Monday, July 26, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge- week 7

The Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #7 involves creating "tinted vision fragments". I was up very early so I could participate this week. I am going away tomorrow so I have a zillion things to do. Of course everything that could go wrong did but I carried on. I have used clipart from Gaby Braun, Stampington and Digital Collage. Tissue tape and love tag are idea-ology. I also used black soot acrylic dabber, tea dye, black soot, vintage photo, walnut stain and aged mahogany distress inks. Stamps are from Crafty secrets and TH. And of course a fragment treated with pesto alcohol ink. Now I have a very big mess to clean up. I am sorry I will not be here to see what every one is doing this week but I will hopefully be back in time to participate next week. Happy creating! Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Created Byhand - Looking In..Looking Out/Use Dies

I made this piece for the Created Byhand Challenge. I used TH Alterations-caged bird and Sizzix Swirly for my dies. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder -organic flourish and some TH tissue tape. The background came from a piece of scrap paper from when I was painting a bird cage. The sentiment is TH. I was thinking about feeling caged in by all of the have to do and should do's of life. Thank you for looking!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge- week 6

This week the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge at Studio L3 is Multi-Medium Collage. I have used a grungeboard bird and flourish from TH, distress inks- tea dye,black soot, walnut stain,aged mahogany, old paper,and tumbled glass. All stamps are TH except the letters for nest and I am not sure who made them. I used Golden gel medium because I don't have any of Claudine Hellmuth's Multi-Medium YET. This was a fun project. Thank you for looking!

Friday, July 16, 2010


The color challenge at THE PLAY DATE CAFE is to use PURPLE, LILAC and LIME GREEN. Purple is a favorite of mine. I have tried to make my garden mostly purple with lots of irises, lilacs, lavender, thyme , rosemary and sage, etc. I have used a napkin to create this card. The sentiment is from Stampin Up. Thank you for looking!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Think Monday-Think ATC

The challenge for this week at Think Monday- Think ATC is raven. I have used a Scrollswork raven stamp but I've scruffed him up a bit. The background is an altered dictionary page. Thank you for looking!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge- week 5

It's Monday again ! Time to get grungy. This week for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge we are to use distress powders. I have used broken china, weathered wood, tea dye,old paper and black soot distress powders and ink. I also used the Sizzix patchwork folder and Baroque die. I will embellish this when I put it into my book. I am with Linda on loving distress embossing powder. I find the most important step when using it is to shake it up well just before you apply it. Thank you for looking !

Saturday, July 10, 2010


The challenge at Dragonsdream was to use inchies in your tag and 3 colors. I have used images from Artchix Studio and stamps from Scrollswork, Stampington and SU. Thank you for looking!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge- week 4

The Compendium of Curiosities Challenge this week is Shabby Chic. The painting is shabby but the pearls are chic. I used pitch black, pool and snowcap Dabbers. The jesters stamp is from Scrollswork , the floor is Tim Holtz and Celebrate is from S.U. This is a fun but frustrating technique. Patience is not my middle name. Thank you for looking.