Saturday, July 24, 2010

CCC Week 6 Multi-Medium Collage

This is week 6 of Linda's Studio L3 challenge. The technique this week is Multi-medium collage. I was so glad I had some very old books in my collection that I found at a garage sale years ago. I started by covering a butterfly from the Tim Holtz Grungeboard Nature set. I colored it with Spiced Marmalade DI. The tag was colored with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I really enjoyed this weeks challenge. Once I got started, it was hard to stop making the embellishments. I think they will start popping up in later challenges... Check out the challenge here: Linda at Studio L3

Sunday, July 18, 2010

CCC Week 5 - Distress Embossing

Week 5 of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge put on by Linda at Studio 3. This week was Page 43 from Tim Holtz's Book. All my friends will tell you - I hate embossing powder. Never use it, never buy it.... until Tim Holtz made this amazing powder. I have to admit - the crystals don't 'release' like I had hoped, but I tried and tried. Loved it loved it, and did not mind cleaning up the mess a bit - (for you Shelann).

Pears: Innovative Stamp creations - DaVinci Pears. Distress Inks - Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed. Vintage Photo Embossing Powder.

If you haven't joined the challenge - please please check it out - it is such fun and gets the creative juices flowing!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Week 4 - CC Challenge Monoprint

Ughhhh. Here it is, Sunday afternoon, and I'd much rather be watching the World Cup than finishing this challenge. Truth be told - I'd rather be doing yard work in 106 degrees today than doing this challenge. After a million tries - this is the best one :-( Not my best, but not the worst one I did either). I used peeled paint over black. Stamp was one of my favorite from Outlines Rubber Stamps. Flowers - Tim Holtz new dies. The blob in the middle is supposed to say...'Thinking of you'. Enough whining - I worked on the technique and will have to keep working. Oh, and the snaps at the bottom were a fun surprise that I won from the All Things Tim Yahoo site (thanks to Gloria). have a great week everyone.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Week3 - CC Challenge - Monoprint

This was such fun project. I have all sorts of backgrounds now. What you can't see in this image is how beautiful the pearl metallic alcohol inks look in the center. I used Butterscotch, Wild Plum, Lettuce, and Pearl inks. I have gained such inspiration from all the other contributors. Keep up the great job with your projects. They are amazing.