Wednesday, October 27, 2010

CCC week 19 - Extreme Masking

Have you ever heard of Tim Holtz? Ever heard of Linda at Studio L3? Click on the link and get all the deets. This is the most fun and inspiring challenge I have ever had the privilege of participating in. You have GOT to check it out. This week was Extreme Masking. I used Fired Brick, Stormy Sky, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks and Tim's masks. Fun technique.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

CCC Week 17 - Fragment Charms

Week 17 of the amazing Compendium of Curiosities Challenge over on the amazing blog of Linda at Studio L3. If you have not hopped over there - you are really missing out. We are all quite obsessed with anything Tim Holtz - I've finally found 'my peeps' - those who love this art as much as I do. This weeks challenge was 'fragmented charms'. All the details are on page 64 of Tim's fabulous book. I backed the charms with the Lost and Found papers, used many of Tim's stamps, and of course Distress Inks (aged mahogany, stormy sky, and pumice stone). This was a new technique to me, so took a while to get the hang of it. It was fun to dig through the 'stash' to find just the right images for the tiny charms. Have a wonderful week creating new art....

Friday, October 1, 2010

CCC Week 16 - Wrinkle Free Distress

Life certainly has its twists and turns. I was temporarily distracted from the CCC Challenge. I'll post some make-up tags in the coming weeks. I am amazed at the world-wide talent participating. I couldn't resist joining in the Halloween Theme that others have started using. Although with a record high of 104 this week, it's hardly fall weather. If you are wondering what this challenge is all about - all the details are over at Studio L3 with the wonderful Linda in charge. We are sworn to secrecy on the technique instructions - please please do yourselves a favor and buy Tim Holtz book, Compendium of Curiosities and see what all the buzz is about. This weeks challenge is 'Wrinkle Free Distress'. I used Dusty Concord and Peeled paint distress inks. - two of my faces, and a few of Tim's halloween stamps. Enjoy....