Compendium of Curiosities 3 ~ Challenge #10

Welcome to our 10th challenge celebrating Tim Holtz’s book, the Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3.  The new theme has us working with Tim’s Assemblage Clock (found on page 33 – if you still…

Art Journaling with the Kitchen Sink

Okay, it’s not really the kitchen sink… it’s paint, archival inks, a Gelli Plate, copy paper, stencils, canvas, diecuts, two embossing folders, stamps, and alphabet letters. Whew! After…

Art Journal page: Random Thoughts

I had so much fun making this spread in my journal…. it’s got a ton of layers and as my friend Lynne says, you can’t fake layers. There’s…

Fall Colors Textured Tag

Fall Colors Tag Tutorial Note: This post contains affiliate links. I’ll receive a small commission if you purchase products through my links. It does not affect your cost…

How to Alter the Sizzix Rosette Die

I played with my Sizzix Rosette paper dies and varied the flowers by altering their edges before assembling.   I did this with the two different sized Sizzix…

Focus on Distress Stains

  I love Distress Stains.  I made this tag and series of ATCs for Frilly and Funkie to show how versatile they are… it’s hard to choose what…

Textured Flowers with the Sizzix Tattered Florals Die

I initially made this project as for Frilly and Funkie using Tim Holtz’s Tattered Florals die, layers of ink, stencils, and embossing powder.  In the picture below, I’ved…

More Textured Flowers with the Sizzix Tattered Florals Die

I made this canvas using many of my favorite products…. paints, inks, stencils, and of course the Tattered Florals die by Tim Holtz.  This was initially a step…

How to Mask a Stamp

I made the 6″ square piece using paints on Ranger’s manila card stock along with Wendy Vecchi’s new flower and gesso. There is something special about that manila….

One Little Word ~ Focus

This year I’m joining in with Ali Edwards’ One Little Word class. Choosing a word to keep close for a year becomes an interesting excursion in thought, intention, and…