Queendom Relics by Rea'

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Compendium Challenge 34

Compendium Challenge 34
The One That Didn't Make It

Hi everybody... Happy Thursday! What a day it's been . Well Compendium Challenges are winding down. I did not submit my project this time , my other activities this week did not allow me the time I needed to participate. But I had to at least attempt it.
Boy oh boy was that a challenge. This week the challenge was Glazed Mosaics p. 60 in Tim Holtz's book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II ( I'm still playing by the rules... you gotta go to the book for instructions ). Do go and check out  Linda's blog http://studiol3.blogspot.com/. There are some other amazing projects for you to see.

I must admit, even I had to laugh at my tag; don't know where this idea came from ( must be the drugs from the dental work I had done today ). My imagination was running WILD... I guess this could fall under the category of whimsical... it was fun!

My "unsuspecting" weapons of choice this week were my Crafty Secrets  Alice In Wonderland stamp set, my Tim Holtz Mixed Media Stamps. I was clearing off my work area and I had a tag that I had used to "mop" up excess distress stains from a previous project... I do this and set the tag aside for some future use... so it's got a combination of colors of distress stains  ( fired brick, broken china, brushed pewter and tarnished brass). I distressed the edges with brushed corduroy distressing ink. For my mosaic pieces I used  wild plum, shell pink, salmon, cloudy blue, aqua and stream alchol inks. To finish off the tag I used eyelash yarn to add more whimsy. Hope you enjoyed seeing it as well as I did creating it. I believe we have one more challenge... I'm sure gonna try to complete that one!
If I don't ... thank you so much for visiting me here at QueendoomRelics... do come again. I look forward to an inspirational 2013 !

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Look At That Moon ...

This was such a beautiful sight we were on  the 10  freeway late in the afternoon ( don't worry... I wasn't driving) I just had to take this picture. It amazes me how well you can see the moon that time of afternoon!  I did not have my glasses with me so I could not see to "journal", by time I got home I had forgotten about it.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 w/ Tim Holtz

12 Tags of 2012  December/January

Wow ... I can't believe it's already December and we've finished
12 Tags of 2012 with Tim. It was an amazing year.  As you know Tim did not do a tag in January
so he gave us the January tag at the end ( or as he called it the "owed" tag ).

We used those awesome metallic distress stains to create the backgrounds. They are amazing! . I went into doing the tags thinking it was going to be so tedious.On the December tag we used that  Stacked Words Strip die... it is so cool, and so easy. The January tag we used that new  Mirrored... omg... so very cool; easy to cut out easy to use, so I was pleasantly surprised! The Word Play die is awesome!!  I think I'm in love with the Blueprint stamps... it was fun using my distress markers ( I'm getting better with them) to color the snowman; gosh I felt like an artist.
It was wonderful to  use so many of my Tim "toys" this past year. I can't wait to see what Tim has in store for 2013. I missed not doing 12 Tags of Christmas this year, but 12 Tags of 2012 was just as adventurous and challenging!
Well it's Christmas morning ( 3:55 A.M.)  ... Merry Christmas ! I'm going to secure my area ( Tiny Tim and Lefty love investigating my work area) then I'm going to bed for a few hours! I have no plans but to enjoy "playing" later on ... I get some serious ME Time ... woo hoo !!! Enjoy your day, go check out Tim site too http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-december/, so you can see all the instructions for the tags and the tags the other Tim fans have done. It's amazing to see all the talent.
Come back and visit my blog later I may have Compendium 34 Challenge done... we'll see !

Thursday, December 20, 2012


December Monthly Challenge -  Inspiration Emporium

Hi Everybody! It's that time of month again... I'm catching up on my challenges! My friends over at
http://blog.inspirationemporium.com/ are sponsoring the Joyful Creations Challenge.

In honor of my friend Joy... who is such a "Joy" to know, I used her favorite color... broken china! I first met Joy over the phone while frantically trying to order supplies for Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas a few years ago. We had great conversation and I later met her in person at CHA.

I created a tag using Reindeer Flight, Carved Ornaments with the Joy Mover & Shapers Die and  the Ticket strip and Vintage Lace Alterations strips.  I used Snow Flurries & Snowman Set embossing folder and Calendar 2  , Odds and Ends and Grunge Flakes stamps from Stampers Anonymous. I used broken china, tumbled glass and stormy sky distressing ink and broken china and brushed pewter distress stains and snow cap paint dabber.  To embellish my tag I also used Tim's tinsel twine and crinkle ribbon. For finishing touches I used bling, red embroidery floss, rub-ons and oh yes distress markers!

These past years it has been my "JOY" to  meet and share with  so many awesome Tim Holtz fans. It's great to be part of such a great crafting community. I wish you All the Joy that this Christmas Season brings ... Merry Christmas and have a Blessed New Year !

Compendium Challenge 33

Compendium Challenge 33
Tissue Tape

Happy CHILLY Thursday everybody ! Wow ... here we are to Challenge 33... can you believe it? Linda Ledbetter over at http://studiol3.blogspot.com/ has led us with another awesome creation. It's  really cute, she used one of the Halloween stamps to create a Christmas creation... only she could pull that off , you must see it!
This week our challenge from Tim Holtz's  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II  is with that fun  Tissue Tape. Instructions can be found on page 25. Now, if you have not gotten this book yet I'm sure our sponsors over at  http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront would love for you to visit them. You could even put it on your Santa List ... they have them there along with some other cool Tim supplies !!

I can't tell you the instructions, but I can tell you that tissue tape is so very easy to use and is so versatile... you gotta get some of it if you don't have it ( I'm helping you with your Santa List ... :) !

My "weapons of choice" this week are my Tim Holtz Christmas Stamps , Mini Holidays 2 , Holiday Wishes, and Calendar 2 ( all Stampers Anonymous); I used my evergreen bough,  festive berries and iced spruce distress inks, snow cap paint dabber, perfect pearls (from paint palette... a couple of challenges ago), my styled labels die and my mini reindeer & 25 set  from Tim's Alterations Mover and Shapers. And of course Tissue Tape (Symphony). Misc. items from my Queendom stash  Cardinal Glitter rub-ons and Darice  rhinestone stickers. white feathers (seemed Christmasy to me ).
I so enjoyed using my Tim toys!
As the end of the Compendium Challenges nears... I'm reflecting on all that we have done. It's been  fantastic... I love my book.  I've enjoyed seeing the projects my fellow Tim fans have created and I've been challenged to explore and push my on creativity to new heights. I even have fun cleaning up and re-grouping for the next challenge. Well I can't wait to see what's next ... in the mean time I'm off to complete my Tim tags from 12 tags of 2012!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Compendium Challenge 32

Resending photo Compendium Challenge 32

Compendium Challenge 32

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 32
Paper  Rosette p. 63

Hi everybody ! It's THURSDAY ... yeah... I made it ! This weeks challenge is Paper Rosette p. 63 of Tim Holtz's  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II.  Linda over at  http://studiol3.blogspot.com/ has done a fabulous  card using this technique be sure to go look at it.
Well,   as you know I've been trying to keep up and follow along... I have had many challenges along the way that would make me want to give up, But I'm hanging tough ... again Linda, Thank you so much for ALL that you do to keep all of us inspired!

I absolutely LOVE this technique ... go to your book you'll see why !

This week my weapons of choice ( I told you I love saying that ) are my winter seasonal distressing inks ; festive berries, evergreen bough, and iced spruce, my go-to vintage photo distress ink, my Holly Branch die,tarnished brass distress stain and diamond stickles... oh I had fun!!
You just gotta put those metallic stains on your Santa list they are so cool! I'm sorry I forgot I also used one of my Christmas stamps from my Tim stash! That's it for now... I gotta go do my Tim tags while it's quiet ... ssh... see you next time !

I came back...I wanted you to know I used Tim's Seasonal Paper Stash for my rosettes and the little bird card on my kraft tag. The stamp is from the Holiday Wishes Stamp Set (Stampers Anonymous)...okay now I'm done ... hehehe ! I want you all to KNOW I'm USING my Tim toys !!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2

Challenge 31 Ink Palette - Distress

Here it is Thursday again... down to the wire! This weeks challenge is from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Volume II p. 51.

My weapons of choice this week are my Stampendous Eiffel Noel Stamp, barn door, fired brick, peeled paint, and forest moss distress re-inkers, spiced marmalade and mustard seed distress stains, and highlights of gold perfect pearls. Okay, you know the drill I can't give details so get your book out!
Also don't forget  to visit Linda over at http://studiol3.blogspot.com/ so you can see her amazing card ( check out her configurations project too, it's awesome ) and the other challenge projects.
So sorry, it's short this week ( I'm trying to make deadline... AGAIN) ... hope to see you earlier next week... or for my next project :) !!