Sunday, April 29, 2012

Playing with Crackle

I have so been waiting for my order with Rangers Crackle to arrive but found the large bottle at my local stamp store 1/2 hour away.  Talk about another addiction eh.

This stuff is way too much fun and I just can't stop.

Everything you see here is crackled, some thick, some thin, still trying to find the right amount to apply but dang this is fun.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Compendium of Curriosities II - Challenge 3

This is my 3rd challenge entry at StudioL3 .  This one is called Marbled Stains to be found on page 46 of Compendium of Curiosities II, here is where you can purchase your autographed copy if you too would like to play along.  You may win a prize from Eclectic Papiere

I marbled the background, stamped the leaves with various green/blue distress inks, embossed with my big kick, stamped a couple of dragon flies & words, the 3 humming birds were crackled & stained along with the flower.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Faux Patina

This is my second entry for the challenge at StudioL3. The directions come from A Compendium of Curiosity 2, by Tim Holtz, you can purchase your autographed copy here.  You'll find the directions on page 58.

I really struggled with this one but I'm so determined to do all of the 35 challenges.  I'm not thrilled with this tag but I've done lots worse.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Challenge 1 - Tim Holtz Vol II

My book arrived yesterday so finally I could post my first challenge using the technique on page 66.  I'd been reading other blogs and figured it had something to do with creating custom foam stamps, so I was practicing waiting for my book to arrive and this is what I came up with.

Here is the link to the challenge at Studio L3 .  It is being sponsored by Simon Says

If you don't have Tim's book you can purchase it here

I used the bird from the Urban Tapestry set for my foam stamp along with various Distress Inks.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Trust Your Crazy Ideas

I took the CC101 class with Tim Holtz as the instructor thinking I had not one Tim stamp, well I found out I did have one I bought about 5 years ago.  I only found out yesterday it was a Tim Holtz stamp when looking to see who made it. "Trust your crazy ideas" is my Tim stamp used along with his Urban Tapestry set.  After sponging & stamping with  various distress inks, I sprayed a little gold Perfect Pearls

Bird on a Branch

CC101 ended a few weeks ago now but I just can't stop playing with my distress inks, too fun & too many techniques.

I did this one using Urban Tapestry stamps, a gorgeous set too.  I ran wax paper through an embossing folder with my big kick, then ironed the wax paper sandwiched between 2 pieces of cs.  I then sponged various blue distress inks, sponging a little brown around the edges.


I got this idea from Gina K at Stamp TV.  I ran a piece of waxed paper in an embossing folder through my big kick, then sandwiched the wax paper between 2 pieces of  Pure Luxury cs & Ironed them.  The wax paper acts as a resist, I then sponged various distress inks to the cs.  I could see the details of the embossing folder so decided to emboss again using the same folder, then went around the edges with a light brown.  The little lady is from KK Originals, had her for years now, one of my favs.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Coloring Glitter with Copics

I received this card from a good friend of mine & I was so loving it I had to give this technique a try too.

Here is my first attempt, I stamped the butterfly on sticky back acetate, sprinkled liberally with glitter, then rubbed it with my finger making it smooth, stamped the butterfly coloring with my Copics.  I did have to go over the stamped image with a marker as the lines were disappearing.  I adhered the acetate to my oval, added a little glossy accents, that's it.

This was my second attempt, I think I like doing this technique best with the stickers and it sure is a fun one even with the glitter flying everywhere.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Few Distress Cards

These 3 cards are what I"ve done with some of my "home work" assignments from the Creative Chemistry 101.  I was working large label size, then cut them down to card size.

I'm still waiting for my order of Distress Markers, 2 months now, & more stains, I only have 4 & more inks.

This first one was done with Distress Stains including Picket Fence.  I inked up the background stamp with Picket Fence then the female was stamped using Versafine Archival.

I'll admit to my faux pas, I stamped the woman before I stamped the white words so then the words were all over her, so I stamped her a second time doing pretty good I think.

For this one I inked the 2 3/4  x 5 1/2 cs with distress ink, then flicked, rubbed some embossing powder off before heating, embossed the entire piece going over it with a sponge & a brown Distress ink.  I stamped using Stazon white, & black inks.
I don't usually do tags but I do have a tag stamp.  This was done putting various distress inks to cs, then flicking some perfect pearls on top & brushing them around.

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