Saturday, February 26, 2011

CCC#33: Altered Metal

Sorry, couldn't get this photo to rotate in blogger.  Changed it in Photoshop but will only upload to blogger this way :{

Now for the before pic:

This is my offering for the CCC#33 Challenge:  Altered Metal with Alcohol Inks.  This challenge has been ongoing since June 2010 by Miss Linda over at StudioL3.  Only two more challenges before we are through the entire book:  Compendium of Curiosities by Tim Holtz.  Wonder what Miss Linda has up her sleeve for all of us once this challenge comes to an end.  We are all waiting in anticipation................

Anyway, after many conversations with my crafting friends about using what we have and finishing projects we have started I decided to ink up this clock I picked up on clearance with the intention of altering it.  It actually had dust on it from sitting in my craft area in a box for so long.  Now I have completed a project and entered my fav blog challenge---and it only took about 30 minutes, whoo hoo!  Oh, and I used all supplies I had on had, bonus!!

**Alcohol Inks:  Stream and Lettuce
**A clock to alter off the clearance shelf at Target
**Idea-ology pieces by Tim Holtz:  Watch Face, Spinners, Foliage, chain

Sunday, February 20, 2011

CCC#32: Inking and Stamping Masks

Real quick entry for the CCC#32 over at Linda's blog:  Studio L3.
Simply had just enough time to do the tecnique and simple embellishments.

**Archival Jet Black Ink Pad
**Umbella Man and Saying stamps from Stampers Anonymous by Tim Holtz
**Distress Inks:  Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Broken China
**script stamp by Inkadinkadoo
**perfect pearls/mini mister
**misc ribbon/fiber

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rosette Die card

Had some more fun today.  Went blogging to find some challenges and managed to incorporate 3 different challenges into this one design:

Outlawz Western Party: POM--Western
Drunken Stampers:  Die Cut
Southern Girls Challenge:  Blue and Chocolate

**Distress Inks:  Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Broken China/blending tool
**Rosette Die by Sizzix: Tim Holtz Alterations line
**Rays Texture Fade by Sizzix: Tim Holtz Alterations line (using inking the embossing folder technique)
**Accroutements vintage button by Tim Holtz
**Martha Stewart scalloped circle punch
**cream cs
**Cricut cut letters using George Cartridge
**Memory Makers designer paper

Yee-Haw! Western Bday card w/a sketch!

Very windy day here in Northern VA.  You'd be hard pressed keeping your cowboy hat on today, that's fer sure!  Had the thought for this card in my head once I woke up this morning.  Was able to whip it up quickly.  I swear, the design part is what takes me so long.  I have to admit, though that sketch challenges are really difficult to me.  I guess cause I am a rule follower but in my craft room I let myself create without boundaries.  Once you introduce a sketch it baffles me.  I start asking, 'well, what if I want to do this, or that---is it okay?'  Funny story about me and rules, but more on that later in this post (scroll down after supply this if you are interested).  For this card I am using the sketch provided at Order of the Opus Gluei blog challenge.  I am also entering this in the Outlawz Western Party--Birthday Challenge.

**Distress Ink:  Tea Dye
**Provo Craft Paisley Embossing folder
**Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch
**Celebrate rub-on by Stampin' Up!
**snaps from Tim Holtz Idea-olgy line
**patterned paper, white and blue cs

Okay, and now for my story.  Learned/realized a little something about myself this week, well maybe a couple of things.  Anyway, went downtown to join a friend for a cup of coffee.  Had to park along the curb with meter parking.  It's not like I have never put money in a meter before, but somehow my head wasn't really thinking.  I saw that there was 7 minutes left on the meter.  Reached into my wallet and grabbed a bunch of change.  Started randomly feeding the meter while reading that there was a two hour limit.  Just then, thinking in minutes, I saw that I was up to 1:20.  Now, I thought, 120 mintues=2 hours, and 2 hours was the limit.  I didn't want it to appear that I was going to stay longer than two hours so stopped feeding the machine coins.  Went on about my business, visiting, chatting and sharing.  The first meter man came by, didn't think anything of it, cause I had two hours, right???  Then the second meter guy came past the coffee shop when it dawned on me, 1:20 means 1 hour twenty minutes!!  Went running to my car, yup, a ticket---my first ever, cause, well, I am a rule follower!  I was so insensed.  I always follow the rules.  In my mind I had done the right thing and still got into trouble.  While I realized it was my error in thinking, it just bruised my integrity.  I, 'miss do everything by the book', was in trouble.  Brought me to tears---must have been a funny site, a 47 year old women crying about a $10 ticket--ha!  Guess I never realized how much I prided myself on following rules until now.  And, how ditzy I can be---well, I KNEW that!!!!

Hope you can laugh along with me on this one!  Have a great weekend all!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Outlawz Party!

An entry for another challenge at the Outlawz ning group Western theme party this week.  This one is for Tuesday's Photo Inspiration challenge.  You need to head on over and check out the photo and play along!

Provo Craft Paisley Embossing folder
Dress form cut with Cricut: Summer in Paris cartridge
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch
Stampin' Up! Howdy stamp and punch
kraft and black cardstock
Bandana print cardstock
Fire Brick and Pumice Stone Distress Inks by Ranger
misc twine

The Outlawz Party: CAS Challenge

This was a challenge for me.  I generally don't do CAS so it is hard not to just keep on adding ;)  Hope this qualifies!  I actually inked the Rays Texture fade with Broken China Distress Ink before running it thru the Cuttlebug (learned this from Tim Holtz).  Used the Styled Labels Movers and Shapers Die from Tim Holtz Alterations line to cut the red mat under the Howdy Stamp (which is Stampin' Up!).  It was embossed with Provo Craft's Swiss Dot embossing folder.  Did all this to play along with the ladies over at the Outlawz ning group.  They are having a Western themed party this week with TONS of sponsors with great prizes.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love is in the Air!! Multiple challenges

So many challenges this week were to celebrate Valentine's Day.  This home decor Valentine piece is for the following challenges:

Order of the Opus Gluei:  Home Decor Valentine
Compendium of Curiosities Challenge:  Rusted Enamel technique (see close-up of the 'E')
Sunday Stampers: For Your Love
Easy Craft Projects: Love
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Anything but a Card

I have to admit, this really was so much fun.  It was like I was playing paperdolls again as a little girl..........the memories.

I used so many different things on this fun project.  Just kept adding cause the creative thoughts were flowing.  Here is the supply list:

**Distress Inks:  Pumice Stone, Worn Lipstick, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo/blending tool
**ProvoCraft Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
**Grungeboard minis (letters) by Tim Holtz
**Tissue tape by Tim Holtz
**clear embossing powder/heat tool
**Dress Form diecuts from Cricut:  Summer in Paris Cartridge
**metallic rub-on (red)--for polka dot embossed dress
**Damask background stamp by Great Impressions
**old spools of thread
**misc ribbons/fibers
**Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch
**Marhta Stewart scalloped circle punch
**glossy accents and glue dots
**pink rhinestones

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Embossing

A quick entry for Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Embossing.  Used the 'Summer in Paris' cartridge for the dress forms. (5.5 inch size cutout). Used Martha Stewart's Doily Lace Border Punch, Fiskars' Oval border punch, Worn Lipstick Distress Ink by Ranger/Tim Holtz with blending tool, Provo Craft's Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Basic Grey Designer paper, Damask background stamp by Great Impressions, Scalloped Oval punch by Stampin' Up!, Pink card and pink and white cardstocks, misc ribbon and tiny buttons. The sentiments were computer generated. The image on the matching envelope was done by using the negative portion of the cutout as a stencil and using the Damask stamp and the Worn Lipstick Distress ink with blending tool to color it in.

New Ning Group!

Just a quick post this morning (what's left of it, anyway).  Just joined a new Ning group today.  They are starting a whole week of challenges tomorrow with GREAT sponsors and some really fab prizes.  They are called  Hop on over and check them out and plan out what challenges you want to enter throughout the week.  I know I have my eye on several, time allowing!  Enjoy your weekend all..................

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Gingersnaps Creations: Coffee and Cream

Here is my quick and simple submission for the Gingersnaps Creations Challenge:  Coffee and Cream.  Had some fun creating a matching envie too.  The dressform was cut with my Cricut using the Summer in Paris Cartridge.  I stamped the top half with a script background stamp using Tea Dye Distress ink and inked the edges as well as the stand with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The sentiment was computer generated, cut out and distressed then adhered on top of text and cs punched with Martha Steward Doily lace border punch.  The main card was stamped with a threaded desgin before the inked text was layered on top.  The main background was embossing with Provo Craft embossing folder:  Houndtooth. A simple decrotive brad was used on top of the dressform. And finally, the lace around the waist was tucked down with one of Tim Holtz mini safey pins from his Idea-ology line.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

CCC#30 + 2nd Entry Order of the Opus Gluei+ one

My creative muse was jumped started today and got my entry for the CCC#30 over at StudioL3 done a day in advance--whoo hoo!  And, this is my 2nd entry for the Order of the Opus Gluei: Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!  Also, I would like to add this to Corrosive Challenges by Janet: Reduce, Reuse, Recyle.
The CCC#30 was Altered Metal with Paint technique.  The word stick was altered and I attempted the metal photo corner as well but not as successful.  Used bubblewrap with Black Soot Distress Ink to stamp the dotted pattern on the background. Used Barn Door Distress Ink to stamp script stamp. Used red plastic mesh from Babel Cheese as accent on bottom of the tag.  The chicken image is off the internet.  The word stick and filmstrip ribbon and metal photo corner are all by Tim Holtz.  Used my fun Tiny Attacher by Tim to attach the meshe and filmstrip ribbon!

Order of the Opus Gluei: Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

This is my last minute entry in The Order of the Opus Gluei Challenge:  Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!.  After searching my craft room through and through finally decided to go with a vintage image off the good ol' internet.  Hope I am in time!


Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fade:  Patchwork
Provo Craft Embossing folder---diamond pattern
Tim Holtz adage ticket
Distress Inks:  Vintage Photo and Bard Door
dress form post cut off of dress form cut using Cricut: Summer in Paris Cartridge