Queendom Relics by Rea'

Friday, September 26, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 September Tag

Hi everybody... it's that time again! It has finally cooled off a bit here so I've been able to get something done. It was only about  89 degrees  I think today.
Well ... Tim has done it again ... all I could  say when I first saw this one  was WOW! Now having finished it I'm saying WHEW !

I don't know where to start... the techniques were amazing and I did a whole lot of embracing the process. Tim suggested that  when doing a new technique we  remember it may not be perfect the first time ... hahaha , not second time either. I seem to be in a season of mishaps ( I'd like to think it was the hot weather ) nobody can have that many mishaps ; can they ??
First my mixatives would not mix ... they may have been too old.  Then the tip on my lake mist ink cracked and fell off; and ink went all over my mat ( I had all the things laid out because you have to work quickly with the alcohol inks) luckily I was able to swiftly move things out of the way and still save some lake mist for my project GRRR ... needless to say my first attempt wasn't the best ... so I tried again hahaha ... I should have cleaned up and gone to bed ! Mr. Holtz ... I'm embracing the process!
Adding new mixatives , and  new lake mist alcohol ink and an eye dropper ( to suck up excess ink from future mishaps ) to my next order :)

On a happier note the rest of the tag went well. Those butterflies are a "doosey " to get positioned the way you like ... I'm seriously out of my comfort zone. They were very easy to make; I love that butterfly strip and the technique for colorizing and stamping them was very cool. At this point  I'm loving my tag ... it's finished and I'm not bald headed hahaha ! On the serious side I'm pleased with myself that I stuck with it ... because I seriously considered giving up on this one. It looks amazing!
I like the background color and my "special " markings  ( my stencil work) actually look pretty good.
My favorite part was using the remnant rubs ... I love those and they add such an awesome touch!
Well that's it for now I'm off to finish my CC3 Challenge #11 ... see you soon !
Oh Happy Autumn !

CC3 Challenge # 11

Hey everybody ... Happy Friday! Boy am I sliding in here tonight just under that deadline!!
I will not be defeated... it's been a very hectic week.
My friend Linda Ledbetter over at http://lindaledbetter.com/2014/09/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-11.html has worked so very hard to bring us this challenge I'm determined to hang in there. We are going through Tim Holtz's A Compendium  of Curiosities Volume III ( you have got to get this book) if you visit Linda's site she gives you all the details for joining us in the challenges. Our sponsors this week are my friends at http://www.inspirationemporium.com/ ( I love that Joy and her family); if you have never check them out ; even if you don't participate in the challenges go visit them online; you will not be disappointed they got all your Tim Holtz stash you could want... other stuff too! Trust me you'd love to win that $ 50 dollar gift certificate. The Curiosity Crew has once again "jump started " us with their awesome projects... so be sure to check them out and show them some love.
You know the drill ,  I'm not giving  you any instructions EXCEPT to tell you open your book!!
This weeks Challenge is Effect Powders found on page 52...

You ready?? Okay I've got to admit that because of my hectic week I was feeling pretty silly this week ( when I'm stressed I sometime get silly) ... my project was born out of silliness. Have you seen Tim's Found Relatives ... oh my goodness they are too much fun! I think he "lost " one I found  Esquire Luscious Thergoode III ( hahaha ... no they don't have names... I named him)... I had way too much fun with this. Since it's nearing Halloween month I thought this theme would be fun.

 One of my loves is to use "re purpose" items around the house , so my background is corregated cardboard from a package I received; I actually torn it up to expose the corregated area. I used this weeks challenge techniques on various parts of the background and on the owl, crow and skeleton head. After seeing the results I decided to experiment and I also used the technique on my embellishments ( the brads and the key). Pretty cool technique. I also used my Gothic layering stencil... so fun.

Well I think I've pretty much covered it for this time. I'm hoping you enjoyed my project ... just fun decoration piece for Halloween, can't wait to add it to my collection of decorations for Halloween. Oh and I'll probably use the other pieces you saw in the photo for another challenge. I'm on jury duty so I don't know if I'll get my other projects finished. Hope to be back soon with more goodies the weekend. Oh and I don't plan to push this deadline for #12 ( crossing my fingers) !
I apologize ahead of time for any errors I failed to catch... I'll do better I promise :)

Friday, September 12, 2014

CC3 Challenge #10

Happy Friday Everybody ! Did your week go as fast as mine? It seemed like I turned around and Friday was here.
I'm happy to say I'm hangin' tough with the CC3 Challenges! We are at #10 can you believe it? Have you been checking out Linda Ledbetter's Blog http://lindaledbetter.com/2014/08/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-10.html to see all the wonderful work she has done in preparing us for the CC3 Challenges? If not please go check it out ... it is amazing; you'll find all the important details for joining us as we go through Tim Holtz's A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III. If you don't have Tim's book  ... she's even got a link to his sight so you can order an autographed copy of his book. Now if you have never participated in these challenges you are in for a treat. Linda has a Curiosity Crew that has shared their take on the challenge. I've been saying they "jump-start " us because their projects have been so inspirational. Truth be told they " WOW" us . Even if you don't play along you'll enjoy checking them out. For Challenge #10 The Funkie Junkie Boutique  http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/  is our sponsor; should you be the lucky winner you'll receive a fabulous $25 shopping spree at their boutique... how cool is that ! No pressure the winner is randomly chosen!! And to make it even more interesting the Curiosity Crew has a "Curiosity Crew's Choice Award" ... a fabulous assortment of Tim Holtz products ... Tim and Mario sent them to Linda for the CC#3 Challenges... How cool is that ??!! Now to qualify for this prize you must visit all of the Curiosity Crew's Blogs and show them some love  alright ?!
CC#3 Challenge #10 Assemblage Clock is  found on page33 ... you know the drill ( if not ... I cannot give you any instructions ( neither can anybody else) you MUST purchase your own book ... so get your book follow along...
I have a funny story ... what you are about to see is not the clock I had planned ... same color but different design... WHAT ?? I painted my clock worked on all the components and all sorts of mishaps occurred... I was so frustrated I went with Plan B and to add insult to injury when I misted my clock I went to move it and the box I misted it in fell apart and the clock hit the floor ... you guessed it... the glass cracked !  It took me a few hours to recover but I'm fine now :)

I painted my clock with broken china crackle paint ( going for the vintage look) and I highlighted it with antique gold perfect pearls mist. For my inside I used Wallflower Paper Stash ( Tim Holtz) and
Butterfly Garden (Pink Paislee). I colorized my crinkle ribbon with broken china, tumble glass and weathered wood distress inks

I embellished my clock with baubles and pearls ( Tim Holtz) and butterfly pin (Pink Paislee); added lace from my Queendom stash.

Hope you enjoyed a view of my clock.  I do hope you visit the Crew also check out the CC3 Challenge Community there are some amazing clocks out there !
Come back and see me again !