Tuesday, December 31, 2013
OMG , OMG, OMG... this tag is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ! Yes, I'm just now getting it done, life was getting in the way and my mojo took a vacation without me. So here I am 6 hours 53 mins. before the deadline; amidst the laundry, housework and bills ... I FINISHED MY TAG !!
You've got to go over to Tim's site http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2013-december/ and check out this tag... you really gotta try this one. Tim and Wendy did an amazing collaboration with the modeling film and the frosted film. I know I've said it many times before but these techniques just blow me away. Making the poinsettia was so fun and amazing. Then using Wendy's new archival inks... WOW ... love the colors and on this frosted film... magic ! It's so easy to mold the film too ( imagine that... I did not burn it ... Tim would be so proud). And the stencil touch... that harlequin stencil so fun. Okay ... but what really took the cake ... the splatter brush. NEVER used one before... I got frantic 'cause I did not see instructions for it's use ( yes I googled... saw ALL kinds of instruction... not what I wanted to wade through while trying to make this deadline). I sent an SOS to my dear friend Mario ... you know I LOVE Tim and Mario... doesn't matter what the question is they get right back to you ( I think it was less than five minutes)... Mario told me how to use it !
Okay I had way too much fun flicking... OMG such a cool affect! I think Tiny Tim liked it too ( my youngest cat) he was stretched across a chair trying to look and see what I was doing. I think I saw him blink a few times; oops sorry Tiny Tim; didn't mean to get you too!!
Oh I have so enjoyed this past 12 months of tags; I've learned so much, learned how to embrace my work ... even become very proud of my ability to stick to it even at the most frustrating times. I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's tag already. I'm hoping that maybe if you didn't join us all this year that you will for 2014. It really is very rewarding !
Don't forget to check-out the other tags of all of Tim's fans, they are so creative too.
Have a safe , fun, New Year's Eve and a Blessed New Year !
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Hi everybody... Burr ... are you feeling that chill? It's been pretty cold here! The unusual cold inspired my altered bottle for Eclectic Paperie : Altered Bottle Challenge http://eclecticpaperie.blogspot.com/2013/12/altered-bottle-december-get-altered.html . Altered bottles always intrigued me. Mine was originally going to be a Santa Bottle... I was experimenting and dropped a snow branch from a Christmas pick into the bottle; it would not turn the way I wanted it to, and when I tried to retrieve it some of the snow came off on the inside of the bottle ( light bulb moment ... snow scene inside). And the Snowman Bottle idea began to take shape.
I forgot to take a picture of the bottle before I started ( I got so excited and just started right in). The bottle is a Nest Fragrances bottle that I found at my favorite thrift store. Such a cool bottle.