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SSS: Show us Some Metal

This week Simon Says Stamp & Show asked for metal.  I had a sheet of thin metal that I ran through the a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then cut a flower out of it from Tim's tattered florals die. Used an on the edge die for the bottom of the tag and the new distress stains to color the tag in no time. I realize I'm not much of a shiny things kind of gal so I used some alcohol inks and black paint to fade the metal. Thanks as always for stopping by… hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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Wendy Vecchi tag

In the Wendy Vecchi yahoo group the challenge is to use a technique Wendy calls perfect stamping.  It has to do with perfect pearls and you can get some more details on Wendy’s blog.  For my project I used distress inks and distress stickles, Tim’s on the edge die, Wendy’s flowers, two Paula Best face stamps, Tim’s hangers, and Ranger’s enamel accents.  I had a “whoops” with the accents so then added a whole bunch more to try to disguise it.  LOL.  Not my favorite but too late to go back and start over. Thanks for looking!

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CCC#34: Fragments

This week’s challenge at Studio L3 is to use dimensional collage fragments, based on the technique shown on pg 63 of Tim Holtz’s book A Compendium of Curiousities.  I had big plans for this challenge and thought I’d do something really special.  In fact, I made nearly 50 fragments!  But none of my ideas were panning out so I decided to scale back and stick with a tag. Stamps are Tim Holtz (sentiment and flourish).  The lovely ladies don’t have an ID mark on them. The texture fade is tim too. Distress inks are wild honey, mustard seed, bundled sage, brushed corduroy.…

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CCC #33: Altered Metal with Alcohol Inks

This week’s challenge at Studio L3 brings us to page 56 of Tim Holtz’s great book, the Compendium of Curiousities.  I tried a few things but didn’t love them.  Then I pulled out an old embellie box and found this hinge from Making Memories.  Love how you can hide a private note or whatnot with a hinge.  I put a stamped sentiment behind this one. Voila!        Inked the tag with distressings. Stamps are by Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous and Hampton Arts. Bling is Basic Grey. Black door knob is Enamel Accents (Ranger). Thanks for taking a look!  

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CCC #32: It’s All Perspective

This week’s CCC challenge at Studio L3 is Inking & Stamping Masks.  It comes from pg. 59 of Tim’s Compendium of Curiousities.  I used Tim’s umbrella man and sentiment stamps, along with a lot of different background stamps (text, grid, honeycomb and cracked glass).  Also a small heart and a swirly one from Inkadinkadoo that I really like.  I added a few brads and a 7Gypsies rub-on, then inked a cloth button to fasten the ribbon.  Inks were peeled paint, crushed olive, forest moss, weathered wood, faded jeans, and black soot.  I used Tim’s distressor to rough up the edges of the…

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Heart on Her Sleeve

 I had so much fun making this tag for the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week.  I used wild honey a stencil to layer some color at the top and bottom using wild honey and fired brick, then added a couple of strips of Heidi Swapp paper tape.  The art doll is from Stampers Anonymous (of course!) and I stamped her on Tim Holtz's Lost & Found Paper stack.  I then cut her skirt into strips and edged each strip with black soot, then embossed each one with clear powder and reassembled the skirt.  Same with her torso, sleeves, legs and head. I then glued all her parts…

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CCC #31 – Vagabond, Anyone?

This is my entry for this week’s Compendium of Curiousities Challenge that Linda Ledbetter is running over at StudioL3.  I wish I had started back when she started the Challenge!  There are still a few weeks left so don’t hesitate if you want to play along. It’s really fun and you will see some amazing art from all the folks who enter.  This week’s challenge comes from page 41 of Tim Holtz’s wonderful book, Compendium of Curiousities. The technique is Rusted Enamel and it’s amazing what the texture is like once applied.  I heard people referring to it as leathery and I started thinking about leather…

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CCC #30 – Altered Metal with Paint

Here’s my entry for this week’s Compendium of Curiousities Challenge.   You can find the details here: Studio L3: Linda’s Blog and on page 48 of Tim’s book. The tag was from my stash and came preprinted in green. I painted an old MM frame with an Adirondack paint dabber (lettuce) and inked two tiny tags with shabby shutters, peeled paint, and black soot distress inks.  I cut three of tim’s smallest flowers from the license plate paper in the Lost & Found Paper stack and used three of the Ideology pins as stems (filling the centers with glossy accents).  That is a really…

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For the Birds Stenciled Canvas

I love the new mini stencils by Crafters Workshop.  This canvas has the 6X6 For the Birds stencil, a Tim Holtz sentiment stamp, distress inks, Creative Imaginations Paper Lace, and a few jewels. Thanks for stopping by!      

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Beginning to Blog…

This is my very first post on my very first blog. I’ve been getting deeper and deeper into the paper arts community and it seems like a blog is a necessary thing for sharing art and getting to know others who share my (ahem) obsessions. Here goes! This weekend I worked on a challenge from Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiousities. It’s found on page 50. Here’s my take on it: I used Tim’s Alterations ornamental die, notebook texture fade, butterscotch paint, walnut stain and broken china distress inks, black enamel accents on prima flowers, and a strip of brown cardstock…

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