Monday, June 25, 2012

4th of July Spoiler

It's hot out (that's an understatement...) so I spent all weekend in my creative nook playing around with techniques.  Here is my favorite of the pieces I created :)  I am entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Patriotic or Sporty Challenge, wish me luck!
Get out of the heat and create something!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tissue Wrap Flowers

This week's Studio L3 challenge from Tim Holz's book Compendium of Curiosities, Vol 2, page 37 is tissue wrap flowers.  It is sponsored by the wonderful Funkie Junkie - where you'll find inspiration and supplies galore!  
These flowers are so fun to make!  I remember making similar ones when I was little and it brought back a lot of fond childhood memories :) Inspired by Linda at Studio L3, I inked my tissue paper with alcohol inks to make a red white and blue flower for my 4th of July theme.  I have made several with different colors and hope to use them on more projects very soon.  Using the colors makes it fun to see what combinations you can come up with.  The plain white ones with just the text on the tissue paper are gorgeous too.  
I used this flower as inspiration to start a banner I'm making for the 4th of  July.   I want to add to it over the next couple of weeks to use for decoration for the holiday.  
Challenge yourself to try something new and creative today!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day

For father's day this year I made my dad two tags.  The first I'm entering in Simon Says Stamp "Show a Bit of Brown" challenge.  I used an old picture of dad with his parents on the farm and a stampthat I got because it reminded me of the farmhouse he grew up in.  Both his parents are gone so I thought this would be a really special momento for him.  The second is my June 12 tags of 2012 tag.  I used my favorite picture of dad with me and my sister when we were kids.  I thought it was appropriate for June's tag to be Father's Day related.
He loved them both and I had so much fun going through old images to make them.  Happy Father's Day dad!!  Love you!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Diamond Jubilee Pocket Watch

Pocket Watch
Studio L3's Challenge 9 from the Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 by Tim Holtz. Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp (where I have a long and pricey wishlist!)  Check out Tim's wonderful book for details on how to create your own fun pocket watch creation, seriously, I could do these all day - love it!

For this week's challenge, I got inspired by the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.  I want to do some more on this but I'm waiting for some supplies I ordered.  Keep an eye out :) Hope you enjoy what I've done so far - Cheers!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy birthday mom!

For the most wonderful mom anyone could ever hope for on her 70th birthday
Love you mom!

Repurposed Packaging

Compendium Of Curiosities Vol. 2, Challenge 8
Repurposed Packaging
I love this technique I can't wait to do more with it.  Check out the details in Tim's book, get your autographed copy here - well worth the price for all the inspiration you get!  Thanks to Linda at Studio L3 for keeping up the challenges!  I had a hard time getting a good photo showing all of the detail, sorry for the clutter of my workspace in the background ;)
Do something creative today!