Thursday, July 26, 2012

Guilded Kraft Glassine

This week's challenge on Studio L3 is the guilded kraft glassine technique from Tim's Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2, page 39.  Check out the book for the details but trust me, kraft glassine is very fun to work with and there are so many ways to alter it - very cool stuff.
With the triple digit heat wave and on-going drought where I am I find myself dreaming of my favorite time of year, FALL!  So I let that season inspire my tag this week.  The crackled look of the glassine after the technique is applied reminded me of leaves so I went with it...enjoy :)
If you're feeling inspired and need some supplies to create with, visit the sponsor of this week's challenge, The Funkie Junkie (I love that name!!) to get your crafty shopping fix.
PS it rained last night HOORAY!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Spritz and Flick Distress

Another week, another challenge on Studio L3 from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2!  This one uses the spritz and flick distress technique found on page 42.  This week's challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and they are providing one lucky winner with a $25 gift card to their fabulous store.  Join in the fun for a chance to win and get some of Tim's new stuff that's coming out now at CHA (can't wait for it to hit the stores!!!)  Click here for a little preview :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Halloween Configuration

Here is the configuration I did for the Studio L3 challenges 11 & 12.  The techniques come from Tim Holtz's awesome Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2, pages 33 and 34.
I chose a Halloween theme for mine since that's the most awesome time of the year, and it's just around the corner!  
Here are some close ups so you can see more of the details.

I stuck in a few techniques I learned from Tim when I was luck enough to get to take his configurations class in person - check out the little light with the image over it below...that's a photo I printed on transparent paper and taped to a battery operated candle - pretty wicked huh?  Just one little Tim trick I thought I'd pass along, for the rest you'll have to get the book ;)