Tuesday, April 29, 2014

For CC#3 Challenge #1 Paint Marbling

Here goes: 
Thank you to the Inspiration Emporium for offering a $50 dollar 
Gift Certificate for the first CC#3 Challenge.  
They are sponsoring challenge #1, and all the odd
number challenges as well. One can also use the code CC3C for 
a 10% discount at the store for the duration of this challenge.
The compendium of Curiosities #3 Challenge is sponsored by The Funkie
Junkie Boutique, and the Inspiration Emporium. I can personally say both of 
these shops are awesome to purchase from. Having purchased from both
myself they provide the upmost care in service!  A big thank you to 
Tim and Mario for all their goodies as well!!

I have to say when I started my project for the Paint Marbling 
didn't have a clear idea or how it was going to turn out other than I 
started with a small vision of the little boat at sea. The twosome in 
the boat is my Grandmother and Father.  This was taken 
up at Lake Co. near Forest Lake back in the day.  I did four separate 
sheets of the the chosen colors I used for background onto Ranger Watercolour 
card stock.  I did cut individual pieces to border the inside of the small framing 
to keep with the theme and to show the marbling effect I achieved. 
The wave is made from the water color paper I used the marbling technique on.
I used the sun stencil by Tim Holtz for background behind the chosen picture.
I took the canvas off a Tim Holtz Canvas and simply used the wood for my framing.

The border is done in Alcohol inks to match the inside.
I used the new Tim Holtz Ideaology Frame and Star Trim.
I used the Shells and Starfish from Graphic 45 By the Sea Paper.
The little embellishments hanging on the pic are from Tim Holtz.
As well as the little metal wings on the backs of my figures.
The stars are from Tim Holtz.
The little pearl beads I dipped in Mushroom Alcohol ink.
The rub ons are also Tim Holtz on the background.
The word Authentic Tim Holtz.
And the corner angles are from Tim Holtz Ideology line.
I used four different Distress Paints to achieve the background 
for the marbling effect. 

Thank you to Linda Ledbetter for sponsoring the CC#3 challenges, 
and the wonderful team of ladies on the CC#3 Crew.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Varsity Man

When I started this project several weeks ago if not longer,
I had a certain idea in mind. Then I changed it up realizing
what I first envisioned wasn't going to work as well as I thought.
The little shadowbox was a candy box I received on Valentines Day.
The first thing I did with the box was sand it down inside,
and the outside edges.

I placed corragated cardboard in the background as the initial
layer. I also distressed with Vintage Photo Distress pad.
I also added Gesso in ever so lightly.
I added Red Barn Distress around the inside edges.
I also Gessoed the inside edges then I sanded them.
There are two playing cards on top of the corragated cardboard.
Then I added an ephemera piece from Tim Holtz latest releases
layered to the left side, and the a clock piece on the right.
The UpperClassmen figures for Football, and YellLeader
are from Graphic 45. My Harvard Preppy Man is from
my Grandmothers old photos.

I used Tim Holtz Letterpress Letters to spell out Varsity.
I sanded the small individual blocks,
then I used a waterbase varnish and varnished them.
The Lemon-Lime Soda cap I had. The small clip from TM,
and the small stars I colored with Mushroom Alcohol ink.
The small banner piece I cut out and added the numbers 56.
I also used an adornment from Tims Nature Adornments.
I added a small silver ballglove and key to the red/white string
from Tim Holtz also.

For The VSC Challenge Anything Goes:  http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/?p=1410

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Heart Song Shadow Box Photo Holder

I started out with a small wooden shadow box that 7Gypsies sells.
It came in a white distressed form.
The measurements are roughly 6 x 6.
I had taken the Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber Silver (Metallic) around
the edges during Christmas thinking I would make something out of it then.
This obviously did not happen. So to keep it interesting I added the color Pool,
Then Snow Cap around the edges and along the front.
I then added as an overlay Pool back in which is close to the newly released Peacock.
I would later sand down the edges to distress the actual look for a more retro affect.
In all it left a marbling look to the colors.

I used Tim Holtzs new Wallflower papers for the background
In each individual box. The actual color of Pool somehow ebbed and flowed
In the drying process and left the look of an accent to the edges.
I added Tim Holtz corners for further embellishment.
I gessosed the back of the shadowbox,
Later adding a piece of the wallflower paper,
Which I modpodged to give added protection to the paper itself.

For embellishments I added a small wooden birds nests with eggs.
I used the color cordury in the acrylic dabbers by Tim Holtz on the nest.
I used Tims latest metal embellishments a rose which I colored with alcohol inks.
I used some white resins eggs from Prima, Shabby Chic Treasures.
Along with the Letter B from Tim Holtz line: Letterpress Typographie.
The tree branch with the tiny bluebird I colored with Peacock, and added 2 small gems.

Main area of the shadowbox I used a clipboard clip from Tims new line.
I distressed it in Peacock and then sanded over the surface to distress it.
The small framing around the little boy is from Tim Holtz.
I used simple paper tape with the stamped lettering, "i love you," from Tim Holtz.
The paper heart added for measure.
I also added the feather from my own collection.
There is a small bird on the clipboard piece I colored in Peacock to add
some character.
The small pin has a tiny heart hanging from it that reads, Heart Song.
Both from Ideaology line by Tim Holtz.
Found Objects-from Tim Holtz.
The Monocle and Chain-Tim Holtz.
The picture of the little boy is a vintage photo.

This is being submitted for the latest VSC Challenge: http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc
Anything Goes.

And for http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com challenge Flights of Fancy

http://blog.inspirationemporium.com/?p=2192 For Anything Goes Challenge

We will always take a thousand steps towards that moment in time where something spectacular happens! And then we begin again! With so many more moments awaiting us!. JB

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