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...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

'Mothers Day' Tag Swap

Hi Everyone, I've been really busy lately, end of year for work accounts to get up to date.  Have just finished making some Tags for a swap with Kim aka MoeScrap on the Paperphenomenon site. www.paperphenomenon.com The swap theme is 'Mothers Day' First time I've done anything like this & it was great fun.  There are 8 of us taking part so I had to send 7 all the same over to the USA. 
I am also using my one for a Frilly & Funkie Challenge.
So here are some photos of the creation of my tag.
First I used Antique Linen Distress Stain all over the tag, then used Vintage Photo for added colour stamped with Gathered Twigs.

Embossing with my Vagabond.

Inking over embossing with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Also added Black Soot around the edge.

Inked white trim with Distress Stains

I printed a verse onto some book cloth with my inkjet printer, then stitched it onto two pieces of muslin that I had coloured with Distress Stain. Added four brads to the corners, then attached it with some ScorTape to my tag.

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Here I used Archival Ink for the stamp and then used the water colour technique using Distress Ink pad and some Distress Stain as well.

Then to age it I used Distress Ink in Antique Linen & went over the entire image. I then cut them out and went around the edges with a black ink pen.





Made a little tag for the back with my details on.


Friday, March 30, 2012




Hi Day 9, Perfect Pearls today its all about shimmer and metalic.
Did not have a light colour for the crackle so I used Walnut I still like the effect especially with the Broken China stain next to it.


 Day 8 in Creative Chemistry 101 with Tim Holtz.  Paint Primer very cool, can really do something special with these techniques. So here are mine so far.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

'Stained Kraft Resist Technique'
Used 'Tattered Time' cardstock
Just finished Day 5, I am getting a little behind. So here they are.  I loved the 'Stained Kraft Resist Technique even though I did not have the Kraft Resist cardstock I used  cardstock Tattered Time and I was very pleased with the results.  Will have to get some of the Kraft Resist though this technique has soo many possibilities.
The next one was 'Stampng with Stains Technique' once again fabulous, loved the Picket Fence Distress Stain used in this. Cant wait do more with this.
The last one was 'Marbled Stains Technique' this was good too, I could have used more product for this to get a better marble effect as it soaked in quickly. But still like the result.
Till next time...
M
Just entered the competition 'Where in the World is Your Vagabond'

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Here is Day 3 of Creative Chemistry 101.  These techniques were a lot of fun the range of what can be achieved is never ending.  As you can see I had a bird theme going on, I am pleased with the results.  The third Tag I am leaving until later as I dont have a texture fade so will be getting that next. Looking forward to me next class.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day 2 Creative Chemistry 101 with Tim, great techniques. Will have to play first thing in the morning as have been working all day and am now too tired. But I'm still crafting in my head thinking of the colours I'll use mmmmm so many to choose from. So as soon as I get them done I'll put them up.
See you then
Nite

Birthday Card made for my Mum



Monday, March 19, 2012

Hi Can't wait until tomorrow for Tim's Creative Chemistry 101 class #2. I am so new to this blogging, haven't done it before, have a lot to learn. Thanks for taking the time to have a peek.

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