Thursday, October 28, 2010

CCC#19 Extreme Masking

At Linda's Studio L3 and All Things Tim, it's extreme masking. Sounds cool like extreme 4 x 4 or extreme sports, so of course I'm going to give it a try. I masked the umbrella guy from Tim Holtz's "Life's possibilities" collection. The inks are all distress inks, spiced marmalade, stormy sky and shabby shutters. I imagine the umbrella guy whistling, 'singing in the rain' , overlooking the landscape and pondering life's possibilities. Sure, why not! If you wanted Halloween, since we're running out of time for that, then imagine umbrella guy looking out for goblins and tricks...

Sunday, October 24, 2010


I saw over at Linda's Studio L3 that the Gingersnaps challenge is "Arches". Hum, that made me think, I have and arch that has never seen ink. So, why not use this special occasion to get it all inked up. I used the arch from Lost Coast and the butterfly fairy from Catslife Press. The words are out of my Dymo labeler. (I loved the Archies, by the way, but they would have been a real stamping challenge for me!)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

CCC#18 Dabber Resist

It's week 18 over at Linda's Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities. It's crazy fun and I look forward to it every week. I guess that might be the first sign of a serious stamper nerd. Oh well, I'm a consenting adult. I used walnut stain, shabby shutter, peeled paint, tumbled glass and broken china distress inks on this one. I also used a sizzix bee die and a spitz of Tattered Angel glimmer mist in dazzling diamonds, love diamonds!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

CCC#17 Fragment charms

Fragment Charms, the week 17 challenge over at Linda's Studio L3. I had this sewing theme in my head. Flowers out of zippers, snaps, fabric swatches, and a little bit of victorian velvet ink. Well as you see, maybe a bit clumsy? But the fragments came out nicely anyway. I will definitely use the fragment technique again, I have more ideas floating around in my head for these guys.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness is easily something I can support and the Drunken Stampers are holding a Think Pink challenge this week. My card is dedicated to the many women, (and men), who have faced breast cancer and the courage, hope and love that gets them through. Save the Tatas!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

CCC#16 Wrinkle Free Distress

Dusty concord and peeled paints DI's, Tim Holtz's stamps and a lot ofembellishment on this one. I over-sprayed the entire tag with the Tattered Angel's glimmer mist and I like what it did, but it doesn't show up well in the photo. I also tried the 3D flowers for the first time.
Oh well, I hope it inspires like all of yours! I have fun doing them, so I'll try to channel that into a birthday card
now.... wish me luck.