Thursday, 26 July 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 14

Studio L3  has challanged us to use page 39 of Tim Holtz book. It is sponsered by TheFunkieJunkie 

The two blue flowers are from Challenge 14, and the leaves, branch and butterfly were stamped  using TH stamps.

The picture was printed out on Kraft Glassine and I used items from TH Idea-ology to finish it off.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Challenge - No Rules

One of the designers Suzz did a family gathering of wooden spoons to make the place settings so I was inspired to do wooden spoons of my own. I e-mailed for permission to use them  in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge and Hel's Sunday Stamper. I had great fun in making them.
I started by giving a  covering coat of distress stains in blue red green and yellow. When this was dry I gave another coat of  distress stain in picket fence to mute the colours.. Then I stamped the handles and edges of the spoons  using Tim Holtz's stamps. I made them look grungy by using vintage photo distress ink.

I got the images I placed in the spoons off the internet......

Then I embellished them ......

 with ribbons and lace....

flowers and some Tim Holtz Idea-olgy.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - July by Tim Holtz

This is my take on Tim's July tag using alcohol inks and you can see his technique here.

The top part of the tag is shown here in more detail. I didn't have a compressed air can so I just used a straw which I blew air down.

I tried a technque that I saw in the Craft Stamper last year using a toy - Squirt and Spin Painter ( by Chad Valley) and it produces the effect above.

..... but it didn't show the stamping on top of  the silver so I changed my mind and did the one at top of this blog. I am entering this tag into Hels Sunday Stampers - Week 213 - Dreamer Challenge

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

A Compendium Of Curiosities Volume 2

Linda from Studio L3 says Compendium of Curiosities Special Edition: Challenges 11 and 12! I have cheated a bit because I have already made 2 configurations which I am putting up here. The technique comes from Tim Hotz's book Compendium of Curiosities Vol II pages 33 and 34.

This is the first one I made for my daughter at university so she could feel she had something to celebrate Christmas with. I gave it to her a few weeks early for her birthday which is also in December. I used a Christmas ornament that I had bought, a Christmas candle light, buttons and a little tree.  I felt this created a very Christmasy configuration.

This is the other one I made depicting all my hobbies, through the years.

The next picture shows close-ups of my hobbies.

The top row shows that I made Teddies and collected "ty" teddies when my daughter was younger to have something to collect together. The box on the top right represents my hobby of building doll's houses and making miniature furniture. The second row on the left is my painting, drawing and folk-art painting, on the right is embroidary and cross-stitch and a stamp to represent my stamping.

In this photograph the top row shows my love of sewing and patchwork and quilting. Next represents my interest in photograpghy with a framed picture of me at the age of 10 years. The bottom row on the left show my love of knitting (the one hobby my daughter has inhereted from me - and she is much better than me!) and the years I spent with my knitting machine making my children some unique jumpers. In the middle is a clock which represents my making decoupage clocks. Finally the last box represents my hobby of jewellry making.

I hope you enjoy looking through my configurations and my hobbies.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Kate Crane 366 Day Challenge

Half a year is already gone! I never kept a diary in all my life so that is achievement! Well here is my July page. I covered the acrylic paint using a credit card in yellow, turquiose and orange, then I applied collage over parts of it. When this was dry I cut out offset squares from my CriCut machine.

I added the title July 2012 with a template.

Here is my June page, my white pen ran out and I used a black pen and unfortunately the ink ran!

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