Queendom Relics by Rea'

Monday, August 31, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 August Tag

WOW I can't believe the one tag I was so excited about doing and I set out to do it the day after it was posted; is JUST NOW getting done !
It has been a swirl wind around here ... so I won't complain ... I did it that's what is important to me !

" The Journey Is The  Destination " , perfect sentiment for this tag .

I think the August tag  was one of the coolest tags ever... don't you ?? That thinlit background was so fun and surprisingly easy ... such a great touch. Then the distress ink technique on top; the hickory smoke,  blueprint sketch, evergreen bough, peeled paint and walnut stain combo  ... WAY COOL.

Now I was a little heavy handed with the stamping ( I'm embracing the imperfection here ) ... but I loved that too ! This tag just made me giddy. :)

Oh and the splatter ... hahaha... I covered my area this time ( no gold splattered tools and supplies )  ... BUT I wasn't seeing the gold splatter .. humm ...  I might have gold freckles or gold highlight in my hair ; oh oh the cats shaking his head ... hahaha ... gotta go back and play with my splatter brush during my leisure;  I am determined to get  the hang of this. I think I do  see some on my tag .  And the smudging let's just say it is getting better.

I love how Tim adds all those little elements like the vial labels and the remnant rubs... my touch did you check out my " T 2 " ... my nick name is Tim2 !
Another fun tag completed ready to be displayed on my clip carousel ( those are so very cool btw).

Well... thank you again for the visit see you soon !

Friday, August 14, 2015

CC3 Challenge # 34

I cannot believe here we are at CC3 Challenge #34... the Grande Finale ! As you know we have been on this amazing Journey through Tim Holtz's book  A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III. Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3 http://lindaledbetter.com/2015/08/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-34-the-grand-finale.html has been our awesome host , along with her super creative friends aka The Curiosity  Crew.

Thank You Linda, and the Curiosity Crew aka  " The Big Girls " : Anita, Annette, Candy, Cheryl, Hels, Margie, Susan and Yvonne . You ALL  are amazing !  Thank you for your inspiration, the sharing , encouragement and all the fun stuff in between. LOL

We've also had two very special sponsors through out  this journey and our sponsor this finale challenge is The Funkie Junkie Boutique at http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Default.asp.

Special Thank You once again to The Funkie Junkie Boutique and Inspiration Emporium for their generosity and fun gifts from   those amazing online stores . Thank you to Tim Holtz for such an amazing book and great instruction. And for Mario who sends out the amazing prizes with a smile ( through Linda).
The finale CC3 Challenge # 34 is found on page 48 . Hope you got the book by now...

It is now 6 hours and 40 minutes before deadline and I have NOTHING... be back later to finish this post ... She's back here we go ...

I forgot to take a photo of my tag once I completed the technique; so these are close ups so you can see it.

Okay so you know I was struggling with coming up with a project ... I finally chose to do a tag.
My tag reflects my thoughts about my CC3 Journey and this final Challenge 34 specifically.
My weapons of choice for this challenge were the blossom layering stencil, small talk, photobooth, frames and trims industrial stickers, label letters, flashcards,  hashtags stamp set,  tiny tattered floral thinlits, wall flower paper stash, hickory smoke, and fossilized amber distressing inks and crinkle ribbon.
I have so enjoyed the CC3 Challenges; this final one was really a challenge... I always try to stay focused on my projects even when all around me is going crazy. This week and these past few days
my life has been turned upside down. I think I shared earlier during the challenges that my brother; who is also my neighbor was stage 4 cancer; so we ( family) have been taking care of him; this week he took  some turns; so my time was spent in frequent trips back and forth to the house; and multiple phone contacts etc.; yesterday we ( sisters) had to take him to ER ,yesterday afternoon; he was finally admitted to hospital about 2 A.M. this morning; so I have been operating on 3-4 hours nightyly for over a week now. Not to mention it's been in the low 90's all week.  I'm so determined I'd lay down and take a nap and get up at 2 A.M. to craft  ( I had other projects going on as well) ... BUT the creativity fairy left me... I think I was finally relieved that my brother agreed to go to the hospital to be checked so that kind of freed up my mind. This is not an easy journey but our faith and family togetherness is carrying us... thank you for all  your care and concerns. Have a Blessed night ... see you tomorrow :)