Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Compenduim of Curiosoties III-Painted Industrial

It's time once again for the Compendium of Curiosities III challenge. Our hostess is Linda Ledbetter.  We are, as always, working out of Tim's book of the same name. Our sponsor this week is Inspiration Emporium and one lucky player will win a $50 gift card! This week's challenge can be found on page 46 if you're playing along. And you really should be if you aren't!

I had so much fun with last week's challenge using the burlap panel that I decided I'd incorporate another into this week's challenge as well. I saw this quote somewhere in my Internet travels and liked it, so I used the bird and did this week's technique on it. 


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III Altered Burlap Panel

It's time once again for Compendium of Curiosities III! Our wonderful hostess, Linda Ledbetter has all the details along with the design team's contribution. We are following along in the book by Tim Holtz.This week our sponsor is The Funkie Junkie and they will be giving one lucky player a $25 shopping spree.

This week's technique can be found on page 37, Altered Burlap Panel. And as always, I can't tell you how I did it, but I can share a couple of things. I was blown away by Paula Cheney's blog tutorial on making ginormous flowers with Tim's  Jumbo Tattered Florals Die. I bought it and the new Butterfly die and embossing folder combo last weekend at StampFest Orlando and decided that was where I was starting with my panel. I love the technique of the flowers and will be using it again! I decided my butterfly needed to be a monarch and colored it with Distress Markers. 


July tag of the month

Time for a new tag of the month! You can see Tim's fabulous sample here.  I don't have a couple of the things he used, so I just went my own way. I don't have the dies to cut the Nautical Blueprints, but I DO have the stamps, so I stamped and cut mine out. Decided to go with the shell instead of the seahorse. I also don't have shrink plastic, but I DO have a bubbles stamp, so I stamped the background with the bubbles. It's faint and if I had it to do over, I might do it in a darker blue, but I'm ok with it! I also used some of my Graphic 45 By The Sea paper for the shells along the bottom. Some are popped up with foam tape. I really loved the homemade sand technique that Tim shared this month! That was fun to do!!


Friday, July 4, 2014

I'm behind again! 

 Wasn't really happy with the first one, so this is my version of what happened when the Death Star exploded!
 ICAD 24 Brown. White and Copper embossed leaves with brown distress ink background
 ICAD 25 Maple Leaf. Leaves two days in a row! This one used Sticky embossing powder with gold, silver and copper flakes.
 ICAD 26 Magnifying glass. Off Prompt! Using up stuff on my craft table.
 ICAD 28 Robot. Off Prompt again. Cleaning up craft table again.
 ICAD 29 California. Off Prompt! There's a bunch of crap laying on my craft table!!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

CofCIII-Distress Watercoloring Part 1

Time once again for the Compendium of Curiosities III challenge, hosted as always by Linda Ledbetter. Go see what she and the Crew have created for this challenge here!  We are working from the book by Tim Holtz and you can order your very own autographed copy from the link. This week, our sponsor is The Funkie Junkie and one lucky player will receive a $25 gift certificate!

This week we are working on Page 39-Distress Watercoloring. I recently purchased the latest collaboration stamp set of Tim and Mario III called Nautical Blueprints. And since the first day of Summer was this past Saturday, I was drawn to the set! I self-colored some of Wendy Vecchi's White Embossing Paste with Golden Nugget powder and after applying three different colors of blue distress inks to my tag, I used Tim's Rays stencil to apply the embossing paste. I used the shell and seahorse stamps and followed Tim's instructions to color them. Added just a bit of Distress Rock Candy glitter on both for some shine. I shamelessly copied my friend Anita Houston's idea to use white paint on one of Tim's fabrics and made a little ruffle for the bottom. I used some raffia from my stash for the top. 


Sunday, June 22, 2014

ICAD catch-up

I just realized I'd been a bad blogger and not been keeping up with my ICAD (Index Card A Day) posts. So this is going to be a picture heavy post! Some are not in order because I was working out of order til I got caught up.

 ICAD 16 Roll The Dice, or in my case, Paradise!
 ICAD 5 Galaxy, or in my case, a 1960's Galaxy! My dad had one many moons ago.
 ICAD 7 Yellow
ICAD 6 Nail Polish
 ICAD 8 Mandela
 ICAD 9 Alphabet. I didn't have a "p" so I spelled it phonetically. I spelled soup with a Z for 10 points!
 ICAD 10 The Beatles
 ICAD 11 toy camera
ICAD 12 Paisley
 ICAD 13 Book Review- One of my favorite all-time reads!
 ICAD 17 Polka dots
 ICAD 20 Orange
 ICAD 19 Harry Potter. The only thing I know about HP is there is an owl!
 ICAD weekly challenge. One staple collage
 ICAD weekly challenge-Maps
 ICAD 20 Candy Wrapper. I had no candy wrapper, so I stamper a bunch of chocolate quotes.
 ICAD 21 Repeating pattern. I go crossed eyed when I do repeating patterns. I also go off the grid!
 ICAD 22 Beach Umbrella.

I am going to "try" to do a weekly update from here on out. No promises!!


Playing along with the June challenge at Stampotique Designers Challenge.