CC3C #7 Painted Industrial

Image you may have noticed that the previous post said CC3C #4 and this one is #7.  Where did #5 and #6 go?  Remember how I said that I was not going to purchase any additional supplies this year? Well, if I don't have everything I need to complete a challenge, then I skip it and hope I can participate in the next one.

So, Hurrah! I had everything I needed to complete this wonderful Painted Industrial challenge and I really love this technique.  In fact, I thought my soon-to-be 11 year old grandson would love it, too so my project is his birthday card.  He reads incessantly (and NOBODY is complaining about that!) so I thought he would enjoy a tag bookmark that matched the card.

I hope you enjoy this project. If you would like more information on the techniques we are working through, purchase Tim Holtz' latest book, Compendium of Curiosities III...he will even sign it for you if you buy though thislink!

Each odd-numbered challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium where t…

CC3C #4 Layered Stencils with Texture Paste

This challenge took more thought than actual time in completing the project.  As some of you may know, I suffer from neuropathy in my feet and I have a difficult time walking.  I'm always looking for shoes that are comfortable and that supply enough support.  I had a pair of clogs that I wore when I was going through Esthetics training...the typical 'nurses' shoe.  I know the saying goes that we can wear white after Memorial Day, but trust one should wear white clogs unless the occasion warrants it.

All this intro is leading to my project.  I decided to alter my clogs in a way that also fulfilled this week's challenge.  So, Ta Dah! On to the show!

Here are the original shoes.  Very white (and very large!) They are made of some type of poly material. 

Knowing that Distress Paints are not reactive with water once they are dry, I decided that would be the way to go to 'paint' my shoes.  Because my closet is full of varying shades of green and a whole lotta …

CC3C #3

Here I am again with the third project in this challenge using a faux tea rose. We are not posting instructions on the techniques of the challenge in order to insure that people who want to learn buy Tim Holtz' fabulous book from where we get all our inspiration!

I skipped #2 because it used a product that I did not own and I have vowed to not purchase any more art supplies until I make a good dent in those that I already own.  However, this week's challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium.  If I win the $50 gift certificate, I can buy enough new products to ensure I never have to skip a challenge again!

On to the Challenge!

Products used: Distress Ink pads in forest moss and frayed burlap, Distress Paints in bundled sage and picket fence, Ranger's Archival Ink in Jet Black, Ranger's Inkssentials Glossy Accents, My stash: 6X6 chipboard panel, hand-dyed paper, sage ribbon, quote stamp.

UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner of this biweekly challenge!  I'm reall…

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge

I finally stepped out in faith and decided to join an art challenge.  I've been struggling with my muse lately and evidently I am muse decided to step out of the picture and not let me beat her up anymore.

In an effort to regain my artistic desire, I am joining this challenge hosted by Linda Ledbetter of Studio L3. All of the challenges will be based on the 34 techniques from Tim Holtz's latest book, Compendium of Curiosities 3.

So, without further ado, here is my submission for the first challenge sponsored by Inspiration Emporioum.  The prize is a $50 gift certificate!  Even though I've vowed to not purchase any new supplies this year, I don't think I would have an ethical problem with spending a gift certificate.

Hope you follow along on this journey...I'm excited to be back in the studio after a long, dry, non-creative spell.

Back to bloggin'...again!

In preparation for Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 Challenge, I'm back to hittin' the blog site.  Never was much of a blogger, but I have to have some place to share pics of my challenge pieces.  Who knows...maybe this time writing on my blog will take!

Tattered Florals Challenge

I am doing something that I have never done before. I am actually submitting a piece of my art to an artists challenge.  I procrastinated and left it until almost the very last day, but I pulled it together even though I am 4000 miles away from home (and all my craft supplies) and I finished it!

The challenge was to use Tim Holtz' tattered florals was that simple...make something using the die.  I decided that my project would be to use the die on recyclables.  I chose two different Teavana tea packages, a Kleenex box, and an aluminum soda can. I used buttons for the centers and placed them on a recycled styrofoam ring covered with recycled ribbon.

So here, for your viewing pleasure is my first ever completed challenge!