Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 August

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 

It's the last day of August and I am squeaking in my tag just in the nick of time! whew!

For this month Tim wanted us to use our own creative muse.
Here is mine

I wanted to use something that I hadn't used in a while so I dug out my kraft glassine paper and diecut some of the tattered flowers. I stamped and diecut a butterfly using watercolour paper, distress ink and crackle paint. Embossing paste was used with the woodgrain stencil. Linen ribbon was used to finish off the tag.

Hope you all are enjoying this beautiful long weekend!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Altered playing cards!!

Everyone has an old deck of playing cards. Claudine would like for you to join in and have some fun altering them!
Claudine will be offering free tutorials for you to learn over the next six months. That is two cards per week.

Here is the link to check it out and see what all the fun will be about Altered playing card challenge or click on the side bar button :)

I am planning to join in and play along as much as I can. I hope you will to. It all starts Monday Sept 1 2014


Monday, August 25, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge #9

Challenge #9  comes from page 63. We are playing with these fun Sizzix Alteration Framelits!  I love the combo of a sizzix die and stamp set that works together. Tim has a few of them out and at this moment I only own one set.

I decided I needed to get a gift box ready. I used the Tim Holtz sizzix jumbo flower die for the first time and I just LOVE it! I thought I would be able to work the butterflies into my project.

The butterflies come from the  "french flight" sizzix framelit set. I stamped the butterflies onto watercolour paper, that I coloured with distress markers. Once dried, I added a layer of crackle paint. Once the crackle paint was set I filled in the cracks with distress inks.

Here is a close up

From each challenge, the curiostiy crew picks a winner who will recieve an assortment of goodies from Tim and Mario!!
Also for this challenge Inspiration Emporium will be sponsoring with an awesome 50.00 shopping spree to one lucky random winner!

If you would like to join in on the challenges,  grab a copy of Tim's book and head over to Linda's and get started :)


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge #8

I have been on holidays and missed a couple of the challenges. I am back with just a couple days left to enter challenge #8

The challenge we are working on is from page 58 Faded Layers.

I love these stencils!

I cannot tell you how I did this piece but I will tell you what colours I used.
The alcohol inks I used were sunset orange, clover, stream and silver. I also used a bit of silver acrylic paint. For the ribbon I used spiced marmalade, and tumbled glass.

I am needing to make a few thank you cards so I thought I would start making them now :)
Once again The Funkie Junkie Boutique is sponsoring this challenge with a 25.00 shopping spree!

If you would like to enter the challenge or join in on the next one you can join up at Studio L3

I am off to go get inky :)
enjoy your week everyone!