Queendom Relics by Rea'

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 !
Summer play time gone wrong...maybe or maybe not ! I created this using my wild honey,spiced marmalade, tumbled glass and shabby shutters distressing inks. I blended the colors then misted it with water, I was going for the "water" look so I misted my finger tips and "thumped" ( hahaha...that's funny) them toward the paper, not quite what I wanted...oh well maybe next time.

June Monthly Challenge: Create 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

Lost Earring

Lost earring ... No I haven't totally lost my mind! This photo was posted so my friends would know what my earring looked like. I lost it Sunday morning during service. Somebody is probably wearing it in their hair or on their person, as I believed it came off while I was hugging! WOW ... I never loose the costume jewelry just the real stuff !!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 June Tag

12 Tags of 2012 June Tag

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 ...

Friday, June 8, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hole In The Head A Life Revealed

Screening and Book Signing at Celebrity Center
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 !