Thursday, October 27, 2011

My First Grungy Monday Challenge

Over at Studio L3 they have this cool challenge each week called "Grungy Monday" it's usually some sort of Tim Holtz based challenge. This is the first time I have participated, I have always wanted to but just haven't had a chance to sit down and really do one. I'm super excited about it too. This week they challenged us to do "Perfect Distress" which is usually some sort of perfect pearls and ink combo, it gives your work a shiny and cool look. Here is what I came up with for this one. 
I used the distress inks on the edges and in all the stamps in the background and then added copper and rust perfect pearls over those. I added the Memory Box butterfly die and the Tim Holtz rosette flower.  Fall is my favorite time of year so I'm kind of stuck on the fall colors. :)


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Shelf Is Done

Well here is my finished re-done shelf. I kept the color because I thought it was a great color and the distress on it was super cool too so I just changed the roosters. I just need to find the perfect knob to finish it off. :) Hope you like it.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Re-Doing This Shelf

One of my Favorite things is going to thrift stores and finding fun things to put in my craft room. So today I found this great shelf and I'm going to re-do it. Come back tomorrow to see what I did with it. It's almost done as we speak!!! :) I'm excited. p.s. you can see my daughter's journal page in the upper right hand corner of this picture too, she is still working on it. hehe... 


More Fun Tags

So tags have been my new fun thing. I really have had a ton of fun making tags lately and I never really thought I would enjoy them. Anyway, I joined a swap in my Altered Journal class, we are swapping tags this month. Take a peek at the tag that I did for the class, hope everyone likes them.

One Last Fabric Journal Tag

So it seems I missed someone and needed one more tag for the fabric journals. Here is the last tag that I did, sorry to that person that I missed but hopefully this fun tag will make up for it. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Steampunk Tags

Today I have been working on some really cool steampunk tags for a swap on my yahoo group All Things Tim. I'm super excited (and a little nervous) because the list mom Gloria is going to send one to Tim Holtz himself. WOWZA!!!  Hope you like the tag I have come up with.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Last of the Fabric Tag Book Swap

Well, I finally finished the tags and fabric pages that I needed to for the swap that I'm in. Here are the last of them, these will go to their owners hopefully tomorrow or Saturday!! YAY! Can't wait to get all mine and put my fabric book together. This will be my first fabric one.

The fabric behind these is the fabric that I will be sending along with them. Each person will get a tag along with the fabric and some lace edging that I picked out.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Raven ATC

This ATC is for a swap on one of my groups with the theme Ravens.  I used some paper with the swirl resist and the LE Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads and the bird was punched out of cardboard (which I got from a class I took this past month from Karen Bearse, thanks Karen!!) and I painted the raven black and used distress stain picket fence on a stamp for the patterns on the raven. It came out pretty funky and cool.

Working on a Few Swaps

I have been steadily trying to catch up on some of my swaps that I have joined. I still have quite a few to work on too. lol.. Needless to say, I've been a little behind lately. Anyway, I did finish another charm swap on one of my groups, the theme was Christmas, so we each had to make two sets of 8 Christmas Charms. These are the two different charms that I made.

Ok so this first charm was made from a real  piece from a pinecone and looks much better in person lol... It came out pretty cool I think, I covered it with some gloss and punched a hole, used the wire and added a leaf bead and small wire bead up top.

These charms were fun to so, I made them out of felt and I had found these really cool metal circles with Christmas sayings on them at a craft store for 75% off. I thought they made a cool addition to these charms.

Monday, October 3, 2011

What' I'm working on now.... besides cleaning my craft room

Well, I have been slowly trying to clean up my craft room, but I really don't think I'm getting anywhere. I'm usually a pretty tidy person but lately my craft room has gotten kind of messy and the fascinating thing is... It's not really bothering me!!! haha! 
Ok, so I was talking to my friend Deanna today about this box I have been working on. I've been trying to do a little bit of work on it every time I'm in my room so it's coming along slowly, I'm not sure if I'm happy with it so any advice/feedback is truly appreciated. I got this bright idea to make my own box for my Tim Holtz Distress Inks and the pads and dabbers. I had this shoe box that was just the perfect size for what I wanted so I covered it with cardboard paper and grunged it up. I used mostly Tim products but threw some other things in there too. It's not done yet, I want to add a knob of some sort on the front and I need to glue the lid to the side so it opens and shuts. Feedback PAHLEEASE!! :-p Thanks all!!

This is the top of the lid

This is the front of the box where I need to add a knob

This is the inside, I made a divider and shelf inside for the ink pads and covered them with Tim paper.

This is the inside with my dabbers in, I know the box won't hold all the distress inks once I have more but it was a fun project anyway.