Friday, November 25, 2011

Working on More ATCs

These are two ATCs that I have done for some swaps on my yahoo groups. Hope you like them :)

This one was for a swap called "Sheet Music" I used an old Christmas music book that I found at a thrift store. I love the way it came out.

This one is for a November lottery that we do once a month on my ATC_Fun yahoo group, the theme was winter wonderland and I just love this stamp so I used it for my ATC.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's Grungy Monday again!!

I have been having so much fun with these Grungy Monday by Studio L3 challenge. So this week's challenge was to create something with the Tim Holtz Pumpkin that Tim did for Ranger in mind. He used lots of alcohol inks and metal tape to create the most beautiful pumpkin. Here is a link if you want to check it out....
Tim Holtz' Pumpkin 

So with that in mind, here is my submition for this week's challenge. I thought that I would do something that I have been wanting to do for a very long time. I made a bracelet using Tim Holtz grunge board, metal tape, alcohol inks, Idea-ology foliage metal flowers and Hitch Fastners. I also used Stampin Up's pretty brad for the middle of the flower and a bead that I got from one of the gals that joins my yahoo swaps that I host. :) So kind of her!! I also added some unique metal buttons that I had in my button stash, check it out, I'm super happy with it.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

No Cardboard or Paper Background ATCs

I am hosting a swap on one of my yahoo groups with the theme of "no paper or cardboard backgrounds" you were to make an ATC but you couldn't use paper or cardboard as the primary background for your project. I have gotten some of them in already from ladies and wow! they are really imaginative with this one. I wanted to share what I had come up withSo I went to Michael's and found these really cool plastic 8 1/2 x 11 squares with teeny tiny holes in them. I think they are used in needlepoint but not sure. I thought they would be perfect for my project. I distressed inks the background and used some of the new Tim Holtz Christmas dies and a memory box die for the fence to make a scene Christmas scene. Take a look...


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Grungy Monday #27

I finally finished my Grungy Monday challenge for this week, I know, I'm a little slow.  This weeks challenge was based off of Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas 2007 Day 6. Here is a link if you want to check it out...

I had a little trouble with this one, my mask wasn't working for me. lol.. it was fun to create this card and I love the technique. I used lots of Tim Holtz supplies again, Masks, distress inks, stamps and Perfect Pearl mists and Tattered Angels mists.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Grungy Monday #26

Ok so over at STUDIO L3 It's time for Grungy Monday again and I figured I'd partake in this weeks challenge. It looked super fun and we all know how I love Tim Holtz so here we go....
This week we were to do the technique based upon Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas day #7 ... well since I didn't do the tags last year I thought this would be fun. Here is the tag I came up with, hope you like it. :)

Products that I used were Tim Holtz (of course) distress inks, stamps, acrylic paint dabbers and masks. Also used Stampin Up stamps, Smooch paints, Staz on Ink pad and LeBlanche Stamps


I have steadily been working on my art journal and have been going to the class by Karen Bearse. It's been a ton of fun and I'm really loving all the techniques she is teaching us. It's a great time with my daughter too. We are going to bind our journals once we have enough pages to make them full so they aren't bound yet but I want to show you what I have so far. Fun fun.....
This page was done with Tim Holtz  Distress Stains Backgrounds, I added gesso behind the stain on this page it gave it a muted aged look, kinda cool

Karen always brings us fun things to work on and at this class she brought mailing envelopes, this was a fun canvas to work with. :)

This was another of the pages with distress stains, on this one I didn't use the gesso

This page was done at the Tattered Angels Glimmer mist class, but I used Tim Holtz distress stains as the background and then used the glimmer mists and a mask to do the texture, it came out  really neat I think. It's not finished yet I need to add some more but it's a start.

This is one of my favorite pages. I used a stamp from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490, the eyes in the upper left corner of this page and then cut a picture of my daughter and pastedher eye of the right eye and colored the green in my daughter's eyes brighter, it came out so cool . The quote says " It's never too late to find out who you want to be"... The background is also distress stains and then I used paint and all kinds of stuff here.

this is a page I just finished today, the background is glimmer mists and water, and I used a flower to mask the page while I sprayed so I had the big white flower spot in that lower left corner. I used a silver stayz on stamp pad to do some words in the background and then some blue also. I stamped the winged girl on a napkin and pasted her on. The other flowers are just paper flowers and I wrote some of my life morals on the outside edge of that white flower. :)

This is also a glimmer mist background, the big sunflowers are a napkin that I tore up (also a wonderful thing that Karen brought for us) Those little circles are little pieces of wood cut up and the girl is one of those wonderful Dyan Reavly stamps.

This page was from one of the first classes we did using gelatos. Those are much fun. With gelatos and water you can do so much and your backgrounds come out so pretty a vivid.

This was one of the halloween pages I did, it was around halloween so I was in the mood for spooky. Of course Karen brought that great cat cut out of cardboard and I just had to use my distress stains on it and add it to my page. lol... The spider web was just black paper, run through the cuttlebug and sprayed with glimmer mists, soo cool