Thursday, April 28, 2011

Foam stamp challenge


Nancy at Squirrely Art blog has challenged us with another great Technique Junkies idea from the April/May 2011 newsletter!
The 2 larger flowers were created with the technique.

I have really enjoyed getting to share in this challenge with some of my friends.   Chrissie has made a fabulous card so be sure to check it out.
Also be sure to check out Connie's lovely card too!

Club Scrap Kay's collage print paper  covers my chipboard tag and green fern leaves cut on my Silhouette are from the Pure and Simple kit.
Club Scrap Collections kit woodmount script stamp on white flower and used to create foam stamp image on larger flowers.
The white scroll is also cut on the Silhouette.
Flowers from Tim Holtz Alterations tattered floral dies and metal embellies from Idea ology.

Thanks for stopping by.

Grungy Monday #5


I am so glad I have been able to create some art based on the challenges given to us by Linda at Studio L3! I have wanted to create this layout based on a technique I originally saw Tim Holtz do on the Carol Duval Show many years ago.    And finally I have been able to do it.


My Auntie Judy came across these antique glasses in a very old case in my grandparents things.    I knew when I saw them that this layout technique would show case them so well.     My great grandfather could have been the one who actually wore them.   I also received several other things from my aunt that were associated with this man that I never had the opportunity to know.    For my 40th birthday,  she gave me a garnet ring he had designed and made.   He had given it to her and now she was giving it to me!   I was thrilled and wear it every day.    Not only did he make beautiful jewelry,  but he also wrote a song which my aunt made a copy of and I reprinted it onto paper smaller so it would fit on my 12x12 page.

The page is created on 12x12 black foam core and the papers and embellishments used are from the Let Me Count the Ways Club Scrap kit.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Grungy Monday #4

Linda at Studio L3 has created some fun Tim Holtz inspired Challenges called Grungy Monday.  
We used techniques involving texture fades embossing folders and distress inks.   Check out Tim's awesome tutorials here!

I used some Club Scrap papers from the Musical Interlude collection punched with a Martha Stewart flower punch.  I used some glitter glue to add the flower center.  
Idea ology tissue tape and ticket are embellishments.
I stamped the background using Club Scrap unmounted rubber stamp from the Blossom collection.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!



My daughter Alicia and I sat down to try this really fun technique on some blown eggs.   We cleaned the eggs and boiled them.   Then let them dry over night.   Then we took some old sewing pattern tissue and decoupaged them all over the egg using Club Scrap book binding glue watered down just a bit.
Then stamped on a small piece of tissue using some Club Scrap stamps (Adobe and Pure and Simple) with Club Scrap India Ink and let dry completely.   Then after the egg was dry we decoupaged on our stamped images on a relatively smooth portion of the tissue covered egg.

Once the egg was dry,   Alicia colored her egg with Sharpie markers and I used Alcohol inks and added a little glitter.

Very antiqued looking eggs.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Faux tile card.


So this was a very fun technique challenge that Young Nancy gave to us this week!
Layers of embossing powder melted to create the look of a tumbled tile.   So cool!
I made a card using papers from several Club Scrap kits.  
Card base is a deep red from Academy.
Yellow panel is from Apothecary.
Copper tile handmade paper is from Adobe.
The stamped images are wood stamps from Artifacts (sunburst) and Memoirs (thanks).

Monday, April 11, 2011

Embellished Circles Card


Some of my Club Scrap friends have been challenging each other with different techniques, sketches, etc thru their blogs.   Nancy and Jen have created really neat cards using this cool Technique Junkies newsletter idea.

I gave it a try based on their cards.

The products used are all Club Scrap.
Cyprus teal card base
Musical Interlude red panel
Henna and Expressions UM stamps
Bling from Matrix and Cyprus

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Card Sketch Challenge


My good friend Jen over at Club Scrap decided we needed to use some of the great Card sketches available to us from CS over the years.    So she challenged us to use a sketch from March 2006 Paisley recipe card.  It was fun and I sat down this morning and created this card.   I used papers from the Cyprus and Asian Artisan kits and also some of my fun background papers I created using metallic paints and white acrylic paint to make splattered speckles.

I also used some Prima flowers I found in clearance at Michael's and flowers die cut using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Alterations line from Sizzix.    The buttons and gold flower are vintage from my stash.

Do you like to participate in challenges?    If so what are your favorites to join .... Cards,  Layouts,  Projects?

I really find them all to be fun!

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Some fun with PAO!

So Monica over at PAO has given us a little series of challenges.

The first one I attempted was Bugs!   Anything to do with bugs.   So I grabbed the cool metal spider I got in a fun "get rid of your stash you aren't using" round robin,  and made this fun little canvas art piece.






















The letters, metal corner and tissue tape covering canvas are from Tim Holtz Idea ology line.
I used Alcohol inks to color the spider.   Bottle, Eggplant and Cranberry