Saturday, May 24, 2014

CofCIII-Faux Tea Roses

It's time once again for Compendium of Curiosities III hosted, as always, by Linda. We are traveling thru the book of the same name by the fabulous Tim Holtz and it's not too late for you to get your own autographed copy of his book. This week our sponsor is Inspiration Emporium and they will be giving a $50 gift certificate to one lucky player. This week's technique is Faux Tea Rose and is found on page 65.

Friend Donna and I had a Girls Day yesterday that resulted in us parting with some cash at Whim So Doodle in St. Pete, Florida and also lunch after. We had not seen each other in a couple of months, so it was nice to catch up and enjoy some retail therapy! I finally got some of Tim's drop shadow embossing folders, so that is where I started my tag. I knew I wanted to incorporate one of the words. And since I'd be making faux roses, what better word than "beautiful?!" I shamelessly copied Paula Cheney's twist on Monoprinting from her blog post! LOVE those new mini Distress Ink Pads!!! My faux roses have been dipped in Distress Glitter for just a little hint of bling! The brass circle I picked up yesterday as well and I used Tim's Faux Patina technique from Volume II. So lots of Faux going on with my tag this week!!!


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Say "yes"

I've been working on these two pages in my Dina Art Journal for over two months now. Life kept getting in the way, but I was needed, so my art had to take a back seat. I didn't know where I was going when I first started laying down ink and paint, but I would do a layer, get interrupted and walk away. This went on for two months. Then the other day, Dina did a video using her new acrylic paints and posted it to her blog and she used her Scribbly Birds stamp set, so that was the inspiration behind the birds. Then I found this fabulous quote and knew I had to say "yes!" 


Thursday, May 15, 2014

CofC3-Distress Glitter

Time once again for Compendium of Curiosities III with our hostess with the mostest Linda!  This week our sponsor is The Funkie Junkie who will provide one lucky winner with a $25 gift card.

This week's challenge is found on page 56 and is all about Distress Glitter. So many fabulous colors to choose from! 

I used one of the Found Relatives cards and thought the lady looked like she was ready to take a fabulous ocean voyage in the early 1900's. There is Distress Glitter on her scarf and muff, on the leaves and also on the rose border on the bottom. 


Sunday, May 4, 2014

12 Tags of 2014-May

Tim challenged us this month to use some of those things we've been hoarding for that "perfect" project. I don't have any of the new Shadowbox letterpress dies, so I improvised. With something I've been hoarding. The "Embrace Imperfections" word band! I've also been hoarding the 57 number since it's the year I was born. (I'll wait while you count that high!) Paris is someplace that is on my bucket list, so I put it on this "keeper" tag to remind me of someday!