Sunday, June 24, 2012

CC2 - Week 10, plus a photo inspiration

Howdy bloggers and welcome back. Living on a horse farm as I do, we just had a bit of haying... this is generally the time all of your friends disappear, as no one EVER wants to help with this particular chore. As hay season is the summer months, and we generally end up having to bale on the hottest days EVER, I can relate. So, 400 bales of first cut hay are put up and my fingers are killing me.... but not so bad that I can't type, heheh.

Anyways, onto crafting for the week. We had a one-week extension on our entries for the CC2 Challenge (yay!) and as I was interested in entering a couple of other ones, I let my juices stew, so to speak, so I could combine things. And that worked out for me. One thing I have been trying is to sketch out my ideas (but I am by no means an artist) and then see how they come together. Works pretty good for me and I know, of course, that a lot of others do this as well, I just had never tried it until recently.

So, onto my project here. This time around for Studio L3 (CC2), the challenge was Tissue Flowers. This technique is found on page 37 of Tim's book. (Linda, I hope the temporary graveyard shifts aren't killin' ya too bad--hugs!!) This week the Funkie Junkie is sponsoring with a chance to win a $25 gift certificate (thanks!!) And coincidently, there is the Photo Inspiration challenge over at Frilly and Funkie, and then Simon Says Stamp wants us to show a Bit of Brown... so I did!!

For my entry, I finally got to use my new Dylusions sprays (Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime and Vibrant Turquoise) and some of the Spring Distress Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock and Peeled Paint). I sprayed and inked using a mask to separate the colors initially, then just inked and inked and inked...

I also sprayed my tissue flowers with the Dylusions sprays and then I added some brown with some vintage buttons, a brad and a Wendy Vecchi Blossom Bucket piece.

For the rest, I used some Turquoise and Cobalt Archival Ink for the background and the flowers; the stamps are from Tim Holtz (background), Dylusions (flower) and Wendy Vecchi (sentiment).

I hope you like it--it was fun to make!!

I am entering this is in the following challenges:


  1. Hey there Suzan, loving your flowers and your background is great...fabby colors girl, Thank you for playing along with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, Hugs Terry xxxx

  2. Gorgeous work Suzan, love the tissue flowers ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  3. Oh this is just totally gorgeous! You did an amazing job with the challenge colors and your tissue wrap flowers came out fantastic - I think they are the nicest I've seen! So glad you had a break in the haying to be able to create and join us at Frilly and Funkie for this challenge. Hope you will be back again with us for our new challenge this week!