Monday, January 21, 2013

What's the Word?


Spent the afternoon painting, spritzing and playing in my inks and paints.  You should have seen the many bottles that covered my desk.  I can see a dozen still sitting here...and the other 2 dozen have already been put away.  I think I used a little bit of everything, layering and dripping.  The picture really doesn't do the colors justice.  I'll have to try and remember to get a picture tomorrow when I can use natural light.  

Here's a few up close shot of the least for a while.  Then after that my fingers got too inky to pick up the camera!

Supply List

Distress Inks, Distress Stains, Folk Art acrylic paints, Susan Pickering Rothamel's Pinata Color, Sherrill's Sorbets, Gelatos, Faber-Castell Big Brushes, chipboard letters, Dyan Reaveley stencils, StazOn reinker
Lots of stickers!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2013


I finished my January Tag for Tim Holtz and his 12 Tags of 2013.  I took inspiration from his layout and design...but found myself going off in my own direction and I'm quite please with how it turned out!

Distress Inks
Caged Bird die
idea-ology Foliage
Cuttlebug embossing folder
idea-ology Hinge Clip
"Believe" stamp and quote from Stamp Camp
also snippets of Tim Holt tissue tape and film strip which mostly ended up hidden along the edge.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday

Now that the Holidays are over, I'm trying to get back to my art desk and take some time for me. this is what you will find on my workdesk this Wednesday.  WOYWW

I used Faber-Castell Gelatos and Paper Crafter's Crayons.  ...a bunch of scribbling, spritzing, dripping and blending and I'm well on the way to having having the completed background for my March Art Journal Calendar page.  The image in the lower right hand corner is an image transfer using Claudine Hellmuth's Matte Mixed Medium which I then colored with the Crayons and Gelatos.'s time to put the crayons away and call it a night.  Artful Dreams everyone!!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Compendium of Curiosities Finale

A Birthday Card for Tim Holtz!

This week is the final Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge at Studio L3 which is to to is create a birthday card for Tim, using your favorite technique from the Compendium series.  I love it that Tim is a fellow Capricorn with his birthday coming just one day after mine!  
I used Distress Inks and the Spritz and Flick Distress technique to create the background.  I used some German Scrap and a snippet of Tim's film strip along with layers of stamping in the background with Distress Inks.  The flowers are made using the Tattered Garland Die and some idea-ology Foliage parts.
I used the Newsprint Alpha Parts to add the birthday greeting to the back and left a bit of room to add a personal message.