Monday, October 31, 2011

GC123: Random Redhead Challenge- Ravens

Here is my creation for the Ravens challenge at Gingersnap Creations. I picked up this statue some time ago and thought he would be a good candidate to alter for this challenge. He has been painted, sanded and, glued on, glazed and painted some more. The images are from Plush Possum Studio. The red heart and glass beads are from my stash. Trying to get a decent picture was impossible so this is what you get.

  Finally we have a Halloween where no rain is forecasted. Instead it has gotten very windy, which means the Halloween Fireworks Display put on by our Volunteer Firefighters will most likely be cancelled. A Halloween trick perhaps. 
Thanks for looking and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


  This weeks challenge over at Studio L3 is called Perfect Distress. Go here to see Tim's inspiring video. I am trying to focus on Christmas cards, so that is what I made. I have used the technique on the snowflakes and on the background. Here is what I used:  weathered wood and black soot distress inks(Ranger TH); TH stamps - speckles and greeting; TH Sizzix embossing folder- snowflakes; Ranger Perfect Pearls-Perfect Pearl; TH/Ranger/ Core'dinations paper. White card stock, sander and embellishments from my stash.
  Linda has a "way cool prize" this week so make sure you get over there and check it out. Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

GC121: Chestnut Challenge- Horror Stories

  I started this a week ago but am entering at almost the last minute. The theme this month is Go Poe and the Chestnut Challenge is Horror Stories. I am not a fan of Horror unless you are creating it on paper. I have used images from Plush Possum Studio and Itkapilli. The raven stamps are from Magenta and "tapping" is from Quietfire Design. I used Tim Holtz Alteration dies Vintage Cabinet Card and mini cabinet card to create my window. I used distress inks- black soot and walnut stain.

Thank you for looking. I hope you are having a fine weekend.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Grungy Monday 23: Tim in 10

    This week at Studio L3 our challenge is to create a greeting card in 10 minutes using at least one Tim Holtz product. You can check them out and get inspired at Tim's website.  The card stock I used (black and very vanilla) is from Stampin Up. The die cuts ( Scaredy Cat and Picket Fence) are from Sizzix- Tim Holtz Alterations. The greeting is from Tim Holtz Idea-ology. I have used Ranger Tim Holtx distress inks-  stormy sky and black soot. Archival ink is from Ranger. Stamps are from Tim Holtz(Stampers Anonymous) , Scrolls Work and INKADINKADO. The google eye is from my stash.Yes it took more time to list the supplies than to make the card.
Thanks for the challenge Linda. It is good practice.  Thank you for looking!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


    Grungy Monday is back and this week Linda is challenging us with a Holtz-ian Halloween. Check out Tim's blog for inspiration. The generous people at Simon Says Stamp are sponsoring this challenge so you really want to check it out.
  My tag (TH Alterations-tag and bookplates) started out with a piece of Tim's Halloween paper and his spider web stamp from his SA mini halloween set. I just kept on stamping and embossing that spider web. I added the witch and cat and bat (TH Alterations by Sizzix -Bewitching Hour / Raven and Scaredy Cat). I stamped and embossed more spider webs on top and then added the spider using black Stazon and clear embossing powder. The beware and spider are from Basic Grey and the trick spider are from Tim's paper. Orange ribbon is from my stash. 

    Thank you for looking! 

Monday, October 10, 2011

GC120: Color Challenge- Turquoise, Blue and Purple

   The color challenge for last month at Gingersnap Creations was Turquoise, blue and purple. These are usually my favorite colors so I had to play. I have used stamps from Stampin Up and Tim Holtz. My inks are also from Tim Holtz and Stampin Up. I added an embellishment from TH Ideology and a Mica tile. I am not sure where I got the image.
  Thank you for looking!   Rain, rain go away...

Friday, October 7, 2011

Just for Fun- recycling books or magazines

   I made this tag for Just for Fun where the challenge is to use recycled books or magazines in your project. Well they might have to disqualify me because my tag and butterflies are made with newspapers and glue and paint. What can I say. My newspapers were close to the magazines and I remembered how I use to make broaches by gluing layers of newsprint shapes together and then painting it. I made the tag the same way but used newspaper images for the top. Newsprint is similar to book paper and that might work the same.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!. Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!
Thank you for looking.