Thursday, October 24, 2013

Vist My New Blog

Hi Ya
I have been working on my new website, it is work in progress but I am getting there.  So pop over here is the link let me know what you think. www.inmichelesstudio.com

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102

Had such a great time with Creative Chemistry 101 I had to do 102 If you haven't done Creative Chemistry 101. I encourage you to enrol so well worth it then you can do 102.
Well, day 1 Tim Holtz 'Creative Chemistry 102' once again we got more than expected. A fantastic mix of techniques using Distress Paints. Gosh I only had time to do one technique which was the
'Stamping Resist' love this I can see myself using this all the time.




Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'm back

Hi I'm back after a year of house renovations that have taken my spare time. However my craft room has expanded in supplies over this time, so I have to get to work and create.
I have just finished a class called 'Distrezz-it-all' with Donna Salazar at  www.mycreativeclassroom.com it was great, I have had the Distress-it-all machine for about a year or more and have not really used it so I thought this would get me started.  Yes it did I cant wait to do more with this machine I just love it.  In this class we used the bind-it-all as well, which I purchased around the same time with the same lack of use.
 So here are some pictures of the cover of my journal, just yummy love the feel of it.




Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge #2

This was a lot of fun, Here is my 'A Compendium of Curiosities 2' Challenge # 2  hosted by Linda @ Studio L3.  The sponsor this week is one of Linda's friends Angie Lentz. Angie is offering an Idea-ology Messenger Bag signed by Tim himself just fabulous. This challenge is 'Faux Patina'  from page 58 in Tim's book 'A Compendium of Curiosities 2'

I decided to make a home d├ęcor wall piece.  I have called it 'journey back in time'.
Stamps I used: The Vintage Lady by Rubbadubbadoo & the Penny Farthing Bike by Montarga.



'Journey Back In Time'

Altered plain book cloth with Distress inks and various stamps to create a vintage background.  Died some trim & paper flower with Distress reinker diluted in a mini sprayer.  Used a bottle cap flattened with my Vagabond to frame the journey tag.  Then used the Faux Patina technique on both the metal tag & clock from the book 'A Compendium of Curiosities 2' page 58. Stamped the images on with black Archival ink used a watercolour technique to colour the lady in, adding a ribbon flower I died with Tattered Rose Distress Stain.  Stamped BACK IN with Distress Ink and embossed with a mixture of Distress Embossing Powders Vintage Photo, Walnut & Dusty Concord. Then machine stitched it onto another piece of book cloth, adhered it to book board and added the metal corners.




Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Compendium Of Curiosities 2 Challenge #1

Studio L3 are hosting 'Compendium Of Curiosities 2' Challenge. Each week we have a challenge to complete, this week it is 'Custom Foam Stamps' technique on page 66 of the new book Compendium Of Curiosities 2. Also a big thank you to our sponsor Simon Says Stamp.
Very exciting I've finished my first one, can't wait to find out what our next one will be...