Queendom Relics by Rea'

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Inspiration Emporium March Challenge Spring Blooms

OMG .... deadline time computer going crazy ... blue tooth gone crazy :( ! Here's my tag

Over at Inspiration Emporium the theme this month was Spring Bloom . I chose to use a remnant rub resist as my back ground using botanical remnant rubs. I used my Tim Holtz flower Garden stamp and the sentiment is from the Perspective Stamp set.

For my background colors I used squeezed, lemonade, cracked pistachio, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry and abandoned coral distress stains ... pretty cool huh?
For my flower I dug out my perfect pearls ; using perfect copper for the bud,  perfect gold for the petals and green patina for the stem. After painting these sections I very carefully re-inked sections of the flower and re-stamped it with black archival ink giving a touch up ( my perfect pearl work needed touch up). I had never done this before but thought it should work if I was very careful... it was pretty tricky.

To  embellish  my tag I added an enamel tag that I colorized with lake mist alcohol ink and then added remnant rubs ... so fun ! The sentiment that I added was embossed using clear embossing powder over black archival stamp. I hope you enjoy my tag !

See you again next month.

12 Tags of 2015 March Tag

Well ... here I am March 31st ... and I've finished my tag ... finally! Life has been so very busy lately
I'm trying to keep my crafting schedule amidst all the happenings and it's not worked out very we'll
for me.  I love the 12 Tags with Tim Holtz! I'll not give up ...

March  Tag ... WOW ... you ever wonder if Tim sleeps ... or how he comes up with these ideas??
I know I do. Each month I say it's amazing, this one is no different The texture paste with the fine embossing power over it... OMG ... magic before your eyes... I loved it; felt like a little kid watching the gold appear. Oh and the masking and embossing ... such a cool look.
 If I had to chose just one technique I liked the best on this tag I could not do it. This tag took me to my happy place.

Love, love, love the color combo; I used  abandoned coral, squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry, cracked pistachio and spiced marmalade distress paints. For my background I also used symphony
tissue tape... swoon... I like this technique !! That embossed butterfly looks so real... doesn't it ?

Another fantastic tag Tim !

Friday, March 27, 2015

CC3 Challenge # 24 (#2)

Hi everybody ... It's me again . I'm having way too much fun with CC3 Challenges ! Have you joined us yet ?
CC3  is all about exploring Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III , Tim Holtz's book. Our hostess on this Journey is Linda Ledbetter over at Studio  L3  http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/03/cc3c24.html. She has so nicely outlined the guidelines for these  challenges . She also has some amazing friends aka The Curiosity Crew who have done some awesome projects to inspire and encourage us along the way. If you stop by her site you will see their fabulous work and get a chance to visit their blogs and show them some love. Psst ... if you show them some love you can be eligible for some awesome prizes; goodies from Tim Holtz. AND we have fabulous sponsors too ! Our sponsor this week is The Funkie Junkie Boutique http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/ if you are chosen winner you receive a $25 shopping spree at their online boutique ... how cool is that?!
Okay so this week our Challenge #24 is Remnant Rub Resist found on p. 51 You get a treat this week I've done a second project ( actually the 4th project ... but I'm only sharing two )!
 I love remnant rubs so I got carried away experimenting...
This was way too cute not to share... I present my Remnant Rub Egg on a Tattered Floral Base

The photos do not do it justice... but it was so cute I had to share.  The last three photos are close ups so you can actually see my work on the egg . The beginning photos are the finished project. I could not figure out what to do for a base so I used my tattered floral and my poinsettia dies to cut flowers and I curl and distressed the edges to form a cradle and I added a  grunge board butterfly and ribbon.
 It was so fun to experiment ! That cracked pistachio and picked raspberry and abandoned coral made a very pretty combination.
Okay don't forget to visit the Curiosity Crews blogs and show them some love. You know what those other CC3 ers   are amazing too ... it's an amazing creative community ... check them out !

Okay ... I'm gone for real now ... see you next time !

CC3 Challenge #24

Whew... CC3 Challenge #24 ... you ready ??  I can't believe it ...  The more I see of  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III the more I love it ! In these challenges we are not only learning these various techniques and familiarizing ourselves with the Tim Holtz products but we are making lots of friends; and meeting some amazing artist. I'm so jazzed about this !! Tim Holtz has done a fabulous job introducing us to varies products and techniques.
Linda Ledbetter our awesome hostess with the cutest sidekick ever ... Miss Violet ; has given us guidelines to follow on our Journey. If you go over to her site http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/03/cc3c24.html you can see all the detailed  guidelines ( you really want to follow those ... it's not hard... well maybe sometime :) ) there are not a lot of them but they are important if you want to be eligible for prizes ... you know you want those. Our wonderful sponsors this week are The Funkie Junkie Boutique http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/ . OMG I peeked over there this week... they've got some amazing stuff ... bought a smile to my face ( I'm sorta on punishment... cause I over spent on some Tim goodies) but it didn't hurt to look!  If you are chosen winner you get a $25 shopping spree ... woohoo !! Also the awesome Curiosity Crew has a Curiosity Crew Choice Award if you are chosen for that you get goodies from the man himself Tim Holtz ... Tim and Mario have provided our hostess with some amazing goodies for the winners! Okay, so to be eligible you must visit the blogs of all the crew members and show them some love !
Now for the Challenge #24 Remnant Rub Resist  found on p. 51 in YOUR book ( I trust you have one by now ). I love, love, love Remnant Rubs ... so you know I totally enjoyed this one. You will have to follow along in your book to know what I did... I'm not telling ...
My weapons of choice for this challenge were  Botanical, Numbers and Elements Remnant rubs ... did I mention I LOVE remnant rubs ?? I used the new colors cracked pistachio and  abandoned coral, along with picked raspberry and pumice stone for my color palette. It is so yummy!


Well that's all I can tell you without getting into trouble. So I'm going to leave you with one request ... COME JOIN US !
Oh I just want to Thank  all of you who sent  encouraging messages last week for my family and myself , I appreciate your love and concern. These have been some very difficult weeks for all of us  but through the grace of God we are doing well.  Bless Your hearts  <3

Friday, March 13, 2015

CC3 Challenge #23

Hi everyone ! Did you enjoy that gorgeous weather today ? It is 9:17 P.M. and it is 74 degrees right now. AMAZING !
Well here we are at Challenge #23 ... can you believe it! Linda Ledbetter and the Curiosity Crew has done a marvelous job keeping us "engaged". Have YOU joined us yet ?? Come on... it is so fun, and you learn so much! Go over to Linda's  site Studio L3  at   http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/02/compendium-of-curiosities-challenge-23-2.html you can read all the rules and guidelines. Tim Holtz would be very Happy to autograph a copy of his book Compendium of Curiosities III ; that's his book that we are exploring on these fabulous challenges.
Not only do you learn  valuable techniques and amazing tips ; we've got some amazing  sponsors as well. This weeks sponsor is Inspiration Emporium     owned and  operated by my friend Joy Kennedy and her family.  Even if you don't join us for the challenges you can go and check out their site http://www.inspirationemporium.com/. Should you be chosen as the winner you get a $50 gift certificate to their store. Is that enough of an incentive for you ?? No ... okay ... Tim  and Mario have sent some amazing goodies just for the challenge winner ... the Curiosity Crew has a Curiosity Crew Choice award ; to be eligible for this prize all you have to do is follow all the guidelines; visit each one of the Crew's blog and show them some love ( leave a comment). Easy enough ... right ? so come join us ... it really is a rewarding experience. Enough said ...

This weeks challenge; Challenge #23 is Collection Folio found on page 34. I've been excited about this one; actually thought I was going to be already for it ... NOT ! Once again I'm last minute...
I've gotta say I love it ... it was hard to get start; with all the distractions ( we had another death in the family this morning and I've spent the week sitting with my favorite auntie who passed away this morning... she'd been in hospice care for a little over a week) ... ANYWAY... I'm pleased to say I got my Folio done... well as I finished up the creative juices ( that I waited for all week started flowing) so I will probably "tweak" it .
My weapons of choice for this challenge were the WallFlower Paper Stash, and the Wallflower ephemera; both the vellum and the regular one. I love this paper stash ... it is one of my favorites. In the past year I have purchased THREE 12x12 paper stashes.
For my folio I chose to use some of my tags ... you know the ones that don't quite make the cut ... LOL. Tim always say to embrace your imperfections so I have embraced some of them; I've also included photos of " My Guys " ... Tim, Mario and Ted ( Mr. Stamper's Anonymous ). They are three of my favorite people.
So here's my folio ...

I don't want to get in trouble so I won't give details but you can see all or most of my work. Like I said so fun... now the ideas are following so I will "tweak" it in the near future. Enjoy... don't forget to visit the Curiosity Crew's blog; their Folios are amazing. Lots of inspiration too ! See you next time!