Thursday, August 26, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 11

The challenge continues...we are on week 11 and the ever lovely Linda at Studio L3 has chosen a most wonderful technique called Blended Batik which is featured on page 36 of T!m's A Compendium of Curiosities book.

I chose to do my card in silvery blues & greys because looking back, so many of my submissions were red and yellow and orange (which is really not me at all). So, hold on while i bore you with all the details (that i can share). The flower shapes are from Outlines Rubber Stamps which I cut on my QK Silhouette (my most favorite toy...i mean tool, ever!) as is the leafy vine image. The flowers were inked with Broken China & Pumice Stone distress inks. The buttons and the butterfly bookmark are from my stash. Most of the papers are from Club Scrap's Destinations kit (with the silver from the Culinary kit). 2 of the stamps used on the flowers are also Club Scrap (Henna & Michael Strong Paisley kit), the other flower uses the friend definition stamp from Hero Arts...they are sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist (which is an absolute must to own..i use it VERY frequently). The ticket is made with Autumn Leaves ticketed stamp set. Oh...and last but certainly not least, there's a hint of faded jeans distress stickles near the bottom.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 10

Hello all...I hope you are having a good week! I was finally inspired for Linda's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge tonight looking at my photos from Stampaway 2010. One of the booths had some Wizard of Oz themed cards and I instantly thought, what needs stickles more than a pair of ruby red slippers??? So, here's the card I made. The paper is all from Club Scrap (Black is from Cruisin Kit, Red is from Ornamental Kit, Yellow is from Common Threads Kit and the tiny Silver is from Culinary). I ran the yellow thru Tim's brick embossing folder and sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist. The ruby red slippers were manipulated a bit in PSE and then printed out and then covered with rock candy distress stickles. The wand is made from a narrow strip of grungeboard that's been inked with Black soot. The phrase is from a stamp set called "You Go Girl" made by The Paper Company Studio and was snagged recently on a visit to Big Lots. Thanks for looking.....Thank goodness tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 9

Here i am again, just getting this submitted under the wire and also I have a confession to make. I think Tim's products are wonderful and I own many and want to own just about all of them.......exception: distress crackle paint. I am not a fan. It dries up and becomes useless. I'm not the only one who has had this problem, so I do not have any that I can use and I don't plan to buy it again unless the formula is improved. So, i had to improvise with another crackle product that is a two step process and the results aren't nearly as cool...what's a girl to do.

This "handsome devil" is my SO as a child (isn't he precious?) I took a scan of an old photo and added devil horns (which you can't even see) and colored his shirt red in Photoshop. I coated corrugated cardboard with silver paint, then a layer of crackle medium and finally top-coated with a red. I REALLY need to invest in some good quality paints (like Claudine's), but again, i used what i had on hand. The flames and pitchfork were found online and cut with my QK Silhouette and the Grungeboard letters were painted with the same silver paint under the red. Although you can't tell it, i inked the mesh with mustard seed and the handsome is inked with spiced marm. There are probably many more layers and such i could add, but I'm tired and I think I'm afraid of ruining what I do have. TFL

Stampaway USA 2010

I attended the Stampaway Convention yesterday and walked and walked and walked for miles marveling at all the amazing products and artists in this industry. I saw a few familiar faces, like Judi Watanabe, Paula Best, MaryJo McGraw, and I searched in vain for Jennifer McGuire (I guess she wasn't demo-ing anywhere because I asked around!). Anyway, so.....the highlight would have to be finally "meeting" the stamping GOD that is T!m Holtz. I didn't actually get a chance to talk with him, but I did manage to get a couple copies of his CofC book signed for myself and my sister. He is so gracious and so personable...I'm not sure he took many breaks and he just kept churning out beautiful piece after beautiful piece and all with a smile. I just didn't have the nerve to initiate an introduction, but I did talk briefly with Mario who is just as nice as I expected.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 8

Inked Grunge - I'll have to admit that I've owned grunge paper for several months and never used it...shame on me! So, imagine my delight when I saw what the wonderfully talented Linda over at StudioL3 was issuing us CofC Challenge fans to do.

These are 2 pinwheels (not working pinwheels mind you) that I'll probably use as plant picks/decorations at my most favorite time of the year.....Halloween. I had fun with this one! Hope you did too.

Monday, August 2, 2010

CKC is Coming to Cincinnati!!!

Join us for a weekend of scrapbooking and more where you can enjoy shopping, classes, and chances to win at our newest location—CKC-Cincinnati!Register online now through Monday, August 30 at 9:00 pm at our website: Plus, receive a FREE gift and FREE magazine subscription when you register online (free items available only through online registration).

Thursday, September 9
Vendor Faire: not open; classes: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; CK Sketches Workshop 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Friday, September 10Vendor Faire: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; classes 8:30 am to 8:30 pm; Friday Celebration Crop 7 pm to 11:30 pm.

Saturday, September 11Vendor Faire: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; classes 8:30 am to 5:30 pm; Super Saturday Crop 7 pm to 11:30 pm

Vendor Faire daily pass pricing: Adults and children ages 10 and up: $10 at door (see web site the week before the event for discount coupons); seniors ages 65 and up: $7; children ages 9 and under: no charge

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 7

I sure am tired today...we spent the day on the Whitewater River in a canoe...great fun, but tiring. And i got home only to realize I hadn't finished or posted this weeks challenge....yikes. I really had to rush this one and I'm not pleased with quite a few aspects of it, I like to say..."there are no mistakes in art".

So, without further is my entry for the challenge that the lovely Linda over at StudioL3 is hosting. It features my dear sweet boy, Maxwell Smart (or just Max for short). I'm planning to use this as a scrapbook page embellishment, so I started out by printing a bunch of words that I think of when I think of Max onto a 12" long strip of Club Scrap paper (old paper...from the Bugs collection). I inked it with all kinds of lovely DI's and then colored my fabric thickers with Shabby Shutters. The Filmstrip was cut with my QK Silhouette from some white cardstock which I inked with Black Soot. The fragment...well, that's the secret this week; but the answers can all be found in T!m's wonderful Compendium of Curiosities (this particular technique is on page 55), so go out and get yourself a copy for pity sake!!!