Friday, July 31, 2015

CC3C #33 Altered Surfaces and Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015-July

I can't believe it is the last day of July and the second to last Compendium of Curiosities III challenge.  Time is flying!  Of course the Compendium of Curiosities challenge is hosted by the talented Linda Ledbetter and you can visit her site here to read all about the fun .  This challenge is generously sponsored by Inspiration Emporium and non other than Tim himself along with Mario Rossi  Challenge #33, Altered Surfaces can be found on page 45 of Tim's book, Compendium of Curiosities Volume III.  I used the technique on my July Tag inspired by Tim Holtz.  His step by step can be found here.  I did not have the stamp set that he used but the Distress Micro Glaze is amazing! We are planning a family trip to Europe next summer before the kids fly from the nest.  I enjoyed using the mini blueprint journey stamps to make a tag for our trip.  I used the Altered Surfaces technique on the 2016. Here are a couple of pics.

Gotta run...have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, July 17, 2015

CC3C #32 Frosted Film

Back to post another project that I would like to enter in the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge. If you haven't heart about it, head over to Linda Ledbetter"s blog...she serves as the amazing hostess. \\ The challenge is based on Tim Holtz's book, Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III, and it is not too late to grab a copy of his book here.  Tim and Mario have generously donated a prize pack for the winner of the challenge and Linda Coughlin over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique has donated a $25 spending spree at her store.  We have made it all the way to Challenge # 32, Frosted Film found on page 59 of Tim's book.

I told you I could not get enough of the last technique, Layering Stencil-Paint Resist.  I used the technique on my piece today with blues to create my ocean background.  I used the Frosted Film technique on my coral and sea grasses.  Here are a couple of close ups.

This challenge was great fun...gotta run.  Sorry for the short post.  We are getting ready for a yard sale at my Mom's house.  Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by :) Kim

Friday, July 3, 2015

CC3C #31 Layering Stencil: Paint Resist

Every challenge I think..."This is my new favorite technique", and it has happened again.  I am of course referring to the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge hosted by the lovely and talented Linda Ledbetter.  You can find out more about the challenge here on her blog.  There are fabulous prizes generously supplied by none other than Tim and Mario and for this week's challenge by The Inspiration Emporium.  To play along, you must have your very own copy of Tim's Book, A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III.  Don't have one?  Click here to order your copy now.

I can't tell you how I made my background but I used Weathered Wood Distress Paint along with Victorian Velvet, Frayed Burlap, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, and Antique Linen Distress.  Here are a couple of pics before I added any embellishments.  All total I used 5 stencils: Honeycomb, Dot Fade, Harlequin, Latticework and Flourish.  What fun!

I made a trellis from the Mixed Media Thinlit Die and distressed it with Picket Fence Distress Paint. I made flowers from the Tiny Tattered Florals Die form Kraft Core paper and placed them on leaves cut from the Spring Greenery Decorative Strip.  I finished it with a single, cut with a die in my stash.  Here are a couple more pics.

I just love this technique...can't wait to try it with different combinations of colors and stencils.  That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by :)