Friday, February 25, 2011

CCC#33 Altered Flower

For my CCC#33 I used an altered flower on my birthday tag. Linda from Studio L3 has the all details. If you have "A Compendium of Curiosities" please turn to page 56 "Altered Metal Alcohol Inks."

T!M and Ranger supplies used on this tag: Tag die cut, Bird cage and bird die cut, Rosette die cut, Adirondack Dabber paints, Idea-ology Paper Stash, Enamel Accents, Glossy Accents, Type Charms, Alcohol  Inks, Distress inks, Ball Chain, Ink blending foam and applicator and Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles.
Sizzix flower die cut #5, juice can, My Mind's Eye scrapbook paper and copy of dictionary page.              


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Collage Piece

I was inspired to make this collage from viewing a video from MaryJo McGraw. To make my collage piece I used polymer clay on the mini-frame, rub 'n buff, beesswax, vintage sticker, shoe polish, metallic paint, buttons and rubber stamped images that Frances from Hearts in Touch was inspired to make from old images I sent to her from a 1920's catalog.
 Finished piece 9 x 12"

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Just a Card!

The background was a full page of stamped images. And then cut down into four pieces. The next layer is an inked texture fades emboss piece layered onto a black mat. The girl was inked and then colored  with Copic markers. The piece was trimmed and then stapled to background. To finish I adhered to brown folded cardstock.
Thanks for Looking and have a nice day!!

CCC#32 Live the Life

Here is my challenge this week using the technique on page 59; Inking and Stamping Masks. View details over on Linda's blog Studio L3 if you would like to create these techniques each week.
I used an arch for the base of this technique. Stamps used are from Tim's clear stamp sets. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

CCC#31 Rusted Enamel

This is my CCC #31 Rusted Enamel from page 41 for this week's challenge. It would be hard to make two backgrounds alike. That is what I like about this technique. I don't want to give anything away but using the right type of ink pads over the rusted enamel is a must.
The Ranger and TH products used on this tag: distress ink, clear stamp set and two idea-ology.

Monday, February 7, 2011


This is my project made from viewing "The Journey Continues" with Tim Holtz. Supplies and stamps from my stash.
The piece; top right is a soldered piece I made from a card that was reduced. The clock is from an old watch. Game pieces, paint, die cuts and other items were used on this piece. The beeswax used on this piece was purchased from a bee farm. I brought it home and made it into bars to melt in the Suze melting pot by Ranger.
Each 4 x 4" square wood frame was made and covered with white canvas and then hinged together. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

CCC #1 Togetherness

I printed off this sweet image from Tim Holtz Distressables Elements. It's from Design Originals. The background was made from one of Tim's techniques; "Water Stamping" page 35 in Compendium of Curiosities. All elements from this page are from Tim Holtz excluding the word Togetherness it's from my magnetic set MM. Page holes made with my Bind-it-All. 
I just realize I haven't had a project for this challenge technique so I renamed it CCC #1.
I love this technique, it's one of my favorites in this book.

Friday, February 4, 2011

A B'Muse Card

I made this card using a collage sheet from B'muse, scraps of a doily, paints, vintage page from 1902, embossing folder, cardstock and words from a book.

Old Postcards to Share

My daughter let's me scan old photos, papers, books and post cards from 1800's through 1925 to use in my artwork. Here are a few to share with you. These are from 1900-1911.
My daughter and son in law own Mylissa's Garden Antiques. Several times a year they close their shop and travel to outdoor antique shows; they have gone to Round Top, Texas for many years, Nebraska and Minnesota. Many of these are outdoor shows. Ten months out of the year, they travel to set up at a one day show in Wichita, KS
A few years ago, a television crew did a video showcasing items from some of the antique shops at the Texas show, later some of the items they purchased from my daughter were seen on the Today Show.

Someone from DIY has purchased items from my daughter as well.

CCC#30 Altered Metal

Linda from Studio L3 said we are close to the end of challenges.
This challenge is a bit different than anything I've made in the past. This little page has embsossed leaf background, die cut bird with vine and CCC#30 technique from page 48 on the flowers.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Published Articles on Rubber Stamp Madness

I received my copy of RSM Spring Issue 171.
I have one card published in Tips and Techniques with Photostamps on pages 14 and 15. With this card I used Hearts in Touch Rubber Stamps.
If you don't have access to the magazine, here is my first article: to.html
And another card;
Watercolor crayons and Alcohol inks technique with step-by-step instructions pages 18 and 19. With this card I used Posh Impressions.