Friday, September 24, 2010

CCC #15 Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge

Week 15 for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge and this week it is Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge.  I used a Pearl Ink Dabber on grungeboard, Stream and Wild Plum inks with Pearl Mixative. I really like the result of this technique, it is one of my favourites so far.  Because I am making a technique book, I did not want to put too much onto this, so I stamped a couple of times with StazOn Midnight Blue and added a vellum piece and this lovely quote from Mother Theresa. 

Many thanks to Linda Ledbetter at Studio L3 who is hosting the challenge - it is certainly getting me to reach into my cupboards and pull out things that are collecting dust!  Hop over to Linda's blog, Studio L3, to see some amazing art and dust off your inks and join in, its not too late!  Have a great day - Cheers!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Buttons

The theme this week for Mixed Media Monday is 'Buttons.'  I got a bit carried away with the button stamp!  Cheers!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Soartful - PARIS!

'Paris' is the theme for the Saturday Soartful challenge this week.  I  have never been to Paris but it is certainly on my 'bucket list!'  I was playing with some of my postage stamp outlines and came up with this ATC.  Bonjour!


Not sure who this glamorous  beauty is or where I got her pic from, but she definitely looks like a pinup girl.  This is my entry for Sunday Postcard Art. Have a wonderful Sunday!  Cheers!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CCC #14 and I WON!!

It is week 14 of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge.  Each week, our splendiferous host, Linda Ledbetter at Studio L3 posts a challenge from The Compendium; everyone who enters has a chance to win a fabulous stash of goodies and I was the lucky week 13 winner!!  It is a prize package of all things Tim - including an autographed stamp!  This week the challenge was Basic Masks.  I used a mini flourish mask; crushed olive and tumbled glass distress inks and various stamps.  Hope you can join in or at least take a look at some of the amazing art.  Have a wonderful week

Friday, September 10, 2010

4x4 Friday - Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces is the theme on 4x4 Friday.  It is a good exercise to go through the bit box once in a while.  Have a great Friday!  Cheers!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Compendium of Curiosties Challenge - week #13

The Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, week 13 at Studio L3, is from page 65 of said compendium, Grungepaper Flowers!  Who doesn't like getting grungy?  All pieces were cut from TH dies.  I used Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge and Tumbled Glass distress inks. Thanks for looking and do check out all of the fabulous artwork from this week's challenge, it will knock your grungy socks off - OK maybe your socks aren't grungy, but I have managed to get ink everywhere - how did it get on my socks? I must have had an itchy foot in the middle of my creation!  Cheers!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Theme Thursday - Square

Square is theme this week at Theme Thursday; create anything in the square format.  My piece is 3 x 3 - it started out 4 x 4 but a little trim here and a little trim get the picture.  The clipart is from Tumble Fish Studio. 

When I saw this bottle of  'Toilet Water' I had to chuckle!  When I was young, our family was visiting some friends of my parents and my little sister dumped a whole bottle of toilet water into their toilet thinking it was a very fancy way of making your toilet smell nice!  My parents were mortified when it was discovered and our visit quickly came to an end but I always smile when I hear "Eau de Toilette or Toilet Water!"

 Hope your day brings some chuckles and good memories - cheers!

CCC #12 - Chipped Enamel

Week 12 of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge at Studio L3 and this week it is page 44, Tim's Chipped Enamel technique.

For my first attempt, I dug some metal pieces out of my stash and followed directions and ended up with a giant mess, all of the texture rubbed off even though it was completely cooked.  My dear hubby decided to get involved and we tried again.  He carefully cleaned all of the metal pieces to make sure the surface had no oils on it and after blowing distress embossing powder all over the kitchen we came up with a few pieces that sort of worked.  I have distress embossing powder everywhere - oh well, the kitchen needed a good clean up anyway!

I used a piece of textured grunge paper for the background and it is a good thing this material is so forgiving... it has been inked, painted, washed, painted and painted and inked -  Great testament to the durability of this product!

The words are from ArtChix.  I hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer and that we can all scatter a little joy today - Cheers!

Gingersnap Creations #69 - Ancient Ages

The theme this week at Gingersnap Creations is 'Ancient Ages.'  

Stamps: statue, column and goddess stamps are from a now defunct company, Lazar Studiowerx.  Other background stamps used were from Old Island Stamp Co.  
Paper:  I used Blue Bayou and Whisper White cardstock. 
Inks:  Blue Bayou, Buckaroo Blue & Going Gray SU inks as well as Weathered Wood Distress Ink.