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Thursday, April 30, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 April Tag

Hi everybody ! Boy is it hot here ... it is 84 degrees at  6:15 P.M. . How's your weather ?
Well it's that time... I'm not early but I'm getting it done :)

OMG... I gotta say this tag is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G  ( yes I know I say it all the time) ... seriously Tim WOWS us every time with the simplest of techniques and details that make a world of difference to a project. I believe he's gonna make an artist out of me yet.
Even being in the eleventh hour I could not settle for just one tag; I had to make both. So here are my tags.

Okay on the yellow flower tag ... I could not get my second marker in the spritzer fast enough so I decided to spritz a little more water ... OH NO ... I messed up my beautiful background. Well maybe not ... with a little embracing I've got another amazing look !

I thought my black  soot was  drying up ... I wasn't getting the speckles then all of a sudden poof... there they were... not another mishap !! I know the drill ... embrace my imperfections ... actually it's pretty cool.

I had to take another photo at this point ... I looked at my work and I was blown away ... seriously ... I got emotional... those little details ... WOW ... amazing ... I DID THIS ... Thanks Tim ! :)

Well , I hope you enjoyed making your tags /project as well as I enjoyed mine . Imperfections and all
I so enjoyed these tags. Those thinlits are so fun and the way they are used ... just genius ... I dreaded that part because I thought it would be tedious... not at all ( even though I lost the dot for the I's a few times under my nails ... hahaha ) . And the black stitching ... fabulous touch... like Tim says " It's all in the details " ! Well that's it for now ... see you next time :)

Friday, April 24, 2015

CC3 Challenge # 26

Happy Friday everybody !   Here we are for Challenge #26 ... have you been enjoying these challenges? I know I have. I'm excited every time to come and see what the new challenge is; and  to see the Curiosity Crew's Inspiration. This one was no different. The Compendium of Curiosity Community is so amazing... I love seeing all the talent and creativity.  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III has been such a valuable tool... I tell anybody who I think would listen about the Challenges and try to encourage them to participate.

Linda Ledbetter; over on her Blog StudioL3 http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/04/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-26.html;  Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi  have  "teamed " up to bring us these challenges. We are using Tim Holtz's book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III ; and Linda has carefully laid out the guidelines http://lindaledbetter.com/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-faq for us; she and her creative friends ... The Curiosity Crew has jump started us.  We have amazing sponsors too .  The Funkie Junkie Boutique http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/ is this weeks sponsor. Participating in the challenges is so easy, follow Linda's guidelines; be inspired by the Curiosity Crew... visit each one of their blogs and show them some love(comment on their blog); open your book... Create your own piece... post it and you are good to go ! You have two opportunities to win a prize... there's the Curiosity Crew Choice Award; goodies from Tim Holtz/Mario Rossi and there is the Sponsors Prize a $25 Shopping spree ! Great fun...

I do hope you will come and join us... I'm going to look for you !
Oh and if you still don't have Tim's book go visit his site http://timholtz.com/ and order an autographed copy of his book, he'd love for you to have one !
Okay so ... Challenge #26 is  Smudge Stamping found on page 42 ... see it !

I had no idea until this morning what stamps I was going to use or what I would do with them. I'd been working on a  three year old UFO twenty page album. ( unfinished object) ... YES... I said three year old... all week and was determined to finish it first ...  AND I DID !!

So here is my project ... a tag

You must know it is so difficult not to tell you what all I did because I'm so pleased with myself ( Tim's techniques do that to you) ... but I can't give you details. I WILL tell you I had fun. I used FOUR of my Tim stamps ( I love that I'm using my Tim stash regularly as I do these challenges ).
I used Bird Feather, Classic #1 , Classic #4 and Typography. For interest I used various colors of Distress Ink; Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn Vintage Photo and Mustard Seed. I embellished my tag by adding ribbon, tissue tape, remnant rubs and word band .  My ribbon was colorized with a combination of mowed lawn and mustard seed ( also used the color combo for the
word band. I added colorful jute string... see how well it goes with that mowed lawn and mustard seed pear ? !  I also added some vintage photo and shabby  shutter spritzes using my distress marker spritzer ... so fun !

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CC3 Challenge 25

Hi everybody ! Are you keeping up?? We are on Challenge #25 ! How exciting to realize that for the 25th time I have the privilege of joining our fabulous hostess Linda Ledbetter , the awesome Curiosity Crew, and All of you . As you know we are cruising through Tim Holtz's  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III. The guidelines and rules have been laid out over  at Studio L3 ; Linda Ledbetter's site  http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/03/compendium-of-curiosities-challenge-25-2.html. If you consult  CC3C F.A.Q. ALL of your questions will be answered about the Challenges and once you get those answered you can join us. You should know that we have the most awesome sponsors too.  Challenge 25 is being sponsored by  Joy  and her family at  Inspiration Emporium
http://www.inspirationemporium.com/.  ... a $50 Gift Certificate is the prize... Sound Pretty Good ??
Trust me IT IS ... I just made a fun Tim Holtz  purchase with my prize ( I was a winner for Challenge # 23). Speaking of Tim...  Tim  our fabulous instructor has provided Linda with some of his goodies to be  awarded  a lucky person selected by the Curiosity Crew for the Curiosity Crew Choice Award( gosh I love that name ... Curiosity Crew Choice Award... so prestigious) !! You will want to get in on this...it's so easy, so enjoyable ... all you have to do is visit each members blog by simply clicking on their project;  and show them some love ! I mean really can't get any easier than that :)
Seriously , Linda and the Crew works hard to encourage and inspire us each challenge by sharing their projects ! So stop by and check out what they've done. Want an extra treat ??? Check out the CC3 Community (the other entrants) they have got some amazing projects and blogs too ... grab a cup of coffee and go check them out ... you will not be disappointed ! By the way ... have you been following the gorgeous Mario on BTS (behind the scenes) ... lots of great stuff going on !!!
Okay let's get to work ... Challenge # 25 Frameworks found on page 64 !

Oh my goodness , what a fun variety of frameworks Tim has. I own two but I think I want more !!

So fun ... I chose to use my Trellis Framework. I created a colorful Spring Tag. As I've mentioned in the past participating in these challenges gives me the opportunity to use my Tim toys. I so enjoy this.
I pulled out so many toys I have not used for a while.   I used  trellis framework, mini bunny and bow , tapered fringe,  tattered floral  and spring greenery dies.

The  frosted film flowers  were colorized with picked raspberry . It was fun heating them and shaping them. I colorized the ribbon using distress stain ( same colors as seen in the background) .

The mini rabbit was embossed with vintage photo distress glitter and I positioned him between two layers of the tapered fringe that I distressed with vintage photo distress ink  and  curled the ends using  my small stylus. I used small pop dots to add dimension.

In this photo above you can see the spring greenery that I entwined around the trellis after using a small stylus to give dimension to the leaves; which were also distressed with vintage photo and crushed olive distress ink.

For my background I used a technique we used for Tim's March Tag; using  symphony tissue tape and cracked pistachio, abandoned coral, broken china, and picked raspberry distress paints. Love those bright colors !
I cut my trellis and tapered fringe from the fabulous shattered kraft-core ... oh such awesome choice for this. To embellish my tag I cut small flowers from frosted film and modeling film (Wendy Vecchi Art Parts). I embossed the mini rabbit with vintage photo distress glitter. I cut eggs from a "mop up" tag ... a trick I learned from Dyan Reeverly!  I had way too much fun ...
I also added a small sign created using scraps from the mop-up tag  and a stamp from my stash... Hoppy Spring !

So I do hope you are joining us... don't forget to review the rules and guidelines, visit the Curiosity Crew blogs and show them some love . See you on Saturday ... for the new Challenge ! :)