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Monday, February 28, 2011

Winner, winner CCC#33

Woo Hoo I won random draw over at StudioL3 for my entry in the challenge this week CCC#33. Congratulations to all the other contestants who entered. Thank you to Linda for picking my name and to Simon Says Stamps for been the sponsor this week. Now off to do some shopping!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

CCC#33 Altered Metal Alcohol Inks, and SSSandShow Stripes

Another week has gone by and the challenges over at StudioL3 are coming closer and closer to an end. Will really miss doing them and hoping that Linda will come up with something else . This week the challenge is Altered Metal alcohol inks taken from page 56 of the Compendium . I chose to make another tag using stamps from Paper Bag Studio and Tim's collection . I inked my tag with DI antique linen,weathered wood and faded jeans adding black soot around the edges. Images were stamped with Archival ink and DI walnut stain. I colored in the wings with DI mustard seed. Sorry that the crown is a little hard to make out but I stamped it with gold dabber paint. The technique is done on the butterfly which I received from my friend Sharon a long time ago and was keeping to use on something special
For details on how I did the butterfly you'll have to go to page 56 of the CC book.

I'm also entering this in Simon Says Stamp and Show some Stripes. There is stripes in the ribbon on the tag. So I think this qualifies.


Simon Says stamp and show stripes

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

CCC #32 , Simon Says Stamp and Show Tag

Well here we are on week 32 of the challenges over at StudioL3 . This week Linda has chosen the challenge from page 59 of the Compendium of Curiosities book ---inking and stamping masks. I chose to make a tag this week since I'm also entering it in Simon Says Stamp and Show a Tag Challenge . I inked my tag with several colors of DI before stamping and masking . I really liked how the colors blended together and the technique turned out . Stamps are from Tim's collection and Art Impressions.


Simon Says Stamp and Show a Tag

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

CCC#31 Rusted Enamel

This week Linda over at StudioL3 has chosen Rusted Enamel for the #31 challenge . Can you believe we have completed 30 already they have been so much fun and "Challenging" of course. Can't give away too much of the details as it's against the rules and would be fair the Tim himself but you can find all about Rusted Enamel on page 41 of the Compendium Curiosities book. I made a tag using weathered wood DI to cover the tag and walnut stain DI for the Rusted Enamel tech. The stamp is one of my older stamps from Stampington & Company --elegant stems The flourish and bird I had left over from other projects added a ticket and memo clip and I was done .
Also entering this in Simon Says stamp and Show Embossing

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Friday, February 4, 2011

CCC#30 Altered metal with paint

Wow it's hard to believe we're done 30 challenges already and I've loved everyone one of them. This week Linda over at StudioL3 has chosen the challenge from page 48 of the Compendium of Curiosities book--Altered Metal with paint. Since I've been making VD cards this week I thought I do one for the challenge . I followed the instructions and used gold on the little key I'm also going to enter this in a few other challenges as well

Simon Says Stamp and show some Love

Blogger challenge red white and black

CCC#30 Altered metal with paint

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow -sweet vintage valentine

Well I have my stitches out and my craft room back together so now it's time to start stamping and creating again. I love making Valentines so thought I'd share a couple that I did today . This a tag I did using one of my older stamps from Paper inspirations and cutting out just the heart with the cherubs. The flower I made out of vellum with TH tattered florals die saw a tutorial over at Joan's Gardens so gave it a try . I love how it turned out .I embossed the vellum with CB folder swiss dots then sponged with Aged Mahogany DI and misted with glimmer mist. This made the vellum soft and easy to curl . The sentiment was stamped on PP with Versafine Sepia.

Entering this in a couple of other challenges

Sugar Creek Hollow Sweet Vintage Valentine

Crazy4 Challenges #72 Vintage or shabby

Simon Says stamp and show some Love

Joans Gardens tag Challenge

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