Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Reflective Imagery

This week's Studio L3 challenge from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 is Reflective Imagery on page 55.  Check out this cool image transfer technique! 
 
I have to admit, with the dreaded year-end upon us (my money job is billing for a law firm), I am cheating and posting a tag I did last year for Tim's 12 tags of Christmas.
 The good news is, I just put up my Christmas tree and finished my shopping!
Enjoy the season, even if you have to take a few shortcuts ;)
 
 


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Texture Fade

This week's Studio L3 challenge from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 is Texture Fades and can be found on page 64.  
Embossing folders are so versatile and fun! Tim has a lot of different ways to use them.  Here is my spin on  this particular technique.  Since Thanksgiving officially starts the Christmas clock in my house, I gave mine a festive holiday theme :)
Happy Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November's 12 tags of 2012

Just in time for Thanksgiving Tim has come out with a beautiful Thanksgiving tag, check out the tutorial here
I had a rough time getting the detail on the wheat, after many failed attempts, I found that I had the best results with Ranger's Ultra Fine embossing powder and Versamark for the embossing ink.  Glad I stuck with it, such a cool tag!
Here is Tim's (click for the tutorial to make your own)
Here's my version
Take a minute today to remember all the things you're thankful for.  I know at the top of my list are my husband, my parents, my two sweet dogs and, of course, Tim & Mario ;)  I could go on and on, I have been so blessed.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Reflections Stamping

This week's Studio L3 challenge from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 is Reflections Stamping on page 65.  This is a super cool technique and I couldn't help myself, I made two!  Love Tim's mirror image stamps - I wish there were more (hint hint Tim!)
This week's challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp where you can spend a fortune on all your crafting heart's desires :)


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ink Palette: Alcohol Ink

This week's Studio L3 challenge from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 is Ink Palette: Alcohol Ink.  Find the inky details on page 52 of Tim's jam-packed with inspiration book.  I had fun playing with metal and color.  Went a little outside my comfort zone and like the results.  Can't go wrong with Dyan Reaveley's stamps, they always bring out the fun side of any project!  I really like the saying too, it's from a Wendy Vecchi stamp set and I've been told it fits me perfectly ;)
Enjoy this week's creation

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Crumpled Kraft Suede

This week's Studio L3 challenge from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities, vol. 2 is Crumpled Kraft Suede (page 40).  It is amazing how this technique turns ordinary Kraft paper into a soft and pliable suede-like surface.  I am in love with the result and made several background tags for future use.  Pick up a copy of Tim's book and try this out - so fun!
Stop by and see the sponsor for this challenge, the awesome Funkie Junkie Boutique and show some love with your shopping skills - I'm sure you'll find something you can't live without (I know I always do!)
Tune in next week, we only have 9 more to go!