Friday, February 25, 2011

CCC Week 33 - Altered Metal

Week 33 - I cannot believe it. This has been one of the most fun and creative journeys I have ever embarked on. This week, the King of Distress challenged us to alter metal. To get the details you'll have to hop on over to Studio L3. Or pick up the Tim Holtz book, Compendium of Curiosities and turn to page 56. I didn't even know alcohol ink pens existed. HOW fun are they going to be? and were! To all my TH addicts - have you seen all the new stuff he has designed for our crafting pleasure? Who has had the strength to resist all the pre-order offers? What's your favorite item?

Friday, February 18, 2011

CCC Week 32 - Masking Fun

So...I used to feel SO cool when I used this masking technique. It was one of the very first that i tried. I have all the tools in my stash, and guess what - never use them. This week reminded me how fun and easy it is. My stamp, part of a kids quotes set that I bought awhile back reminds me so much of a group of my dear friends. As hard as we try...we just can't be that 'good'. When we get together we laugh so hard our sides hurt - now that we are all at 'middle age' we are taking a little more care with our 'style'. I bought these stamps thinking of us. If you have no idea why I've posted this tag - check out the details at Linda's Blog at Studio L3. She is the queen of all things Tim Holtz and is hosting the most amazing challenge. We are all on pins and needles trying to imagine what she has in store for us when we reach the end of this fun journey. When will she reveal the details? Only Linda knows....

Sunday, February 13, 2011

CCC Week 31 - Rusted Enamel

I cannot believe the 'rest' I took from this awesome challenge. I had some serious making up to do this week. I love this technique that Tim created, using all the fun little items I had in my 'stash'. To get the complete details - you'll need to turn to page 41 of his book, Compendium of Curiosities. To see some great examples, meet amazing artists, and enjoy some time spent perusing the fabulous submissions, head on over to Studio L3 and see the frenzy the amazing Linda has created. Being this is 'Valentine's weekend', and I have been working on a card for my wonderful husband of 3o years - I was in the mood for more hearts. As seems to be the case, the color and technique don't shine as well in the photo as in real life. I do love the technique and can't wait to make a few more samples. Have a great week everyone.