Saturday, May 26, 2012

Brushless Water Colour

Yet another very short post as I have been very busy working on a project for my Dad's birthday. Alas, it is completed! But I won't share it until I give it to my dad on is 70th!

Happy Birthday Golden Gate Bridge! You are a beautiful feat of engineering!

I have a quick tag that I threw together experimenting with the Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #7 Brushless Water Colour. You can find the technique on page 49 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities Vol #2.  This week's challenge is being sponsored by the wonderful The Eclectic Paperie!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Journey Awakens the Soul

Hiya Blog friends, another short post as I have been very busy working on a project for my Dad's birthday. Hopefully, you will all see it someday soon! This is a card that I'll throw in with the gift. He loves trains, so I made a train related card. I used the Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #6 Tissue Wrap Collage for the inspiration. You can find the technique on page of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities Vol #2.  This week's challenge is being sponsored by the wonderful Funkie Junkie Boutique. You can find so many cool embellishments among inks, tags, all sort of Tim stuff at this awesome boutique!

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Monday, May 14, 2012

12 Tags of 2012: May

Just a simple post today. It's my Tag for May for the Tim Holtz Twelve Tags of 2012. This weeks Simon Says Stamp and Show is anything goes.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Unlock the Door

Challenge #5 in the A Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2 challenge series being hosted by Linda at Studio L3 is the shattered glass technique. This can be found on page #48 in Tim's Book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2.  This week we are being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp with a $25 gift cetificate for a random winner!

I created two pages in one of my journals for the challenge.

I got the big letters from Michael's $1 bin section.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Time Stand Still

The theme of this piece is Time Stand Still, my favourite song by the Canadian band Rush. I still vividly remember the first time I heard this song. I was at University living off campus in a townhouse. It was early in the morning so I was still in bed. We were in the middle of an ice storm and this song came on the radio (battery powered due to power being out). I listened to the words about time standing still and not looking back but wanting to look around me now. The singing sounded familiar, like the group my brother listened to.....aghhhhhh...I can't like a song by the same group my brother likes......I poddled into my roommate Sherri's room and asked to see her copy of the Rush Chronicles 2 disc CD compilation. There is was....Time Stand Still. I started listening to the CDs and found I liked most of the songs.

A few months later when I was back at home, my brother and I were driving somewhere and Rush was playing on the Radio, I started to sing a long and my brother did a double take....."what the bleep" he exclaimed, how do you know the words. I told him the Ice Storm story. That is when I learned that he secretly had been listening to my favourite Group Depeche Mode.

I am posting this just in time before the cut off for the Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2 Challenge #4. Faded Layers found on page 43 of Tim's New Book. (Linda, you rock for leaving comments on all of my entries so far! I understand if I dont get a comment since I am so late this week....a lot of practice went into the background)

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp and Show your favourite Stamp challenge. Right now that stamp has to be the Hero Arts Watch Gears Stamp

I love how Sarah used metal fencing on her piece, so I used some rusted chicken wire. (On my way to hardware store to find some small square fencing I can rust up to use in future projects)

Lastly, this is going into the Frilly and Funkie Alter It Challenge. I altered the wood frame using Crafty Notions Rusting Powder. I sealed it with Matte Medium. I am probably going to add more metal embellishments to the frame later.

The Before Frame!

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Another rusted bolt creation

I've got another fabulous creation using some rusted bolts from the deck in my back garden. I have plenty of these I see many more cool creations coming in the future! This one uses some chicken wire and various hand crafted flowers! I also deem this creation worthy to enter into the My Monthly Mojo May Floral Frenzy Challenge.

This is the piece I started to work on last week when I came across my Attitude Poem.

I used 4 layers of cardboard, painted them with gesso, tangerine acrylic paint, martha stewart crackle medium, white acrylic paint, matte glue and seal. I put rusted chicken wire in between the second and third layers. The flowers are made with the Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone Die, the tattered florals long sizzlet strip and metal foliage covered with embossing powder.  I printed the attitude poem on tissue paper and then used glue and seal to attach it to a piece of the tangerine coloured painted cardboard. For the letters, I stamped a music background, also attached it to some tangerine coloured painted cardboard, then cut out with my Tim Holtz Word Play Die.

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A Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #3

One of my favourite techniques from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2 is Marbled Stains. It's on page 46 and it's Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities Volume #2 Challenge #3. This week being sponsored by The eclectic Papiere. I made a simple tag that will make it's way into a journal as fodder!

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