Sunday, August 31, 2014

Assemblage Clock Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 10

Back with another Linda Ledbetter Compendium Challenge.  This time the sponsor is The Funkie Junkie.  The prizes for this challenge are just awesome.  There are still plenty of projects in the book if you want to join in the fun!

The little fairies are Found Relatives that I plunked in their tart tin boat.  I love using these guys.  I wasn't able to put the glass back in my clock(the tin was too big), so that allowed me to flow more flowers out of the front.
I used gesso and Distress Paint, in Bundled Sage and Forrest Moss, to cover the clock.  Once it was dry I alcohol ink to age it a bit.  The background is from the Wallflower paper.

This was super simple to make.  The fairy boat to the longest and I had already done that part earlier!
I love to alter clock and will have a Halloween one to show you shortly.  Be sure to check back!
Unruly Paper Arts- Take Flight
Frilly and Funkie Summer Garden Challenge

What have you been crafting?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tim Holtz style ATCs

A Vintage Journey blog is having a touch of Tim challenge.  They want us to create ATCs.  I made some ballerina ATCs a while back and I always forget how much I enjoy making them.
This ATC started as an oops tag.  I used some crackle texture paste on the bottom of a manila tag and decided I didn't like how it looked.  It has been sitting on my desk for month.  I trimmed it to ATC size and used Distress Stain in Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, and Weathered Wood. I used my Harlequin Stencil with Black Soot distress ink on top.  Remnant rubs and a vial label add detail to the top.  A rosette with a shrink plastic skull finish this card.

This little witch is from Lisa's Altered Art.  The background on this ATC is tissue wrap spritzed with Distress Ink and Dylusions.  The top is a pediment die cut using the painted industrial technique.
Tattered tulle adds to the creep factor on this card.  I love the pink and black.  Not your traditional Halloween colors.

 I did one non Halloween card too.  The background on this one has Distress Embossing powder.  A teeny Paula bow is on the side.  I just love these birds.

I hope you enjoyed my ATCs.
What have you been crafting?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mini Album using Echo Park's Sweet Girl

I love to read and I love to craft, but I love nothing more than this...
My awesome little girl is the best thing since sliced bread.  
I was really good about scrapbooking her first year and then I fizzled.  I am getting back into it, but looking at my photo backlog usually sending me running for the hills.  
I decided rather than worry about doing them chronologically I would just scrap them as I feel like it.  That's why you date the pages right?
I made this great mini album using Echo Park's Sweet Girl line.  This post has a ton of photos-starting ....NOW!
I started with a Melody Ross mini album.  Most of the pages are completely recovered.
This is the front cover.  Some bakers twine helps define the clothes line.  A big Prima flower and some tiny forget me nots are on the bottom, along with a row of teeny pompom trim.

I used lots of foam tape to raise elements throughout the album.  I also aged the paper by using Distress Ink in Antique Linen.  

The hounds tooth on the side here is part of the original Melody album.  

I love this fluffy ribbon trim.  A rosette and vintage button give it just the right amount of sunshine.   

No album is complete without some washi tape.

Many of the stickers are a heavy chipboard.  

Vintage yellow pompom trim.  

Handmade rose and petals.  More washi tape and forget me nots.  

There's the ruffle ribbon in yellow.  I just glued the chipboard letters right to it.  

Crepe paper poppy.  

Tulle trim in red and gray.

More bakers twine to make the banner.

Vintage red pom pom trim and a big lady bug.

The back cover is the original cover.  I just added the sweet girl embellishment to it.  
Now I just need to add the photos.
Thanks for sticking with me on this  post!
Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog Anything Goes Challenge
Try It on Tuesday Use your stash challenge
What have you been crafting?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Soiled Dove Wall Hanging

I had so much fun putting together this little wall hanging.  I just love Lisa's Altered Art.  Her images and sentiments are just perfect.  I use them all the time.
The back piece was cut from so chipboard that had been used previously, but needed a face lift.  The piece that my lovely lady is mounted on is actually an old beer coaster.  I love using coasters on my crafts.   They are a great size and thickness.
I am not sure if you can tell from the picture, but that is a real feather on her headband.  
You can see the edge of the coaster has been inked up using Black Soot Distress Ink.  The tulle ribbon is from Maya Road.  
A vial label and remnant rubs added another bit of wit to the hanging. You can also tell from the shadow her foot makes that I used foam tape to raise her off the coaster.  The background paper is from Pink Paislee.  I used Distress Paint in Picket Fence and Weathered wood around the edges to age it.  I also spritzed it with my Distress Spritzer using my Black Soot Marker.  
I am entering this lovely lady into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Upcycle Challenge.
What have you been crafting?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

12 tags of 2014 August- The Muse Speaks

Tim Holtz has posted his tag for August.  He encouraged us just to play and let the creative muse speak to you.

My muse was loud today.  I used Peacock Feathers, Pickled Raspberry, and Scattered Straw distress stains.  I sprayed them on the tag to get big bursts of color and runny drips.  I ran my Scattered Straw ink around the entire tag to fill in the blanks. 
I adore this stamp from Dina Wakley.  I think it is one of my favorites.  She just looks bad ass.  I stamped her in Archival Ink.  I added a bit of washi tape to the side to add some more layers.  
The crown was made with mica and there is a tiny compass on it to always guide her in the right direction.  The paint circles were made using black acrylic and white Distress Paint.  You can see a tiny bit of stenciling up here too.  The blue wooden circle is a game piece (I have no idea what game it came from) with a remnant rub sentiment.  
I used texture paste through my Dyan stencil on top of the washi tape and a bit more in the bottom corner.  
I dipped my paint brush into my Distress Paint and flicked it all over the tag.  I roughed up the edges and then ran Black Soot Distress Ink all around.  The soda top "j" reminds me that this tag is for me! 
I colored the brads using white embossing powder that had a drop of alcohol ink in it.  I didn't want them to be glossy so after I heated them I smashed them into my craft sheet.  Once they were cool I ran Black Soot ink on top.  
The crinkle ribbon was colored with the three Distress Stains and stenciled using Black Soot.  
I know this is totally different from what Tim produced, but this is what my muse said to do!
I hope you enjoy it.
What have you been crafting?

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Guest blogger today!

Today I have a very special project to show you.  While I was looking at all of my blogs I follow I discovered that Simon Says Stamp is having a week for kids.  My daughter, Kathryn, was up to the challenge.  Here is her entry into the contest.
I think I have a budding artist on my hands.  She already has her own art journal too! 
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what the next crafty generation has been working on.


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I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.