Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ATC's.....A little touch of Tim! Stamptember!

Hello and welcome,

Today I have some ATC's to share with you all.

Challenges entered:

A Vintage Journey.....A Little Touch of Tim-ATC's only!! Pop on over to see all the AMAZING creations.... http://www.vintagejourney.com/2014/08/challenge-13-little-touch-of-tim-atcs.html hosted by the lovely Alison.

The sponsor for this challenge is: Country View Crafts offering a 10 pound voucher to one lucky winner....http://www.countryviewcrafts.co.uk/

I have followed Astrid Macleans tutorial on creating layered backgrounds.....I found it very helpful. Although I still have quite a way to go to be at Astrid's standard. I have had an amazing time using my paints and texture paste.  You can find the tutorial here.......http://www.vintagejourney.com/2014/08/destination-inspiration-layered-collage.html

My Tim Inspiration for today was to apply the Layering Stencil Embossing Technique. I have also stamped onto washi tape and done some stamp rolling. I have used Tims Paints, Inks, ATC Die, Stencil, Manilla Cardstock and Stamps.

I have also used Shrinky Dinks, heat set and un-set and some other stamps from my stash.

Simon Says STAMPtember: Heidi is very generously offering a $50 voucher to one very lucky winner. Pop on over to see some amazing inspiration.....http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=1868
I have done plenty of stamping on these ATC's particularly on the Shrinky Dinks.

So without further ado here are my creations.......with a piece of Astrid, a piece of Tim and myself.

As I mentioned earlier I still have a way to go getting my colour combinations/blending right. Thanks so much for visiting today!!!! Please feel free to leave a comment I really appreciate your feed back.
Until next time......

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Compass Master CC3 Challenge #9 Stamps & Framelits

Hello and welcome,

It's that time again......another brilliant challenge over at Studio L3.  The lovely Linda Ledbetter is hosting the challenges for Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3. This challenge is #9 Stamps & Framelits.
Pop on over and see all the amazing entries here: http://lindaledbetter.com/2014/08/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-9.html

 If you want to join you will need your own copy. Most craft stores supply them but you can also obtain a copy direct from Tim Holtz here.....http://timholtz.com/a-compendium-of-curiosities-volume-iii/

The sponsor is:

A very generous $50 gift certificate from Inspiration Emporium....http://www.inspirationemporium.com/ and Tim and Mario also have a generous prize pack to give away. Fantastic!

I have a card for you today.  I know it's been a while since I made any.  I have used my Compass Framelits, along with various Tim Holtz papers. I have used distress Inks and Vintage Photo Distress Stain in a mister.

I decided to add a mini globe as part of my compass. I stamped the gentleman twice onto Tim's papers. Love how he turned out. Also adding some metal embellishments for more interest. 

This is the back of the card.

Inside I have used the same inks again. I have added a part of the compass and the mini globe stand to create a compass on a stand I suppose.  

I cut the mini globe stand twice and placed one behind the other to create more shadow. I think you can just see that.

Same inks again also using the stamp from the compass set.

I'm mostly happy with this card but I do think it is missing texture paste. It seems a bit flat in some areas. Anyway, hope you like it.  Thanks so much for visiting today. I welcome any comments. Have a great day!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tim's 12 Tags of 2014...... August

Hello and welcome,

Today I have for you not one, not two, not three, but four tags. I had such a great time in my studio yesterday I couldn't stop at just one.  I absolutely LOVE the resist effect the washi tape creates. Thanks to Tim for making me get my sewing machine out again. This was so much fun. You too can make one for August....there is still time. Pop on over to Tim Holtz blog and there you will find the tutorial to create your own.  http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-august/

A huge online store where you can find all your crafty supplies is: Inspiration Emporium which you can find here.....http://www.inspirationemporium.com/ & Simon Says Stamp are offering a 10% discount on any purchases.......http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/
I have purchased from both stores and they both offer a great selection of brands and products.

So without further ado here are my tags.......

This is my entry on Tim's Blog

I didn't have the vial labels so instead cut some labes from the Apothecary Die.

I stamped onto Shrinky Dink. One was cut out and had rub-ons added. The other was shrunk down. A few spares for future projects too.

Here is my 2nd tag. Similar to the 1st.

How cute are these???

3rd Tag. The Ship Merchant.

Tag 4.  I've not been to London yet but I would imagine it to extremely busy. So if you are lucky enough to be there...... be still and enjoy the surroundings.

I will be back in the next couple of days with my CC3 project.  Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you like my tags. Enjoy the rest of your day where ever in the world you happen to be.....

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Journey! Hip to be Square/Anything Goes/Steampunk

Hello and welcome,

Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope you enjoy my newest creation. This box was created to replace my current 'male inspired metal embellishments' storage container which is overflowing. Solution is to make another I say. I warn you there are quite a few photos.

Challenges entered:

Frilly and funky. The challenge is  Hip to be Square Linda from the Funkie Junkie Boutique is offering a $25 spending spree to one very lucky winner.  http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/hip-to-be-square.html

Simon Says 'Anything Goes' Monday Challenge. They are offering a $50 voucher to one very lucky winner.

SanDee and Amelie's Summer Bonus Challengehttp://sandee-and-amelie.blogspot.co.at/p/steampunk-summer-bonus-challenge-2014.html
The sponsor for this extra challenge is:  http://www.retrokraftshop.pl/en/

Inspiration Emporium has a challenge going for August 'Anything Goes'
http://blog.inspirationemporium.com/?p=2487 They are also offering one lucky winner a $50 spending spree with them.

The Artistic Stamper August Challenge 'Anything Goes' but you must use some sort of stamping on your piece. There is a 15 pound voucher to one lucky winner.

Here it is:

Here is my previous storage box which was overflowing.

This box has been in my studio for a while and was in need of an overhaul.

The front of my transformed box.

This is a replica of an old leather number plate they used to place on cars instead of today's metal ones. The inspiration for this came from my favourite tv show American Pickers.

Underneath is a Shrinky Dink Cog with a tag.

This is the lid. I have used a lot of Tim's paints, done some stamping and used embossing paste with a stencil. I have also sprayed Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Stains which have been placed in a mini mister.

This is one of Tim's pull knobs which I have placed a token inside.

The silver tower is paper covered with metal tape and has been embossed. Some cogs on top and a fragment on the front.  A small glass jar to house some cogs I made from Shrinky Dink,embossing powders and crackle accent.  The Trophy I found in the Reject shop and transformed to look old with texture paste, crackle accent and a metal flourish which has been bend around it.

From this to this.

Moving around to the left.

An old leather belt made from Tim's Manilla paper, then I have added eyelets, a buckle and of course inks.

Metal embellishment from my stash.

The back.

First time I've use the Jalopy Car. It was so much fun. I have place acetate behind the windows and added some silver Alcohol Ink to create reflection. I've used the Bottle Cap Die with a Cabochon. I've also added a grill to the front of the car.
Here is a link to a very talented lady in New Zealand..... Diane from Art of Craft for a wonderful tutorial on using this die.

Alcohol Inks and texture paste have aged these wonderful wheels. The cog is a metal embellishment.

The contents with plenty of room for more.
You have finally reached the end of this post.  It looks wonderful in my studio. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
Till next time......