cardstock, using the boo die I die cut 31 and covered it with glitter ( using the technique from the October Tag of 12 Tags of 2012) to create the glitter. I experimented and used my on the edge picket fence die to cut the burlap fence... very tricky technique. I used stretched and torn used dryer sheets to create the "wisp" in the sky and the spider web at the bottom.
Let's see... I used the rosette die to create the flower and the Tim Holtz stamp for the calendar. Oh yes the witch and the bats are a Tim Holtz die also. The pumpkins, skeleton and words came from my K&Company stash. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it. And thank God it survived the cats... Tiny Tim thinks it's hanging for him !!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Aah I finally got to my October tag! I pretty much stuck with the original with this one. I found myself oooing and aahing all the way to the end. The tissue wrap over the tag is so cool, the paint added and then the stamped spider webs, spritzed with that heirloom gold perfect pearls... wow...way cool! You gotta go to Tim's site and look at the tag at various stages http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-october/ ! Colorizing the rock candy dry glitter was amazingly easier than I thought it would be, I had glitter everywhere ( it was so fun... I glittered a few other items for another project) !
That Boo die is cool and the spider added to it just completes the look. Thank you Tim for another fun tag
Ink Palette - Perfect Pearls
WOW... It's Thursday again, ALREADY... Every week I say I'm going to start the challenge on Saturday and have it finished... it just doesn't happen!
Last week the storm knocked out my power so I missed Challenge 24 ( lip poked out ) you wanna see what I was working on... OK ... maybe later!
Thanks to Linda over at http://studiol3.blogspot.com/ I had supplies for this week's challenge. This week the Challenge is Ink Palette - Perfect Pearls p. 53 in Tim Holtz's A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II.
Simon says CREATE ! ... I always wanted to say that! Yep, Simon Says Stamp is this weeks sponsor. Did you go check out the store yet... come on you gotta go see all the goodies they've got www.simonsaysstamp.com ! I've been over there but my list isn't getting shorter!!
Yeah... perfect pearls powders, I finally get to use mine. I've played around with them but did not really know how to use them. Love the instructions Tim!
My weapons of choice this week are: green patina, blue patina, heirloom gold, perfect bronze,perfect cooper and perfect gold perfect pearl powders. I used a black tag and a stamps from my new Dylusions set Dependable Dotty. I had no idea what I wanted to make , Linda's creation inspired me... do go over to her site and check it out!!
These challenges are really allowing me to use the products that I have and to step out of the box. I'm not so hesitant to try new things. Well that's it for now See you next week !
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Here we are Thursday afternoon 6 hours and 36 minutes before the challenge closes !
Okay, so I really wasn't going to do this one. I had no markers yet... so I went out to look for some.
My plan was to find single ones and buy some harvest colors. Oh no, no singles, no harvest colors... okay I settled for the Vintage set from Michael's... you know how I feel about "settling". Don't get me wrong these are cool colors, just not what I wanted for right now. Next problem ( since I had already decided what I was doing with the harvest colors) What do I do now? So I decided AGAIN, I would sit this one out... But guilt got the best of me. You see I was supposed to be at home nursing an injured foot, I called to get a ride and no one was available so... in 90 weather, I walked to the bus stop, caught the bus and walked another3-4 blocks to Michael's; they did not have markers ! I rode the bus back home. I WAS BUSTED !! My sister came by, anyway I talked her into taking me to Michael's in another city ( up on my foot for another 2-3 hours... did I mention I was supposed to be off of it ?), so I figured after being out, I HAD to do this challenge to justify my being out!
ANYWAY... I did not want to be left out!
Linda over at http://studiol3.blogspot.com/ has been awesome in helping us get prepared for these challenges ( don't know why , but I just didn't think about markers). This weeks Challenge is from Tim Holtz's book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II p. 50 Distress Markers. You know the drill ( turn to p. 50 for instructions) !
Once I got past the frustration of not having the colors I wanted, having to change my plans, and having to ice my foot, I had fun ! My Vintage Set of markers had five markers; Spun Sugar, Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Broken China and Picket Fence. For my background I used Spun Sugar, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Bundled Sage and Vintage Photo distressing inks. My other weapons of choice were my Fairy Garden, Little Labels and Mixed Media stamps from Stampers Anonymous and a bird stamp from Hampton Art (I uniquely combined the stamps to get this look). I embellished my tag using Diamond stickles, and a bird from the Classic Adornments (Ideaology), and a ribbon colorized with Broken China Distress Ink. My marker "play" was very interesting! I think I may have to invest in the markers ( I did not entertain the idea of markers prior to this) ... I like them; and I just might start stamping more! Well... I'm on day three off of my foot ... I may have to do some online Retail Theraphy ... LOL !!