Saturday, November 15, 2014

Believe - CC3 C15

It's time for Challenge #15 over at Linda Ledbetter's blog. She has been hosting the challenges from Tim Holtz's book: A Compendium of Curiosities Vol III. Linda and the Curiosity Crew create fabulous project as examples for us to get our creative minds working. All you need is Tim's book and turn to page 36.

Also Joy and family over at Inspiration Emporium are giving a $50 shopping spree to a lucky winner.

My take on this project is a Christmas picture frame blessed with Christmas goodness. Take a look:

The frame measures about 8.5 by 11 so could easily be used in a wooden or metal picture frame. I can see family pictures being used in the cabinet card frame over the years.

This project was so fun and now I have something ready to use for Christmas 2014 - Judy.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November Tag - 12 tags of 2014

Here is a look at Tim's fabulous tag for November with so much "fallness" to it. 

One great thing about creating the 12 tags is it gives me a chance to use his latest products plus learn new techniques. Thanks Tim!!

For my take on his November tag, I followed his steps closely plus I love using corrugated cardboard for projects so I really enjoyed this one. Oh well, I enjoy them all even without cardboard!!

Here it is:

I couldn't resist playing with the cut out of the leaf and adding a little goodness to it.

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2014 - November

Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas Ornaments for Scrapbooking

Oh, I am already thinking about Christmas and scrapbook pages. I always enjoy adding handmade items and tags for my pages. 

The ornaments are added to the upper right corner of the page and are from the TH Mini Blueprints 5 CMS 170 set with lots of distress glitter added for sparkle. Christmas means lots of sparkle to me!! The stencil is TH Hollybough. Wow, I am so happy I have something ready for my Christmas 2014 scrapbook pages - Judy!


Simon Says Monday Challenge: Ornaments

Spread Your Wings and Fly

Do you like things that fly? Well then you might enjoy a challenge with bugs, bees, and butterflies. I am entering a big tag that features butterflies. Take a look:

I used a big tag so I could give the butterflies lots of room to fly. They were cut from pages of an old book so they are very delicate. Their edges are inked with vintage photo.

The tag is filled with lots of encouragement to spread your wings and fly.

TH Lattice die
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
Distress Crackle Paint
TH Film Strip Ribbon
TH Ornate Plates
TH Sizzix spring greenery decorative strip
Background Paper: Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Collection - Butterfly Kisses

I'm entering:

Country View Challenge: Bugs, Bees, and Butterflies

 Challenge: Bugs, Bees, and Butterflies over at Country View Challenges

Friday, November 7, 2014

Riding on Wings - Colored Crackle, CCC3, C14

It's that time again, Linda Ledbetter is hosting Challenge 14, Colored Crackle from page 53 of Tim Holtz' book A Compendium of Curiosities 3. 

Also Linda Coughlin owner of The Funkie Junkie Boutique is the sponsor of this challenge and is offering a $25 shopping spree to one lucky winner.

Here's my project for the challenge with lots of colored crackle going on with the five dragonflies. 

Each dragonfly is giving a small fairy a ride on its wings.

They are buzzing over the fairy house.

A very young fairy waits in the window flower box for a ride.

A color crackled tree holds the title for the post.

Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Harvest - framed distress watercolor

I been working on a new project today with watercolor. I learned the technique from Tim Holtz' book,  A Compendium of Curiosities Volumne III. 

No, I am not a Vincent van Gogh but I still find the distress watercolor interesting and fun. Here's my project.

The stamp is by Stampin Up and was stamped with archival ink then water-colored with TH distress markers and a watercolor pen. 

I'll share a few pics of the progress. The frame was cut from cardboard and embossed using the Textured Leaf folder. I did apply distress ink to the folder before I embossed. I didn't want the frame to overpower the stamped image of the project so I used a very light stoke of watercolor on the leaves. 

The leaf attached in the lower left corner of the frame was cut from corrugated cardboard using the Layered Leaf die. TH distress paint was then applied by dabbing it on to get down in the crevices. 

Another option could have been to cut some from cardboard or grunge board then emboss them with the Layered Leaf embossing folder but I wanted something a little different and decided to go with the corrugated cardboard. 

The "harvest" stamp is from Ali Edwards and was stamped on a piece from TH tattered banners. A little vintage photo distress ink was inked on the edges of the banner. The acorn and branch are pieces from Maya Road Autumn Mini Chipboard Set. The acorn chipboard needed some detail so I used the acorn stamp from TH Mini Blueprints CMS 136 and stamped right on top of the acorn chipboard piece then water-colored it.

There you have it, my framed distress watercolor project - Judy

A Vintage Journey - Challenge 18 Bountiful Harvest