Saturday, September 25, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities, Week 15!

I WON!!!

no, REALLY - I am SO excited....

from Studio L3's blog:

Gorgeous Gloria from the All Things Tim group at Yahoo has chosen her winner for Challenge 15, too:

Congrats to YelowFlower Mo!

this is so kewl....thank you Gloria, I'm excited...can you tell?
(and what's so funny about this is that I have no clue at all what I won....doesn't really matter in the end, the point is I WON!!! lol)

Challenge 15: Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge

Ok, here is this weeks submission for the Compendium of Curiosities challenge over at Studio L3. (this is such a fun place to visit and there are SO many Great and talented artists who freely share their artwork - go there NOW!!! lol)

The challenge this week was to do the Alcohol ink Agate technique on grunge...never having done this technique before, I kinda hesitated a bit, but decided that I should try anyway...not positive the outcome is anything like anyone else's, but in the end, I like it.

I didn't have the pearl paint so just used white acrylic for the base..worked out. Here is a list of all the stuff I used...didn't seem like that much at the time, but wow, when I wrote it all down?

Tim's stuff:

grungeboard butterfly
flourish stamps
alcohol inks:
sail boat blue
mixative copper
distress inks:
vintage photo
tattered rose
antique linen
milled lavender
faded jeans
frayed burlap
tea die
(that is all of the DIs that I own with the exception of soot!)
perfect pearls mists
small game spinner

Other items used:
sentiment stamp from Cornish heritage Farms
tickets stamp from $ bin at Michaels
estate sale lace
blue sparkling gem
bagin basement holes ribbon

whew, that's it...I also covered the butterfly with glossy accents and let it dry to add shine and then stamped and embossed the black musical score to add a little more dimension.

I just realized that this would work for the

Simon Says Stamp and Show your Grunge!

challenge as well!!! stop over there and take a gander at some really awesome artwork

Thursday, September 23, 2010

ScrapNotions Giveaway

There is an awesome adhesive giveaway going on over at I am posting it here in order to try and win. lol

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Drunken Stampers Challenge

ok, so once I did one challenge I decided that since I liked it I would have to try some others. Here is the first of the others lol

Drunken stampers is having a challenge using both dry embossing and painting...and here is my take on that...very simple...or simplistic, depending on your point of view lol

Dry embossed with Tims patchwork texture fade, dry brushed silver paint over that, matted on black cardstock and embossed a snowflake theme on a white card with antique linen DI. Cut out a tag and distressed with antique linen and a green(non tim - bad girl) ink and added a ribbon. See? pretty simple.

hope you like it

Friday, September 17, 2010

Blog candy giveaway

Just a quick not to let you know that Denise is having a great giveaway over here....go check it out!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities, Week 14!

StudioL3 is still giving us these really hard challenges. You know, the ones where we have to CRAFT!!!! lol and we are on Week 14? WOW moving right along aren't we?

So here is my take on masking. I've done this before and I love the way it comes out.

I used two TH masks for this one, the small flourish and the crown, inked the tag with several different DI colors. Spritz it with my perfect pearls mix, stamped the sentiment and the

butterflies. Stamped words on the flower and attached it with a loopy brad (hammered), which is also holding the blessings charm. Added a photo corner to the bottom (hammered). Used his tissue tape to make the 'ribbon' at the top, and finished it with some glossy accents on the butterflies. Did I miss anything? lol {yes as a matter of fact I did, I brushed some scattered straw stickles onto the flower petals.}

Thanks Linda for making this so much fun.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Week 13 compendium of Curiosities at StudioL3

This is the grungepaper flower I made for the Compendium of Curiosities, Week 13 Challenge over at Studio L3 - I hope you like it...

This is the first time I have used grungepa

per, I think I might be in love. I do not have the die for Tim's flowers so I copied the outline from the net and cut them out by hand. I think they turned out pretty good. Thanks for looking

Update on the Ride to Provide

Sean Mullins said: I want to personally thank all of the volunteers who helped with this year's Ride to Provide. With your help we raised ..... $13,600.00 for Levy ARC! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to this great cause. I would be remiss if I did not personally thank the incredible staff at Levy ARC...What a awesome job you... do for Levy ARC on a daily basis--it does not go unnoticed.

Ride To Provide

So, are you coming? Will I see you there? Are you one of God's Angels here on earth? I KNOW you are!!!! So I will be seeing you in just a little while!

It is time to bring your Love out to the Annual Ride To Provide motorcycle run. You do not need a bike to join us (we don't have one anymore) just come on out and help us to support a Wonderful cause. No cost to register but donations are appreciated. There will also be FOOD at the end of the ride in Otter Creek, so COME ON OUT!!!!!!


with onsite registration 7:30 A.M.-9:45 A.M. Kickstands up at 10:00 A.M.

Click Here For This Years Route.



I have entered another giveaway and one of the requirements is that I post a link on my here it is! lol I would wish you good luck, but I want to win, so.....

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Challenge #12: Chipped Enamel Sponsored by It's Always Fabulous!

Ok, so they are having a challenge over here and I made a card. First try at this technique and I'm not sure I am in love with it. but...I tried lol

what do YOU think?