Sunday, January 30, 2011

CCC#29 Weathered Wood Grunge/Take a Word: Vintage Challenge

Okay, so I didn't go with the weathered wood look here, but I did use the technique!  This is for the CCC#29 over at StudioL3 blog hosted by the wonderful Linda Ledbetter! And also for Take a Word Challenge Blog: Vintage  Started it last night and finished it up this a.m.  I really had no idea what I was going to do other than use the grunged techniqued keyhole as the main accent.  It is amazing what you can come up with when you start looking through your stash.  Didn't even know I had this picture of a lady on text paper---found in a stack of vintage papers by friend Sheryl had shared with me.  Worked perfect in the keyhole.  Got to use my new washers from Tim Holtz Idea-ology line.  Added the key from Lost and Found.  And, of course, that is more tissue tape from Tim Holtz as well.  Used sage acrylic paint and Tea Dye Distress ink for the technique.  Then used Shabby Shutters Distress Ink for the rest of the card.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Inchie to ATC to Tag!

Made this up for the challenge blog DragonsDream Tag It On.  This week's challenge is 'Face the Music'.  You can interpret the theme anyway you want as long as you incorporate it into a tag.  Also for Let's Ink It Up challenge:  Anything goes.  This particular project was an evolution.  From a simple technique done to create an inchie then added to an ATC.  And now the ATC is part of my tag here.  If you want a closer look at this evolution double click on my blog header and this will allow you to scroll down to my earlier posts.

Barn Door Distress Ink/Embossing Distress Ink
clear embossing powder/heat tool
Tim Holtz Fragment
Watermelon Alcohol Ink
Martha Steward Doily Lace Border punch
'I Love You' designer paper
Face Stamp by Hampton Art
Music Stamp by All Nite Media
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Music Tissue Tape

CCC#28: Colorful Fragment Layers

It wouldn't be Sunday without my last minute contribution to the CCC.  Here is CCC#28 on Linda's blog:  StudioL3.
Did a quick little inchie with the technique.  Then, added it to an ATC for a couple other challenges: Weekend ATC Challenge:  Not Cute and Order of the Opus Gluei: Key to my Heart.

Had some fun making a ruffle using Tim's music tissue tape.  Colored the white lace on bottom with some Barn Door Distress Ink.  The background Music stamp is by All Nite Media.  Face stamp by  Hampton Art.

Every Inchie Monday: Caring

Okay, my first attempt at this challenge.  Just recently challenged to do an inchie project.  Completed it only to find I wanted more.  Searched for and inchie challenge blog and found Every Inchie Monday.  This week's theme was Caring.  Mine is really simple but done to attach to another project.  Used Tim Holtz' technique--Colorful Layered Fragments.  Click on my blog header for a more recent post to see the final project as it will be the next post I make.

Tim Holtz Fragment
Watermelon Alcohol ink
Stazon black inkpad
misc postage stamp stamp
Glossy Accents by Ranger

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pay it Forward

Okay, so I just came from Vintage Figments blog.  She is playing a fun New Year's game: PIF.  While she admits it is not a new concept she wants to have some fun with it.  I entered a comment on her blog to receive something handmade from her in return for posting the same proposition on my blog offering 5 others the chance to comment here and receive something handmade by me sometime within 2011 and posting this offer on their blog for 5 others.  Get the picture?

Here are the rules:

I promise something handmade to the FIRST 5 people who leave a comment here. However, to be eligible, you must repost this status, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade (or homemade) by you and it must be sent to your 5 people some time in 2011.

I am intrigued to see who will post on my blog to receive something handmade by me and to continue the PIF!


Sunday, January 16, 2011

CCC#27: Distressed Misting Mask

It's Sunday so it is my scheduled day to post for the CCC challenge.  This week's challenge was the Distress Misting Mask technique.  Really quick and fun and love the results.  Had to post a close up so you can see the shimmery effect of the perfect pearls.  Want to see more?? Hop on over to Linda's blog:  Studio L3 where you can see everyone else's creation with this technique!

Tea Dye Distress ink by Ranger
Metallic Copper Perfect Pearls by Ranger
copper metal sheet
Gears Embossing Folder
copper fiber
copper jewels/I-Rock tool
Gears/Timepieces Masks by Tim Holtz
metallic copper paper
Cricut to cut out gears
cream cs

Sunday, January 9, 2011

CCC#26: Rusted Grunge

Again, entering the CCC on the last day but not because I just finished it but because I am just getting around to photographing and posting.  Oh, well........................
So this is for CCC#26:  Rusted Grunge---the continued challenges by Linda at StudioL3 blog.  I'm sure if you are here reading this you are familiar with this challenge simply because it is the one I am always faithful to doing.  If, on a fluke you are unaware you really should click on the link and check it out---you won't be disappointed!

I am also entering this in OnePowerfulHour's challenge this week:  Clocks

**mini grungeboard wings by Tim Holtz
**vintage photo distress embossing powder
**Distress inkpads:  Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick and Embossing inkpad
**collage ATC stamp by Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
**swirling clock hands by Vintaj: Odd Parts FASTENABLES
**filmstrip ribbon by Tim Holtz
**Glossy Accents by Ranger
**Ranger Archival Inkpad: Coffee

Monday, January 3, 2011

Let's Ink It Up! Swap

Here's my entry for the Let's Ink It Up! Swap.  It is a collection of six 3x3 Thank You cards with matching container.  What a fun one on one swap.  I am swapping with Natacha in Canada.  Mailed it out last week.  Just can't wait to see what she created.  My very first swap!!!!!

**kraft cardstock
**Swiss Dots embossing folder by Provo Craft
**Thank You stamp and matching punch by Stampin' Up!
**white embossing powder and heat tool
**white cardstock
**Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch
**Distress Inks:  Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage and Tea Dye
**Stampin' Up Scalloped Circle and Scalloped Oval punches
**Fiskars embossing corner punch

Tutorial provided by Splitcoast stampers per directions/link on Let's Ink It Up! blog.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

CCC#25: Scribble Stain Distress

Another quick blog post for entry in the CCC#25:  Scribble Stain Distress hosted by Ms. Linda over on her blog:  StudioL3 .  I am again entering on the last day.  No matter how long you give me Linda, I have to push it to the limit, don't I?? :)  Hope everyone had a happy New Year's Celebration.  Here's to a happy, healthy  and creative 2011!

**manilla tag
**Distress Inks:  Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo
**Tin Can Mail collage stamp by Inkadinkadoo
**Archival Inkpad: Coffee
**misc fibers
**brown and green cs
**Dragonfly punch by Martha Stewart