Monday, December 31, 2012

Here are my December tags for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012.  This month he did two since, one for January, since it was a late start for 2012.  We will all have to see what is up for next year.

Friday, November 30, 2012

I will just make posting my Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012.  I did not have one Thanksgiving Stamp or image.  I did use the embossing resist, both clear and distress embossing powders.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

This is my Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012, October Tag.  As noted below,  I discovered that I could paint perfect pearls over embossing powder.

I am also entering this tag into the Studio L3 Challenge.
I have been out of town and have missed a few Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities Challenge's.  This weeks challenge is, Perfect Peals ink pallet.  I experimented and found that you can paint perfect pearls over embossing powder.  Doing this I was able to add color over the black embossing powder.  You can find directions for the perfect pearls ink pallet on page 53 of Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol II.

I also enter this into to Creative Chemistry Oct. Challenge, "Anything Holiday and

The Inspiration Emporium monthly challenge, Spooktaular. Inspiration Emporium is offering a gifte certificate of $50.00 to the lucky winner.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

It's September and time for another tag for theTim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 challenge.  This month is  foil and alcohol ink for the background.  I finally used some art parts, that I had.  They were perfect for this challenge.  This will be the fifth month that I have enter this challenge, it is so fun.

 Yea, I won, I won the Tim Holtz August challenge.  I am still waiting for my goodies to arrive from Mario.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Here is my entry into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge for this week.  This weeks rules were to use the summer distress colors.  I used "Mowed Lawn" , mix with some perfect pearl, Heirloom Gold.  Instead of making a mixture, I spread the ink on the craft sheet and sprayed the heirloom gold on top, mix with water.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Below is my entry for Studio L3 weekly challenge. I can't believe that this is technique #19. This week technique is Kraft Resist,  You can find the instructions for this technique inTim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities, Vol II, page 47.  The lucky winner will receive a box of goodies from Mario.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Below is my new submission to the CC101 August Challenge.  This month is was back to basic, spritz and flick.  The winner will receive many goodies.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp and show is "No Rules".  For this I decided to try perfect pearls.  I will have to use this technique again, it was very easy, you just  brush it on.  I think I probably over did the butterflies.  This week Simon Says is offering a $50.00 gift certificate to their on line store.
Here is the August tag for Tim Holtz, 12 Tags of 2012.  This is only my third tag for this challenge.  I used the diffuser plates for this tag, so not quite center.  I will have to add more flowers to my tag, I like the effect.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A new tag, finally.  Whitewash Stamping, the instructions to this technique can be found on page 47 of  Tim Holtz;s book Compendium of Curiosities.

I am entering this is Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, # 17.  The Funkie Junkie Boutique is sponsoring this weeks challenge.   The lucky winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Technique #14 at Studio L 3 - Kraft Glassine and "Hey Girl Challenge at Simon Say Stamp and Show.  The instruction for this technique can be found on page 39 ofTim Holtz's Compendium of Curiositie Vol II.  I embossed the Kraft Glassine and then used alcohol ink to add color.  The dress form was embossed with distress embossing powder.

Simon Says is offering a $50.00 gift certificate to their on line store.  Studio L3 is sponsored this week by Funkie Junkie Boutique, which is offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their store.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

This tag is for the bonus challenge CC101 Facebook group.  The requirement is to use any seasonal distress inks.
Here is my tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 - July.  I decided to do a tag about my dad.  He complete 29 missions before he turned 17.  He therefore was consider the youngest pilot in the 8th Air Force.  He was called the "Two Cushion Kid"  He continued on in the Air Force and retired a Colonel.

I am also entering this tag in;  Simon Say Stamp.  This weeks challenge is "No Rules".  The winner will receive $50.00 gift certificate to their on line store. and  Inspiration Emporium .  This months challenge is "Red, White and Blue".  The winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to their on line store.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

It's technique # 13 at Studio L3, Spritz and Flick.  This technique can be found on page 42 of  Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol II.   This week is sponsored by Simon Say Stamp, if you win you received a $25.00 gift certificate to their on line store.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

This week challenge at Simon Say Stamps is layered.  The background was created using Tim Holtz rusted enamel technique.  As usual the generous Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50.00 gift certificate to the winner.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities  challenge this week is Configurations Boxes.  You can find some tips on making a box of you own in Tim Holtz, A Compendium of Curiosities II on pages 33 & 34.  I have not completed my box.  The back, sides and inside of the boxes are done.  I am still working on what I want in each individual box.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Below is my Tim Holtz June tag, which I did not get to submit due to power outage.  The picture is of my ancestors first car.   My Great Grandmother is driving and my Great Great Grandmother is in the back.  The color was added using distress ink and craft nibs.  The car charm was stamped on shrink plastic, cut out and then shrunk.  I then added some embossing powder.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Well if time to post again for theStudio L 3Compendium of Curiosities II challenge. It is already challenge #10. This week it's tissue wrap flowers.  The instructions can be found on page 37.  I decided I did not like my first try, need to work that technique some more. For the tag with the bird (second try at tissue wrap flowers) I play around with glue again.  I used glue to stamp and created a resist.  
This week the sponsor is  Funkie Junkie Boutique.  This weeks winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate.  

Sunday, June 17, 2012

This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show is; anything goes.  Below is a new stamp that I thought I would try.  I used alcohol ink, paint and perfect pearls on the embellishments.  I also dabbed small amounts of perfect pearls on the feather.

This week the lucky winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Week 8 of Linda's Studio L3 challenge.  This time we were to following the technique found on page 62 of Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities vol II. This challenge was called re purposed packaging.
I first embossed a piece of packaging material with cracked embossing folder.  I then used glue on the raised edges of the design.  I think this makes it look like it's raining?  The glue then created a resist on my tag.  So when I added my distressed ink, the glue resisted the ink.

I also used packaging material to cut out the fence, embossed it with wood grain, and then used alcohol ink to stain.  Also this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show, the challenge is to show some texture. The lucky winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp Store.  I got the idea of the glue from Kaz.
I have just noticed that the theme is the same as the challenge on Artful Times. So I am also entering here.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

I finally started scrapbooking.  The title of this page is; "Dance like a Butterfly, Sting like as Bee".  My son decided to qualify in; Kick Boxing, Mauy Thai.  The pic is not very good, but it's all I have.
I am going to use this for Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog.  The lucky winner will get a $50.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp Store.  The theme for the challenge is; One for the Boys.  I used distress inks, embossing, a lot of stamps and some Sizzix dies.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

This year Tim Holtz decided to stop doing 12 of Christmas.  Tim started this year doing 12 Tags of 2012. .  This is the first month that I have completed a tag for the challenge.  I can't wait to see what he doing for June.
I can't believe it is already challenge #7 at Studio L3.  This week we are following Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiositie II, page 49.  Brushless water color.  This week eclectic Paperie, if offering a $25.00 gift certificate for the lucky winner.  I think the brushless water color is easier to do with distress pads versus stains.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

This week at Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge is; make something that make you think of a summer holiday.  For me that is always the ocean.  The winner will earn a $50.00 gift certificate to Simon Say Stamp.  I used both distress (yea, new summer colors) and archival inks.  The large seaweed is embossed.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

This week challenge for Studio Le, is Tissue Wrap Collage.  The instruction for this weeks directions can be found in Tim Holt'z Compendium of Curiosities II, page 38.  This week the The Funkie Junkie is sponsoring.  The lucky winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate.

I have also submitted this tag for theSimon Says Stamp "Anything Goes Challenge".  The winner will receive a $50.00 gift voucher.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

This weeks challenge at Studio L3 is again from Tim Hotlz Book Compendium of Curiosities II.  You can find the instructions on page 48, call shattered stains. This challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp World.

I decided to start Christmas projects early this year.  I am making an advent calendar for my grand kids.  I have to make each block twice.  I found that if you coat 140# water paper with glossy accents, it becomes bendable. Because of this, it should hold up.  I will stitch each block on to felt when I am done.   Each 6x6 block will be a pocket.  I may have to do this block over if I have the energy.  I used micro glaze to to make the distress stains permanent, however, there was some stain on the back of the reindeer.  So there is some smearing, but imperfection are part of art, right!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Simone Says Stamp & Show

Simon Says Stamp & Show Blog Challenge this week is show your favorite stamp in a project.  Below is one of my favorite's, a Stampers Anonymous stamp; "Mairposa".  I used distress and archival inks.

Studio L3

This weeks challenge for Stuio L3 is "Texture Fades"  This technique can be found on page 43 of Tim Hotlz's book, Compendium of Curiostisties vol ll.  Below if my submission for this week's challenge. What I found out is, you have to be coordinated to hold the tag and mask at the same time.

Inspiration Emporium

Inspiration Emporium challenge this month is use any flowers in your project.  Below is what I created using using distress and archival inks.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Spray with Pearl mist
Embossed the center of the Poppy

Yesterday I played around with Dabber resist.  You use paint first and then when you apply the distress ink, the paint resist the ink.  Here is my first try with this technique.  It was fun, but I still have work to do on my blending.  These were complete for the Creative Chemistry May Challenge, which I am Sponsoring

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Someone asked how I am storing my movers & shapers dies.
Here is a pic of my storage system, a metal place
 mat form Ikea.  As you can see I have gone a little crazy
with the movers & shaper dies.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Seriously Creative Challenge

Here are a few other tags I made today.  The one on the left, I tried a water wash over a water color stamp.  Need to work on this.  The one on the right, I used perfect pearl mist over distress ink.  The one below with 2 perfect pearl mist sprayed on.  Both of these mist were made 3 years ago.  Those mini mister really preserve the color and the pearls  The tag below has been submit toSeriously Creative challenge seriously creative Challenge for Seriour cretive challenge

Here is a close up of the perfect pearls one.
I made a few tags today and made a mess.  I plan to post the following one in the CC101 FB group challenge. I do not like the color, looks very muddy in the pics, it is actually brighter.

Friday, April 27, 2012

I played around today with Distress Ink brushless water color.  I think I shoul have stop and not put the on boarder, or maybe a lighter color.  One you have the technique work about,it pretty easy to complete.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Studio L3

Another week, a new tag.  This one is for the L3 Studio.    The shell charms and heart were created using the Faux Patina technique, found on page 58 of  Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities.  I have also decided to enter this tag in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.  The challenge is to show your favorite word; mine is "beach". I loved living in Puerto Rico, which allowed me to live a couple of blocks from the beach.

I used distress inks, perfect pearls and alcohol inks.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Studio L3

My first tags, for the Studio L3 Tim Holtz's  Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge, Page 66. You can purchase your book here

This challenge is sponsor by SimonSaysStamps   Here is my Foam Stamp Tag.