Posts Tagged ‘Studio L3’
Good Monday morning to everyone. How was your weekend? Our’s was a mixed bag of good things. We finalized our initial plans with our contractor so he can begin framing our unfinished basement, I finished up last minute fall chores, and stocked up on holiday colored card stock at Archiver’s buy one get one incredible sale. I must admit, I have never seen so many people crammed into a little 2 foot wide aisle before. Fellow shoppers were pleasant and we all walked away with a great deal. I also had time to catch up on my Compendium of Curiosities II challenges. This week’s challenge entry includes this week’s and last week’s techniques rolled into one fun tag. Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3 is the host. This week’s sponsor is The Funkie Junkie boutique.
This tag was so much fun to make. For this tag, I followed the instructions for two techniques in Tim Holtz’s book, Compendium of Curiosities Volume II. The first technique (last week’s technique) is called Krumpled Kraft Suede. Instructions are on page 40. This was a completely new technique for me and boy what an amazing technique it is. It was so much fun. I kept doing it over and over for a total of four times, each time in a different color. Colors used for the tags were Mustard Seed/Crushed Olive, Broken China, Vintage Photo, and Picket Fence. I love the resulting feel of the tags afterwards. It is hard to believe it is paper and not suede.
Afterwards, I picked out various stamps to create a collage. Stamps are Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous and were stamped with Ranger’s Jet Black Archival Ink. I added several Idealogy embellishments: Pen Nib, Films Strip, Tissue Tape, Muse Tokens, Mini Paper Clip, and a Plaquette. The optical lens in the center is from Red Lead. The second technique (this week’s technique) is called Alcohol Ink Palette, page 52. I applied various colors of Alcohol Ink to the filmstrip, optical lens, and the plaquette. This gave each of the elements a vintage, aged feel.
I am pleased with the results and love the eclectic elements included in this tag. I hope you do too. I am glad that I could catch up on my challenges. Each technique is fun as well as a great learning experience. I encourage you to enter yourself, entry deadline is Thursday evening. Come join the fun. Have a great day everyone! Thank you for stopping by.
Good evening everyone. I apologize that it has been since Monday since I have posted. Life threw me a few time crunch curve balls, but I am back and have several projects ready to go. Today, I have this week’s Compendium of Curiosities II challenge entry hosted by Studio L3. Every week, Linda selects a new technique challenge from Tim Holtz‘s Compendium of Curiosities II. This week is Perfect Pearls. I love this product by Ranger and have used Perfect Pearls several times before. I made a Halloween card.
This week’s challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp Superstore. I am a frequent customer and give them 5 stars for product selection and fast and free shipping. The Perfect Pearls technique is on page 53. After making two custom Perfect Pearls Palettes, I made a Halloween card and used Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls powder to enhance the moon as well as to back light the pumpkin. It is very hard to photograph, but the shimmer of Perfect Pearls is absolutely stunning in person. The assembled card is 6X6.
Card Stock: Pink Paislee
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous
Die Cuts: Sizzix
Inks: Distress and Archival Ink by Ranger
Grass Punch: Martha Stewart
Ticket Caption: Label Maker
You have plenty of time to jump in and join us in this week’s challenge. I greatly appreciate you stopping by and I will be back tomorrow with a super cool project that I made for my girlfriend’s birthday during a recent online class with Christy Tomlinson, Pumpkins and Cider. Have a great night everyone.
Good evening everyone. This afternoon I finally finished this week’s Compendium of Curiosities II entry. This challenge is hosted by Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp Superstore. Simon Says Stamp is an amazing store and has the latest product including Tim Holtz’s fall 2012 dies. I just received notification that my order (new Tim Holtz Fall Dies) were shipped this morning. This week’s technique challenge is Blended Stains. Instructions for this technique can be found on page 45 of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2 book. This book is amazing if you to use a mixture of techniques in your art. I decided this week to make a card to send as this Saturday marks the first day of fall. Pictured below is my card.
This was a fun card and the technique is one I have used several times previously. I was inspired by various pictures on Pinterest of tree canopies and thought it might be a good card idea to translate. To begin, I made several tags, each in a different color using Tim’s directions inside his book. Next, I die cut these tags into the elements seen here. I used 3 brown tags to die cut 2 Branch Tree and 1 Bird Branch, both dies are from Tim Holtz’s Alterations line. The tree canopies leaves are blended colors of oranges, reds, and yellows and were die cut from the Autumn Gatherings Decorative Strip Die also from Tim Holtz’s line of dies by Sizzix. Next, I adhered leaves using pop dots for dimension. Lastly, I cut and created the card’s layers and completed the final assembly.
Thanks for stopping by. I will be back tomorrow with another Paperie In Bloom featured project. Have a great evening.
Good afternoon everyone. How is your week going thus far? Mine has been busy but going fairly smoothly. Yesterday afternoon I had a chance to complete this week’s challenge entry for Compendium of Curiosities II Challenge hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. Each week, Linda posts a technique challenge from Tim Holtz’s latest Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2 book. This week’s technique can be found on page 44 and is called enameled stamping. This was a new technique to me. The technique was quite fun and I absolutely love the final result. I created a tag using a few of my botanical stamps in my collection.
The sunflower focal image is from LaBlanche and the background stamp is one from my stash without a manufacturer (sorry). I followed Tim’s enameled stamping technique instructions with the exception that I used Distress Markers in lieu of Distress Ink. I then dyed some Stampin Up seam binding ribbon using Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Ink and attached to tag along with a muse token.
Thank you for stopping by. Please stop back on Friday for another inspiring project idea. Have a great day!
Good evening everyone. It is almost Friday and a long holiday weekend. I just finished a few last minute touches on my canvas entry for this week’s Compendium of Curiosities II challenge hosted by Linda over at Studio L3. This week’s technique challenge is called Kraft Resist. The instructions for this week’s technique can be found on page 41 in Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Volume II. Below is my entry.
I reviewed the technique on page 42 as well as re-watched a recent video that Tim posted on his blog about Kraft resist and incorporated a couple of his techniques. I chose his bird image from the Kraft paper stash pad. I cut the card stock to 8 x10. I then completed a few variations of the Kraft resist technique. Afterwards, I stamped and heat embossed the perimeter of the card stock using the large flourishes stamp from Stampers Anonymous. Next, I distressed and inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I then thought I would try to lightly base coat the perimeter of an 8×10 canvas with Broken China Distress Stain……..the results were positive. I then thought it would be fun to try to stamp and heat emboss the edges of the canvas. I was unsure about the crispness of the image…this too worked well for the most part. Moving on, I adhered my altered Kraft resist card stock to the canvas with Ranger’s Multi Matte Medium and die cut the word soar out of grunge paper using Tim Holtz’s Word Play Sizzix Alterations Die. I then colored the letters with Broken China Distress Stain, inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and adhered letters to the canvas with Inkessentials Glossy Accents.
This project was fun, quick, and simple. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you stop back again soon. Have a great night!
Hello everyone. I had the afternoon off which provided me the opportunity to create a tag for this weeks Compendium of Curiosities II challenge hosted by Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. This week’s sponsor is The Funkie Junkie. This week’s technique is whitewash stamping. Instructions are on page 47 of Tim Holtz‘s book, compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. My entry is pictured below.
This week’s technique was new to me. I practiced a few times till I was pleased at the results.
Color Palette: Background: Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.
Butterflies embossed with Versamark and Stampin Up Espresso embossing powder
Stamps: Papillon Set By Stampers Anonymous
Embellishments: Jute from stash, Ideaology plaquette and long fasteners, and Stampin Up seam binding ribbon dyed to coordinate with Vintage Photo Distress Stain.
Once I got the hang of this technique, I found it to be a fun one and can definitely see myself using this technique in future projects.
Thank you for stopping by today. I will be back on Friday with another inspiring project. Until then, have a great rest of the week.
Good morning everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was productive and fun……..I spent much of the weekend in my creative playground, aka studio. Today, I am pleased to show you one of the projects I was busy working on, a mixed media canvas that highlight’s this month’s Paperie In Bloom, the hydrangea.
I had so much fun creating this canvas and remembered to have my camera nearby. I took pictures (below) throughout the creative process. To start, I used a primed 11×14 canvas from Michael’s.
And below is a photo of the completed and embellished mixed media hydrangea canvas. My apologies that I forgot to photograph the making of the hydrangea as I made the hydrangea and leaves prior to making the canvas. Click here for detailed instructions.
Below are some close ups. All pictures will enlarge when double clicked.
I am quite pleased with my results and I had so much fun creating this canvas and really enjoyed working with a plethora of media. I included a general list of supplies below. I have also decided to use this canvas as my entry for this week’s Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities II challenge. This week’s technique is Creative Coordinations. The technique can be found on page 61 of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. In addition, Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring this week’s challenge. I am a frequent customer of Simon Says Stamp. They have the latest and greatest, free shipping over $75, and process their orders quickly. Click here for additional information regarding the challenge.
11X14 Primed Canvas from Michael’s
Various colors of Liquitex Heavy and Soft Body Acrylic and Kaisercraft Paint
Various stencils from the Crafter’s Workshop
Various rubber stamps stamped with Ranger’s Jet Black Archival Ink
Various colors of Faber Castell Big Brush Pens
Permaball Pilot Pen for doodling
Various embossing folders from Provocraft and Sizzix
Word Play Sizzix Alterations die for lettering
Vagabond Die Cut Machine to cut and emboss letters
4 inch Styrofoam ball cut in half for hydrangea bloom
Provocraft Cricut Die Cut Machine used to cut hydrangea petals and leaves
Provocraft Creative Memories Traveler Cricut Cartridge hydrangea petal image
Provocraft Giant Flowers Cartridge to cut hydrangea leaves
Coated garden tie wire for flower stem
Inkessentials Glossy Accents
Ranger Perfect Pearls White Opal for flower centers
Stampin Up Pearls for canvas embellishments
Tiny Type Black Letter Stickers for small sized text
I think I covered everything. Feel free to email me with any questions and/or leave a comment telling me of you have tried mixed media play yourself. If you have not…….I challenge you to try it. It is quite freeing……as there are no rules and no such thing as a mistake. Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and I hope you come back again soon. Have a great day!
Hello everyone! How is your week going? Mine has been very busy. I am looking forward to the weekend in hopes to slow down a bit and catch up on my ongoing projects.
Today’s post combines both last week’s and this week’s Compendium of Curiosities II challenge as I missed the deadline last week. Last week’s technique was enameled metals and this week’s technique is Perfect Pearls mist. Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3 hosts this challenge weekly. Directions for each technique can be found inside Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. I used both techniques and made a matchbook notebook.
I followed the enameled metal technique’s directions on page 56 of Tim’s book in order to create the bird. Bird was die cut from the Bird Branch Sizzix Alterations Die.
I used Tim’s Sizzix Matchbook Alteration’s die cut from a solid yellow card stock. I embossed the front flap using Tim Holtz’s Rays embossing folder. Afterwards, I added color to the rays using Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks. Lastly, for a nice finish, I followed Tim’s Perfect Pearls mist technique on page 54 which I feel added a nice shimmer finish which unfortunately does not show up well in the photo.
Prior to final assembly, I die cut the branch from the Bird Branch Die using a scrap piece of corrugated card stock. I then adhered the layers together and added a velcro product called Hooks and Tabs from Archiver’s as a closure. Lastly, I inserted a 3m Post it note pad inside the matchbook. Upon review of my project, I realized that I forgot to add my tiny type letters to spell the word notes.
This project was completed in under 30 minutes. Overall, I am pleased with the results though next time, I would like to die cut the matchbook from mat board. I think it would hold up better.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you stop back again soon. This Friday, I am going to unveil yet another new blog feature along with a super cool DIY project. I can not wait to show you. Have a great week and see you on Friday!
Good afternoon everyone. How is your weekend going? Mine has been pretty busy as I have been working on a flower bouquet which has a few thousand small cuts. I hope to complete and showcase that project later this week. I need to stop tomorrow after work to replenish supplies that I ran out of. This afforded me the opportunity to complete my entry for this week’s Compendium of Curiosities II hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. Click here for more information. This week’s challenge is being sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique. This week’s technique challenge can be found on page 39 of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. The technique is called guilded kraft glassine, a new technique for me. Below is my submission.
I began by coloring 8 sheets of kraft glassine paper following the instructions in Tim’s book. I created 4 different color schemes: red, orange, green, and yellow. Below are close up samples. I apologize that the photos do not actually showcase the vibrancy of the guilded kraft glassine sheets.
Afterwards, I used Tim’s Sizzix Alterations Tattered Leaves die and die cut the colored sheets. I completed the technique’s remaining steps. Below are the completed guilded kraft glassine leaves. I plan to use them to surround some fall colored flameless candles come fall.
As I was cleaning up my studio’s table, I could not bear to throw away the negative from die cutting the leaves. I thought that the negative might make a good card front. For fun, I cut a mat for the negative and found that I really liked the effect. I then wondered what it would like if I were to stamp behind the negative for added interest. I used Tim’s new Autumn Blueprint stamp set to try it. I did not like the result. Instead, I found that I liked the effect on the scratch paper that I used as a mask to ensure that I did not stamp onto the card front’s mat. Because I liked the effect, I decided to create a sample card to test drive my idea. I stamped directly onto the mat as well as the interior of the negative. I really liked the sketchbook result and just love the new stamp set.
I then proceeded to select and cut coordinating card layers to coordinate with each color of guilded kraft glassine. Each card is 6X6. I used Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the images. Afterwards, I accented the corners with Ideaology Mini Fasteners and adhered an Ideology Pen Nib in the lower right hand corner of each card. I am pleased with the way the cards turned out and decided instead to submit my cards for the challenge rather than the leaves pictured above. Below once again are my completed cards. Click on image to see a larger view.
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Good evening everyone. How was your weekend? Mine went by way too fast. I had a chance today to complete my Compendium of Curiosities II challenge entry for this week. This challenge is hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter over st Studio L3. This week’s technique is called Spritz and Flick distress. Instructions for this technique can be found in Tim Holtz‘s book, Compendium of Curiosities II, on page 42. The book is chocked full of inspiration and techniques. This week’s sponsor is Simon Says Stamp. They are offering a $25 gift certificate to shop there online store. I am a regular customer with Simon Says Stamp and can attest to their awesome service and that they ship fast.
This week’s technique is a great background technique. Look into the sky region to best observe the technique. Colors I used for the background: Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed, and Forest Moss Distress Ink.
I stamped the trees using Sap Green and Olive Archival Ink by Ranger. The trees are from 2 different Stampers Anonymous stamp sets, Just Believe and Reindeer Flight.
Sentiment is Stampers Anonymous too and is from Good Thoughts and is stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger.
The birds are from a newly released Sizzix die called Birds On A Wire. I placed pop dots behind each bird prior to attaching them to tag. Like the added dimensional effect.
Lastly, I added a Thoughts Ideology Muse Token.
That’s it for today. I have been busy working on another bouquet. I hope to post that later in the week. Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you stop back again soon. Have a great evening and see you soon.