Friday, 31 August 2012

12 tags of 2012 - August

Finally, just in time!  My August tag ... inspired by Tim's tag.

A few challenges (which I enjoyed working around!) - I hadn't got a suitable stamp for the image border, & I hadn't got a texture fade...

So, I die cut a couple of florishes & cut pieces of them to join together to make the oval frame.  And the stamp (from Lavinia stamps) is stamped onto a separate piece of oval card, so I embossed the whole tag. 

I used chit-chat words which I think went with the fairy image & added glitter to the image & in a tiny glass bottle.

I made the roses with 3 each of tattered florals die cuts.

Back soon!  Kay

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

CC2C - Challenge 19

Another week, another challenge from Linda at Studio L3!  The technique (Kraft Resist) is from Tim's book "Compendium of Curiosities vol ii".
I haven't got any Kraft Resist at the moment, so I tried making my own with Tim's Papillon background on a textured kraft cardstock.  I then used his bicycle stamp to create the 'resist' and continued with the technique from page 41.

The 'boys on bicycles' stamp is from Chocolate Baroque & I printed the words on computer.
This time, Linda linked to Tim's Kraft Resist Ideas video on his blog for all to see.

Back soon!  Kay

Thursday, 23 August 2012

CC2C - Challenge 18

Half way there!  I shall attempt to post earlier for the second half!!
This week's technique from Tim's "Compendium of Curiosities ii" is Whitewash Stamping.  The challenge is set as usual by Linda at Studio L3 and the sponsor this week is the Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I've not tried this technique before... I think with a little more pratice it will be better!!

I just did a simple background with the technique for a simple card.  I overstamped (set off slightly) the whitewashed wings & heart.  You can see it a little better in the detailed photo below...

I also used thetechnique on the right-hand side of the card.

Back soon!  Kay

Thursday, 16 August 2012

CC2C - Challenge 17

And it's Thursday, again! Once more it's time for the lovely Linda's Tim Holtz 'Compendium of Curiosities vol ii' challenge at Studio L3 - this week sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.
This week the technique is 'Creative Core-Dinations' - Tim gives a couple of techniques on page 61 of his book & I've used both of these on this card, for the background, butterflies & flower ...

Then I added a little bit of 'bling' for the butterflies' bodies, a vintage button & coppery disc for the centre of the flower, a couple of pieces of tisse tape & doily (and tiny,tiny pieces of lace die cuts) & computer printed words to finish.
Back soon,  Kay

Thursday, 9 August 2012

CC2C -Challenge 16

So this week, the technique from Tim's book 'Compendium of Curiosities vol ii' for Linda's challenge at Studio L3 is on page 54 of the book & it's the Perfect Pearls Mist technique.
I sort of ran out of time (too much watching the Olympics on TV!!) so I just did a simple tag...

Flower detail- shows the perfect pearls a bit better I think!

Back soon!  Kay

Thursday, 2 August 2012

CC2C - Challenge 15

Once more I'm last minute (!) - this week's challenge, hosted by the lovely Linda at Studio L3 is using Tim's 'enameled metals' technique on page 56 of his 'Compendium of Curiosities vol ii'

I did the technique for the background of the card, & just added an alcohol-inked flower & the sentiment on top of some silver lace ribbon.
Back soon!  Kay