Saturday, May 17, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #2 Distress Glitter.

I have to say I am really enjoying the process of the individual
challenges. So here we are on Challenge #2 Distress Glitter!!
I love this glitter! It isn't hard to work with and what beautiful
colors and contrasts to play with. The lovely Linda Couglin and the Funkie
Junkie Boutique is sponsoring all the even number challenges with a $25 gift certificate.
A big thank you to Linda Ledbetter again and the Curiosity Crew of Ladies!

I loved that I could stack the smaller framing around the larger
and the fact they complimented each other. I used my mom's high school graduation
photo for this piece. I used a piece of clear masking plastic from Tim Holtz
to act as a covering for her photo.

I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the backing of the larger wood framing.
On the smaller frame I used Antique Linen. I furthered distressed the background
frame with Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges. I lightly coated the
background wood with varnish. For the frame I used Antique Linen Distress Ink
on the wood, and then used Antique Distress Glitter. I went over the Antique Glitter
with Vintage Photo Distress and Black Soot.

My mother loves the ocean. So I went with Sand & Sea by Sizzix Alterations.
I used Pumice Stone Distress Ink & Pumice Glitter on the Sea Horse.
The little wood heart I used Festive Berry Distress Ink & Festive Berry Distress
Glitter. I used Black Soot on the edges. The Starfish I used Spun Sugar Distress Ink
& Distress Glitter. I went around the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
The Metal Heart afixed at the top of the frame is from Prima Vintage Trinkets.
The ribbon is a special ribbon I bought here locally sometime ago.
I used wording I had that reads: I love you. I used a small piece of Distress Paper,
used Antique Linen Distress Ink lightly over it and covered
it with Glossy Accents. I accentuated the wording with a small brass framing.

Here are the links to the current challenge & FunkieJunkieBoutique.

Thank you for stopping by!!! Enjoy the Journey.


Monday, May 5, 2014

12 Tags of 2014-May

Hello and Welcome!

This is my tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 --the month of May.
I mainly used remnant pieces I had to make this particular tag.
I used a marbling effect for the background out of three different
distress paints.  I used plain grunge paper underneath the individual
pieces which are layered with Tim's distress paper in various colors.
I did sand the backgrounds on the small pieces gently.
I used three colors to try and blend in with the background on the tag

The small little girl is a random photo from the 50's I purchased sometime
ago.  The arrows are from Tim's new embellishments. As well as the
butterfly and the framing around the little girl. I did cut out some tiny
pieces from Wallflower collections for the tag.  I did use some distress
paint on the heart, wing, crown and the word Remember.
I used some feathers, birds and tiny flowers.

All the embellishments are from Tim Holtz except
the heart. I love all the new items released this year!
(Actually I love all of Tim's Items!)