Sunday, May 18, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge 2


IMG_5739I have finally been able to create something for the second challenge over on Linda Ledbetter's Blog. This time the challenge was Distress Glitter found on page 56 of Tim’s book. The challenge is being sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique so if you need any supplies be sure to check the site out.

When I sat down to work on my project my first thought was to make a card but after the work began, I ended up with this 4 by 4 canvas. I began by cutting a seahorse out of grunge paper then coloring it with Peacock Feathers ink and distress glitter. While that dried, I stamped the sea anemone with Tea Dye randomly on the pp. Next I mixed Antique Linen and  Peeled Paint distress glitter together to resemble sand on the ocean bottom. Using Glossy Accents, I swirled it along the bottom of the paper and applied the glitter. I sponged Tea Dye ink around the outer edge of the square. For the final touches, I added netting, a strip of pp, Robin’s Nest dots (for bubble and the eye) and actual shells found in the ocean. Living in Daytona Beach, there is no shortage of shells Winking smile

Here is the completed canvas: IMG_5731

If you like my little canvas, I would love to hear your comments.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Tim Tag for CC3C

When I say it has been awhile since I have posted, it’s been awhile! Four years…. A lot has happened in that time – a house fire, having a new home built, acquired two new Chihuahuas and soon to be empty nesters. But that is a post for another time.

I heard about this Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 3 from following Tim Holtz on Instagram. New challenges will be posted every two weeks. This first challenge is called paint marbling and it is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium. I needed to make something for our oldest son’s birthday. This depicts Charlie so well. He loves photography and is going to school for illustration and design.

tag for charlieI began with using Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage and Spiced Marmalade for the marbling. I sponged Vintage Photo around the outer edge of the tag. Stamps and embellishments are by Tim Holtz as well. I must admit, that I put the tag into a card by Blue Mountain Arts that brought tears to my eyes when it spoke about the bond between a Mother and her son!

I can’t wait to see all the other creations by those participating. I love picking up new tips as I read through their blogs.

Happy Creating!