Thursday, December 27, 2012

Glazed Mosaics

Here it is, the final  technique in Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2 challenge from Linda at Studio L3...I made it - all 34 techniques accomplished!  This week is glazed mosaics from page 60.
I have to say, of all the techniques I found this one the most challenging.  I started to get the hang of it but I'm not as happy with my results as I would like.  But, like they say, embrace imperfection!
So without further ado, here is my take on the glazed mosaics technique
Linda has promised one last hurrah on the challenges - we'll see what tomorrow brings, stay tuned!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tissue Tape

Studio L3's challenge this week from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2 is Tissue Tape.  Can  you believe we've done 33 challenges and are almost done with the book?  Linda Ledbetter has done a great job keeping us all inspired and on task!
That being said, I really enjoy working with Tim's tissue tape.  It is so versatile.  I've used it to make backgrounds, banners, ruffles, accents - and, oh yeah, as tape HA!  This week I decided to keep it simple to show off the deign on the season tape I have.
The sponsor of this challenge is Simon Says Stamp - a wonderful place to shop, check them out!
Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Paper Rosette

Challenge number 32 - only two more left and we're all the way through Tim's Compendium of Curiosities, Vol, 2!  This week, Linda at Studio L3 has challenged us to the Paper Rosette technique from page 63.
I love making these and have a ton in my stash already done.  If you haven't tried it yet, you must!  They are fun to make and there are tons of uses for them.
That being said, here's my take on the challenge.
Merry inkings to all!

12 tags of 2012 December Edition

What a fun year of tags!  This month is a double whammy to make up for January
check out my tags below

Here are Tim's tags - click for the tutorials

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ink Palette Distress

This week's Studio L3 challenge from Tim Holtz's brilliant Compendium of Curiosities, Vol 2 is Ink Palette Distress.  I love to paint and color so this technique is perfect for me!  The stamp I used is from Artistic Outpost and is one of my favorite retro Christmas stamp sets, isn't she cute?  I took some inspiration in covering the background from Tim's December edition of 12 tags of 2012.  I used my red distress stains and mixed them in with the tarnished brass distress stain - I could make those backgrounds all day - so fun!
Check it out