Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Technique 10: Tissue Wrap Flowers

This week over at Studio L3 the Challenge is:
Technique 10: Tissue Wrap Flowers

I used this challenge to make a monochromatic tag, yes there is a tag behind all that you are looking at.
It's been a while since I created a monochromatic piece and using the black and white tissue wrap inspired me to do so.
The dancing ladies is a stamp from Lost Coast Designs that just makes me smile. The tissue wrap flower and tidings bow seem to mimic the dancers headgear.

Here is a close up of the flower. I know many are posting that they had difficulty in making them look like flowers. I must confess this is my first attempt and I came out perfect.
 Almost like a paper carnation.

I think that I will use this piece as art to abandon for someone to find. 
Click here to read more about Art Abandonment.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Kindred Souls Tag Swap

I'm participating in a swap on the Kindred Souls Art Group and this is the first swap we have had. It's a one on one tag swap and complete artist choice of design. Feeling my roots a little I decided to go completely Asian in images and designs. I hope the recipient enjoys is as much I as did creating it.

What you see behind the tag is a glassine envelope that I embossed to put the tag in.

Patriotic Tag Swap

Its a PATRIOT Tag Swap over at ATT and what could be more Patriotic than our own 4th of July Celebration. That's what I used as my inspiration for the swap and these are my tags.

 A view of all 3 tags that I'm swapping.

I even embossed the glassine envelopes to put them in :)

Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 9

This week the Challenge over at Studio L3 is
Technique 9: Pocket Watch
Tim Holtz: A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2, page 35

I used this challenge to create a Patriotic piece to celebrate the upcoming 4th of July here in the 
I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. Now I just have to find a way to display it.
Until next time....

Monday, June 4, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 8!

This week the Challenge being offered up at Studio L3 is 
Technique 8: Repurposed Packaging
Tim Holtz: A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2, page 62

I used this challenge to make some ATC for the swap on the All Things Time Yahoo Group.


I took the plastic packaging from some Grunge Board and stamped on it using Stazon ink.
Then I flipped the packaging over and mounted it to card stock that I had colored with Distress Stains and Distress Inks using Glossy Accents.

This is a close up of just one of the cards. Even though I didn't add any texture to the packaging I love how the whole piece took on the slick look of the plastic.

An even closer shot.
I wish you could see the slick, wet look each ATC has. The detail of the stamp really pops behind the packaging.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Stampers Best Blog Candy Giveaway

Hey Everyone, 
Let me tell you about a great stamp company I have just discovered. Its called Stampers Best and they are just that The Best!  

I ordered a bunch of the designs for I just couldn't help myself. They are the nice deep etched rubber we all love and you have the option of getting the rubber only or already cling mounted ready to stamp. 
How cool is that? 

They are so generous they are offering to do a Blog Candy Giveaway for me too! 
You will get to choose a stamp from their New Releases...

Can you say WOW! 

Just leave a comment below and they will select a winner at random from all the comments and then comment announcing the lucky person with all the details on how to collect their prize. 

Be sure to check out their site for lots of great stamps to choose from. 
Below are some of the images that I got in my first order.

And just to make it even better, use my code: BEARCRAZYMAN
at the check out and get 10% off your first order!!!
Spend $35 and get Free Shipping.

Leave your comment now for the giveaway will end next Saturday June 9th.
Thanks for looking and good luck.