Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities, Challenge 7: Brushless Watercolor


I would like to start out by thanking Studio L3  for hosting and  eclectic Paperie for sponsoring this challenge.  This challenge was fun, fun!  Who knew I could watercolor?  I was a bit apprenhensive about this technique on canvas but it was just as easy as on paper.  Although you can't see it (my camera needs updating) I used a pale blue Tattered Angels background amd T!m's small swirl masks. I stamped the portal on watercolor paper in Walnut Stain, cut it out. I then applied mica under and on top of the Paper Whimsey image.  Oh, I had stamped wild flowers from one of T!m's sets also in Walnut Stain.  To finish I added a Word Band and Locket Key and a bit of T!m ribbon stained to match.  I liked using the tulle because I thought it gave a etheral look.  I l enjoy anythig I can find to achieve this. Hope the rest of your week goes well, I'v got to delve into some deep housekeeping duties, yuk.
Till next week,

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 6

Buttons and Birds

Before I forget I would like to thank Studio L3 and the  The Funkie Junkie Boutique
for sponsoring this challenge.  I was remiss in this last week.  Anyway, I found this challenge, well,
challenging and can tell I need more practice.  This was an oversized tag that I intend to include in a book on winged things.  I tried for a 3D look under the tissue by using Stickles and additional grungeboard under the cage and the B. This of course doesn't show up in the photo. My color of dauber was Lettuce and my Distress colors were sapphire, lilac, Peeled Paint, and Snowcap.
I have used this bird stamp set by Oxford Impressions a lot because I love the birdies. T!m's buttons were perfect as an addition, also love those Chit-Chat words. O.K., I guess thats it, loved looking at all your creative art work.  Until next week.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 5: Shattered Stains

When Pigs Fly

 Again a  great big Thank You to Linda of  Studio L3 for sharing her time and many talents with us.
I truly loved this technique.  When the stain was applied to the suface I thought "stained glass"..  Using a 7 Gypsies triple arch as a surface, and the ever whimisical Graphic 45 as my images, I was able to pretend that the background was sheets of stained glass.  Also used was one of T!m's watch keys.  As all of you did I selected stains to compliment my images.  That's it, easy- peasy, and so much fun!!  Can't wait till Friday for the next page number.  Have a great weekend art friends.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Faded Layers: Compendium of Curiosities II, Challenge 4

Her Majesty

This was a really fun and simple to accomplish a pretty tag in a short amount of time.  I will be using this technique again and again.  I have a thing for all things royal, crowns, history, etc.  When I found
the crown in my stash it whispered "use me".  The oversized tag  is inked in lilac, sapphire, and lipstick.  It was fun picking out Stickle colors for the crowns.  To my suprise one of them exactly fit the queen's head and I was able to slide her under it.  I am eagerly awaiting Friday's challenge page.
A big shout out thank you to Studio L3 for hosting this event.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 3

Soulful Voyage

Hi everyone, even though this is my first post to Studio L3, I have followed the other 2 challenges , but was just late in getting them in.  I so appreciate Linda taking the time to host this really fun event.
As you can see , even though I used the same inks, I  got a different result/color each time.  This is a really fun quick way to color tags or any applicable material really well.  I used Mountain Rose, Snowcap, and a touch of Watermelon ink for the tags using T!m's technique.  Other materials used are
Paper Whimsey ephemera, T!m's Kraft Coordinations  and Attic Stash paper, Chit-Chat stickers, On The Edge Iron Fence, Washers Dies, Remnants stamps.  Also used are French General buttons, May Arts ribbon and Tinsel Trading Co. cloth floral decal.

Thanks also to  www.eclecticpaperie.com for sponsoring this challenge.