Saturday, October 11, 2014

CofCIII-Worn Cover

Holy cow! Where did the last two weeks go?!

The fabulous Linda has challenged us to use Tim's Worn Cover for this go-round. Our sponsor this time is The Inspiration Emporium and they are giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky player. 

I've still got Japan on the brain! I bought this Worn Cover with the intention of using it for Japan pictures, so here we go! Since this is more about using the Worn Cover than an actual technique as is usually the case, I'll let you know what-all I did to "fancy up" my book.

I started with a piece of one of Tim's new fabrics and backed it with Phoomph to give it some stability. I used two of Wendy Vecchi's  Archival Inks, Fern Green and Cornflower Blue along the edges and also thru Tim's Latticework stencil. I also used the same colors of Wendy's Embossing Powders on Tim's Letterpress Alphabet. I colored some Crinkle Ribbon with Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky and Antique Bronze Distress Stain. I used some KraftResist papers to make pockets for the inside front and back covers, along with a map from the Crowded Attic paper stash. I even got a few pictures added! All of the pictures are of the Imperial Garden tour that we were so fortunate and blessed to be able to take when we were in Kyoto.

The dangles on the spine of the book we picked up in the different cities we visited while we were in Japan. Oita is where my mother in law was living when she met dad almost 60 years ago. Hakata is where she was born and where her ashes are interred. The little Japanese Geisha was just too cute, and I had to have her!

Monday, October 6, 2014

CofCIII- Photo Tinting

After taking a couple of challenges off, I am back at it with the 12th challenge! This week it's all about Photo Tinting. You can read all about it in Tim's third book because as you know by now, I can't share the technique with you! You should also head to Linda's blog and see what the Crew created with this challenge. Our sponsor this week is The Funkie Junkie and they are donating a gift card for one lucky winner. 

One of the Curiosity Crew members, Annette Green did a FABULOUS tribute to her late mother in law and it got my wheels turning. I used one of Tim's burlap panels for my memorial. I colored some Ranger Texture Paste and ran it thru a stencil and darkened the edges of the panel with some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  We have a picture of John's mom when that was on her passport when she came from Japan to marry dad and move here to the States. So I did the technique per Tim's instructions then set about to make a memorial to her. She loved her prayer blessings and she had a bunch of them that I gathered up before we sold their house. I had a piece of a long discontinued Close To My Heart paper laying around, so I incorporated it onto my panel. She will forever be in our hearts. We love you, mom. 


Saturday, October 4, 2014

12 Tags of 2014-October

Time once again for the 12 Tags of 2014, the October version. Check out Tim's cool tag here.

I had to cheat a bit. I don't have any of the new Spray Distress Stains, so I used Dyan's instead! I think they did a nice job. I went with a "witchy" theme and instead of the bird that she's holding on the stamp, I gave her a pumpkin from my stash. I also used Paula Cheney's idea using some of Tim's Alpha Parts letters and Distress Glitter for the witchy at the bottom. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sept Tag of the Month

Is anybody still around? It feels like forever since I've blogged. We've been to Japan and fulfilled my mother-in-laws last wish which was for us to take her back home when she passed away. So she is interred with her family and we hope she is at peace.  

I got my fingers inky for the first time in almost 3 weeks today. Had to play along with Tim's tag for Sept. Even though it's still approaching 90 every day here in FL, I am dreaming of cooler days and turning leaves. The Japanese Maple trees were already turning when we got to see the Imperial Gardens in Kyoto. A truly once in a lifetime experience that will leave you in awe if you ever have the chance to see them. So I sort of took my inspiration from that! I followed Tim's directions, but instead of butterflies adorning my tag, I went with falling leaves. 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III -Stamps and Framelets

Two weeks just f-l-e-w by! We are still playing in the book by Tim Holtz  and our hostess is the fabulous Linda Ledbetter, And our sponsor is Inspiration Emporium who is supplying a winner with a $50 gift card!

This week our challenge is on page 63. It's Tim's fabulous Stamps and Framelets set. I decided to get started on my Christmas decorations. I used one of Tim's burlap panels as my starting point. I distressed the edges with some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I added some Festive Berries Distress Glitter to Multi Medium and applied it thru Tim's new Festive stencil. There's also a bit of shimmer from Perfect Pearls. My ribbon was dyed with Iced Spruce. 


Thursday, August 7, 2014

12 tags of 2010-August

It's time once again for Tim's 12 tags of 2014. You can find his sample tag here.

I wanted to play with Dina's All The Gals stamp set, so that was my starting point. I used a few of the words from the stamp set as well. I used the film strip to highlight one of the words. 

My fingers are inky and I am happy!


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III-Faded Layers

It's time once again for the Compendium of Curiosities III, hostessed by the wonderful Linda Ledbetter on her blog. You can find all the details here. As always, we are working out of the book of the same name by Tim Holtz . And this week our sponsor is The Funkie Junkie and they are providing a $25 gift certificate to one lucky player.

This challenge is on page 58 if you are following along.

I started by making my tag according to Tim's directions in the book. I LOVE his Bigz Butterfly die, so I decided to use it again for this project. I also added some greenery and one of Tim's bows.