Thursday, August 30, 2012

CC2 - No. 19

Sweet fun for the Compendium of Curiosites Challenge No. 19. This week was Kraft Resist, found on page 41 of "da book."
I love the Kraft Paper (heheh, I love ALL paper) and although my silly camera and software editor never quite get the actual colors right, this one is close. Can't seem to figure out why the white background paper is sooo pink, but...
Anyways, this was a fun little card -- gonna store it for Valentine's Day for my sweetie. I broke out all of my pinks and reds--even got some Dylusions Postbox Red (love that name) in there on the hearts!! I used Picket Fence Distress Stain on the large Kraft postmarked piece, then went over it with Worn Lipstick to get a lovely pink. The hearts and flowers are all cut out of Kraft Resist as well.
Getting in under the wire again... thanks to Linda L for another week of "getting inky." Mwah!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

CC2 - the 18th Challenge!

So this week at Studio L3, we were challenged with the technique found on page 47 of Tim's book - a technique entitled "Whitewashed Stamping." I am sooo anal about cleaning my stamps that I cringed a little - LOL. But I got through okay - and this is a fun little way to make delightful backgrounds, too.
Many thanks to the Funkie Junkie Boutique for sponsoring this week's challenge, and to Linda for putting this all together every week!!
My tag is a little wrinkled (I am sad about that) and you can't see the Glossy Accents I used on the jar, but as usual I am running late with my entry. Has school started yet? Because I need more studio time and less summer-running-around-time!! Til next time!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

CC2 - Week 17

It's Challenge 17 at Studio L3 - and we were challenged to get creative with Core'Dinations paper. The technique is found on page 61 of Tim's book. I love this paper and it is fun to use. Special thanks to Simon Says Stamp for sponsoring this week!!

As always (well, almost) I like to make a card when I craft during these challenges. I have a good friend that I like to send cards to at least once a month, so this one will go to her.

I used some gold Perfect Pearls mist on the cardstock after I embossed and inked it. Then I added some cut-out bees, some trinkets and a wordband, and some Glossy Accents to finish things off.

Summer has been soo busy (bee-zy) and I have some new stuff to play with too--hopefully I can get to some more crafting soon!!

This card will be entered in the Studio L3 CC2 Week 17 Challenge

Thursday, August 9, 2012

CC2 - Week 16

Well I am squeezing this in again under the wire... the 16th Challenge from Studio L3 from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities vol. 2.

This week the challenge was Perfect Pearls Mist, the technique that is found on page 54 of the book. I make up a lot of my misters from scratch, so in being short of time, I used what I had pre-made, which was some purple and gold (gotta have gold) and some sunshiny yellow.

I added a few shattered stain butterflies and a sweet sentiment to finish off this card for my friend.

This will be entered in the CC2 Week 16 Challenge. Thanks as always to Linda for the fun!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

CC2 Challenge - Week 15

I am skinking this in under the wire for the Compendium of Curiosities 2 week 15 challenge. I missed a few weeks of these challenges and I am happy to be back participating!!

This week's challenge is found on page 56 of Tim's book, and it is a technique called "Enameled Metals." Wow - this was so simple and yet gives you an absolutely fantastic result. After I finished the background, I didn't want to cover it up, and I certainly wanted to pass it on, so I made it into a birthday card for my brother.

I used just a couple of Tim's gears and corners for embellishment, then some diecut letters and a stamped sentiment and I love how beautiful it came out. Masculine yet classy. He will love it!

This is getting entered in the CC2 Week 15 Challenge. Can't wait until tomorrow for the next adventure!!