Sunday, November 28, 2010

CCC#23 Double Distress

I had this idea for using a Moroccan plate and bright yellows, reds and turquoise for a striking double distress background. Well, it was one of those rare occasions when the background did turn out as imagined, love when that happens. That's where the vision ended. I have a lot of stamps but no moroccan, so I went of entirely another direction.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CCC#23 Double Distress

Double distress sounded easier than it was for me. I didn't see Tim's usual hint about less is more, so I kept on and on.... I liked it until I tried to add the silver as the last step. I guess I was thinking, um 'elegant', maybe not so much. Anyway you know how it is after coming back to it the next day, I realized it's not too bad. So enjoy it as I go check out all the others at Studio L3.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

CCC#22 Alcohol Ink Splatter and Simon Says Stamp and Show

Fun technique, something that comes naturally to me, splattering. Hope I didn't blow it ; ) Yep I said it, ha. Too bad there's not a thumbprint in the middle of things technique, because I'm good at that too! Anyway, check out the challenge at Studio L3 and Simon Says Stamp and Show ' Whatever makes you happy'. I love the fall colors, which we don't get much of here in the desert, so I made my own. I used butterscotch, terra cotta, carmel, lettuce and meadow DI inks, along with the Inkadinkadoo stamps.s

Saturday, November 13, 2010

GC78: Spicy Supply Challenge - Sewing Notions

Gingersnap Creation sewing notions challenge. Since I used to sew all of my clothes I have alot of misfit leftover notions. Guess I decided I didn't know what I was saving them for since all I sew is an occasional hem these days. So why not work them into a stamping challenge, or two?

Pick one favorite, Tim Holtz stamps!

Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show they are asking us to pick a favorite Tim stamp. Well it's hard to do, I like so many of Tim's stamps. So, drum roll, and the winner is; I choose the umbrella man. Oh, you probably figured that out without even reading this huh. Anyway, I see alot of potential with this guy.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

CCC#21 Perfect Distress

Well I don't know if this is perfect, but it is distressed. I used the old wrinkle free distress technique from week 16 for the background, then stamped Stampendous' Agapanthus Cluster in forest moss DI. See the rest of the perfect distressed pieces at Linda's Studio L3 and All Thing Tim. I was a skeptic about the technique, but it adds a depth to the tag that may not be appreciated in the photo. Anyway, I like it all said and done.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Alter It Monthly: Domino Domination

Alter It Monthly is hosting 'Domino Domination'. I thought it sounded like fun and it's my first challenge there. I made a mini domino photo album. The outside is covered in alcohol inks, edged in blue metallic pen and stamped. The inside is a book made with several fun sepia tone photos from a proof sheet I printed out on the computer. And for a touch of elegance I added a gold tassel, ow ah...

Gingersnaps GC76 Pumpkin, Eggplant and Avocado challenge

Gingersnaps GC76 Pumpkin, Eggplant and Avocado challenge. A vegetable challenge, hum tough? Oh, colors, ok I can try that.... The steampunk paper from Graphics 45 seemed to inspire me for this color challenge. I embossed the avocado paper with the clockworks cuttlebug folder and sanded it to show the details. I layered eggplant under the Tim Holtz gears and layered a pumpkin glitter paper behind the top, then mounted that all to the eggplant punched edged card. It was a fun project and a nice departure rom some of the other challenges where inks are the main focus, but that's fun too.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

CCC#20 Industrial Grunge

Check out all of the great tags at Linda's Studio L3, for the CCC #20, industrial grunge. I'll admit I had a hard time getting the design together in my mind, because I wasn't jazzed by the technique. However, I have to admit I had a lot of fun doing it. I used gold metallic and walnut inks on the grunge board skull and crown. It was a perfect technique to relieve the 'yuk' from a day at the office. So, I went high order grunge on this tag, crinkled, shaggy edges, I was trying to give it that dragged behind the car look....