Sunday, January 18, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities III-Distress Watercoloring Part 2

January's not even over and the year is already flying past! Can't believe it's been two weeks since the last CofC challenge!

This time over at Linda's we are watercoloring and you really need to go see what the Curiosity Crew has done with this challenge! Yep! We've gone back to our kindergarten days and are coloring. But with Distress! And you know by now that I can't tell you HOW we do it. You gotta go to Tim's and get your own copy of his fabulous book so you too can do these wonderful techniques! Speaking of Tim, he and Mario have put together a wonderful gift box for one lucky player. And The Funkie Junkie is providing a shopping spree for another lucky player.

I decided to do Valentine's Day with some traditional and non-traditional colors. And with CHA happening last week and all of the Ranger designers in the house at the Convention Center in Aneheim, CA, I decided to pay homage to all with this challenge. So there is a little of Dina, Dyan, Tim and Wendy (in alphabetical order!) on my tag. I used Dyan's Spray Inks for my base. Then I used some Wendy Translucent Embossing Paste thru Tim's Hearts stencil. Dina's Collaged Hearts stamps using the  Distress watercolor technique and a rogue,  Roc Nicholas Stacked Love stamp also done in the Distress watercolor technique. A few Chit-Chat stickers (highlighted with Diamond Stickles!), an enameled tag with remnant rubs (I "borrowed" Candy's technique and scratched away some of the parts of the remnant rubs before I rubbed them on the enameled tag) and some black Fude Ball highlighting around the hearts complete my tag.




Friday, January 9, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge-Frayed Fabric

It is time once again for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge over on Linda's blog.  We are, as always, working out of the book by Tim Holtz and you can order one directly from him!  Tim and Mario are providing one lucky player with a fantasmic collection of goodies. And in addition, another lucky player will receive a shopping spree courtesy of The Inspiration Emporium. This challenge is Frayed Fabric and can be found on page 66 of Tim's book.  

I decided to take my rather extensive collection of Tim's fabrics and cover a canvas tote that I can use to take to classes I take at the wonderful Whim So Doodle in St. Pete, Florida. Since it's canvas, I don't have to worry about scissors poking thru and I can fit lots of goodies in the outside pockets and also inside. 

As you can see, I've filled it with Tim's products in the hopes that he and Mario will come back to St Pete to Whim So Doodle in 2015 to teach again!

(The fabric on the end panels is NOT Tim's! I found it on clearance at Hobby Lobby and it was so cute, I had to have some. So I included it on my tote because it makes me smile)     :)




 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

12 tags of 2015-January

New year, new challenges. Here's to a happier 2015!

Tim is continuing with his monthly tag challenges. He set the bar high with the January tag! And hopefully next month, we will be using some of his new products since CHA is in Cali this weekend.

On to this months tag!

I pretty much followed Tim's instructions. My Chit Chat stickers seem to have grown legs and walked off somewhere, so I had to use some of my rub-ons instead! Now that the tag is complete, the Chit Chat stickers can walk back home where they belong!



 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III-Pocket Pages

Time again for the Compendium of Curiosities III over at Linda's.  Go look at all the cool things the Curiosity Crew created for this challenge. Truly awe inspiring! We are, as always, based on the book by Tim Holtz. Tim and Mario will be sending a huge box of IdeaOlogy goodness to one lucky player. And our sponsor, The Funky Junkie is providing a $25 gift card to someone. 

These are some pages that I created at Paula Cheney's class at Whim So Doodle in St Pete, FL earlier in December. I've not had time to finish any of them, but I did manage to get them in the book! 




 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities-Woodlands and Tinsel Twine

It's time once again for the CofCIII Challenge on Linda's blog.  This go-round, our sponsor is The Inspiration Emporium and one lucky player will receive a $50 gift card. As always, we are working out of the book by Tim Holtz and you can get your own copy just by following the link. Tim and Mario will choose a winner to receive a fantastic prize from them. And the Curiosity Crew will also choose a winner. Winners all over the place!

This time we are working on page 60 of the book. Without giving away the trade secrets, I decided to do a burlap panel for this challenge. I also used one of the Found Relatives cards and cut the two boys apart. Mom had just finished hanging the wreath on the front door and wanted to take a picture before the boys went back to their sledding! You can see how thrilled they were to take time out from their playing to make mom happy. And what's that old saying about if Mom's not happy, nobody's happy?! Lots of truth there!!



 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

12 Tags of 2014-December

Tim is closing out 2014 with a fabulous tag. Of course I don't have all of the things he used, so I improvised!

I did the background as Tim did, then went marching off to the beat of my own drummer! I used his fabulous Halftone Christmas stamp set. LOVE the vintage-y feel of this set! The snowman alone is worth the price of admission! Then there's a Santa, a tree and a snowflake in the set. 



 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III Layering Stencil-Embossing

Is it just me, or did the last two weeks just ZOOM right on by?! 

It's time once again to join Linda and the Curiosity Crew with Tim's instructions on page 50 of his book Compendium of Curiosities III. One winner, chosen by the Curiosity Crew will receive a prize pack from Tim and Mario.  And another winner will receive a $25 shopping spree from The Funkie Junkie.

I can't tell you a whole lot about my tag because I pretty much used Tim's technique on everything! Not necessarily using stencils, but I embossed every.thing on the tag! The only thing NOT embossed is the background colors and the coloring on the old car! Those I used Distress Inks on. Other than that, if you want to know how I did the rest, ya gotta go buy the book!! ;)