I am running down to the wire as usual...:) I had the majority of my tag completed last week and then the daily grind of life got in the way.
I tried twice to achieve the "faded layers" effect that Tim so wonderfully demonstrated in his tutorial. My first problem is that I don't own any real "light" alcohol ink colors. My first attempt was with Latte and the Burlap stencil...not too bad, but I was not moved...so I set it aside for a later project. My second attempt was with Butterscotch and the bubble stencil...probably still too dark for the technique, but I loved the color and decided to go with it. If you squint you can see the faded bubbles in the center of the tag. I chose to use Tim's balloon stamp and various remnant rubs focusing on life's adventures. I made my two strips of alcohol ink color combinations and cut out birds by free hand. I used alcohol ink alone to create the smeared effect on the birds and then set them in flight in a rainbow pattern on my tag.
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Friday, September 26, 2014
I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to participate this go around. I searched the local craft stores for Tim's Distress Powders...to no avail. I placed an order with this week's challenge sponsor Inspiration Emporium and they got my order to me lickety-split. Of course, I am speaking about the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge hosted by Linda Ledbetter and celebrating Volume III of the book by the same name by Tim Holtz. My tag celebrates my favorite season and I loved how the technique highlighted in this challenged, Effect Powders, on page 52, complimented the fall colors.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Here with my entry for the Compendium of Curiosities #3 Challenge graciously hosted by Linda Ledbetter and celebrating the book of the same name by Tim Holtz. This challenge is generously sponsored by Linda Coughlin, the owner of The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I made my clock to compliment my photo tree that sits on my mantle.