Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tim Holtz Clock Assemblage

I finally made the "time" to participate in one of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenges!  When I saw a short video of all the contributors samples on Facebook via Miss Linda Ledbetter, I just knew I had to join in the fun.

This baby was tricky to photograph for sure, so I took it outside for a decent shot.

I used some resin coated tissue paper and embossed scraps from Tim that I had on hand from another project.  Never throw away those scraps, you just never know when you may "need" them!

Here you can see how crusty and grungy I made the outside of the clock.  I used layers and layers of colors and product.  

Since it is so hard to see inside with the reflection, I took a picture of the base outside of the clock.  Lots of funTim Holtz goodies inside!

Don't forget to check out this week's sponsor The Funkie Junkie Boutique for lots of good product as well!



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Little Red Riding Hood

The theme this month for the Alpha Stamps monthly kit was Little Red Riding Hood.  I had a blast creating this fun little arch.  The doors were embossed and then sanded to add texture.  I also sanded my Graphic 45 Staples to give them a bit of interest too.

Inside the doors, the mean old wolf is lurking.  I thought it was a clever way to include him while including movement, which I love to have in my work.  To see all the yummy supplies from Alpha Stamps you can check it out here.

I hope you enjoyed today's piece!


Botanical Tea Hanging

This little project for Graphic 45 was so fun and easy to put together.  I have a few of my trade secrets revealed in this post too!  The lovely Botanical Tea paper line made for a perfect pairing on this whimsical hanging that is now adorning one of my antique floor lamps. 


Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Botanical Tea Stickers
Botanical Tea Chipboard 1
Botanical Tea Chipboard 2
Ornate Metal Keyholes
Ornate Metal Key
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Metal Butterflies
May Arts Ribbon
White Gilders Paste
White Eyelets

In order to make my chipboard pieces more substantial I added eyelets and covered the edges in white gilders paste.  While you cannot see it in this shot, I also covered the backs of the chipboard with coordinating paper, in case they we seen.  

Sometimes it is a challenge to cut your paper into an odd shape.  I often find that my edges are just a little bit wonky, so I have to disguise it.  In this Botanical Tea Hanging, I did just that.  The oval of paper I used to back my hummingbird sticker was not cut perfectly people, but thanks to my clever use of stickels you can hardly tell.  I simply covered my errors up with this handy glitter glue.  


Another trick I used on this project was the use of gilders paste to make my metals with different finishes look cohesive.  You would never know that they don’t match with my sneaky cover up.  What, no gilders paste in your stash….try acrylic paint, which works too!