Tuesday, May 31, 2011

MAC #14

I am late again but at least I got this done before the deadline tomorrow. On the wendy Vecchi yahoo group, Lori is challenging us to make different projects based on Wendy's books. Either one or two week deadlines, depending on the project. This week, we had to make a card and incorporate anatc on it, turned horizontally and use a chipboard circle on the atc and at leasy one of Wendy's stamps. I used two sets for mine, A Form of Art and Just Sew Artsy. I stamped in Coffee Archival ink and also my brand new French Ultramarine Archival Ink. I also added some Vintage Photo around the edges with my blending tool. The circle was stamped in black archival and then clear embossing ink and UTEE three layers, heated in between each layer. The skirt is two colors of tulle that I gathered at the waist and then added the lace trim. An old sewing pattern was torn and uised for the background and then overstamped with the stitches and buttonholes. I computer generated the verse. Made three of these, one for my girlfriend, one for my daughter, and one to keep as a sample. Fun card!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

December tags- Day #10, 2008

Sorry for the late post, had to work this morning and quickly adding this and heading to Minnesota for the day for my grandson's 3rd birthday party. So it's a quickie! This was a fun technique with great results. Check out tim's 12 days of Christmas in his archives on his blog and play along. Use the inlynks below to add your link to yur work. Hope you will join us!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Grungy Monday #8, SSSS, Show Me Some Wendy, and Making Art Wendy Style #13

Here it is, only Monday, and I have combined all of these challenges and gotten not one, but two cards made up using the technique of Tim's described on Linda's blog for the Grungy Monday challenge this week. It also fits the topic for SSSS, Show Me Some Wendy challenge this week, so entering there as well. It also meets the challenge on the Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo group for Making Art Wendy Style, #13. I used watercolor paper and stamps from Wendy's Artfully Said,Botanical Art, and Card art Essentials sets. I used Adirondack inks in mountain  rose, sunset orange, purple twilight,clover, and meadow. Then India Ink black for the words.I blended some Pumice Stone distress ink around the edges and I smeared some ink in broken china and stormy sky on my craft mat and misted with water and then ever so slightly dipped areas into it and wish I had been a bit more careful as I kind of smeared some of the flowers, but we are going for watercolored, aren't we! Tim would say, "Embrace your Imperfection!" I sure hope I can keep playing along now. Feels good to have creatd something for the challenge again!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Challenges Catch Up Day

I had a half day of work today and decided since it is rainy out to make it a day to "catch up" and get my challenges for this month done. So here are the ones I have so far. They are all for the Oulaw Women Scrapbooking Emporium, better known as OWSE yahoogroup. What a fun bunch of gals and lots of talent! One is a tag challenge using Pearls and Lace, one is any project using an Animal, which is truly an alphabet challenge, starting with A is for Animal, and the third one is Torn Paper. Make any project using torn paer where I used a large torso I picked up on EBay a while back and hadn't decided what to do with it. I don't think it is done yet, it still needs something. Any suggestions are much appreciated.  My Pearls on the tag are actually made with the new Viva Pearl Pens. Love these things. Wanted to use my HotRocks tool but none of my bling are pearls, just gems. Bought it quite a while ago and still haven't used it. I did use the stencil for my pearls though. Now to work on my Bind-It- All assignments that I didn't do last week for the online course I took to figure that toy out that I just had to have when they hit the market. LOL I just HAVE to"have it all." I used to think it was just me, but thanks to yahoogroups and blogger, I now know that I am NOT alone! We are hoarders and we are addicted BIG TIME!!!

December tags, Day #9, 2008

This week just flew by so I am scrambling to complete all of my tasks in progress. LOL Here is my tag for Day #9, 2008. I enjoyed this one and liked my results as well. I really love this Santa image. He just has such a twinkle!Hope you'll join us and play along.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Grungy Monday #7

Here it is, already Friday and I am just getting my Grungy Monday piece done. Where does the time go! I had a good time putting this one together. The technique is really simple and fun following Tim's instructions on his video. I love the challenges that Linda puts put there for us every week at Studio L3 blog. So much fun! After I made the backgrounds, I stamped Mona on one and tore around her. I tore up the flap from opne of the boxes I just got from an online order from SSSS and peeled back the paper to expose the corrugated part. Sprayed it with Ranger's Expresso mist and then over the top of that, sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls mist. Yummy sparkle in real life. doubt the camera picked up on that. Gotta get it in the mail today though as it has also become listmom, Gloria's birthday card. LOL. Since i used the box, I am also entering this over at the Inspiration emporium blog where the challenge is to use packaging.

Book page swap

In the AllThingsTim yahoo group, we are doing a 6"x6" page swap where you have to use at least one Tim stamp and one of his embossing folders. It is a 12 for 12 page swap. The front must contain these things and the backs must be decorsted with contact info and no chuipboard or grungeboard showing underneath. I used my new mini rosette dies for mine and the umbrella man die and embossed him in the folder on to Tim's  Coordinations cardstock and then sanded the raised areas. On my backs, I stmped David with Archival coffee ink over the patterned paper and then colored his eye with green colored pencil and then added glossy accents to it to make it pop. I like how they turned out and can't wait to get back everyone else's to see what they did. Fun swaps, these mini book pages.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Grungy Monday #6

Nothing like waiting until Sunday to finish this one. I started it twice and didn't like the colors I chose for the Weathered Wood technique, so started over and had to let dry, etc. Add water tp paint dabbers, stir, shake, etc. I really must do this every couple of weeks to keep them good so it's not such a hastle to use them every time. I do love them though! I used tim's new sewing set of stamps finally for my tag. Kept it pretty simple! Used watermelon dabber, aged mahogony ink, and coffee archival ink. Colored the ric-rac with the mahogony ink as well and tied on some tulle.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sayner Stampede

A girlfriend, Nancy, and I went up north to Sayner, WI. last week-end for the annual Sayner Stampede. We had so much fun there, were exhausted and broke when we came home. LOL We took the Round-Robin class Friday night and the Station Creation class Saturday night and then just shopped the booths and local stores. Bought lots of goodies at the Mark-It Place in Sayner, famous for their gorgeous transparancies. I love those things and buy so many every year and then won't cut them apart and use them cuase they are too pretty to use! Well, this year we did something totally different with them and I am going to start using some of them. Plus the jewelry we made with Bottle Caps, Inc. products were so fun and Timmy, I have ordered a whole bunch of supplies to make more. I know what my girls are getting for Christmas this year. LOL We hit the stores in Rhinelander(Nosser's) and Minoqua(Stamp This, Scrap That, formerly the Baker's Wife) on the way up and then the Paper Studio in Minoqua on the way back. Bought some great things and made some really cute make and takes and great projects in the classes. We really loved the jewelry we made. I am showing the haul I got in the pictures and hope to share some of the projects later. I got a few more of my new faves, LaBlanche stamps from Germany, love these! A feww dies, nesties, papers, special paper for copics, Viva pearl pens, trims, zutter covers and chipboard pages,rusty tin stuff, paper doilies, layering pieces from the paper cuts and a new magazine that has so many of my wonderful blog buddies in it. It's so fun to page thru and say, I know her and her, and her! I also had preordered my new Sizzix and inkpad holders from Angie Noe prior to the trip so the car wouldn't be full. I had to order four new Distress inkpad storage towers from another booth that was there and were all out of them, but they already arrived here yesterday. Soon I should be able to take a few shots of my studio after all the mving and organizing I have done to it.

December tags-Day #8,2008

Well I really liked this tag with the ornaments! They crackled so nice! I just wish I had some really nice white Christmas rub-ons! I keep looking for some but haven't found them yet, so I had to go with my gold reindeer again. They matched up with my embossing and gold edges really well though.I hope you will get inspired and play along. Doesn't have to be Christmas though, just use the technique found on Tim Holtz's blog from Day 8, 2008, link it up below so we can all see your art.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

December Tags- Day #7,.2008

I have to post this tag early this week as I am heading out of town early tomorrow morning for the week-end. I am attending the Sayner Stampede in Sayner, Wisconsin. I hope we don't freeze while there! Lol. It is still cold here so can imagine what it's like after the nearly 4 hour drive further north. Lots of layers! I had fun making this tag. I made mine quite different than Tim's now that there's a die to cut my own snowman, I used that. I also cheated when it came to the snow as I bought some stuff in a jar called Liquid Snow or something like that and it made it a lot easier and faster. Fun tag with lots of yummy texture! Hope you will play along and add a link to your art!