Thursday, September 27, 2012

Riveted Patchwork

Week 22 (wow!) This week's challenge for Studio L3 from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 is Riveted Patchwork.  Please see page 57 for details on this technique.  
This week's challenge is sponsored by the wonderful Funkie Junkie - they are a great online retailer for all thing Tim - go get your funk on!
I had fun with this one.  I already used this technique for Tim's 12 tags of 2012 but couldn't resist creating another.  I kept coming up with ideas but this is the one I stuck with :)
Check out all the other entries on Studio L3 for this challenge, they are really amazing!  You never know what my inspire your next great creation!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Blended Stains

This week's Studio L3 challenge from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities vol. 2 is Blended Stains.   Please see page 21 from Tim's book for the details on this cool technique.  The challenge is sponsored by one of my favorite shops, Simon Says Stamp.
I love this skull stamp Tim put out this year!!  The skull also uses the blended technique (you can't see it as well because the colors I used were more subtle) I used antique linen and picket fence to give it an aged look.  I did the teeth with picket fence stain layered on with a brush to make them pop.
Happy stamping!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Enameled Stamping

StudioL3 Challenge 20 from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 is Enameled Stamping, please turn to page 44!
I decided to keep it simple and spooky - it took a few experiments to get the effect I was looking for while still being able to see the image of the creepy kid and the word Haunted.  The best results I found were to start the layering with those two stamps and use a light colored ink for their background.  I also removed some of the embossing powder from that layer to give it a more ethereal scratchy look. For the details of the technique see Tim's book - no spoilers! ;)
Are you haunted?  I'd love to hear your tales of the spooky!

12 tags of 2012 for September

I have been waiting to do this metal technique! The first thing I did when I got his book is make this metal tag, I didn't embellish it, I was waiting for it to come up in a challenge.  I loved Tim's design so I only tweaked it a little for mine.   I have a few more backgrounds made so I plan on playing it with it more as time permits (ha!).
Here is my take
Here is Tim's tag (click for the tutorial on his blog)
And here is a little extra Tim goodness, the tutorial he did for Simon Says Stamp's Stamptember

Here is the tag I did from the tutorial
Here is Tim's
Have an inktastic day :)