Thursday, September 11, 2014

TownsfolkCompendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 10Create your own background

Hello and welcome.


I am thrilled to be sharing with you my clock as it only arrived on my doorstep on Monday all the way from the U.S. So as you can imagine I worked frantic to get it finished in time. I wanted to created a Victorian type village with the towns folk in it. Hope you like it!

I have named this piece Towns Folk.







1st Challenge being entered into: Compendium of Curiosities #3 StudioL3, with the lovely Linda Ledbetter.....http://lindaledbetter.com/2014/08/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-10.html
Be sure to check out all the AMAZING work there.



Sponsor: The Funkie Junkie is offering a $25 voucher to one lucky person.




Here is the link to Linda's Boutique......http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/


Sponsor: The Curiosities Crew Choice will win an amazing prize pack from the one and only Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi.



If you would like to join in these challenges you can purchase a signed copy of your own from Tim Holtz right here....http://timholtz.com/a-compendium-of-curiosities-volume-iii/

2nd challenge entered is:

Simon Says Stamp......http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ Create your own background which I have done with my town. Pop on over to see some amazing work. They are offering one very lucky winner a $50 voucher.



I started out with a lot of stamping and fussy cutting. The townsfolk all came from Tim Holtz paper collections. The stamps were a mixture from my stash. Then I began by placing the pieces in position from back to front adding lots of pop up dots as I went to create a scene. Once all that was done I added some alcohol inks around the perimeter of the glass. Now to get started on the outside of the clock. I began with ranger crackle paint over the whole piece.  Once dry although some started flaking off it still gave a nice texture,so I decided to try out my new patinas by Ranger and Vintaj over the top.  Once they were dry I went about adding my alcohol inks. Next I added some more crackle paint randomly. My Tim Holtz texture paste just arrived along with the clock only on Monday as I mentioned above.  So you can imagine I have been spending every spare moment trying to get this piece to post by the deadline. So anyway the texture paste was applied through the Gothic Stencil which also just arrived on Monday. Monday was a very happy day I can tell you.
















Here I have added alcohol ink to acetate window on car.






























This is embarrassing, Look at all those pop up dots.lol.




























































Some small embellishments.





























































































































































Here you can see the town clock and more buildings behind.






































































Well there you have it....you have finally reached the end of this post.  Thanks so much for visiting.  I really appreciate it.  Enjoy the rest of your day!!  Till next time..,,

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.....