Compendium of Curiosities Challenge – Week 15

Let me start by saying I absolutely adored this weeks challenge. I truly had a great time.

As always this weeks CC2C is hosted by the amazing Linda Ledbetter. This challenge is Enamelled Metals found on page 56 of Tim’s book, compendium of curiosities II.

As is my habit now, I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Though I will blog about a couple of things I did with this tag (not Tim’s techniques, buy the book!) at a future date.

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See you next week!

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge – Week 14

This weeks CC2C is Guilded Kraft Glassine found on page 39 of Tim Holtz’s compendium of curiosities II. As always, the challenge is hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter and this week is sponsored by the very generous folk over at The Funky Junkie Boutique

I decided to take a wee walk on the other side for this challenge, and to make something that is really different to the style I would usually take.

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Both the flowers and the background piece were created using Tim’s technique. The embossed stamp image is from one of the brand new Stampers Anonymous sets, re-releasing old classics.

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See you next week!

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge – Week 13

This weeks cc2c is Tim Holtz’s Spritz and Flick Technique found on page 42 of Compendium of Curiosities II. It’s also sponsored by the lovey folk over at Simon Says Stamp

Much like last week, I’ll let the pictures do the talking, though I will confess my disappointment that my stamped winged man did not photograph properly. In reality the plastic layered over the stamped image, is a fabulous 3d image. Shame I couldn’t get the camera to pick it up.

I’d also like to say how delighted I was to win last weeks challenge, over the moon doesn’t even come close. Huge thanks to the lovely Linda Ledbetter

Words aside, here’s my tag.

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12 Tags of 2012 – June

Well, I think it’s safe to say I’m close to the wire this month.. In fact, there’s only four hours of June left here in the UK! Still, I’ve finally found time to compete my version of Tim’s 12 Tags of 2012.

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My tag uses all the same things as Tim’s but mine is very, very different! I decided to go for a pop art/comic book style with this tag, using bright colours throughout.

I started out by cutting a Manila tag using Tim’s Tag and Bookplate die. I then followed Tim’s instructions to colour the tag using Picket Fence, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade distress stains.

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I then stamped Tim’s Retro Circles stamp with Black Archival ink and pressed it randomly across the tag, using light pressure to ensure an uneven stamp.

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I inked a photograph of myself and my baby daughter, following Tim’s instructions. I used Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks.

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I glued the photo to a piece of Ticket paper from one of Tim’s paper sets (It was a scrap so I’m not sure which it came from) I distressed the edges and then dipped them into a small puddle of Broken China Distress Stain.

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I used the lightbulb Sticker from the File Tabs Idea-Ology and used a permanent marker to change the filament into a heart. I affixed it according to Tim’s instructions.

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I colorised some of the remaining Idea-Ology pieces with Raspberry, Purple Twilight and Clover alcohol inks and affixed all onto the tag following Tim.

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I coloured the Crinkle Ribbon with Fired Brick Distress Stain, and the flowers with Broken China and attached them as stated on Tim’s blog.

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See you next time!

12 Tags of 2012 – May

Wowzer, I’m running close to the wire with this one! It’s the end of May, but finally, here is my version of HRH Tim Holtz May tag. This post is fairly picture heavy so grab a drink and I hope you enjoy.

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I mostly followed Tim’s instructions, but as I didn’t have many of the items used in Tim’s, I gave it my own flair using what I had.

I started by gluing Tissue Paper to my tag. Once dry, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

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Next, I spritzed the tag with a little Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist, drying it with my heat tool. I stamped the tag with a Ruler stamp from one of Tim’s stamp sets (I can’t recall the name of the set, I lost the cover sheet) using Coffee Archival Ink.

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I stamped the Cotton Reel Label stamp using Sepia Archival Ink into the upper left confer of the tag. Then stamped the dress form using Black Archival.

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Next I created the flowers according to Tim’s instructions. Then created a ‘vase’ for them using a mini bottle of Matt Multi Medium and using Wendi Vecci’s crackled glass technique.

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Next I attached an Idea-ology Mini Pin, and used Jump Rings to attach two Type Keys.

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I inked a length of Ruler Ribbon with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and glued it to my tag after a heated argument with my sewing machine who is apparently on strike! I then affixed the flowers into the vase and used Matt Multi Medium to affix both to the tag.

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I then took a strip of a weave style ribbon (no idea what it actually is, it came wrapped around my fancy Easter egg!) cut it into two and threaded it through the hole in the tag.

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I’m pretty pleased with the end result. Here’s to the next tag!

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12 tags of 2012

I confess I’m not entirely sure how to start this post or indeed even this blog, so I think I’ll leave the introductions for a day when I’m feeling a little less verbally challenged and head straight onto the tag.

The lord of craft that is Mr Tim Holtz has decided to change the format for his 12 tags this year, and rather than being 12 tags of Christmas it will now be a tag a month for the whole year. W00t! Be still my crafting heart..

It came in perfect time for me, as I had recently decided I’d like to start blogging my artistic endeavours and so what better way to christen a new blog than with a project from the master himself?

Anyways, wittering aside, here is my bash at February’s tag. Apologies for the poor photo quality, they were taken on my iPhone. Must try harder!

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I didn’t really have all of the items he used, but I’m quite happy with my substitutions and how the tag eventually came out.

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