Friday, August 24, 2012

Kraft Resist ~ Live in the Moment

Linda from Studio L3 chose the Kraft Resist technique on page 41 from Tim's book Compendium of Curiosities II as our CC2C#19 challenge.
I had a lot of fun creating this tag using Tim's Remnants CMS #130 stamp set as well as his Kraft Resist paper, distress inks, glossy accents, distress stains, gears findings and archival black ink.
I named this tag "Live in the Moment" from one of Tim's word bands and after seeing 20 20 on television this evening about Jaycee Dugard. Her dream was to see her mother and fly in a hot air balloon.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

CC2C#18 ~ Whitewash Stamping

Linda from Studio L3 chose whitewash stamping technique as our challenge this week from Tim's Compendium of Curiosities II book on page 47.
The sponsor for this week is Funkie Junkies;

I used Tim's Haberdashery CMS 105 stamp set, hanger findings, white picket fence dabber stain, distress inks, archival black ink, heat it tool and gold embossing powder on this tag.

Monday, August 20, 2012

No Rules Challenge ~ Spread my Wings Simon Says Stamp and Show is having a challenge with no rules. I love these rules,
I made this tag using several stamp sheets from Dyan Reaveley. I used the circle border, girl with big glasses, wings, hairpiece and words.
I used Memories Mist sprays to color the background. The circles on the right were made with a metal lid my DH was throwing away.  I used watercolor crayons to color the images. Stickles Patina was applied to the wing. Liquitex professional acrylic ink was splattered over the tag before applying the cut-out image.

Finger Painting

 Would you like to learn how I made this? I have the instructions here:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Favorite Technique

Friday August 24th, 2012 my piece was picked as the winner of your favorite technique and receive a $50 voucher. Thank you so much Simon Says Stamp!!!

Simon Says Stamp and Show ask What is your favorite technique right now?

My favorite technique right now is Serendipity.

One page of mixed media paper was inked with Tim Holtz stamps and the other mixed media page was inked with Dyan Reaveley stamps. These pages were then covered with acrylic paints, dabber metallic paints and distress stains.
The two pages were cut into strips and then selected pieces were put together to cover this page.
Dyan Reaveley stamps for hair and face were ink with Archival black and then colored with distress markers. A stamp by Tim Holtz was inked and black embossed to finish my Serendipity page.
Robyn from OWSE shared this technique Wednesday night chat.

Monday, August 13, 2012

CC2C#17 Creative Core 'Dinations

Linda from Studio L3 chose Tim's Core 'Dinations paper technique, page #61 from Compendium of Curiosites II for our challenge this week.
The fabulous ladies over on Simon Says Stamp is the sponser for this weeks challege, they'll be giving a $25 gift certificate to one lucky, randomly chosen participant of the CC2C#17.

I had a lot of fun playing with this tag using supplies from my stash for this weeks challenge technique.
The inspiration to finish this tag came from Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 August tag:
Tim Holtz products: core 'dinations paper, tattered pinecone, labels die cuts, TF embossing folder, distress inks, silhoutte stamp, idea-ology tool, pin and distress stains.
Glue n' Seal from Inkessentials
Archival black ink pad from Ranger.
Other supplies are seam binding, beads and head pins from my stash.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

12 tags of 2012 ~ August

Wow! Have you seen Tim's blog post for August 2012 tag. It's the Best!!

My dear mother ordered Tim's new Silhoutte stamp, it came this week just in time for our visit and make tags. I love this stamp set. I brought along my manila tags, distress ink pads, perfect pearls mist, dabber paints, movers and shapers leaf and branch die, chit chat, tattered pinecone die, diffuser template set, on the edge die and a texture fades embossing folder. I didn't have the texture fade embossing folder Tim used, but did have his embossing diffuser set, it did well for this project using the oval template.
Mother and I are having a ball making these tags. Each one a little different. I love how these leaf die cuts turned out. We are having fun making the flowers from the pinecone die.
Thanks Tim for another great tag project!!
I did find out that you don't use the instructions on the diffuser template package with the Vagabond, it has too much pressure and mars the template and eats into my embossing folders. Too fix this problem, I placed the oval template down on the solo plate with tag inside of embossing folder and then one cutting pad on top before running through the Vagabond.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Perfect Pearl Mists CC2C #16

A few days have passed since Linda from Studio L3 posted our challenge #16 using Perfect Pearl Mists techniques on page 54 in Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2

My card finally came together and I finished it this evening.

I made this card using Tim's techniques with "perfect pearls, forever green and heirloom gold."

Tim's butterfly movers and shapers die, two texture fades, one SA stamp from #013, one SA stamp from #111, distress stain, distress inks, distress markers, ornamental die and ornamental movers and shapers die. 

I wish my camera would pick up all the luster seen on this card.

The flower stamp with words is from a new mounted stamp I bought this week. I didn't need anymore mounted stamps, but the stamp was less than 1/2 price and I liked it.
Bling on butterfly from my stash. And I almost forgot, corrugated cardboard from a cardboard box.  Foam dots were used to adhere the butterfly die-cut to the card.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Leonardo called her Mona

 I saw Marjie's challenge  paying homage to one of the big four (Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, or Raphael.) This blog lead me to Anita's blog as she is hosting this challenge. She has an art journal paying homage to Leonardo, and then over on
Frilly and Funkie blog she is having a two part challenge on Renaissance Men.

Viewing their beautiful creations I remembered that I created this book so I'm paying homage to Leonardo.
These are two page spreads I made. The Mona image of the left is a transparent image, when you lift it up you see the stamped image of Da Vinci's illustration of the Vitruvian Man. On the right the stamped hat over Mona lifts up from a sleeve/pocket. It's says Let's move to the birth of the renaissance. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Each month from May 2005 though March 2009 I did 46 book, dvd and product reviews with example for SS Reflections ezine.
I can't believe it's been almost seven years since I did this example from viewing
Collage Discovery Workshop: Make your own Collage Creations Using Vintage Photos, Found Objects and Ephermera by Claudine Hellmuth.
This is one of the canvas pieces that was published November 2005 using Claudine's technique using gel medium, a page from a book, clip arts, a rubber stamp (arch background) and an antique wood object. I named this canvas "Golden."

Robyn from OWSE ask if I would share a project I made from viewing this book.