Saturday, 17 May 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - May (It always starts with an idea)

Hello again,
I had so much fun with this month's tag.  I had an idea. Science, Medicine and Research. This tag actually coincided with National Nurses week as well. 

It started with the Laboratory paper stash, and a large #12 manilla tag and it just grew from there. Tim's tutorial this month was to encourage us to dip into our coveted stash of trinkets.  I had a cadeceus laying on my desk that I had cut out on my Silhouette. I did the faux tarnished silver technique on it.

Below you can see the tarnished silver caduceus better. The bottle is clearly for art plastic

And on to the front of the project... The Compendium of Curiosities 3challenge this time is distress glitter. Glitter, like sand, gets everywhere. I don't use it very often (with good clutzy reason). The great thing about the distress glitter is it doesn't "fly" around everywhere and is easy to clean up a whole entire jar that dumped out. Not that I would know anything about that...umm yeah, anyway.

I took the rock candy clear glitter and tinted it with Juniper alcohol ink, then I tinted the left overs with pitch black. That's such a fun technique. Tim Holtz had a tutorial on it last year. Instant any color glitter you want. Sweet.

I really didn't mean to post so many pictures, but I really like how this project turned out. I am linking it to the following challenges... ( m is for May, medical and monochromatic)

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge

Hi everybody,

Great news! Linda Ledbetter is hosting the 3rd Compendium of Curiosities challenges. I want to play along this time. She has some great sponsors and a wonderful team to showcase each biweekly challenge taken from Tim Holtz' latest book.

This time it is sponsored by Imagination Emporium. You can check out the details here...

Paint Marbling. Love this technique. So fun and messy and you get different results every time.
It's no secret that I am obsessed with tropical and nautical stuff, so of course, I used my new Nautical Blueprints stamps on my challenge piece. Hope you like it as much as I do.

I made 2 separate marbled sheets, one "water" one "sand".

Friday, 2 May 2014

Urban Scrapbook's May Scrapbook Page

Hi readers,

Today I want to share the May scrapbook page challenge for Urban Scapbook. You can see the other pages here...

We were given the Basic Grey "Mon Ami" collection by Kelly Purkey to work with. I find the hardest part of the challenge, is finding an existing photo to coordinate with the papers. This month's theme was to celebrate moms or that special female person in your life. 

I edited a photo to a black and white vignette with a splash of color in the middle. The "urban skyline" background was perfect for the river valley backdrop in the photo. The picture was taken at my eldest daughter's high school graduation banquet in 2009.