Sunday, February 27, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 33's me; running late as usual. I'll try to keep this brief as I have a presentation to prepare for tomorrow. I really tried to photograph this many times and I just can't get it to capture the colors quite right. That card base and feather are almost exactly the same color, but it's just not reading that way (feather looks more blue for some reason).

I'm submitting this for the 33rd Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities challenge. I've followed the instructions on T!ms' book; page 56 (Altered Metal Alcohol Inks).

Cardstock and feathers are all Club Scrap. Mask is my own design cut on my Silhouette.

Purple card base from Blossom Kit.
Teal panel from Expressions Kit
Yellow from Solstice Kit
Feathers from Birds of a Feather Kit

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 32

I will come back later and fill in all the juicy details, but wanted to get this posted before I leave the house today! i'm finally back online to give the 411 on this card. :). I made this for my SO's daughter who finally completed a long overdue task and has made her Father a very happy & proud man. It's a gatefold card, but I removed one of the flaps and adhered the top panel to only the upper flap. I made a pocket (for a gift card) out of the lower blue piece but didn't think to take a picture of that before giving the card to her yesterday. duh.

Paper: Club Scrap - Stratosphere, Vogue and Surf's Up Collections
Stamps: Club Scrap - Medallion and sentiment are from the Henna Kit (side note: Henna now has an amazing remix available that i must get my hands on...find it here).
Congratulations & feather are random stamps from my stash.
Ink: Tri-colored Brilliance ink pad called Peacock. Brayered onto cardstock and CS india ink for black stamping.
Embellishment: clear gem colored with my margarita green "redneck copic" (lol, Bic Mark-it's) and white inkssentials pen.
Technique: I can't tell you any specifics, but it's found in T!m's book on page 59 and its called inking and stamping masks.

A HUGE thank you to the beautiful Linda at Studio L3 for offering these challenges every week. We're winding down to the end and I and keeping my fingers crossed that I'm able to complete the rest. I have so "enjoyed the journey"!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Share The Love of Club Scrap - Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Omigosh, my first ever blog hop and boy am I EXCITED! As you probably know by now, the theme of this blog hop is Share The Love of Club Scrap.

My mushy, sweet, little luminary's are all Club Scrap products (with one tiny exception; a digital brush from House of 3). All other images/designs are from the Love Inkorporated digital kit manipulated to my liking! I've used paper from the Let Me Count The Ways (LMCTW) & Collections remix and an amazing shimmery vellum, a velvety black and a textured white, from the Vogue Kit. The beads on the pennant banner are from the Gratitude embellishment pack and all the other doodads (key/star brad/photo turn are Club Scrap, but I don't know which kits). The base is another $tree zen garden tray (as used in this post) just turned upside down.

Luminaries are cut with my Silhouette, top edges are Martha's Scalloped Dot edge punch.
Thank you so much for stopping by my little blogging corner of the world. Please contact me if you are interested in Club Scrap products or workshops in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. I'd also enjoy any feedback, so feel free to leave a comment before you go hopping on over to my friend Theresa's blog to see what Club Scrap love she has to share!

If you get lost, or missed a blog, below is the complete list of fabulous folks participating. Make sure you visit them all and comment freely!

Julie @ Cape Cod Scrapper
Connie @ Creating with Connie
Ann @ Crzymom's Tidbits
Julie @ Juju's Folly
Deb @ Lift Bridge Cards and Crafts
Chrissie @ Making Impressions ****you are here****
Theresa @ My Artistic Escape
Rachelle @ Orezonia
Erin @ Pages of Pictures
Jennifer @ Scrap Happy Sisters, Ink.
Nancy @ SquirrelyArt
Wendy @ Where the "ArT" is...

Friday, February 11, 2011

PSL Week 1 - Stencil Cards

Just a couple cards from Club Scrap kits for the PSL Week 1 stencil challenge. Above: all Arts and Crafts Greetings to Go kit plus the stencil from Adobe used w/glimmer mist on panel behind greeting.

Below: All Blossom Greetings to Go and Blossom Stencil used w/metallic purple paint.

New do!

Testing mobile posting

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 31 & Week 1 of Club Scrap's PSL

Combining efforts and making these cards using the required elements for 2 challenges...Yay, I love when i can do that. This is for CCC #31 hosted by Linda at Studio L3 using T!m Holtz book. Also submitted for Week 1 of Club Scrap's PSL (Pro Scrapbooking League).

Club Scrap Papers: Gimme A Ring (yellow), Collections (teal), Apothecary (card base).
Club Scrap Stamp: Artifacts
Club Scrap Stencil: Connections 2010 Retreat
Embellies: Mirrors from stash, square brads from Club Scrap kit Expressions
Used Compendium of Curiosities Technique called Rusted Enamel (P41) with the stencil to qualify for Week 31 of Studio L3 challenge

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 30

I found the planter/bin above at a goodwill for less than a dollar I think. Nothing special, but I loved the olde world look of it, but also thought it would look good with a shabby chic/whitewash finish. Then, along comes challenge #30 from the beautiful and talented Linda at Studio L3. This one is called altered metal with paint and is found on page 48 of T!m's Compendium of Curiosities. So, I don't know if this really counts for the challenge, but it seemed a good opportunity for me to finally do this project.

Personalized set of Thank You cards

My SO's Mother is a sweet, dear, wonderful lady who writes the most amazing Thank you notes after visiting your house or receiving a gift, etc. She has a lovely way with words and always makes your gift/deed feel extra special. She had a birthday in January and I made her a set of personalized Thank You cards. Of course, she turned right around and thanked me with one of my own cards. Anyway, I thought I'd share them here. I used a cardstock bundle I bought at Walmart some time ago with a TM of Imagine That on it (not sure if that's the brand name or the name of the design?). Very simple and thoughtful gift if you have someone special to give them to.